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  • Ranger returning to New Zealand from France

    Ranger returning to New Zealand from France

    03 Mar 2015 02:46

    Hard-running back Rene Ranger is returning to New Zealand from French club Montpellier early and looking to break back into the All Blacks squad, officials said Tuesday.New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said the 28-year-old had secured an early re

  • Warburton set to recover for Ireland showdown

    Warburton set to recover for Ireland showdown

    02 Mar 2015 19:16

    Wales captain Sam Warburton is on course to return to fitness for the crucial Six Nations clash against Ireland later this month.Warburton sustained a knee injury in a 20-13 victory against France on Saturday which put Wales back in cont

  • Tait and Taylor make Bayonne switch

    Tait and Taylor make Bayonne switch

    02 Mar 2015 15:01

    French side Bayonne announced Monday the signing of England back or wing Mathew Tait on a two-year contract as well as All Black fly-half Tom Taylor, who agreed a three-year deal.Tait will join the Basque club, currently 10th in the Fren

  • Mas not yet ready to park the bus for good

    Mas not yet ready to park the bus for good

    04 Feb 2015 02:01

    Grizzled prop Nicolas Mas may be the grand old man of the French scrum but the player nicknamed the 'bus' is not yet ready to admit he has reach

  • Campese looks to follow family lead in England

    Campese looks to follow family lead in England

    04 Feb 2015 02:01

    Australia's David Campese enjoyed plenty of success in England, including winning the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, and now the Wallaby great's

  • Wales hooker Phillips set to miss Six Nations

    Wales hooker Phillips set to miss Six Nations

    02 Jan 2015 10:30

    Wales hooker Emyr Phillips could miss the entire Six Nations after his club Scarlets announced that he is due to undergo surgery on a dislocat

  • Ex-Wales stars hail victory over Springboks

    Ex-Wales stars hail victory over Springboks

    30 Nov 2014 10:16

    Ex-Wales stars lined up Sunday to celebrate Wales' second-ever victory over South Africa, saying Warren Gatland's side were now on track for a g

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  • South Sydney club fined over US incident

    South Sydney club fined over US incident

    02 Mar 2015 04:31

    Reigning champions South Sydney were fined Aus$20,000 ($15,500) by the National Rugby League (NRL) Monday following an investigation into an incident in the United States involving two of their players.Former club captain John Sutton and

  • Sio bags double as Campese hailed

    Sio bags double as Campese hailed

    02 Mar 2015 02:01

    Ken Sio bagged himself a pair of tries in Hull Kingston Rovers' 22-20 comeback victory over Wigan Warriors but it was Sio's fellow Australian Terry Campese who proved the difference, according to coach Chris Chester.Campese was playing i

  • Schmidt discounts talk of Grand Slam

    Schmidt discounts talk of Grand Slam

    02 Mar 2015 01:46

    Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said any talk of a third ever Five/Six Nations Grand Slam for the Irish was premature as he envisages a tough battle head against Wales in Cardiff in a fortnight.The 49-year-old New Zealander was speaking after

  • Chiefs hit form to blitz Crusaders

    Chiefs hit form to blitz Crusaders

    28 Feb 2015 09:16

    A Sonny Bill Williams-inspired Waikato Chiefs demolished New Zealand rivals the Canterbury Crusaders 40-16 Friday to maintain their perfect start to the Super 15 season.The Chiefs ran in five tries to one, with Williams scoring one and s

  • Five memorable moments/matches between Ireland and England

    Five memorable moments/matches between Ireland and England

    28 Feb 2015 01:16

    Five memorable moments/matches from previous Ireland encounters with England ahead of their Six Nations match at Lansdowne Road on Sunday:1982 -- 'Ginger' just the biscuitThe Irish team in 1982 was affectionately known as 'Dad's A

  • Schmidt looks to claim 'biggest win' over England

    Schmidt looks to claim 'biggest win' over England

    28 Feb 2015 01:16

    Ireland coach Joe Schmidt believes if Six Nations champions Ireland defeat England at Lansdowne Road on Sunday it will be the team's biggest win since he took over in 2013.Victory would also equal the best ever win sequence of an Irish s

  • Dusautoir wants France to play with freedom

    Dusautoir wants France to play with freedom

    27 Feb 2015 14:01

    France captain Thierry Dusautoir says the much-maligned national team must play with freedom against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.France have been highly criticised in their home press for a perceived lack of ambition in their st

  • Hurricanes demolish Force

    Hurricanes demolish Force

    27 Feb 2015 14:01

    The Hurricanes showed they could be genuine contenders in Super Rugby in 2015 with an impressive 42-13 win over the Western Force in Perth on Friday night.Despite having not played a game at home yet, the Hurricanes made it three wins in

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