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  • Aussie ace relishing first Wigan St Helens derby

    Aussie ace relishing first Wigan St Helens derby

    16 Apr 2014 01:01

    Wigan Warriors full-back Matt Bowen has experienced almost everything in his glittering 13-year career - but a Good Friday local derby against St Helens is breaking new ground for the full-back.Having joined the defending Super League ch

  • Castres full back Teulet to retire at season's end

    Castres full back Teulet to retire at season's end

    15 Apr 2014 15:01

    Veteran Castres full back Romain Teulet is to retire at the end of the current season, he said Tuesday.The 36-year-old, scorer of 3,096 points for the 2013 Top 14 champions, is set to play his last regular season home match at the Pierre

  • Farrell gives Saracens fitness boost

    Farrell gives Saracens fitness boost

    15 Apr 2014 11:46

    English Premiership leaders Saracens on Tuesday moved to reassure fans over the extent of an injury sustained by their England fly-half Owen Farrell.Farrell went off at half-time in Saracens' 28-24 win over title rivals Northampton on Su

  • NRL player McKinnon diagnosed a quadriplegic

    NRL player McKinnon diagnosed a quadriplegic

    31 Mar 2014 10:01

    Australian National Rugby League player Alex McKinnon, who broke his neck in a tackle last week, has been diagnosed as a quadriplegic, reports s

  • Attitude, form key for Wallaby selection - coach

    Attitude, form key for Wallaby selection - coach

    28 Mar 2014 04:01

    Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie said Friday that the attitude of players as much as form will help him decide the makeup of his team as he plots a

  • Hohaia keen to answer Saints' Grand Final prayers

    Hohaia keen to answer Saints' Grand Final prayers

    26 Mar 2014 02:17

    It is eight years since St Helens last tasted Super League Grand Final success and Lance Hohaia is focused on ending the famous club's title dro

  • Australia relaunches National Rugby Championship

    Australia relaunches National Rugby Championship

    24 Mar 2014 07:46

    Australian rugby chief Bill Pulver said Monday he is confident the relaunched National Rugby Championship can prove the doubters wrong and make

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  • Clermont, Toulon turn focus on undecided Top 14

    Clermont, Toulon turn focus on undecided Top 14

    10 Apr 2014 00:31

    Clermont and Toulon return from European Cup heroics to the week-in, week-out travails of the topsy-turvy Top 14 this weekend.Both sides safely progressed to the semi-finals of the continent's elite club competition, Clermont overcoming

  • Cipriani gets Healey backing for New Zealand

    Cipriani gets Healey backing for New Zealand

    09 Apr 2014 14:01

    Austin Healey has called on England to end the Test exile of Danny Cipriani after the fly-half was named the Premiership's player of the month for March.Cipriani's form has helped guide unheralded Sale to the brink of the play-off and le

  • Manuokafoa looks to down Devils

    Manuokafoa looks to down Devils

    09 Apr 2014 12:01

    Bradford Bulls racked up a confidence-boosting Challenge Cup thrashing on Sunday but Manase Manuokafoa knows Salford Red Devils -- and one man in particular -- will be a much trickier obstacle.The cash-strapped Bulls welcome Super League

  • Biarritz sign former hooker Noirot

    Biarritz sign former hooker Noirot

    09 Apr 2014 11:31

    Recently relegated Biarritz have re-signed former hooker Benjamin Noirot for a year, with an option to a further year, the club said Wednesday.Biarritz were relegated from the Top 14 on March 22 following a 16-10 defeat by Perpignan.

  • Australian sports unite in vow to stamp out homophobia

    Australian sports unite in vow to stamp out homophobia

    09 Apr 2014 09:01

    The heads of Australia's major sporting codes -- cricket, rugby union, rugby league, football and Aussie rules -- pledged Wednesday to eliminate homophobia in a coordinated effort that organisers said was a world first.The five sports co

  • Six-game ban for Highlander Baker over tackle

    Six-game ban for Highlander Baker over tackle

    07 Apr 2014 07:01

    Otago Highlanders wing Kurt Baker was handed a six-week ban Monday for a dangerous tackle on Melbourne Rebels scrum-half Nic Stirzaker.Baker pleaded guilty to the offence which occurred during the Highlanders 33-30 win over the Rebels in

  • Chiefs' Cruden out with broken thumb

    Chiefs' Cruden out with broken thumb

    07 Apr 2014 06:01

    Waikato Chiefs' fly-half Aaron Cruden will miss six to eight weeks of Super 15 rugby after breaking his thumb in a dramatic draw with the Central Cheetahs, the club said Monday.In a major dent to the Chiefs' hopes of securing three title

  • Irish, French set for titanic European clashes

    Irish, French set for titanic European clashes

    04 Apr 2014 00:31

    The European Cup resumes on Saturday after taking a rest while the Six Nations was played out and two Irish giants will bid to repeat the national side's success over France by beating French opponents.Two-time champions Munster get thin

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