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  • All hail centurion skipper McCaw

    All hail centurion skipper McCaw

    21 Nov 2014 09:31

    "Not a natural athlete... He had four feet and couldn't catch a ball."So remembers New Zealand coach Steve Hansen's withering first take on a teenage Richie McCaw when the iconic All Blacks skipper joined Hansen at Canterbury provincial

  • Japan boss hails Super Rugby entry as boost for Asia

    Japan boss hails Super Rugby entry as boost for Asia

    21 Nov 2014 08:46

    Japan's formal entry into an expanded Super Rugby competition in 2016 will provide a shot in the arm for the game across Asia, according to the country's top rugby official.After tournament organisers SANZAR formally approved the entry o

  • Tonga test, artifical pitch spark Scots concerns

    Tonga test, artifical pitch spark Scots concerns

    21 Nov 2014 02:01

    Scotland coach Vern Cotter has warned his players that they can expect an even tougher match against Tonga in Kilmarnock on Saturday than they did when the Pacific Islanders secured a shock victory against them two years ago.That 21-15 l

  • Deans backs Cheika to fill Wallabies hot seat

    Deans backs Cheika to fill Wallabies hot seat

    22 Oct 2014 00:31

    Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans on Wednesday endorsed Michael Cheika to take over the Australia job, saying the New South Wales mentor could

  • Carter, Sonny Bill back for the All Blacks

    Carter, Sonny Bill back for the All Blacks

    20 Oct 2014 01:46

    New Zealand on Monday welcomed back superstars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams for next month's northern hemisphere tour but dropped pivot Co

  • Wilkinson admits he'd 'had enough' of rugby

    Wilkinson admits he'd 'had enough' of rugby

    16 Oct 2014 13:16

    Jonny Wilkinson has revealed that he retired at the end of last season because he'd simply had enough of the training needed to be a top level r

  • All Blacks wary of besieged Wallabies

    All Blacks wary of besieged Wallabies

    16 Oct 2014 06:01

    The All Blacks are fearing a backlash from the beleaguered Wallabies in this weekend's final Bledisloe Cup Test, coach Steve Hansen said on Thur

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  • Thomas indiscipline a blessing for Argentina

    Thomas indiscipline a blessing for Argentina

    21 Nov 2014 01:46

    Young French try-scoring star Teddy Thomas's indiscretion has cost him a place in the team at the Stade de France on Saturday and no-one will be more relieved than opponents Argentina.The 21-year-old Racing-Metro wing made a stunning sta

  • Sexton expecting to be target of Cheika's attention

    Sexton expecting to be target of Cheika's attention

    21 Nov 2014 01:46

    Irish fly-half and world player of the year nominee Jonathan Sexton expects his former Leinster coach Michael Cheika to instruct the Australia players to give him a real going over in the one-off rugby union test on Saturday.The 29-year-

  • Irish hope to fulfil great expectations against Aussies

    Irish hope to fulfil great expectations against Aussies

    21 Nov 2014 01:46

    Six Nations champions Ireland can wrap up a highly successful year by beating Australia in their one-off rugby union test on Saturday provided they cope with the huge expectations which have grown with each victory, said coach Joe Schmidt.

  • Lancaster tells England to prepare for Samoa struggle

    Lancaster tells England to prepare for Samoa struggle

    21 Nov 2014 01:31

    England coach Stuart Lancaster has warned the 2015 World Cup hosts to expect a fired-up Samoa side playing their "cup final" at Twickenham on Saturday.The third of England's four November internationals, the clash with the Pacific Isla

  • Argentina to join Super rugby in 2016

    Argentina to join Super rugby in 2016

    20 Nov 2014 17:16

    Argentina will field a team in the Super Rugby tournament from 2016 as the southern hemisphere competition expands again beyond its New Zealand, Australia and South Africa roots.The tournament had already agreed to incorporate a Japanese

  • Hansen happy to hand Barrett the keys to No 10

    Hansen happy to hand Barrett the keys to No 10

    20 Nov 2014 16:31

    New Zealand take on Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday with no Dan Carter on the teamsheet, young gun Beauden Barrett entrusted to drive the All Blacks around the park.Barrett has spent most of the last two weeks simulatin

  • Wales ready for 'red-letter' All Blacks - Edwards

    Wales ready for 'red-letter' All Blacks - Edwards

    20 Nov 2014 16:16

    Wales are hopefully heading for a rugby crescendo when they host "red-letter" world champions New Zealand on Saturday, according to the Welsh team's defence coach Shaun Edwards."It is always a red-letter day when the All Blacks come to t

  • Creevy, Cubelli in for Pumas's French Test

    Creevy, Cubelli in for Pumas's French Test

    20 Nov 2014 15:46

    Argentina rugby union captain Agustin Creevy has been declared fit for Saturday's test against France in Paris along with scrum-half Tomas Cubelli.Coach Daniel Hourcade opted for a more classic lineup than the side that beat Italy 20-18

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