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  • Bruised Toulon limp back to Top 14 action

    Bruised Toulon limp back to Top 14 action

    19 Dec 2014 01:46

    French and European champions Toulon return to Top 14 duty on Saturday missing a host of international stars and bristling with resentment over a 12-week ban handed out to full-back Delon Armitage.Adding to the champions' discomfort is t

  • England's Launchbury to miss Six Nations

    England's Launchbury to miss Six Nations

    18 Dec 2014 12:46

    England second-row forward Joe Launchbury will miss the Six Nations after Wasps announced on Thursday that he must undergo neck surgery and faces up to four months out.Launchbury, 23, missed the November internationals due to a persisten

  • Dan Carter to play for Racing Metro in blockbuster deal

    Dan Carter to play for Racing Metro in blockbuster deal

    18 Dec 2014 12:46

    All Black great Dan Carter said the sheer quality of the players in France's Top-14 was a key reason in him joining Racing Metro, as he was unveiled in a video conference in Paris on Thursday.But money was undoubtedly a factor too as the

  • Williams a 'talented' mercenary, says ex-Blacks coach

    Williams a 'talented' mercenary, says ex-Blacks coach

    23 Oct 2014 05:31

    Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains on Thursday labelled code-hopping rugby star Sonny Bill Williams a mercenary, albeit a supremely talented o

  • Uncapped five in Cheika's first Wallaby squad

    Uncapped five in Cheika's first Wallaby squad

    22 Oct 2014 03:46

    New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika included five debutants in his first squad unveiled Wednesday for the November Tests in England, France, Irel

  • 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

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  • All Black Carter to play in France after World Cup

    All Black Carter to play in France after World Cup

    18 Dec 2014 01:01

    All Black great Dan Carter will leave New Zealand rugby after next year's World Cup to play for French Top 14 club Racing Metro, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) said Thursday.Carter, a Test centurion and the world's most prolific inte

  •  Ashley-Cooper to join Bordeaux

    Ashley-Cooper to join Bordeaux

    17 Dec 2014 15:46

    French Top-14 side Bordeaux-Bègles on Wednesday announced they had agreed a two-year contract with Australian international Adam Ashley-Cooper to join them after next year's World Cup."Apart from being the great player he is, Adam Ashle

  • Hartley and Lawes staying at Northampton

    Hartley and Lawes staying at Northampton

    17 Dec 2014 10:46

    England internationals Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes have both signed new contracts with Premiership champions Northampton, the club announced on Wednesday.The deals involving the two forwards were among a batch of of seven fresh cont

  • New Zealand eye back-to-back World Cups after stellar year

    New Zealand eye back-to-back World Cups after stellar year

    17 Dec 2014 10:31

    New Zealand head into World Cup year as stand-out favourites to defend their title after dominating 2014 to become the yardstick team of the global game.The All Blacks, yet to win a World Cup on foreign soil, wrapped up a third successiv

  • Youngs, Cole, Ayerza sign new Leicester deals

    Youngs, Cole, Ayerza sign new Leicester deals

    16 Dec 2014 13:01

    England internationals Tom Youngs and Dan Cole and Argentina prop Marcos Ayerza have all agreed new long-term contracts with Leicester, the English Premiership club announced on Tuesday.Young and Cole, who joined the club in 2006 and 200

  • Hansen wins unprecedented new All Black contract

    Hansen wins unprecedented new All Black contract

    16 Dec 2014 04:31

    The New Zealand Rugby Union said Tuesday that coach Steve Hansen had been reappointed to the end of 2017, with administrators vowing to stick with him regardless of results at next year's World Cup.All Black coaches generally live or die

  • Irish former champions under pressure

    Irish former champions under pressure

    11 Dec 2014 01:31

    Ireland's trio of former winners face a make-or-break weekend when the fourth round of European Champions Cup matches get underway.Perhaps most precariously placed are 2006 and 2008 champions Munster who were turned over 16-9 at home to

  • All-Ireland bid to host 2023 World Cup

    All-Ireland bid to host 2023 World Cup

    05 Dec 2014 10:31

    An all-Ireland bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup was officially unveiled on Friday by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Stormont's First Minister and Deputy First Minister Peter Robinson and Ma

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