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  • Wakefield loyalist Smith eyes play-off spot

    Wakefield loyalist Smith eyes play-off spot

    30 Jul 2014 01:16

    Tim Smith's Wakefield Trinity Wildcats return could scarcely have gone more smoothly so far, and the half-back feels like he never went away.Smith, who spent two years with Wakefield before joining Salford Red Devils in September, return

  • Brumbies deserve to win Super title - Mowen

    Brumbies deserve to win Super title - Mowen

    25 Jul 2014 07:46

    Captain Ben Mowen said Friday the ACT Brumbies deserved to win this year's Super Rugby title, drawing on the work they have done over the last three years.The two-time winners take on Australian rivals New South Wales Waratahs in a semi-

  • All Blacks' reject Anscombe eyes Wales spot

    All Blacks' reject Anscombe eyes Wales spot

    25 Jul 2014 02:46

    Outgoing Waikato Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe said Friday that he decided to switch his allegiance from New Zealand to Wales after realising he had little hope of making the All Blacks.Anscombe, 23, who has signed to play for the Cardiff

  • Brumbies target Cruden as big Chiefs threat in play-off

    Brumbies target Cruden as big Chiefs threat in play-off

    18 Jul 2014 07:01

    The ACT Brumbies say they are treating All Blacks fly-half Aaron Cruden as the Waikato Chiefs' major threat in their rematch of last year's Supe

  • England World Cup winner Tindall retires

    England World Cup winner Tindall retires

    15 Jul 2014 09:16

    Mike Tindall, part of the England side that won the 2003 World Cup, announced his retirement from rugby on Tuesday.The 35-year-old centre

  • Broncos down and out after 20th loss in 20 games

    Broncos down and out after 20th loss in 20 games

    14 Jul 2014 00:31

    London Broncos head coach Joe Grima is adamant relegation will be a help not a hindrance after Warrington Wolves and Joel Monaghan put the final

  • All Blacks star scrum-half Weepu signs for London Welsh

    All Blacks star scrum-half Weepu signs for London Welsh

    11 Jul 2014 05:16

    All Blacks' World Cup winning scrum half Piri Weepu on Friday signed for English Premiership side London Welsh in a move destined to end his int

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  • Ex-All Blacks skipper Skinner dead at 86

    Ex-All Blacks skipper Skinner dead at 86

    21 Jul 2014 06:31

    Former All Blacks captain Kevin Skinner died on Monday at his home in Auckland aged 86, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) said."Kevin was a much-admired player, regarded by many as one of New Zealand's greatest props," NZRU chairman Bre

  • Bennett to return to Broncos as Griffin forced out

    Bennett to return to Broncos as Griffin forced out

    21 Jul 2014 05:46

    High-profile coach Wayne Bennett will return to the Brisbane Broncos next year to replace Anthony Griffin, the Australian National Rugby League club said Monday.Griffin, who has a year left on his contract, will remain in charge for the

  • Japan choice no-brainer for Super Rugby, says Jones

    Japan choice no-brainer for Super Rugby, says Jones

    18 Jul 2014 08:46

    Japan is the only logical choice for Super Rugby when the southern hemisphere's elite provincial tournament expands into Asia in 2016, the country's head coach Eddie Jones told AFP on Friday.Organisers SANZAR confirmed earlier this week

  • Wallaby Beale linked in move to NRL - reports

    Wallaby Beale linked in move to NRL - reports

    18 Jul 2014 02:16

    NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says negotiations to keep Kurtley Beale in rugby union are progressing well amid reports Friday linking the Wallaby star in a move to the National Rugby League.Beale, one of the stars of Super Rugby titl

  • Brumbies, Sharks hold edge in Super 15 playoffs

    Brumbies, Sharks hold edge in Super 15 playoffs

    17 Jul 2014 03:46

    Waikato Chiefs have to reverse a thumping loss the last time they played the ACT Brumbies if they are to keep their Super Rugby title defence alive this weekend.The back-to-back champions take on the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday in a

  • English tycoon eyes NRL team

    English tycoon eyes NRL team

    17 Jul 2014 02:31

    Wealthy English racehorse owner Marwan Koukash is in talks to take ownership of an Australian National Rugby League club amid speculation it is the Newcastle Knights, reports said Thursday.Koukash, who owns English Super League side Salf

  • Japan, Singapore chase Asia licence in Super Rugby

    Japan, Singapore chase Asia licence in Super Rugby

    17 Jul 2014 00:31

    Super Rugby organisers SANZAR have confirmed their competition is set to expand into Asia with Japan and Singapore vying for the licence to run a team in 2016.The two countries best met the criteria required to successfully operate a Sup

  • Burns burning for do-or-die run-in with Hull KR

    Burns burning for do-or-die run-in with Hull KR

    16 Jul 2014 00:31

    Travis Burns saw his fellow-countryman and mentor sacked this month but it hasn't diminished his determination to force Hull KR into the Super League play-offs.After arriving at the club from Penrith Panthers last year, Burns quickly bec

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