Burgess in England World Cup training squad

Published : 5:34 pm  May 20, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1282 reads   |  
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Rugby league convert Sam Burgess was named in hosts England’s 50-man training squad announced Wednesday for this year’s World Cup.

France recall veteran flyhalf Michalak for World Cup

Published : 4:23 pm  May 20, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1284 reads   |  
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Experienced Toulon flyhalf Frederic Michalak was the surprise inclusion in France coach Philippe Saint-Andre’s provisional squad for this year’s World Cup.

U.S. market grows as Crusaders to play Saracens in Superdome

Published : 4:08 pm  May 20, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1320 reads   |  
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The emergence of the United States as a lucrative rugby market continued on Wednesday with the announcement seven-times Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders will play English powerhouse Saracens in the Superdome in New Orleans.

Waratahs prepare for ‘war’ in crunch Crusaders clash

Published : 12:54 pm  May 20, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1215 reads   |  
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New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is preparing his players for nothing short of a battle when they meet the Canterbury Crusaders in a crunch Super Rugby clash at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

Video: Fiji win Sevens World Series as USA enjoy breakthrough success

Published : 11:17 am  May 18, 2015 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  2286 reads   |  
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Fiji won the Sevens World Series on Sunday as the United States enjoyed a breakthrough success by taking the London Sevens title — the first time they’d come out on top in a Sevens Cup final.

Champions Waratahs facing the hard road to the playoffs

Published : 1:49 pm  May 17, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1379 reads   |  
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It was always going to be a tall order for New South Wales Waratahs to become the first Australian side to retain the Super Rugby title but the task got that bit harder with the ACT Brumbies’ win over the Lions on Saturday.

Hurricanes surge to big lead in Super 15 after Chiefs win

Published : 12:52 pm  May 17, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1345 reads   |  
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New Zealand’s Wellington Hurricanes have opened up a 14-point lead at the top of the Super Rugby standings with a tense win over title rivals Waikato Chiefs as the ACT Brumbies ended a run of defeats this weekend.

Olympic joy for England as Fiji eye Sevens title

Published : 11:37 am  May 17, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1478 reads   |  
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England ensured Great Britain would be represented at next year’s inaugural Olympic rugby sevens tournament after reaching the quarter-finals of the London Sevens on Saturday.

Tuilagi out of World Cup after assault conviction

Published : 10:14 am  May 16, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1409 reads   |  
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England centre Manu Tuilagi will miss the World Cup after being banned from playing for his country having pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting a pair of female police officers.

Reds try spectacular ends losing run

Published : 11:05 pm  May 15, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1548 reads   |  
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The Queensland Reds staged a stunning 58-point turnaround to end a tumultuous week with a 46-29 Super Rugby spanking of the Melbourne Rebels in Brisbane on Friday.

Bulls’ play-off hopes gored in Auckland

Published : 10:54 pm  May 15, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1525 reads   |  
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The Northern Bulls squandered a chance to return to the top of the South African Super 15 conference with a 23-18 upset loss to the Auckland Blues on Friday.

Fiji eye world rugby sevens title as Boks try to bounce back

Published : 10:44 am  May 15, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1170 reads   |  
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Fiji head into the ninth and final round of this season’s Sevens World Series in London eyeing a first overall title since 2006.

Sevens showcase going to San Francisco

Published : 4:26 pm  May 14, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1040 reads   |  
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The 2018 men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens will be hosted in San Francisco, bringing the sport in the United States a significant event which organisers and the governing body World Rugby hope will spread its appeal there.

Bradby Review: Royal edge out Trinity in first-leg thriller

Published : 10:55 am  May 11, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  651 reads   |  
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It was so close but yet so far for Trinity College. This was the tale of the first leg of the 71st Bradby Shield encounter when Royal College edged out Trinity 23 points (1 goal, 2 tries, 2 penalties) to 22 (2 goal, 1 try, 1 penalty) at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium at Pallekelle.

Rampant Hurricanes stretch Super Rugby lead

Published : 1:05 pm  May 10, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1730 reads   |  
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New Zealand’s Wellington Hurricanes moved well clear at the top of the Super Rugby championship with another bonus-point win as the Western Stormers regained the lead in the South African conference this weekend.

Rebels hit new high in dispatching Blues

Published : 8:45 am  May 9, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  2185 reads   |  
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The Melbourne Rebels claimed a season-high sixth victory with a 42-22 Super Rugby win over the Auckland Blues in Melbourne on Friday.

Crusaders rout Reds to farewell McCaw, Carter

Published : 11:32 pm  May 8, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  2171 reads   |  
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The Canterbury Crusaders thrashed the Queensland Reds 58-17 in Christchurch on Friday to give legends Richie McCaw and Dan Carter a triumphant home farewell.

Hurricanes rest stars for Sharks clash

Published : 11:59 am  May 8, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1069 reads   |  
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Super Rugby leaders Wellington Hurricanes will rest key backs Julian Savea and TJ Perenara against the lowly Coastal Sharks as they take advantage of main New Zealand rivals Waikato Chiefs having a bye this weekend.

Abendanon named European Player of the Year

Published : 11:28 am  May 8, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1037 reads   |  
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Clermont’s English full-back Nick Abendanon has been elected European Player of the Year for 2015, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) announced on Tuesday.

Classy Toulon claim third European title in a row

Published : 10:42 am  May 3, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1863 reads   |  
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Toulon’s class, big-match experience and the belief oozing through their expensively-assembled ‘galacticos’ secured an unprecedented third successive European title with a 24-18 victory over Clermont Auvergne at Twickenham on Saturday.

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