France opens applications for Saint-Andre’s successor

Published : 7:37 am  April 11, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  2632 reads   |  
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The French rugby federation (FFR) on Friday launched the application process to find the successor to incumbent coach Philippe Saint-Andre after the September 18-October 31 World Cup.

All Blacks jockey for pivotal role after Carter

Published : 9:41 pm  April 10, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1846 reads   |  
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One All Blacks fly-half has rejected the chance of Olympic glory and another is weighing up playing the Lions against a lucrative foreign offer as New Zealand contemplates life after Dan Carter.

Blues beat Brumbies to end Super rugby drought

Published : 9:07 pm  April 10, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1648 reads   |  
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The Auckland Blues upset the ACT Brumbies 16-14 in a thriller at Eden Park on Friday to chalk up their first win of the Super rugby season.

Wallabies coach Cheika warned over referee approach

Published : 9:59 am  April 10, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1212 reads   |  
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Wallabies and NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been handed a formal warning for approaching a referee during a Super Rugby match, governing body SANZAR said on Thursday.

Brumbies chase points to close in on unbeaten Hurricanes

Published : 9:34 am  April 10, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1198 reads   |  
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Australia’s ACT Brumbies will look to make ground on inactive Super Rugby leaders Wellington Hurricanes when they take on the Blues in Auckland on Friday.

Singapore clinches deal to host sevens event

Published : 6:03 pm  April 7, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1733 reads   |  
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Singapore has clinched a four-year deal to host a leg of the Sevens World Series at its state-of-the-art National Stadium starting next year, World Rugby said Tuesday.

Horwill sent off as Rebels add to Reds woes

Published : 10:23 pm  April 3, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  2249 reads   |  
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The Melbourne Rebels took advantage of 14-man Queensland Reds for only their second win over the struggling 2011 Super Rugby champions in Melbourne on Friday.

Hurricanes withstand Stormers finishing flourish

Published : 10:10 pm  April 3, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  2409 reads   |  
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The Wellington Hurricanes survived a second-half fight back by the Western Stormers to maintain their unbeaten Super 15 record with a 25-20 victory at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.

Nonu joins select group for pacesetting Hurricanes

Published : 10:49 am  April 3, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  2097 reads   |  
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All Black powerhouse Ma’a Nonu joins select company in Super Rugby over the Easter weekend as leaders Wellington Hurricanes face the Western Stormers, while David Pocock returns to his favoured No.7 position for the ACT Brumbies.

SLRFU appoints NZ referee Williamson as consultant

Published : 3:16 pm  April 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1641 reads   |  
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The Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) has appointed former professional rugby referee Garratt Williamson from New Zealand as a consultant in an effort to improve the standard of refereeing in Sri Lanka.

Fiji beat New Zealand to win Hong Kong Sevens

Published : 10:38 am  March 30, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1402 reads   |  
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Fiji won the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on Sunday, tearing through defending champions New Zealand 33-19 in a powerful display.

Sub-standard tackling by Police gives Kandy staggering victory

Published : 11:06 am  March 29, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1866 reads   |  
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In one of the most colourless and one sided rugby finals in recent times, Kandy SC scored a resounding 77 points (6 goals, 7 tries) to 7 (1 goal) win over Police to annex the Clifford Cup for the nineteenth time.

Hurricanes win six straight to lead Super 15

Published : 10:25 am  March 29, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1874 reads   |  
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New Zealand’s Wellington Hurricanes remain unbeaten after six games to hold a seven-point lead in Super Rugby as the Coastal Sharks took over at the top of the South African conference this weekend.

Wales winger North suffers another head injury

Published : 10:30 am  March 28, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  2258 reads   |  
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Wales winger George North suffered another head injury in Northampton’s English Premiership match against Wasps on Friday.

NZ take first step to defending Hong Kong sevens title

Published : 11:01 pm  March 27, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1978 reads   |  
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Defending champions New Zealand strode past Scotland as the Hong Kong Sevens kicked off on Friday evening, with competition fierce for an Olympic place.

Lions bag another road win over struggling Reds

Published : 9:12 pm  March 27, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1305 reads   |  
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The Lions rounded of a successful Super Rugby road trip by heaping more misery on the struggling Queensland Reds with a 18-17 win in Brisbane on Friday.

Skudder brace gives Hurricanes sixth win

Published : 6:08 pm  March 27, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1572 reads   |  
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Second-half tries to Cory Jane, Callum Gibbins and Nehe Milner-Skudder extended Wellington’s perfect start to the season as the Hurricanes beat the Melbourne Rebels 36-12 on Friday.

Concussion worries cast shadow in World Cup year

Published : 1:00 pm  March 27, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  834 reads   |  
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Rugby officials, fans and television executives revelled in a thrilling Six Nations championship finale but concerns surrounding concussion and its long-term impact on players continue to cast a shadow over the game.

Kandy SC outclass CR & FC to qualify for Clifford Cup final

Published : 11:33 pm  March 25, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1344 reads   |  
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Kandy Sports Club crushed a spirited CR & FC outfit by 22 points (2 goals, 1 try, 1 penalty) to 7 (1 goal) to book their berth in the Dialog Clifford Cup knock-out finals at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium.

Police SC tame faniced Air Force SC to enter final

Published : 10:29 pm  March 25, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1170 reads   |  
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Police SC qualified for the final of the Dialog Clifford Cup after a 13-year lapse, overcoming more fancied Air Force SC by 27 points (four tries and a goal) to 16 (two tries and two penalties) in the semi-final played at Race Course grounds.

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