Injured Tuilagi set to miss England internationals

Published : 8:06 am  September 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss England’s autumn internationals with a continuing groin problem that is expected to keep him out of action for at least six to eight weeks, his club said on Sunday.

Racing fall at Castres, Toulouse edge Stade

Published : 8:39 am  September 25, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Defending champions Racing 92 once again failed to get past Top 14 rivals Castres, falling to a 31-23 defeat Saturday while Toulouse edged traditional fellow heavyweights Stade Francais 23-18.

Warburton confirmed as Wales captain

Published : 9:26 am  September 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sam Warburton has been confirmed as Wales captain for their November internationals against Australia, Argentina, Japan and South Africa, interim head coach Robert Howley said on Friday.

Two new faces in Wallabies squad for SAfrica, Argentina

Published : 12:03 pm  September 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Winger Sefa Naivalu and hooker Tolu Latu were Thursday called into Australia’s squad for their Rugby Championship clashes against South Africa and Argentina next month.

Kaino to miss Argentina test, join squad in South Africa

Published : 9:33 pm  September 19, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Bruising loose forward Jerome Kaino will miss the All Blacks’ Rugby Championship test against Argentina on Oct. 1 due to a shoulder injury but will link up with the team for their final game against South Africa the following week.

World record in sight for improving All Blacks

Published : 9:29 pm  September 18, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The All Blacks’ ability to seal the Rugby Championship with two rounds remaining highlighted the burgeoning gap between the world champions and the rest of the sides, though the team were not prepared to let their final games become footnotes.

Coetzee laments different stages of development after loss

Published : 8:46 pm  September 18, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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South Africa coach Allister Coetzee could only cast a wistful eye at his All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen on Saturday after a striking demonstration of the way their respective teams have developed since last year’s World Cup.

All Blacks hooker Coles sets up three tries to beat Springboks

Published : 8:57 pm  September 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Hooker Dane Coles gave a masterclass in backline playmaking to set up three New Zealand tries as the world champions thrashed South Africa 41-13 to all but secure the Rugby Championship title on Saturday.

Australia strike early to down Argentina in Perth

Published : 8:45 pm  September 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Australia stunned Argentina with three tries in the opening 12 minutes but were forced to defend their lead for much of the remainder of the Rugby Championship test before running out 36-20 winners at Perth Oval on Saturday.

South Africa building but not there yet, says Strauss

Published : 8:30 pm  September 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss had no excuses for his side’s poor run of form this season as they face their toughest challenge so far against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

History shows Boks will be tough to beat, says Read

Published : 8:20 pm  September 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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After nearly a century of intense rivalry on the rugby field, the All Blacks are having nothing of suggestions the Springboks are ripe for a rout in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, according to captain Kieran Read.

Pumas target Cooper-Foley in Wallabies ambush

Published : 4:20 pm  September 16, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Argentina plan to target playmakers Bernard Foley and Quade Cooper as they gear up for an ambush win over the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship Test in Perth on Saturday.

Confident All Blacks want big start against Springboks

Published : 4:16 pm  September 16, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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New Zealand captain Kieran Read has hammered home the message he does not want a repeat of last week’s start against Argentina when they play South Africa in Christchurch on Saturday.

Savea given chance to prove substance in style

Published : 9:34 pm  September 15, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been given his opportunity in the All Blacks number seven jersey and for the multitude of his fans who have raised him to cult status, he must now show he is more than just an explosive cameo off the bench.

Kingswood down Isipathana to emerge Cup champions

Published : 9:33 pm  September 15, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Kingswood College cruised to a comfortable 21 points to 05 win over Isipathana College in the final of the Milo Under 18 inter-schools rugby tournament played at Longdon Place yesterday to emerge the Cup champions.

Home ground could finally be a reality for Pathana

Published : 11:27 pm  September 14, 2016 |  4 comments  |  Print This Post  |  
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Triple schools-rugby title-winning Isipathana College may finally have a ground of their own, if an initiative led by Minister of Telecom and Digital Infrastructure Development Harin Fernando proves successful.

All Blacks wary of wounded Springboks, says Kaino

Published : 8:50 pm  September 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Flanker Jerome Kaino said the All Blacks would never take South Africa lightly and are expecting a tight test match when the traditional southern hemisphere heavyweights meet in the Rugby Championship this weekend.

Cane out injured, Todd called into All Blacks squad

Published : 10:18 pm  September 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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All Blacks loose forward Sam Cane has been ruled out of the side for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury, with Matt Todd brought into the squad as cover, coach Steve Hansen said on Sunday.

‘The Bus’ back in business, repays Hansen’s faith

Published : 9:33 pm  September 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Of all the positives All Blacks coach Steve Hansen could take from their 57-22 victory over Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, one of the biggest was the bustling performance of winger Julian Savea.

Australia get the monkey off their back with Springboks win

Published : 11:41 pm  September 10, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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There was relief all round for Michael Cheika and his Wallabies after they secured their first win in seven test matches with a sometimes nervous victory over South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday.

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