Australia delay naming of side for All Blacks clash

Published : 10:01 am  October 20, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Australia rugby coach Michael Cheika has raised the stakes in his psychological battle with New Zealand counterpart Steve Hansen by delaying the naming of his team for Saturday’s test at Eden Park until Friday.

Ex-All Black Carter ‘cleared by doping probe’

Published : 9:53 am  October 18, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Former All Black great Dan Carter has been cleared of doping following a probe implicating the star fly-half and two other Racing 92 players, L’Equipe sports paper said Monday.

Sam Burgess named England rugby captain

Published : 9:52 am  October 18, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sam Burgess has been named captain of England’s rugby league team, less than a year after switching codes from union, the England Rugby League said on Monday.

Disgraced Smith stands down for final Bledisloe test

Published : 9:25 am  October 18, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith will “voluntarily” stand down for Saturday’s final Bledisloe Cup match against Australia and receive an official warning for his tryst in an airport toilet, New Zealand Rugby said on Monday.

Hong Kong seals Asian Sevens plum as Sri Lanka falter

Published : 1:33 am  October 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sri Lanka had their hearts broken by Hong Kong before being caught on the backfoot by China, as they finished a disappointing fourth in the third and final leg of the Asian Sevens Series which concluded at the Race Course International Stadium yesterday–with Hong Kong being crowned overall champions.

Sri Lanka to face Hong Kong in Cup semis

Published : 11:05 am  October 16, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sri Lanka will face Hong Kong in the Cup semi-finals on day two of the third leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens series in Colombo on Sunday, after a shock defeat to China saw the hosts finish second in the pool.

Late blow for Sri Lanka as Jason ruled out of Colombo leg

Published : 10:42 pm  October 14, 2016 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sri Lanka sevens coach Matt Turner yesterday confirmed that his team will be without the promising talent of Jason Dissanayake for the all-important third and final leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens which begins in Colombo at the Race Course International Rugby Stadium on Saturday.

Two intercept tries help Wallabies beat Pumas

Published : 8:15 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Australia pounced on Pumas errors to score two intercept tries and four altogether for a 33-21 bonus-point victory at Twickenham on Saturday that earned them second place in the Rugby Championship.

All Blacks equal record by landing 17th win in row

Published : 1:34 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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New Zealand equalled their record of 17 test wins in a row as they claimed their biggest victory over old foes South Africa on Saturday, a crushing 57-15 triumph in the Rugby Championship at King’s Park.

All Blacks have “clear heads” for Boks test, says Read

Published : 12:49 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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New Zealand captain Kieran Read says his side go into Saturday’s final Rugby Championship clash against South Africa in Durban with “clear heads” after a tough week in which scrumhalf Aaron Smith was sent home.

World Player of Year Carter had exemption for banned substance – agent

Published : 12:14 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Rugby’s World Player of the Year Dan Carter and fellow former All Black Joe Rokocoko had exemptions for substances that caused adverse findings in doping tests taken after the French championship final, their agent said.

Strauss hopes Boks can eradicate enemy within against NZ

Published : 12:10 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss admits the side have been their own worst enemies this season as they prepare to close their Rugby Championship campaign against an all-conquering New Zealand at King’s Park on Saturday.

World Player of Year Carter had exemption for banned substance – agent

Published : 12:12 pm  October 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Rugby’s World Player of the Year Dan Carter and fellow former All Black Joe Rokocoko had exemptions for substances that caused adverse findings in doping tests taken after the French championship final, their agent said.

All Blacks aim to lift mood after Smith scandal

Published : 12:04 am  October 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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New Zealand will aim for a clean sweep in this season’s Rugby Championship when they take on struggling South Africa in Durban on Saturday to lift the mood around the squad after scrumhalf Aaron Smith was sent home in disgrace.

All Blacks drop Aaron Smith over toilet tryst

Published : 10:43 am  October 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The All Blacks suspended halfback Aaron Smith Thursday over a toilet tryst with a woman at a busy airport, in the latest scandal to hit the beleaguered New Zealand Rugby union.

Wallabies return to Twickenham a humbler side

Published : 9:55 pm  October 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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A year after leaving Twickenham with heads held high following their surprise run to the World Cup final, a more humble Wallabies side will return to the storied venue for their final Rugby Championship match against Argentina on Saturday.

England rugby defence coach Gustard motivated by Jones criticism

Published : 9:42 pm  October 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England defence coach Paul Gustard will not be downcast by head coach Eddie Jones’ frank assessment of his work and plans to use it as motivation to improve.

All Blacks set for wholesale changes against Springboks

Published : 11:53 pm  October 3, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Loose forward Jerome Kaino, centre George Moala and winger Waisake Naholo are likely to start in a much-changed New Zealand side for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash against South Africa, head coach Steve Hansen has suggested.

Don’t eat too much, Jones tells Vunipola

Published : 11:45 pm  October 3, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England head coach Eddie Jones has advised prop Mako Vunipola to lose weight ahead of this year’s Autumn internationals, the 25-year-old has said.

Champions Racing slump to 4th straight away loss

Published : 11:08 am  October 2, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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French champions Racing 92’s away day blues continued on Saturday with a feeble 25-16 defeat at Brive that left them languishing in the bottom half of the Top 14.

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