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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Australian Rugby Union dumps James O'Connor after off-field incidents

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... playing future was left in tatters yesterday after the controversial utility back was released from his Australian Rugby Union (ARU) contract with immediate effect and then told by the Western ... decision, but still held out hope for a contract with the Western Force. The Force, his former team, were the only Australian Super Rugby side interested in signing the talented 23-year-old after he ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    'Intoxicated' Australian rugby star James O'Connor in airport row

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Latest controversy involving 'intoxicated' winger sees him refused access to flight ARU to look into O'Connor airport row The Australian Rugby Union ... for a match in Cape Town on September 28. A statement from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) released to the media read: "The AFP can confirm it spoke to a 23-year-old man at Perth ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Israel Folau re-signs with Australian Rugby Union ending talk of NRL return

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with the Australian Rugby Union. The ARU said yesterday that Folau, 24, had committed to the code after a stellar first season with the New South Wales Waratahs that led to his outstanding test debut for the Wallabies against the British & Irish Lions. Folau, a former rugby league international, has been a smash hit in union since switching codes from Australian rules football and scored two tries ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Ewen McKenzie arrives to return order to Australian rugby

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... to release the 53-year-old New Zealander. The off-field problems, combined with a growing disenchantment for foreign coaches in the Australian sporting landscape, created a perfect storm to sweep ... a five-time championship winner at provincial level, proved unable. Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver said at McKenzie's coronation yesterday that discipline would be a "big area" ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Ewen McKenzie building most disciplined Wallabies side ever, says Will Genia

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse

    ... hard on the group in saying that these things had to be followed. “It is part of creating the culture that he wants to have in this Australian team.” Asked if this was the most disciplined ... commercially, for the Australian game until the Lions tour. “The big comparison is that back then the side was winning more often than not, it was a successful team so it attracted big players ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Australia seek to build momentum against Ireland

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... already had a mauling in the press following a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign. However, that would change were the Australians to beat the Irish and post their first back-to-back wins ... they require to beat the Australians. "It's a really good team and will help us put our best foot forward," he said. "We will need to be on our guard as Australia are on an upward ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    James O'Connor looks to rebuild his career in England

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Troubled Australian star looks to rebuild his career and reputation in northern hemisphere after running out of options Down Under O'Connor to explore salvation ... for the 2015 World Cup. O'Connor, who was released from his Australian Rugby Union (ARU) contract earlier this month after being escorted by police from Perth airport, ended talks with his former ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    England coach looks on the positive side after spluttering win over Argentina

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 02:04am

    ... Saturday. Meanwhile, winger Nick Cummins scored two of seven Australian tries as the Wallabies made up for defeat to England with a commanding 50-20 victory over hapless Italy at the Olympic Stadium ... 10-up before the quarter-hour thanks notably to a try from Australian-born fullback Luke McLean, the tourists came steadily into their game and punished Italian errors with ruthless efficiency. ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Ireland’s coach says they can recover from defeat

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Dublin

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dublin Ireland can recover from the disappointing 32-15 defeat by a clinical Australian side at Lansdowne Road on Saturday and meet the challenge of world champions New Zealand next Sunday, their coach Joe Schmidt said. The 48-year-old New Zealander, who was appointed to the post after the sacking of Declan Kidney following a poor Six Nations campaign ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New-look Aussies aim to come out of blocks flying

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... faces and committed to playing the "Australian way". No one typifies the All Blacks way of playing the game more than Richie McCaw and the openside flanker returns to captain the world ... with the 2011 World Cup winners as they look to retain the title they won with six wins out of six last year. However, Hansen expects a stiff challenge from the Australians in their first match under ...




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