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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springboks play down threat of Richie McCaw's return to All Blacks for rugby test

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters South Africa upbeat, but return of All Blacks captain is threat to chances of victory for hosts Springboks play down McCaw factor South Africa have played down the impact of New Zealand flanker Richie McCaw's return for Saturday's Rugby Championship decider in Johannesburg. The Boks also trumpeted their improvement at the breakdown, which is where New Zealand ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Pitch blackout increases burden on facilities for HKRFU ahead of new season

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... pitch is unavailable," said HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory. "Some contractor digging inside the Happy Valley racecourse accidentally cut through the power cables resulting in a blackout ...

  3. Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New Zealand-born Englishman Hartley set to face the All Blacks

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:02am

    ... us they will have to work hard to break us down,” said the coach. That mentality has helped England to win nine of their last 10 games and restricted Argentina and free-scoring Australia ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Become believers, coach Stuart Lancaster urges England

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 12:10am by AFP

    ... loss in their past 33 tests and one they have tried to downplay by recently highlighting how in the week of that match their squad was struck down with a debilitating viral infection. England ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

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

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 02:04am

    ... England defence coach Andy Farrell was impressed by the way his players took the game to the powerful Argentina forwards. “First half we settled down brilliantly,” he said. “Argentina were hanging ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks overpower Japan 54-6

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 06:51pm by AFP

    ... converted by Dan Carter. A pair of Ayumu Goromaru penalties made it 7-6, and it stayed that way until flanker Sam Cane touched down in the 27th minute for the All Blacks, quickly followed by another breakaway down the left from Ben Smith, his 11th test try of the year. Captain Richie McCaw, making his 121st All Blacks appearance, then bulldozed over in the 32nd minute, once again converted ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    England fight back to beat Australia 20-13

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 12:51am by AFP

    ... victory over Australia at Twickenham on Saturday as the Wallabies’ bid for a grand slam fell at the first hurdle. England were 13-6 down early in the second half and would have been 10 points ... by Ashley-Cooper. From the ensuing lineout close to Australia’s line, Wallaby scrum half Will Genia’s clearing kick was charged down by Mako Vunipola and Robshaw pounced on the loose ball for a 50th minute ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Experimental France side tackle All Blacks' most experienced pack ever

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 01:04am

    ... and another with 98 will take the field at Stade de France, and the visitors’ squad features 853 test caps in the starting XV. In the forwards, 105-test prop Tony Woodcock will pack down alongside ...

  9. 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 in England Discarded Australia back James O'Connor has decided to quit rugby Down Under and seek a fresh start in England, but he hopes to return next year and break back into the Wallabies side ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Courageous Sam Cane helps New Zealand to unbeaten run

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... possession into points, either striking from deep or building phases down field, producing four brilliant tries to Julian Savea, Cane, Aaron Cruden and captain Kieran Read. "We had to work hard, I think we needed to show a bit of discipline and get our roll on," Read said. "I think when we got down their end we got points and that was the key to it." Cruden added three ...




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