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  1. 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 ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    South Africa beat Wales 24-15

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 02:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Cardiff

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff South Africa beat Wales 24-15 in a one-off rugby union international at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, fly-half Morne Steyn bagging two conversions and a penalty, with Pat Lambie also hitting a conversion. Wales had just five Leigh ...

  3. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse Scrum-half says coach's hard-line approach will soon pay off for Australia Australia’s Will Genia believes the hard line approach of coach Ewen McKenzie will see the “most disciplined” Wallaby side he has known also become a winning one. McKenzie took over from New Zealander Robbie Deans following Australia’s 2-1 series loss to the British and Irish Lions ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springboks, All Blacks prepare for clash of titans

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 01:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Global rugby powers New Zealand and South Africa square off at Ellis Park on Saturday with the Rugby Championship title on the line. The All Blacks take a five-point lead in the standings into a game that has captured the imagination of rugby followers far beyond the two countries. A win, a draw, or a bonus point for losing by fewer than ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Experimental France side tackle All Blacks' most experienced pack ever

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 01:04am

    ... Agencies in Paris and London Last seven matches between two sides have gone New Zealand's way A relatively experimental France side will have to get the better of New Zealand’s most ... final was almost too close to call – and France’s last victory home or away was a 27-22 win in June, 2009 in Dunedin. “What’s important is for the players to believe in themselves and play ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Steve Hansen expects the unexpected against France

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:04am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse All Blacks coach taking nothing for granted New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said he will be taking nothing for granted when his side tackle France in Paris on Saturday. ... taught him never to underestimate the erratic French. Only two years ago, New Zealand thrashed France in a World Cup group stage match 37-17 but they were left hanging on by their fingernails ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks complete series whitewash over France

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Plymouth World champions clinch series 3-0, but coach Hansen admits there is a lot of work to be done to perfect new run-kick integrated style of play All Blacks complete France whitewash The All Blacks clung on in an error-riddled performance to clinch a 24-9 victory over France in Wellington yesterday to complete a clean sweep of the three-test ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    France should follow England's example, says Philippe Saint-Andre

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Saint-Andre asks France to follow the English way France should follow England's example when it comes to looking after their players and not overloading ... the 69-times capped former France wing and captain who coached France to fourth in his first Six Nations last year. "However, the players were fresh then. I don't know in what state ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Rugged France run riot against hapless Wallabies

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rugged France run riot against hapless Wallabies France coach Philippe Saint-Andre was known as a dazzling, fleet-footed winger in his illustrious playing ... victors over Australia at the Stade de France in their first November international. The victory was a first over the Wallabies since 2005 and the result fell just one point short of their record ...

  10. Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Double injury blow for Wallabies ahead of All Blacks clash

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney hree-test Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan and uncapped Melbourne Rebels wing Tom English have been called into the squad Wallabies hit by injuries ahead of All ... France in Melbourne in June, while English was part of the Wallabies training squad. "It's no secret we're trying to build more depth at tighthead prop and the upcoming fortnight ...




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