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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... be guaranteed HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory The IRB has confirmed an unprecedented level of interest in hosting elite international sevens events, underscoring the enormous global appeal of the newest Olympic sport. Twenty-five unions formally confirmed their interest in hosting a round of the popular HSBC Sevens World Series from the 2015-16 season. Twelve of the unions are also interested ...

  2. 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

    ... “That is probably more of a distraction more than anything else. James has obviously chosen to head elsewhere and look after his own interests and where his future lies and good luck to him.” Genia was much more interested in the prospect of playing alongside Queensland half-back partner Quade Cooper at Twickenham. “There is no secret that we enjoy playing with each other. ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    James O'Connor looks to rebuild his career in England

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

    ... club Western Force yesterday. After a string of disciplinary lapses, the Perth-based Force were the sole Australian Super Rugby team interested in O'Connor, but the talented 23-year-old ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Three Super Rugby clubs consider Benji Marshall

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Three clubs have eye on league star Marshall Three Super Rugby franchises have indicated interest in enticing rugby league star Benji Marshall to switch ... their interest in the New Zealander. Reports said the Rebels had insisted the Australian Rugby Union must make the first move before they could consider Marshall, who already has been been linked ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

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

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

    ... 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 ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Australia rugby CEO wants Sanzar Lions equivalent

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

    ... by the visit of the tourists to Australia, which he described as a "phenomenal success". "I would love the idea," he said yesterday. "It's a very interesting question, ... there's an extra year which opens itself up to a couple of interesting concepts. "We're about to embark in the ARU on a strategic planning process and it really does invite a lot ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    IRB has no plans to cut season, insists Brett Gosper

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to improve coordination of the global calendar have failed due to the demands of various interests. Traditionalists do not want showpiece events such as the Six Nations moved, Europe's powerful ... resume should there be interest. "At some point, that subject will come back and we will attempt to try again if we get a sense that some of the parties are willing to," he said. ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Pressure on 'world's best' flyhalf Dan Carter

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on Dan. It will be interesting to see how Dan takes it," Hansen said. "You don't want him looking over his shoulder. You want him looking forward and trying to improve his own ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New Zealand look forward to tough but clean game against Argentina

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... I don't think they are, I think they're a good team." Influential Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe is not interested in raking over the Springbok tests. "We need to put ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Genia benched in Wallabies wake-up call

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

    ... sense. "Interestingly on Saturday, the only positive attacking plays of the game by Australia came towards the end of the game was when [White] was scrum half," he said. ...




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