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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Welsh rugby in crisis as talks break down

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff National team captain Sam Warburton left isolated after signing WRU contract Welsh rugby was plunged into crisis on Friday after acrimonious talks between Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) over the future direction of the sport. The four regions which form RRW – the Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and the Scarlets – have been ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Green light for Asian team in Super Rugby

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:50pm by AP

    ... the focus of considerable investment by the International Rugby Board in recent years and is a strategically sound location for the evolution of Super Rugby,” said Sanzar chief executive Greg ... Super Rugby competition in 2016 with governing body Sanzar confirming on Wednesday that one of those nations will be home to the 18th team. Sanzar had already committed to expanding ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Cyprus march on with unsung winning streak in international rugby

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... crushed twice in 2011. Under the rules of the International Rugby Board, the sport's governing body, competing nations must have at least four local clubs, but four of the seven ... disorganised but enthusiastic head-to-head at the less lofty levels of world rugby. And the language on the field, among the supporters and in the local pub after the international, was very much ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Asian game ‘is improving across the board’

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:29pm by John Carney

    ... the standard of rugby was in Japan. "I'd come into a Suntory team coached by a fantastic international coach, Eddie Jones. I knew the standards that he set, but I wasn't sure what ... John Carney Wallaby great George Smith has been seriously impressed with regional development of the sport after three years in Japan 'It's improving across the board ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    It’s payback time for Waratahs reject Nemani Nadolo

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... school promise on to the international stage where he was the top try-scorer for Australia in the International Rugby Board's junior World Cup in 2008 and was signed by the Waratahs. ... on Saturday. The Fiji international crossed the Tasman Sea with his Canterbury Crusaders side on Wednesday intent on clinching their eighth Super Rugby title in the final against the Waratahs, who cut ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Afghans join ever-growing ‘Asian rugby family’

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Afghanistan became the newest rugby playing country in the world this weekend as the International Rugby Board and top Asian officials rejoiced at the healthy state of the game globally. Afghanistan, who signed on as the 28th member of the Asian Rugby Football Union last November, had their first taste of international rugby when they played ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Player drain is threat to Aussie competitiveness

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... to take a flexible approach to an international labour market situation Greg Harris, Rugby Union Players’ Association Though starting in all three of the tests against Les Bleus, Cummins' ... Rugby and international level, is considered vital to the health of the game in Australia but the brilliant 25-year-old has given no assurances beyond the World Cup. The ARU made the decision ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU names its first 10 icons for new rugby Hall of Fame

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:45pm

    ... and as the tournament director of the Hong Kong Women’s Rugby Sevens. In 2011, she received both the International Rugby Board’s Women’s Personality of the Year Award and the Asian Rugby Football Union’s ... Sevens the “most colourful day of international sport I have ever seen – one that put Hong Kong on the sporting map”. Abel was one of the earliest pioneers of mini and youth rugby and a driving ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Lack of TV coverage hinders Asia’s hopes of joining Super Rugby family

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:34pm by Reuters

    ... in India – has never seen a Super 15 rugby match on TV." Gregory said the world governing body, the International Rugby Board, was trying to rectify the situation. But the Englishman, who has ... coverage is essential if Super Rugby wants to build its profile in Asia sufficiently for the continent to host a team over the next five to 10 years, the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union has ...




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