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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks target perfect season

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... hopes with another well-taken try, his 18th in 19 tests. "I was going to train my ass off to get back into the team," man-of-the-match Savea said. "I was glad I got ... but the injury-prone fly half lasted a mere 26 minutes before limping off with an Achilles problem. Hansen said: "It's disappointing for him again. He'd had a wretched time, but he made a major ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

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

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

    ... 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 International Airport in the early hours of [Sunday]." "It is alleged the man was intoxicated. The airline the man was booked to travel with made a decision not to allow him to board ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    James O'Connor looks to rebuild his career in England

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

    ... told them he would seek greener pastures. "It was the toughest decision I've ever made," he said. "I've spent the last month or so at home on the Gold Coast with my family and friends and have done some soul searching. "I've just realised that I need to get away from everything and be my own man. I've got a lot of support structures here ...

  4. 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

    ... earlier this year, added it was disappointing the side had made no progress from their 40-9 win over Samoa the previous weekend. However, he said fans could rest assured they would try and put ... of defensive naivety. I was pleased with the way we battled back to 15-12 but we could never really get them off the ball and it made it pretty difficult to get on the front foot against them.” ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Australia seek to build momentum against Ireland

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

    ... Schmidt is confident the changes he has made to his starting line-up- bringing back players of the stature of fly half Johnny Sexton and lock Paul O'Connell- have given them the quality ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    You have to be 'ugly' to lead the haka, says All Black Liam Messam

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 11:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Flanker says looks count when it comes to the traditional war cry before test matches You've have to be 'ugly' to lead haka, says Messam The haka may be the mythical war cry that New Zealand rugby players chant before international matches but according to flanker Liam Messam, the man who gets to lead it is decided by looks. Messam, ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    England fight back to beat Australia 20-13

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

    ... Australia a penalty, only for Cooper to miss for the first time in the match. England fullback Mike Brown, the man-of-the-match, counter-attacked with a clever step from near his own goal-line, ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Richie McCaw wants to write new chapter in All Blacks' history

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 10:45am by Agence France-Presse

    ... their scrummaging,” he said. “Going on their third Test performance in June the way they put us under so much pressure showed they had made progress through the series, so we will have to be watchful.” ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Cooper relishes leadership role for Wallabies

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 12:29am by AFP

    ... environment in the squad. In 2013, following the sacking of Deans as Wallabies coach, Cooper made his first Wallabies appearance after a long absence in the first test of the 2013 Rugby Championship. ... respect. "He's relayed that to me so you often know you can confide in him, and if you have made a mistake, you know there's a way you can work to rectify that." However, ...




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