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  1. Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Double injury blow for Wallabies ahead of All Blacks clash

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

    ... and abilities at training during the June series, along with being a consistent performer for the Rebels." The Rugby Championship involves Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina ...

  2. 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

    ... the relegation and promotion. Gregory said if the new Kai Tak stadium could be ready by 2018, Hong Kong would have a better chance of hosting both the World Cup as well as continuing to be part ... said. "If we could be certain the new Kai Tak venue would be ready by 2018, our application to host the World Cup would be stronger." ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Pumas ready to challenge 'world's best teams'

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in London Pumas ready to challenge 'world's best teams' Finally getting the opportunity to play in a regular competition against top-tier nations would be "tough" but rewarding, according to former Argentina captain Agustin Pichot. The Pumas, who finished third at the 2007 World Cup, end years of exclusion from competitions such as the Six ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Pressure on 'world's best' flyhalf Dan Carter

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

    ... another World Cup performer, Colin Slade, who is now ranked as the fifth pivot in New Zealand. "You never take your position for granted. It gives you confidence to see we have the depth ... The world's leading points scorer returns to the All Blacks after another injury-plagued year in which he has missed four of five tests played and allowed the chasing pack of flyhalves to grow ...

  5. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse Skipper aiming to end the year with a 100 per cent win record Richie McCaw is not just satisfied with having led New Zealand to their second World Cup trophy in 2011 ... McCaw was not certain whether it was better than the one that only narrowly beat France 8-7 in the 2011 World Cup final in New Zealand. “Well this side is right up there, there is a depth ...

  6. Sport - RUGBY UNION

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

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:02am

    ... Three New Zealanders will be making landmark appearances at Twickenham on Saturday but one of them will be wearing the white of England and giving his utmost to ruin the day for the other ... and is described by coach Stuart Lancaster as a “bona fide Englishman”. Hartley, now 27, is always somewhat bemused by the continuing questioning of his national allegiance, which re-emerges whenever New ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Three-time World Cup winner Richards will, like Baber, be based at the elite academy. A dashing flyhalf for New Zealand, Richards has been labelled as perhaps the world's most accomplished ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Welshman and New Zealander unveiled as HKSI's men's and women's trainers with the Asian Games and Rio 2016 their key challenges Sevens ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Courageous Sam Cane helps New Zealand to unbeaten run

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

    ... the inspirational skipper suffered a calf injury at training on Thursday, though it failed to provide any disruption to the world champions' performance. Cane was earmarked by Hansen last year ... of 30 matches. The victory also kept the Wallabies winless against the All Blacks in New Zealand since 2001. The All Blacks, who have won all 10 of their tests this year, have also now won 29 ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New Zealand All Blacks brace for improving Argentina in La Plata

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 09:28am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Buenos Aires All Blacks brace for improving Pumas New Zealand are preparing for a greater test of concentration than last year in the Estadio Unico cauldron today ... than in their debut season and feel fresher for the match against the holders and world champions. Coach Santiago Phelan has sensibly rotated his squad and gave his players a week off after ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Paul O'Connell confident new Ireland rugby coach can cope with pressure

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in a November home series where southern hemisphere nations Samoa, Australia and world champions New Zealand are set to provide stiff opposition. "Any time you work with someone new ... scene in his new role as Ireland coach after the New Zealander's successful spell in charge of Leinster. Schmidt twice steered the Irish province to European Cup glory, but now has ...




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