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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

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

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

    ... playing future was left in tatters yesterday after the controversial utility back was released from his Australian Rugby Union (ARU) contract with immediate effect and then told by the Western ... the Perth-based franchise said. "The decision follows the Australian Rugby Union's announcement that it will not offer him a national contract for 2014. "Western Force remain open ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

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

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

    ... Reuters in Sydney Latest controversy involving 'intoxicated' winger sees him refused access to flight ARU to look into O'Connor airport row The Australian Rugby Union ... being moved back to the wing for the Rugby Championship by new coach Ewen McKenzie. He has won 44 caps for his country since 2008. "Earlier this week, Australian Rugby Union was made aware ...

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    James O'Connor turns his back on Australia

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 02:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Gifted but ill-disciplined Wallaby hopes to resurrect his career in Europe after falling fould of the Asutralian Rugby Union Discarded Australia back James O’Connor has decided to quit rugby Down Under and try to resurrect his career in Europe in a move that will deal a blow to the Wallabies’ rebuilding efforts. O’Connor, who was released from his Australian Rugby Union ...

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    Sonny Bill Williams stripped of WBA and NZ heavyweight boxing titles

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 10:03pm by Reuters

    ... stripped of his professional boxing belts after the dual code rugby international failed to defend his world and New Zealand heavyweight titles. Williams, 28, is eyeing a return to rugby union ... decision to play in the recent league World Cup involved a backflip on his original plan and another player being dropped. However, Williams said his target was to return to rugby union in 2015 ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    McCaw set for milestone with All Blacks

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 11:25pm by Reuters, AFP, AP

    ... Richie McCaw will become the first player to captain an international rugby union team in 100 tests after New Zealand coach Steve Hansen reverted to virtually his first-choice selection to face ... backed Samoa's players over a dispute with the Samoa Rugby Union (SRU) and its chairman, the island nation's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. A group of 10 New Zealand ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Welsh union stumbles into New Year still seeking direction

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 10:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cardiff Welsh union stumbles into New Year still seeking direction The chaos within Welsh rugby continued into the New Year after the four regions condemned the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) for their failure to provide a financially viable playing structure and insisted they remain committed to a breakaway European club competition. The regions have been in dispute ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Steyn mulls future after release from Boks

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... Cup with the Springboks as a 20-year-old, asked to be released from the squad on Tuesday and the South African Rugby Union (SARU) confirmed its acceptance. "The environment ... said. Steyn- who is expected to take up a contract in Japan at the end of Super Rugby season- added that he wanted to reflect on his Springbok future, but committed fully to the rest ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Matching mighty All Blacks out of reach for rugby rivals

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... reach The world of rugby will be taking a cumulative deep breath after the thriller in Johannesburg, but while the action was a perfect advertisement for the game, the result will send shudders around those hoping to dethrone the All Blacks. New Zealand's superiority showed yet again despite the best efforts of the South Africans in the decisive game of the Rugby Championship. ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springboks play down threat of Richie McCaw's return to All Blacks for rugby test

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters South Africa upbeat, but return of All Blacks captain is threat to chances of victory for hosts Springboks play down McCaw factor South Africa have played down the impact of New Zealand flanker Richie McCaw's return for Saturday's Rugby Championship decider in Johannesburg. The Boks also trumpeted their improvement at the breakdown, which is where New Zealand ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New Zealand flyhalf Carter takes long break to recharge

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... New Zealand flyhalf Daniel Carter considered playing overseas and spoke to Richie McCaw before deciding to take a six-month sabbatical from rugby to boost his chances of extending his career ... year's Super Rugby season and June's test series against England. I have been tossing up whether or not to take an extended break and the timing was right to take step back from rugby ...




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