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  1. 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

    ... Series is only weeks away now and those weeks tend to go quickly when you are watching a lot of rugby and a lot of footage. "There are obviously challenges to build strength and depth ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Wallabies dump winger James O'Connor after alleged drunken airport incident

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... after Australia beat Argentina in the Rugby Championship last Saturday. Police said a 23-year-old man, widely identified in the media as O'Connor, had been removed from Perth airport. ... consistently do the right things on and off the field. "We'll continue to assess James on that basis before any team decisions are made about a return." The Australian Rugby Union, which ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springbok legend Joost Van der Westhuizen in fight for his life

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ANDY CAPOSTAGNO

    ... waiting for the miracle The first time I ever saw Joost van der Westhuizen play was at Ellis Park in February 1992. It was my first view of rugby in South Africa and nothing was the same ... Putt, another of Joost's rivals for the Bok number nine jersey said: "He wasn't a scrumhalf's a***, but he was a hell of a rugby player." Now in a wheelchair for most ...

  4. Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Double injury blow for Wallabies ahead of All Blacks clash

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

    ... Blacks clash Australia have been hit with a double injury blow two weeks before their Rugby Championship match against the All Blacks in Sydney, losing prop Laurie Weeks and winger Joe Tomane. ... 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 ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

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

    ... coaches aim for Olympics The 2016 Olympics will be the number one target for Gareth Baber and Anna Richards when they take charge of the men's and women's rugby sevens squad at the Hong ... leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Pune this weekend. HKSI chief executive Trisha Leahy, welcoming the two coaches, said: "[The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union] has established a very ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ... 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 ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw fit for Rugby Championship decider at Boks

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

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg McCaw fighting fit for championship decider Inspirational skipper Richie McCaw returns to New Zealand's starting line-up for the Rugby Championship finale in South Africa after recovering from injury to play his 120th test, but his first at Ellis Park. McCaw's recall in place of 21-year-old Sam Cane at openside flanker was one of two ...

  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 - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Aberdeen Stadium to host Toulouse-Racing Metro rugby match

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Toulouse, Racing aim torecreate thrill of Top 14 Organisers of the Natixis Rugby Cup in November have chosen Aberdeen Stadium over Hong Kong Stadium ... on November 9. "It's not just a game, it's a rugby week, similar to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens for all rugby fans," said Jean-Baptise Aldige, director of promoters Team One Asia. ...




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