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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Green light for Asian team in Super Rugby

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Coach Anna Richards leads Hong Kong into unknown territory

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:15pm

    ... for glory on home turf in next month’s Women’s Sevens World Series qualifying event. The International Rugby Board on Tuesday announced details of the 12-team international tournament including ... is coach Anna Richards who, as a four-time winner of the Women’s Rugby World Cup with New Zealand’s Black Ferns, is no stranger to the pressures of top-level rugby. If we can post some good results ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies stick with same squad as they aim to conquer fortress Eden Park

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:11am

    ... feel the same group of guys deserve the opportunity to have another crack,” McKenzie said. Beale played outside Bernard Foley for the New South Wales Waratahs’ during the Super Rugby ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    England end 16 years of heartbreak with World Cup victory

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:32am

    ... rugby family Emily Scarratt With abbreviated rugby sevens to make its Olympic debut for men and women at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 15-a-side final was perfect publicity for the sport’s world governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB). In front of a near-capacity 20,000 crowd at Stade Jean Bouin, home to Top 14 club Stade Francais in western Paris, the two sides produced a game ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Ma'a Nonu in doubt for All Blacks return match against Wallabies

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... as the New Zealanders counted the cost of their drawn Rugby Championship opener. The All Blacks faced harsh criticism as they headed home from Sydney having been scuppered one short of a world record ... "Australia looked the more likely winner and on balance, played more of the rugby: exerted more of the pressure." As other media outlets took a similar line, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen faced ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Super Rugby finals and standings 2014

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 02:11am

    ... SCMP staff Super Rugby finals Qualifiers – Saturday, 19 July Stage Time Home Score Away Venue A-QF 17:40 Brumbies 32-30 Chiefs Canberra B-QF 23:05 Sharks 31-27 Highlanders Durban ... SF2-Semi-final winner with lowest ranking. NOTE-All times are HKG. 2014 Super Rugby standings (final) Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD BP Pts 1 Waratahs (AU) 16 12 0 4 481 272 209 10 58 2 Crusaders (NZ) 16 11 ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Springboks coach praises young bloods after downing Argentina

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:45pm by Reuters

    ... Rugby Championship match on Saturday. “We had a 20-year-old [Handre Pollard] running play at flyhalf and a 21-year-old [Lood de Jager] calling the lineouts and they did very well,” said ... high balls and launched several attempted counter attacks, living up to his reputation as one of the more exciting players in world rugby. Saturday’s win puts South Africa top of the standings ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Australia hope Waratahs’ Super Final triumph translates into test success

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Waratahs' win no guarantee of Wallabies' glory Wallabies fans will be hoping that Australia's superlative Super Rugby season, capped by a maiden title ... Crusaders to win a maiden provincial title at Sydney's Olympic Stadium. Therefore, goes the thinking, Australia should have the edge in the opening match of the Rugby Championship at the same ...




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