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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Nathan Charles to make Wallabies debut as coach shakes up backline

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... Kurtley Beale to fly-half and throwing rookie hooker Nathan Charles into the starting side for their opening Rugby Championship match against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday. Beale, who played inside centre for Super Rugby champions Waratahs, has replaced his New South Wales team-mate Bernard Foley in the pivotal position for the Wallabies, who face an All Blacks side riding a 17-match ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hosea Gear eyes World Cup in return to New Zealand to join the Chiefs

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Former All Blacks winger Hosea Gear is returning to New Zealand rugby next year with the Waikato Chiefs in an effort to break into Steve Hansen’s World Cup squad. ... on the left wing for the world champions. Gear will join the twice Super Rugby champion Chiefs at the conclusion of his one-season contract with Japanese club Honda. He’s a hell of a player, powerful, ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns bow out as northern teams reach semi-finals

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final with a 17-3 win over Australia after England and Canada drew 13-13 to leave four-time champions New Zealand out in the cold. Ireland- whose surprise victory last ... and the referee awarded a penalty try four minutes before half-time- the first conceded by Australia in the tournament and in the end a decisive one. Earlier, it was Canada's Club de Rugby Quebec ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Crusaders’ South African hunting trip draws flak

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:35am by AFP

    ... with the carcasses. South African conservation group The Landmark Foundation posted pictures on Facebook showing five Crusaders players with the animals, alongside the caption: “Here are the Crusaders rugby ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Steve Hansen defends rule change to bring back Sonny Bill Williams

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:17am by AFP

    ... Williams, saying it was needed to ensure he is ready to join the All Blacks' World Cup defence next year. Williams, returning to rugby union after a second stint in Australia's National Rugby League, has been exempted from a rule that forces players to participate in the domestic ITM Cup before being eligible for the All Blacks. The move, announced this week, will allow ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Experienced Wright back in the frame for sevens at Asian Games

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Experienced Wright back in the frame for Incheon Former captain Mark Wright will be included in the Hong Kong men's rugby sevens Asian Games squad ... by his club Toyota Shokki Shuttles to play. "He is expected to join the team a week on Monday," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union head of technical development ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies in better shape this time around, says Ewen McKenzie

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... McKenzie chuckles when he recalls the baptism of fire in international coaching he underwent last year when Australia took on New Zealand in back-to-back tests to open the Rugby Championship. Two ... and the return in Auckland. Even though there’s been the hurly-burly of the Super Rugby finals, the guys will just dust themselves off and get on with it. I think they’ll feel better prepared ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Women’s RWC highlights

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 07:47pm

    ... SCMP staff Watch highlights from Ireland’s stunning 17-14 victory over New Zealand in Tuesday’s second round of pool games at the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in France. With the win, Ireland became the first team since 1991 to defeat the Black Ferns in a Women’s RWC match. Click below to watch highlights of Australia’s 25-3 win against Wales. Click below to watch highlights ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Dan Carter to miss two tests against Wallabies

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Carter to miss tests against Wallabies New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter will miss at least the first two matches of the Rugby Championship against Australia after injuring his leg in last weekend's Super Rugby final. Carter, the all-time leading points scorer in test rugby, was recalled to the All Blacks squad last week after sitting out the June ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Coach Todd Blackadder hails Crusaders’ fighting spirit

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 08:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Blackadder proud of way Crusaders fought back The Canterbury Crusaders deserve some credit for keeping their quest for an eighth Super Rugby title alive until the final ... before Bernard Foley's long-range penalty snatched a 33-32 victory and a first title for the home side. Blackadder captained the Crusaders to the first three of their seven Super Rugby ...




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