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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Quins tame Tigers as ref Wigglesworth takes centre stage once more

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 11:32am by AFP

    ... 11 men on the field after prop Sila Puafisi and scrum-half Tavis Knoyle were both sent off in separate incidents, with former England centre Mike Tindall and hooker Huia Edmonds sin-binned. ... and caused further angst by opting for uncontested scrums in a match decided by a 79th-minute penalty try. While there may not have been quite as many cards in south-west London on Friday, the end ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Globetrotting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to outdo Chinese diplomacy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:09pm by BLOOM

    ... is not a fluent speaker of the language. He told the Australian parliament on July 8 that "Japan and Australia have deepened our economic ties. We will now join up in a scrum, just like in rugby, ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Brumbies dig deep to end Chiefs’ two-year Super Rugby reign

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 02:02am by AFP

    ... the phases to put the home side under pressure. The Chiefs made the most of the yellow card for Brumbies winger Henry Speight in the 48th minute to score two tries in his absence from scrum ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    South Africa stun New Zealand to grab Commonwealth gold

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 08:17am by AFP

    ... Blitzbokke replacement Justin Geduld spilled the ball forward in a costly mistake with less than minute to play, but he was saved from embarrassment as from the resulting scrum Stowers did the same ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Pain of Lions defeat will last a lifetime, says Wallaby Ben Alexander

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 10:08am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Scrum needs dominant display in major match to silence critics says prop Ben Alexander has said nothing will erase the memory of Australia’s third-test defeat by the British & Irish Lions in July, with only a dominant display by the Wallaby scrum in a major match likely to silence their critics. The Lions thrashed Australia 41-16 in Sydney ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Sharks to stay safe for semi-final clash with Crusaders

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:11pm by Reuters

    ... scrum, we've got a good set piece and we've obviously got some backs that we can finish when we turn some ball over so it'll be the same that has been working for us. "In ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's military government seeks stronger regional ties as West backs off

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by Reuters

    ... "Veera! Fight! Fight!" as he made his way through a media scrum. Cambodia's pardon for the Thai activist suggests a thaw in relations between old foes and a 180-degree change in stance ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Veterans to lead charge for Crusaders in semi-final

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:16pm by Reuters

    ... of playing time for a month after he broke a rib during the test series against England. I haven’t seen [Dan Carter] this committed and excited about this environment Crusaders scrum-half Andy Ellis ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Highlanders dash Chiefs’ play-off hopes

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 08:34pm by AP

    ... they won in 2012 and 2013. Smith's try was the turning point in a tight match. All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith started the move with a daring break-out from within his own 22. New All Blacks ... pressure, then just one lapse and a team like the Highlanders will punish you." Meanwhile in Melbourne, stand-in scrum-half Nick Frisby made the best of a rare starting opportunity by scoring ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - Top 14

    Jonny Wilkinson retires in style as Toulon defeat Castres to claim French title

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 08:25am

    ... on at the scrum and won a penalty, which Wilkinson converted. Almost immediately, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe came in at the side of a ruck and Kockott kicked Castres into a 10-6 lead on 29 minutes. Once again Toulon cranked up the pressure at the scrum and Wilkinson closed the gap to one point from the tee. The biggest cheer of the half then greeted the former England fly-half as he set up ...




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