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  1. Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Double injury blow for Wallabies ahead of All Blacks clash

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney hree-test Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan and uncapped Melbourne Rebels wing Tom English have been called into the squad Wallabies hit by injuries ahead of All ... Three-test Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan and uncapped Melbourne Rebels wing Tom English have been called into the squad as replacements, coach Ewen McKenzie said on Sunday. Weeks and Tomane have hamstring ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Black Dan Carter set for 100th test match

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 09:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Fly half to chalk up milestone against England at Twickenham and hopes to be back for World Cup final in 2015 100 test matches … and Carter eyes more glory All things going to plan, Daniel Carter's 100th test match for New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday will not be the last time he plays for the team at England's hallowed home ground. Carter, who ...

  3. 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

    ... for that, but we're just going to focus on what we want to do," Springbok forwards coach Johan van Graan said. "This is a Springboks versus All Blacks test and they have 15 ... and would start on Saturday. Van Graan said the Springboks had shown much improvement in breakdown play, a major factor in seven wins in eight tests this year. "You've got to divide ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Confident South Africa prepare for All Black test

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Confident South Africa gear up for All Blacks test Heyneke Meyer's South African side arrived in New Zealand yesterday bristling with confidence and already focused on what ... said of the 21-year-old Cane, who was anointed McCaw's successor to the number seven jersey last year. "He hasn't played a poor test, I don't think, and he's played ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Quade Cooper, Israel Folau in pivotal switch at Wallabies for Saturday test match

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 11:23am by AP

    ... emphasis on their biggest attacking weapon by recalling Quade Cooper at No 10 and moving Israel Folau from wing to fullback for Saturday's Rugby Championship test against South Africa. Ex-rugby league international and Australian Rules football convert Folau played all of his five tests on the wing, but new- and so-far winless- Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has switched him ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Japanese clubs criticised over All Blacks test

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Refusal to free players hampers test preparation for Brave Blossoms, says Japan coach Jones Japanese clubs criticised over All Blacks test Japan rugby coach Eddie ... in November. The match in Tokyo on November 2 will be the third official test between the two sides after they met in World Cup games in 1995 and 2011. The All Blacks also played two matches in Japan ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Lions end series drought with record 41-16 rout of Wallabies in final test

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters, AFP, AP

    ... in record Wallabies rout The British & Irish Lions made a blistering start, overcame a spirited Australian fightback and finished with four tries in a record 41-16 win in the third test ... scored the tries and fullback Leigh Halfpenny, named man of the match and player of the series, added 21 points with his boot to give the Lions their highest tally in a test match. "These ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Wallabies coach confident ahead of decisive third test

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... fulfil their coach's prediction and produce their best performance of the series in the decisive third test against the British & Irish Lions today. Robbie Deans said on Thursday he ... scored two tries in the first test defeat through winger Israel Folau and the only try in their victory in the second match last week in Melbourne, but scrum half Will Genia felt they had not yet ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Lions lose skipper Sam Warburton for test decider

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... lose skipper for test decider Injured British & Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton has been ruled out of Saturday's deciding test against the Wallabies in a serious blow for the tourists. Scans revealed a "significant tear" in his left hamstring suffered late in the Lions' 16-15 second-test defeat by Australia at the weekend. The Welsh flanker would now miss ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    O'Driscoll out as Lions make changes ahead of third test

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 03:59pm by Reuters

    ... test against Australia. The talismanic centre, regarded as Ireland's greatest ever player, was tipped to captain Warren Gatland's side for the series decider but was instead axed ... I think Brian gets the Lions more than Warren Gatland does if I'm brutally honest," said Wood, who was part of the last Lions team to win a test series in 1997. O'Driscoll, ...




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