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History maker Schmidt to step down after WC

World coach of the year Joe Schmidt is to step down as Ireland handler after next year's World Cup and be replaced by their defense guru Andy Farrell the Irish Rugby Football Union announced on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/26 22:18:39

All Blacks choose Tonga to fine-tune for 2019 Rugby World Cup

World No.1 New Zealand have chosen Tonga for their final dress rehearsal before defending their crown at the World Cup in Japan next year.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/25 22:18:39

NZ, Argentina set rugby clash

New Zealand and Argentina have set the stage for a colossal forward battle in their Rugby Championship clash in Nelson on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/9/7 23:18:42

Wallabies lock up captain Hooper until 2023

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has signed a five-year contract with Rugby Australia that will keep him in the country until after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/8/10 23:03:41

Out of reach

Emiliano Boffelli of the Jaguares loses the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand and the Jaguares of Argentina at the Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua, New Zealand on Friday. Jaguares banked a fourth consecutive victory for their franchise, with a 23-19 win over Waikato Chiefs.
Soure:AFP: 2018/5/4 23:03:40

Ready to rumble

Bulls' Ivan van Zyl (right) prepares to put the ball in the scrum during the Super Rugby union match between the Canterbury Crusaders of New Zealand and Northern Bulls of South Africa in Christchurch on Friday. The Crusaders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 33-14 bonus point win over Bulls on Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/23 22:28:40

Daring tackle

The Stormers' Damian Willemse (front) is tackled by the Highlanders' Aaron Smith during the Super Rugby match between New Zealand's Otago Highlanders and South Africa's Western Stormers at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand on Friday. The Highlanders extended the Stormers' losing streak on New Zealand soil to 10 matches Friday with a 33-15 bonus point win.
Soure:AFP: 2018/3/9 22:13:39

Fiji flying

Wales' Luke Morgan (right) is tackled by Kalione Nasoko of Fiji during a match between Fiji and Wales in the Men's Sevens World Rugby Dubai Series on Friday in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The Fiji Airways National team defeated Wales 21-7 in their second pool match.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/1 21:48:39

Australia beats Fiji to reach Rugby League World Cup final

Australia cruised into the Rugby League World Cup final when they thrashed Fiji by 48 points in their semi-final in Brisbane on Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/24 22:03:39

Officials to probe claim

French rugby officials said Sunday they would investigate claims by Stade Francais that Montpellier lock Jacques Du Plessis should not have played in their final game of the regular season.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/5/7 22:18:40

Brady leads Patriots to Super Bowl comeback win in overtime

Tom Brady led the New England Patriots back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/6 14:38:06

Cheika expects gains from Wallabies' pain

Australia coach Michael Cheika is confident there will be a long-term benefit to the Wallabies from a difficult 2016 that ended with a 37-21 defeat by England.
Soure:AFP: 2016/12/4 23:38:40

Radradra joins Toulon

Toulon have signed Fiji winger Semi Radradra from Australian Rugby League side Parramatta Eels, the French Top-14 club said Monday.
Soure:Agencies: 2016/11/28 23:03:39

Rugby receives $100m boost in China

China will get its first professional rugby union competition as part of a $100 million investment in the currently low-profile sport by e-commerce giant Alibaba, the firm and World Rugby said Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/27 0:33:39

Rugby greats say game "dying" in Australia, call for urgent action

Australian Rugby Union (ARU) will hold a major summit aimed at reviewing its strategic approach to growth after a number of Australian rugby's greats urged the sport's governing body to step in and stop the game from "dying".
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/19 17:16:28

Professional American football league to kick off in China

Administered by the Chinese Rugby Football Association (CRFA), the new China Arena Football League (CAFL) will have its debut in the fall of 2016.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/8/30 15:19:05

Fiji celebrates 'biggest day'

Fijians erupted in celebration Friday, setting off flares and dancing in the streets while a national holiday was declared after the tiny nation won its first ever Olympic medal - and gold at that.
Soure:AFP: 2016/8/13 0:43:39

Australia take the first ever women's rugby gold in Olympic history

Australia grabbed the first ever women's rugby gold medal in Olympic history after they muscled down New Zealand 24-17 in the rugby sevens final at Rio Games here on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/8/9 10:16:10