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Hooker Hartley banned

Northampton's England hooker Dylan Hartley has been suspended for three weeks for elbowing Leicester's Matt Smith in a Premiership match, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said in a statement on Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/12/24 23:33:01

Cooper signs new deal with Australia

Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper ON Friday recommitted to Australian rugby for another year in a deal that will take him through until the end of 2015.
Soure:AFP: 2014/12/12 23:28:01

Ireland bids for 2023 World Cup

Ireland will bid to host the 2023 rugby World Cup, the Irish and Northern Irish governments said on Friday, formally launching a politically symbolic proposal to win the right to host the event for the first time.
Soure:Reuters: 2014/12/6 0:28:02

All Blacks in Beijing to promote game

Less than a week after Chinese President Xi Jinping extended an invitation to a top New ­Zealand rugby star to visit China, three All Blacks arrived in ­Beijing this week to help promote the game.
Soure:Global Times: 2014/11/27 9:38:01

Four changes for Tonga

Scotland coach Vern Cotter made four injury-induced changes to his side when he announced his team Thursday to play Tonga in Kilmarnock, Scotland on Saturday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/11/20 22:43:01

Jenkins to captain Wales

Cardiff Blues prop Gethin Jenkins will captain a rejigged Wales team for their clash with Fiji at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday, head coach Warren Gatland announced Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/11/12 0:08:12

Warburton, Halfpenny recalled

Wales have recalled flanker Sam Warburton and fullback Leigh Halfpenny for Saturday's Test game against Australia in Cardiff.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/11/4 23:08:03

Beale on 'last chance'

Troubled Australia back Kurtley Beale has been issued with a last-chance warning after receiving a further fine arising from a mid-flight row with team officials, the Australian Rugby Union said Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2014/11/1 0:33:01

Taofifenua cited for head kick

France lock Romain Taofifenua risks missing the November internationals after being cited for allegedly kicking Ulster's Stuart Olding in the head.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/10/28 23:33:01

2015 World Cup set ticket record, say organizers

Organizers are bracing themselves for having to disappoint thousands of rugby fans despite nearly a million tickets being purchased for next year's World Cup in England during last month's general sale.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/10/23 23:43:01

New Wallabies coach

The Australian Rugby Union on Wednesday announced Michael Cheika as the new Wallabies coach ahead of a tough European tour.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/10/22 23:28:02

No deal yet: Cheika

Michael Cheika confirmed on Monday he had been offered the chance to succeed Ewen McKenzie as Australia coach but said there remained some details to be "ironed out" before a deal was struck.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/10/20 23:43:11

Australia face All Blacks test

Australia, in crisis off the pitch and struggling on it, could hardly have had a worse preparation for Saturday's dead rubber test against world champions New Zealand in Brisbane.
Soure:Reuters: 2014/10/17 5:03:02

Wilkinson 'had enough' of rugby

Jonny Wilkinson has revealed that he retired at the end of last season because he'd simply had enough of the training needed to be a top-level rugby star.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/10/16 23:13:01

Hohaia accepts one-game ban

St Helens standoff Lance Hohaia has accepted a one-match suspension over his brutal Super League Grand Final clash with Wigan's Ben Flower, his club announced Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/10/14 23:33:02

Flower charged over attack

Wigan forward Ben Flower faces a lengthy suspension after the Rugby Football League (RFL) charged him on Monday for attacking St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia during the Super League Grand Final.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/10/13 23:18:01

Thomson signs for Reds

Former All Blacks back-row forward Adam Thomson on Wednesday signed for the Queensland Reds in a boost to their pack heading into the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/10/8 23:58:02

China claims title of women's rugby at Asiad

Yu Xiaoming (L) of China defends during the women's rugby final match against Japan at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2014. China defeated Japan 14-12 and claimed the title. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/10/3 9:33:51