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Montpellier extend Galthie suspension

Fabien Galthie's suspension as coach of French Top 14 rugby club Montpellier has been extended, club president Mohed Altrad said Friday after a meeting between the two men.
Soure:AFP: 2015/1/9 23:28:02

Quesada earns new deal

Gonzalo Quesada, the sporting director of French Top 14 side Stade Francais, has extended his contract for two seasons with the option of extending it for a third, the Parisian club said Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2014/12/29 10:43:07

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