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Bath coach extends stay

Bath head coach Mike Ford and his backroom staff have signed new deals until 2016, the ­Premiership club confirmed Monday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/6/24 0:08:12

All Blacks primed for clean sweep

The All Blacks have their sights on a world record run of victories as they look to ram home their dominance over England in ­Saturday's third and final Test in ­Hamilton.
Soure:AFP: 2014/6/19 22:26:34

Matfield to set milestone in test

Victor Matfield will become the most-capped South African player of all time when the giant lock leads the Springboks in the second test against Wales in Nelspruit on Saturday.
Soure:Reuters: 2014/6/18 23:58:01

Powell returns to Wales

Former British and Irish Lion Andy Powell is to return to his native Wales after joining Newport Gwent Dragons in time for the start of next season, the Celtic League club announced Wednesday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/6/11 23:28:01

NRL moves on tackles

Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) told its match review committee on Wednesday to take a hard line against players who lift opponents into positions where head or neck injuries may occur.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/6/11 18:14:57

Toulon given tough draw

French and European champions Toulon have been handed a tough draw in the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup made in Neuchatel, Switzerland on Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/6/10 23:58:01

Harlequins sign Tikoirotuma

Fiji international back Aseli Tikoirotuma has signed for Harlequins on a two-tear contract, the English Premiership side announced Thursday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/6/6 0:33:02

Bayonne's new coach

Top 14 club Bayonne on Wednesday unveiled Australian Patricio Noriega as its new coach, along with assistant Nicolas Morlaes.
Soure:Agencies - Global Times: 2014/6/5 9:57:03

Hendricks set for debut

Sevens star Cornal Hendricks will take his first bow as wing for the Springboks when South Africa play the World XV in Cape Town on Saturday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/6/5 0:13:01

Heathcote leaves Bath

Scotland international fly-half Tom Heathcote is to join Edinburgh for next season, his current club Bath confirmed Monday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/6/2 23:48:01

New Zealand cuts Guildford's contract

The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) terminated troubled winger Zac Guildford's contract early on Thursday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/30 0:03:01

Captain Read returns

All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read will return to Super Rugby action for the Canterbury Crusaders on Friday after six weeks on the sidelines with concussion and flu.
Soure:Global Times-Agencies: 2014/5/29 0:08:13

Strauss suspended for Tests

South Africa hooker Adriaan Strauss will miss two home Tests against Wales next month after he was given a three-week suspension from all forms of rugby on Tuesday by a disciplinary hearing.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/27 23:58:01

Borthwick's Japan job

Former England rugby captain Steve Borthwick will take up a coaching role with Japan after hanging up his playing boots with Saracens at the weekend.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/26 23:53:02


Coastal Sharks' Keegan Daniel (top) tackles Auckland Blues' Luke Braid (center) during their Super 15 rugby union match at Albany Stadium in Auckland on Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2014/5/24 0:43:01

Roof to be closed

The rugby union European Cup final between French holders Toulon and English side Saracens will be played under a closed roof at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, organizers announced Sunday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/19 0:13:01

Gloucester ditch coach Davies

Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies has left the English Premiership side with immediate effect, the club announced Monday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/12 23:48:01

Australian great dies at 74

Australian rugby league great Reg Gasnier, the outstanding international center of the 1960s, died Sunday at the age of 74.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/11 23:38:02