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Rugby 'world record' unsung in Cyprus

Most Cypriots are blissfully unaware of it but their national rugby XV has notched up a 21st straight triumph, thanks largely to former expats and foreign soldiers on the soccer-mad island.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:46:27

Rugby star Williams stripped of titles

Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams has been stripped of his professional boxing belts after the dual-code rugby player failed to defend his international and New Zealand heavyweight titles.
Soure:Reuters-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:46:10

Brumbies sign Tatekawa

Japanese utility back Harumichi Tatekawa is set to become the third player from his country to compete in Super Rugby after signing for the Canberra-based Brumbies, according to media reports on Sunday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:45:24

O’Brien signs new contract

Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien has signed a new contract to remain at three-time European champions Leinster, the Irish Rugby Football Union said Thursday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:45:14

Robshaw to captain England

Chris Robshaw will continue as England captain in this year's Six Nations, the Rugby Football Union said on Friday.
Soure:Agencies: 2014/4/23 18:45:07

O’Neill quits, says IRB

Australian John O’Neill has quit as director of the 2015 Rugby World Cup citing personal reasons, the International Rugby Board (IRB) said Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies - Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:44:58

Parra suspended for 2 weeks

France international scrum-half Morgan Parra was handed a two-week suspension which rules him out of the Six Nations match against Scotland on March 8, the Ligue National de Rugby (LNR) announced Thursday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/23 18:44:50

Blues repel Crusaders

A rampant Blues side scored four tries in 13 minutes to overcome an early deficit and storm to a 35-24 victory against fellow New Zealanders the Crusaders in a Super Rugby match at Eden Park on Friday.
Soure:Agencies: 2014/4/23 18:44:41

Deans to join Panasonic

Former Wallabies boss Robbie Deans will become the head coach of Japan’s Top League and national champions Panasonic Wild Knights on May 1, the club said Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/22 23:43:06

Tigers beat Eels to share NRL lead

The Wests Tigers grabbed a four-way share of the lead in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) with a pulsating 21-18 win over the Parramatta Eels in Sydney on Monday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/21 23:08:01

Parisse set to return

Italy captain Sergio Parisse will make his Stade Francais return in the crunch clash with Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday following a back injury.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/17 23:48:01

Australia relaunches rugby competition

Australian rugby chief Bill Pulver said Monday he is confident the relaunched National Rugby Championship (NRC) can prove the doubters wrong and make a financial profit in its first year.
Soure:AFP - Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:14:42

Vettel, Franklin win at Laureus awards

Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and swim star Missy Franklin were named Laureus sportsman and woman of the year on Wednesday in a ceremony in Malaysia that was tinged with tragedy over the MH370 plane ­disaster.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:14:05

NZ take title in HK

New Zealand defeated England 26-7 in the cup final in Hong Kong on Sunday, surging to the top of the points table after the seventh tournament of the IRB (International Rugby Board) Sevens World Series.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:13:07

Hartley not to be fined

Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley will not face disciplinary action over a claim that he bit Leicester counterpart Tom Youngs, the Rugby Football Union announced Sunday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:12:49

NZ anti-corruption drive

The New Zealand Rugby Union launched a major anti-corruption drive on Wednesday, demanding that thousands of top-level players and administrators sign a pledge to keep the game clean.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:12:32

Leicester stalwart Chuter retires

George Chuter, the Leicester hooker and England 2007 World Cup finalist, on Monday announced his immediate retirement from professional rugby.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/14 23:53:01