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Second-tier English rugby up in arms over RFU funding cut

An estimated 200 players face being unemployed after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) stunned second tier Championship clubs by informing them they were slashing their budgets by 50 percent next season.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/14 18:38:41

Galthie's new faces designed for the future

New France coach Fabien Galthie said his squad for the upcoming Six Nations, which includes 19 uncapped players, was assembled with a view towards the World Cup on home soil in 2023.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/9 19:58:40

Folau claims bushfires 'God's judgement'

Sacked Wallabies rugby star Israel Folau on Monday sparked outrage by suggesting destructive bushfires and drought ravaging Australia were “God's judgement” for the legalisation of same-sex marriage and abortion.
Soure:AFP: 2019/11/18 18:13:39

Springboks triumph

Rassie Erasmus' master plan to win the Rugby World Cup came to sensational fruition at the end of its 19th week, with the 20th now needed to embark on a trophy tour when they return home.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/11/3 17:53:40

Wales '160 minutes from history'

Wales coach Warren Gatland challenged his players to write history after dodging a bullet in a pulsating World Cup quarterfinal against 14-man France.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/20 22:13:40

Wallabies' head coach Cheika quits

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika quit Sunday after their humiliating World Cup quarterfinal exit against England, drawing the curtain on a five-year reign that started strongly but ended in criticism and disappointment.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/20 22:08:40

World Cup hosts Japan face unloved rugby scene

Rich clubs owned by massive corporations have attracted a parade of star players to Japan, but the unusual setup hasn't been a hit with fans, prompting a re-think as the World Cup looms.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/29 20:58:41

'Super-fit' Japan aims high at Rugby World Cup on home soil

Japan coach Jamie Joseph promised the hosts would "give 150 percent" to hit their target of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after naming his 31-man squad on Thursday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/29 19:18:40

All Blacks pick Sonny Bill, dump Franks for Rugby World Cup

All Blacks selectors backed star center Sonny Bill Williams to help achieve an unprecedented World Cup treble in Japan but dumped veteran prop Owen Franks from their 31-man squad on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/28 21:13:41

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