Rugby


Skipper Read to bid ‘sayonara’ to NZ post-World Cup

ALL Blacks captain Kieran Read has signed up to play for Japanese club Toyota Verblitz after this year’s World Cup, bringing an end to 13 seasons as a professional in New Zealand. The 33-year-old No. ...

March 7, 2019, Thursday


Banned for biting

Australian women’s rugby union captain Liz Patu will miss the rest of the Super W season after being suspended for six weeks for biting a rival player during a weekend game....

March 6, 2019, Wednesday


Farrell to replace Schmidt as Irish coach post-WCup

World coach of the year Joe Schmidt is to step down as Ireland handler after next year’s World Cup and be replaced by defense coach Andy Farrell, the Irish Rugby Football Union announced yesterday....

November 27, 2018, Tuesday


‘Watershed’ moment for the Wallabies

COACH Michael Cheika said yesterday perseverance was the key to success for the Wallabies after their back-to-back losses to the All Blacks, adding that the defeats should serve as “watershed moments” ...

August 27, 2018, Monday


Wales ex-captain Warburton retires at 29

FORMER Wales captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29 after failing to return to peak fitness following neck and knee surgery, the Welsh Rugby Union said yesterday. Flanker ...

July 19, 2018, Thursday


Kolisi hailed as Boks top England

NEW South Africa captain Siya Kolisi was a bag of nerves when the Springboks were blown away by a rampant England in the early stages of Saturday’s first test at Ellis Park but praised his charges for ...

June 11, 2018, Monday


Kolisi rise to skipper sets Boks landmark

SIYA Kolisi’s appointment as captain of the Springboks for the three-test home series against England may not be a permanent choice but his elevation signals a landmark moment for a sport still haunted ...

May 29, 2018, Tuesday


Sri Lanka probes deaths of UK players

A SECOND visiting English amateur rugby player has died in a Sri Lankan hospital after visiting a night club and police are now investigating the circumstances, a spokesman said yesterday. Thomas Howard, ...

May 16, 2018, Wednesday


Erasmus seeks player buy-in to contest for WCup

NEWLY appointed coach Rassie Erasmus says South Africa have the players to contest for the World Cup in Japan next year but adds they will have to buy into his methods fast to be successful. South African ...

March 2, 2018, Friday


Japan club sacks Wallaby great Smith after arrest

JAPANESE club Suntory Sungoliath yesterday sacked former Wallaby great George Smith following his arrest over the alleged assault of a taxi driver. The 37-year-old loose forward was arrested in Tokyo ...

February 2, 2018, Friday




 

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