Sonny Bill Williams out of Steinlager Series

All Blacks and Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of rugby for several weeks with a knee injury.Williams aggravated an old knee injury this week and Blues medical staff said an x-ray yesterday showed a loose...

Funerals of Durham rugby players who died abroad to take place next week

THE funerals of two men who died abroad while on a rugby tour will take place next week. Thomas Howard, 25, and Tom Baty, 26, who are both from Durham, died in Sri Lanka earlier this month. The men were on tour...

All Blacks squad named for 2018 Steinlager Series

A mixture of world-class experience and exciting younger talent are the features of the All Blacks squad named today by selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox for the three-Test Steinlager Series against France.The squad is as follows:...

‘One of the greatest’ – Springbok legend Habana retires

South Africa's record try-scorer Bryan Habana announced Tuesday he was hanging up his boots after a glittering career at the end of his French Top 14 club Toulon's season. In an emotional post on Instagram the veteran wing, who turns...

All Black prop Wyatt Crockett to retire

All Black prop Wyatt Crockett announced his international retirement Tuesday and said this season would be his last with Super Rugby champions the Canterbury Crusaders. The 35-year-old has earned 71 Test caps since his debut in 2009, including a role...

The Calcutta Cup: a British battle of Indian origin

As we go into the last weekend of February, rugby enthusiasts in Sri Lanka are about to have a host of variety served up their viewing pleasure. The Six Nations, a tournament that has really begun to capture the...

Six players to watch in Six Nations

The northern hemisphere's premier annual rugby showpiece the Six Nations gets underway on Saturday. Here AFP Sports picks out six players who could emerge as stars by the end of the championship:Zach Mercer (England) Injuries to back row forwards Billy Vunipola...

England’s Owen Farrell picked over All Black Beauden Barrett as world’s best rugby player...

England playmaker Owen Farrell is the best rugby player in the world according to Rugby World magazine with only two All Blacks making the top 10. The English publication has ranked the 100 to players in the world in its...

All Black Piri Weepu in Sri Lanka

Rugby World Cup winning player in 2011, All Black Piri Weepu was seen amongst the crowd at the Dialog Rugby League game this evening at Police Park. The 34-year-old who announced his retirement from the sport this year made...

New Zealand dominates World Rugby Awards

New Zealand has dominated the World Rugby Awards in Monaco. The Black Ferns were named team of the year, Beauden Barrett men's player of the year and Portia Woodman women's player of the year. Portia Woodman and Beauden Barrett win 2017...

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