2023 Rugby World Cup: France beat South Africa and Ireland to host competition

France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating rival bids from South Africa and Ireland. South Africa had been expected to win the vote after an independent review recommended they stage the tournament. However, at a World Rugby Council meeting in...

Hansen tells Gatland to harden up or quit

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has taken a swipe at Wales mentor Warren Gatland, telling him Wednesday to quit coaching if he doesn't enjoy it. Hansen's barb, sure to spice up next month's All Blacks' clash with Wales in Cardiff,...
Australia stay third as four nations climb rankings

Australia stay third as four nations climb rankings

Australia may have beaten New Zealand for the first time in over two years, but they remain third in the World Rugby Rankings behind the world champions and England. The Wallabies ran out 23-18 winners in the final Bledisloe Cup...
The Minister of Defence steps down

The Minister of Defence steps down

After this year’s final Bledisloe Cup match between the All Blacks and Wallabies there will be some welcome relief for opponents of the World Champions. The All Blacks ‘Minister of Defence’, Wayne Smith, nicknamed the Professor for his cerebral...
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All Blacks domination boring says former coach Sir Graham Henry

Former World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry has labelled the All Blacks' world domination as "boring" for rugby. Henry, who was in Dubai to attend the Emirates Airline Rugby Long Lunch, was pleased with the signs of improvement...
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There are bigger things in life than rugby‚ says All Black coach Hansen

All Blacks coach Steven Hansen said that the tragedy that befell lock Brodie Retallick puts rugby in perspective. Retallick‚ arguably the world’s best lock‚ pulled out of this weekend’s Rugby Championship encounter against the Springboks at Newlands after his baby...

LITTLE MARVEL Ireland rugby legend Eric Miller and wife Jenny adopt disabled girl from...

RUGBY legend Eric Miller is on the charge again — to see the girl he saved from an orphanage walk unaided for the first time. The former Ireland star and his wife Jenny fell in love with three-year-old Nisha when...

British academics argue for scrums to be removed from schools rugby

Tackling and the scrum should be removed from schools rugby, academics have advised in a leading medical journal. Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University argue that most injuries in youth rugby occur due to...
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Boks bury Durban ghost before All Blacks clash

Twelve months after South Africa suffered their worst defeat on home soil, confidence has been restored with coach Allister Coetzee keen to write a new chapter against the All Blacks on Saturday.

Wallabies wary of Pumas catching them on the hop

The Wallabies are looking to secure a first Rugby Championship win by making sure they close out the Test against Argentina on Saturday after some frustrating close shaves.

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