Wales rugby: Five things we’ve learned in November

By Paul WilliamsBig three still escape Wales…. ON THE 1st February 2014 Wales will endeavour to make history by becoming the first team to win three RBS Six Nations titles in a row. However, in reality,...

Madiba magic for Blitzbokke

The memory of Nelson Mandela loomed large in Port Elizabeth on Sunday as the Blitzbokke came from behind to seal a dramatic victory over New Zealand. The South African team took huge inspiration from...

IRB confirms pool draw for USA Sevens

IRB confirms pool draw for USA Sevens

The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for the USA Sevens, the fourth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas on 24-26 January 2014. The draw was conducted just before the Cup final of the Cell...

IRB confirms pool draw for USA Sevens

The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for the USA Sevens, the fourth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas on 24-26 January 2014. The draw was conducted just before the Cup final of the Cell...

Inspired South Africa win home Sevens title

Inspired South Africa win home Sevens title

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumAn inspired South Africa came from 14-0 down to fight back and win a popular victory against New Zealand, 17-14, to clinch the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay...

Inspired South Africa win home Sevens title

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumAn inspired South Africa came from 14-0 down to fight back and win a popular victory against New Zealand, 17-14, to clinch the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay...

SA win Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

SA win Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumHosts South Africa came from 14-0 behind to beat four-times defending champions New Zealand 19-14 in the final of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa...

SA win Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumHosts South Africa came from 14-0 behind to beat four-times defending champions New Zealand 19-14 in the final of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa...

Blitzbokke reign on home soil

The Blitzbokke beat New Zealand 17-14 in the Cup Final of the the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. South African skipper Kyle Brown scored the only try of the second half in what...

Hosts to face defending champions in final

Hosts to face defending champions in final

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumDefending champions New Zealand will play South Africa in the final of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens, a repeat of the final in 2011.  ...

The Wales rugby stars under pressure as underdogs stake their claim for autumn ... - WalesOnline (blog)

The Wales rugby stars under pressure as underdogs stake their claim for autumn ... - WalesOnline (blog)

They are the men who, for now, have ownership of the jerseys...the 15 players who took the field for Wales against South Africa for the second Test in Nelspruit last June which ended in a heartbreaking 31-30 defeat. Admittedly, some took the field ...

Rugby Union-Wales hooker Owen to miss Autumn internationals - Reuters UK

Rugby Union-Wales hooker Owen to miss Autumn internationals - Reuters UK

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The Scarlets say Owens will undergo surgery next week and could be sidelined for three months whilst he recovers, meaning he will miss Wales's matches against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa in November. Owens made his debut for Wales at ...

Wales autumn internationals: From Julian Savea to Michael Hooper... 12 players ... - WalesOnline

Wales autumn internationals: From Julian Savea to Michael Hooper... 12 players ... - WalesOnline

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Wales face Australia in their opening fixture of the autumn campaign, at the Millennium Stadium on November 8, and host former coach Steve Hansen's New Zealand a fortnight later and South Africa on November 29. Rugby Correspondent Andy Howell picks ...

Who is new Cardiff Blues winger Lucas Amorosino? ...and just how good can he ... - WalesOnline

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... and the Blues? Here's our guide to the newest face in Welsh rugby. ... Amorosino has featured for the Pumas in the recent Rugby Championship, starting on the wing in consecutive games against South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. He's played ...

Alex Corbisiero & Geoff Parling out of England autumn internationals - BBC News

Alex Corbisiero & Geoff Parling out of England autumn internationals - BBC News

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"Geoff saw the relevant specialist this week and will have time out of the game now," said Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill. "He'll probably have three or four weeks of complete down time and then he'll be reintegrated ... and missed the ...

Rugby-Japan boss Jones wants White to return consultancy help - Reuters UK

Rugby-Japan boss Jones wants White to return consultancy help - Reuters UK

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Jones and Japan have been drawn in Pool B alongside South Africa, United States, Scotland and Samoa and Jones was keen on having his former colleague on board. "He is going to do some consultancy, I just don't know where," Australian Jones told ...

Ospreys chiefs insist leaving Justin Tipuric out is 'right thing to do' after ... - WalesOnline

Ospreys chiefs insist leaving Justin Tipuric out is 'right thing to do' after ... - WalesOnline

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... big impact, setting up the Ospreys' one try from Jeff Hassler during the 19-14 triumph. On just his second start of the season, he proved conclusively he had recovered fully from the shoulder surgery which kept him out of Wales' summer tour of ...

Leigh Halfpenny returns to training with Toulon after words of support from ... - WalesOnline

Leigh Halfpenny returns to training with Toulon after words of support from ... - WalesOnline

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The South Africa Rugby Union pointed out, under IRB regulations, Toulon were obliged to release the trio and they have all remained with their nations, the Springboks facing Australia next weekend and Argentina hosting title-holders and world champions ...

Punch the air or punch the wall? Warren Gatland has reasons to be cheerful and ... - Southwales Evening Post

Punch the air or punch the wall? Warren Gatland has reasons to be cheerful and ... - Southwales Evening Post

... evidence he is back to his best. Jenkins was remarkable in the second Test against South Africa, so the assumption is he has a lot of credit in the bank, while Phillips is coming under pressure from Rhys Webb, arguably Welsh rugby's player of the ...

Andrew Hore: Dual contracts are no magic bullet — Welsh rugby still lacks money - Southwales Evening Post

Andrew Hore: Dual contracts are no magic bullet — Welsh rugby still lacks money - Southwales Evening Post

Potentially, the Pro12 brand can resonate in places like New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Canada because there are major Celtic populations in those countries, while there is an argument that with so many Celts in London, we could even think of ...

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