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.  ...

Rugby: Anscombe's Wales move will have to wait a while - New Zealand Herald

Meanwhile, Gatland will head back to Wales in late August where he will pick through the squad he took to South Africa last month and others who make their mark before the November run of four internationals. Those start on November 8 against the ...

Why new-look Cardiff Blues could be a force to be reckoned with after ... - WalesOnline

Why new-look Cardiff Blues could be a force to be reckoned with after ... - WalesOnline

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Turnbull is a new face having joined from the Scarlets and will be keen to push on from his selection for Wales' summer tour of South Africa. ... Whatever happens, it all points to a promising season ahead...as long as Welsh rugby's politics can be ...

Sam Warburton: Rugby row casts doubt over Wales captain - BBC News

Sam Warburton: Rugby row casts doubt over Wales captain - BBC News

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"A player's contract is held by the Union and not by his club, province or region. "The Union, who pays his wages, can then determine where, when and even what position he plays. "New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and Scotland all have ...

From Gareth and Barry's boots to Pooler at the High Court...11 of the worst ... - WalesOnline

From Gareth and Barry's boots to Pooler at the High Court...11 of the worst ... - WalesOnline

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During the apartheid era, sporting contact with South Africa had become highly controversial. Despite this, several so-called Rebel Tours left the UK, sparking huge protests. The 1989 trip saw 10 Welsh rugby internationals and six Welsh Rugby Union ...

After returning from the bruising Test series in South Africa, giant Wales ... - WalesOnline

After returning from the bruising Test series in South Africa, giant Wales ... - WalesOnline

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George North has vowed to return even bigger and better next season after admitting he needs a complete break from rugby this summer. The wonder wing has suffered a punishing schedule with 41 matches in the last 13 months including three Lions Tests ...

London Welsh boss keen to sign unemployed Wales and Lions star Adam Jones - WalesOnline

London Welsh boss keen to sign unemployed Wales and Lions star Adam Jones - WalesOnline

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But, as yet, he has nothing in place, which in turn raises concerns over his chances of winning back his Wales spot which he lost on the tour of South Africa. Now Aviva .... “When you are outside of Welsh rugby you have a different outlook. “I had 10 ...

Wales dejected in South Africa - WalesOnline (blog)

Wales dejected in South Africa - WalesOnline (blog)

Wales star Liam Williams has been sent a malicious message which blames him for the second Test defeat to South Africa and labels him a “class clown”. The Scarlets full-back has Tweeted a picture of the anonymous message which he has received in a ...

Summer tours end with New Zealand, South Africa and Australia showing ... - WalesOnline

Summer tours end with New Zealand, South Africa and Australia showing ... - WalesOnline

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In contrast, the All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies did what it took to get the job done. When it really mattered, they came up with the big plays. Whether that comes down to a winning mentality, self-belief, composure or pure rugby ability is hard ...

Sixteen nations compete in rugby event of 2014 Commonwealth Games - Gant Daily

Sixteen nations compete in rugby event of 2014 Commonwealth Games - Gant Daily

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Pool A is composed of New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, Nigeria while Pool B is made up of South Africa, Kenya, Cook Islands, Trinidad and Tobago. Pool C consists of Samoa, Wales, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia while England, Australia, Sri Lanka, ...

Wales team in turmoil as Regions crank it up - The Rugby Paper

Wales are in danger of being left without a team to play South Africa in November because of their Union's escalating conflict with their four regional teams. The dispute threatens to leave Wales captain Sam Warburton caught in ... “Sam Warburton will ...

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