The road to Rugby World Cup 2015

Canada became the first to emerge from the global qualification process to book their place at Rugby World Cup 2015 by beating neighbours USA 40-20 on aggregate over two legs in August. The Canucks,...

The road to Rugby World Cup 2015

The road to Rugby World Cup 2015

Canada became the first to emerge from the global qualification process to book their place at Rugby World Cup 2015 by beating neighbours USA 40-20 on aggregate over two legs in August. The Canucks,...

Chatting to BOD, Heaslip's techno and Guinness cake for King of

Chatting to BOD, Heaslip's techno and Guinness cake for King of Tonga

21 December 2013He greets me warmly, and we sit down for lunch in Toddy's Brasserie in the Gresham. Rala is the Irish team's kitman, the bagman-in-chief, but his role seems to run much...

All Blacks to face Scotland in Edinburgh

The All Blacks will play Scotland in the second leg of their 2014 tour to Europe, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced. The Test is scheduled for Murrayfield in Edinburgh on November 15 or 16, falling...

Tigers snatch thrilling last-gasp win

A last-minute converted try by centre Niki Goneva saw Leicester Tigers escape the Stade Yves-du-Manoir with a pulsating 15-14 win on Sunday. In Sunday’s other matches, Edinburgh scored a 16-10 away...

Harlequins prepare for Racing Métro resurgence following shock

Harlequins prepare for Racing Métro resurgence following shock Heineken Cup hammering in France

It was not the most seismic result of last weekend, what with Connacht winning in Toulouse, but it still created some tremors of its own. Harlequins not only beat Racing Métro away, they hammered...

Gloucester v Edinburgh (Sun)

Tonga prop Sila Puafisi is in a Gloucester squad for the first time for Sunday's Heineken Cup Pool Six visit by Edinburgh. The recent signing starts on the bench as coach Nigel Davies makes...

Harlequins v Racing Metro 92 (Sun)

Harlequins have made one change to the starting XV with Tim Molenaar replacing the injured Tom Casson at inside centre for the visit of Racing Metro. On the bench, Joe Gray makes his return from...

Jones urges players to keep quiet

Newport Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones says players and coaches should stay out of the debate about the future of Welsh rugby. Wales' four regions are to meet with the Welsh Rugby...

Osprey Jones wants British league

Ex-Wales captain Ryan Jones would like to see his Ospreys team play in an Anglo-Welsh competition next season. The regions have stated they want to play against English clubs, rather than be...

Cheltenham Rugby Club chosen as team base for Argentina and Tonga for ... - Gloucestershire Echo

Cheltenham Rugby Club chosen as team base for Argentina and Tonga for ... - Gloucestershire Echo

It was announced yesterday Argentina and Tonga would be based at Cheltenham Rugby Club, giving the town to the opportunity to be part of world rugby's biggest event. Steve Ratcliffe, chairman of Cheltenham Rugby Club, said: “The club, members and ...

IRB defends lack of Kiwis in new Rugby World Cup ad - New Zealand Herald

IRB defends lack of Kiwis in new Rugby World Cup ad - New Zealand Herald

The hosts of the 2015 Rugby World Cup say they didn't forget to feature the All Blacks in an ad released yesterday encouraging people to buy tickets to the tournament. In fact, current and former players were approached to do it, but declined the offer ...

Rugby to sell Tonga - Tonga Daily News

Rugby to sell Tonga - Tonga Daily News

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Fuka said Tongan rugby players are all over the world, playing rugby and promoting the Kingdom at the same time. “You have Tongan players in the All Blacks, Wallabies, England and Wales,” he said. “Tongan players are playing for teams in the Super ...

World Cup ad launched: But where are the ABs? - New Zealand Herald

All their top tier nations are represented: England and Wales, who are hosting the event, former Bledisloe Cup holders Australia, fellow two-time winners South Africa, Scotland, Italy, Tonga and Samoa. But there is no reference to the defending ...

University to be a team base for Rugby World Cup - LoughboroughEcho.net

University to be a team base for Rugby World Cup - LoughboroughEcho.net

TONGA and Namibia's rugby teams will be heading to Loughborough University during next year's Rugby World Cup. It's one of 41 team bases that will host the 20 teams participating in the tournament in England and Wales which will run between September ...

Rugby World Cup: Four squads coming to Devon - North Devon Journal

Rugby World Cup: Four squads coming to Devon - North Devon Journal

Rugby World Cup: Four squads coming to Devon. By NDJAndrew | Posted: August 26, 2014 ... Georgia and Romania will stay at Woodbury Park and train at Bicton College, near Exeter; Tonga are going to the University of Exeter; and Namibia will base ...

George North heads star-studded Northampton side facing Newport Gwent ... - WalesOnline

George North heads star-studded Northampton side facing Newport Gwent ... - WalesOnline

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They will be aiming to retain the English title and become the first winners of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup. The Dragons have won both of their pre-season friendlies and will be ... Current Wales and Lions No.8 Taulupe Faletau appears at ...

Lyn Jones: Dragons pack face litmus test against powerful Saints - Campaign Series

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones says Friday's clash with Northampton will provide an early indication of whether they have the required grunt up front this season. The region welcome the Aviva Premiership champions to Eugene Cross ...

Unions plot path to the TOP - IRB

Unions plot path to the TOP - IRB

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The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is highly supportive of TOP and this year the participants enjoyed a rare treat when Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and his management team gave a presentation on their plans for next year's Rugby World Cup ...

Rugby world champions come to Darlington - Insider Media

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Tonga will be based at the University of Northumbria during the run-up to their game against New Zealand. Debbie Jevans, England Rugby 2015 chief executive, said: "Rugby is at the heart of all our planning ... "With a wide range of facilities and ...

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