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...

Eddie Aholelei: London Welsh sign Tonga prop - BBC Sport

Eddie Aholelei: London Welsh sign Tonga prop - BBC Sport

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He will link up at Premiership new boys London Welsh with Tonga team-mate, and fellow prop, Taione Vea. "I watched him first hand against Wales in the autumn at the Millennium Stadium. "He's got Super 15 experience, is a very big powerful man and is ...

Canada heads to Europe on fall rugby tour - London Community News

Canada heads to Europe on fall rugby tour - London Community News

11 Fiji plays No. 6 Wales and No. 7 France while Samoa takes on No. 4 England and No. 14 Italy. No. 13 Tonga takes on No. 8 Scotland and No. 15 Georgia faces No. 5 Ireland. Canada lost 38-35 to the U.S. and 34-25 to Japan in its other June matches.

Pacific 'brothers' rivalry could decide Super Rugby semi-final - The Guardian (blog)

Pacific 'brothers' rivalry could decide Super Rugby semi-final - The Guardian (blog)

Australian rugby fans all know about the New South Wales-Queensland rivalry. On Saturday night at Allianz Stadium they'll get a taste of Tonga and Fiji's bad blood, with a few Samoans entering the fray too. There's no question that cultural subtext ...

Top matches for Tier Two rugby nations in November - Boxscore

Top matches for Tier Two rugby nations in November - Boxscore

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Fiji, who open Rugby World Cup 2015 against host country England, will benefit from a demanding schedule as they face RWC 2015 pool opponents Wales in Cardiff on November 15, just one week after they play France in Paris. Their Pacific neighbours Samoa ...

Habana on standby for Commonwealth Games - South Africa.info

This time of the year is usually a rest period for French Top 14 players and Habana, the scorer of 55 test tries, was previously refused permission to join the Blitzbokke. Now Toulon and the French Rugby Federation have decided to make an exception.

Hogg heads list of union stars for Commonwealth Games Sevens - The Score

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THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES get underway with the opening ceremony in Glasgow this evening and provide rugby fans with a glimpse of what the Olympics Sevens will offer in 2016. While sevens has been played at the Commonwealth Games since ...

Recent live reporting posts - BBC News

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Here's my nudge and wink for you. Rugby sevens. Two years before their Olympic debut in Rio, the southern hemisphere big three - New Zealand, Australia and South Africa - along with England, Wales, Scotland, Samoa and Tonga, knocking bits of each ...

Richie Pugh picks exciting young Scarlets squad for Premiership Sevens Series ... - Ultimate Rugby Sevens (UR7s)

Scarlets will take on fellow regions Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons and Ospreys in the inaugural Welsh leg of Premiership Rugby 7s to be held at the nation's capital in what promises to be a thrilling evening of rugby for regional rugby ...

Exciting blend of youthful talent to represent Scarlets 7s - Premiership Rugby

Exciting blend of youthful talent to represent Scarlets 7s - Premiership Rugby

Scarlets will take on fellow regions Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons and Ospreys in the inaugural Welsh leg of Premiership Rugby 7s to be held at the nation's capital in what promises to be a thrilling evening of rugby for regional rugby supporters.

Commonwealth Games: The Opening Ceremony from Celtic Park - Insidethegames.biz (blog)

Tongan boxer Lomalito Moala paraded wearing a Celtic shirt ©Twitter This is after Celtic fans had to travel to Murrayfield, the home of Scottish rugby in Edinburgh, for their Champions League qualifying match against KR Reykjavik. They won 4-0, so it ...

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