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...

Autumn internationals - rugby writers' predictions - Telegraph.co.uk

Autumn internationals - rugby writers' predictions - Telegraph.co.uk

Mick Cleary - Wales will win against Australia and Fiji but New Zealand and South Africa will get the better of them. Ireland will beat Georgia and Australia while Scotland will beat Tonga. They have a chance to get past Argentina in their first game ...

Taulupe Faletau: Wales to bounce back against South Africa - The Independent

Taulupe Faletau: Wales to bounce back against South Africa - The Independent

Bath prop Paul James, plus the Gloucester pair of hooker Richard Hibbard and fly-half James Hook, will return to Aviva Premiership duty as South Africa's visit falls outside the International Rugby Board's autumn window. Ospreys forward Nicky Smith ...

No change in Bok ranking - Sport24

No change in Bok ranking - Sport24

1 hour agoby Sport24on Google News

According to the World Rugby website, the Wallabies headed into the match in Dublin sitting just one hundredth of a rating point above England, but will now travel to Twickenham to face Stuart Lancaster's men this weekend behind two northern hemisphere ...

'New Zealand has some fundamental advantages' - CEO Steve Tew on why All ... - ESPNScrum.com

'New Zealand has some fundamental advantages' - CEO Steve Tew on why All ... - ESPNScrum.com

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It is the hope that kills you, as England and Wales have found out against the world's best side but as the World Cup ticks ever closer, it will be the All Blacks who head into the final sprint as the tall poppies. On Saturday, not only were the All ...

Guinness Pro 12 Wrap: Edinburgh punish ill-discipline, Warriors struggle - stv.tv

Guinness Pro 12 Wrap: Edinburgh punish ill-discipline, Warriors struggle - stv.tv

1 hour agoby stv.tvon Google News

Despite much of the focus being on the many internationals taking place across Europe, the Guinness Pro 12 quietly continued under the rugby radar this weekend. Either side of Scotland's victory over Tonga, Glasgow Warriors were in south west Wales to ...

Chris Robshaw: If England lose to Australia we will stew on the defeat all winter - Telegraph.co.uk

Chris Robshaw: If England lose to Australia we will stew on the defeat all winter - Telegraph.co.uk

15 hours agoby Telegraph.co.ukon Google News

Robshaw's sentiments were echoed by Samoa scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i, who plays Premiership rugby for Northampton, who invited the England players to join the circle. "It's just something us Polynesians do, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, after every game we come ...

Second batch of next year's Rugby World Cup tickets go on sale this week - The Guardian

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England's pool matches against Australia and Wales are already sold out, as are the two quarter-finals at Twickenham, semi-finals and final. Tickets are available for New Zealand's fixtures against Georgia, Namibia and Tonga, while there remain ...

Scotland recovery will face tough Six Nations examination - BBC Sport

Scotland recovery will face tough Six Nations examination - BBC Sport

19 hours agoby BBC Sporton Google News

Could they dig themselves out of a hole after an indifferent first 40 minutes against Tonga? Yes, again. They scored 23 unanswered points in the second half at Rugby Park. New players have emerged. Older players have been reborn and that has ...

England vs Samoa, Autumn International: as it happened - Telegraph.co.uk

England vs Samoa, Autumn International: as it happened - Telegraph.co.uk

If Stuart Lancaster has given them a gameplan, they're so far failing to execute it and, in trying to play rugby in the middle of the park, are playing right into Samoan hands, with the man in blue relishing the physical stuff. Farrell still looks like ...

Wales v New Zealand: Owen Williams 'inspires' Welsh team - BBC Sport

Wales v New Zealand: Owen Williams 'inspires' Welsh team - BBC Sport

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Williams who came through the Blues academy system, has been capped four times for Wales and scored a try in the 17-7 win against Tonga in November 2013. McBryde says having Williams at the match will "inspire" the Welsh team as they bid to end their ...

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