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...

RUGBY UNION: Welsh form must come first for Tongan Taione - Oxford Mail

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“I am looking to get as much game time as possible to press my case. “We'll just see how things go. The priority is to make sure I do well for London Welsh.” This autumn, Tonga play the USA on November 15 at a venue to be confirmed, followed by ...

Lam set to rotate squad for European clash in Exeter - Irish Independent

Lam set to rotate squad for European clash in Exeter - Irish Independent

But Lam has one eye on a trip to Wales six days later against leaders Ospreys in the Pro12. Connacht got their ... The flanker was the most high-profile absentee in the 33-man squad ahead of games against Argentina, New Zealand and Tonga next month.

All Blacks tour a World Cup dress rehearsal - TVNZ

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The All Blacks will use their impending tour to the US and UK as a dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup. With only 332 days before the tournament kicks off, the All Blacks see their matches against England, Scotland and Wales as a chance to assess ...

Rugby World Cup 2015: Pool A profile - Boxscore

Rugby World Cup 2015: Pool A profile - Boxscore

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While Australia and England will be led into RWC 2015 by head coaches new to the tournament, in the form of the recently-appointed Michael Cheika and Stuart Lancaster, Wales' Warren Gatland will be making his third Rugby World Cup appearance. ... And ...

Prydie and Amos join Faletau in Wales squad - Free Press Series

Prydie and Amos join Faletau in Wales squad - Free Press Series

Amos, who was capped against Tonga last autumn, scored a scintillating try in the Dragons' stunning win at Stade Francais at the weekend and is back in the Wales squad after missing the summer tour of South Africa because of shoulder surgery ...

Warren Gatland: Injury deprived Dragons teen Tyler Morgan a Wales call-up - South Wales Argus

Warren Gatland: Injury deprived Dragons teen Tyler Morgan a Wales call-up - South Wales Argus

WARREN Gatland has revealed that Newport Gwent Dragons teenager Tyler Morgan would have been included in the Wales squad for the autumn internationals were it not for a knee injury. The Wales boss has named a 34-strong squad for the November ...

Cotter hails skipper Gilchrist - South Wales Argus

He will be looking for signs of development this autumn, with a rematch against the Pumas at Murrayfield on November 8, before they face the might of the All Blacks a week later at the same venue and then finish up against Tonga at Rugby Park ...

Olympic qualification race adds spice to World Rugby Sevens series - Times Colonist

Olympic qualification race adds spice to World Rugby Sevens series - Times Colonist

GOLD COAST, Australia - The qualifying process for Rio 2016 in one of the newest Olympic sports begins this weekend with the first round of the International Rugby Board's Sevens World Series on Australia's Gold Coast. ... will play in Pool A on the ...

Rugby: Coachless Wallabies in disarray - New Zealand Herald

Rugby: Coachless Wallabies in disarray - New Zealand Herald

White last week accepted a short-term advisory role with Tonga for their spring tour, but would likely be able to renege in favour of the Wallabies job. Former Wallabies World Cup-winning back Rod Kafer is backing Cheika. "There's only one man for the ...

Samu Manoa and other Premiership Americans free to face All Blacks in Chicago - The Guardian

Samu Manoa and other Premiership Americans free to face All Blacks in Chicago - The Guardian

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Such players will then not be available for the Eagles' in-window autumn fixtures against Romania, Tonga and Fiji. An article published on the USA Rugby website said players employed in France, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Japan would also be available ...

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