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 ...

Rugby World Cup 2015 match fixtures schedule - Telegraph.co.uk

Rugby World Cup 2015 match fixtures schedule - Telegraph.co.uk

The Olympic Stadium in London will host five matches at the 2015 World Cup, with only two club rugby grounds selected among the 13 venues. ... Sat Sep 26 England v Wales (Pool A) Sat Oct 3 England v ... Sat Sep 19 Tonga v Europe 1 (Pool C) Wed Sep 23 ...

Scarlets and Wales rugby hero Bernard Thomas laid to rest in Llanelli - Southwales Evening Post

Scarlets and Wales rugby hero Bernard Thomas laid to rest in Llanelli - Southwales Evening Post

He played for the Scarlets during the golden generation of the 1970s and was a member of the team that beat Tonga and the New Zealand Maoris. Many of his former teammates came out to mark his passing, including former Wales and Scarlets coach ...

Rugby World Cup 2015: the pick of intriguing and affordable match-ups - The Guardian

Rugby World Cup 2015: the pick of intriguing and affordable match-ups - The Guardian

1 week agoby The Guardianon Google News

Failing to make the last eight was hardly a novel experience for the men in red, who made early exits in 1991 and 1995, but taking a flight back to Cardiff rather than going on to Marseille was enough of an indignity to persuade the Welsh Rugby Union's ...

Rugby to sell Tonga - Tonga Daily News

Rugby to sell Tonga - Tonga Daily News

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 ...

2015 Rugby World Cup: The games to watch - ESPNScrum.com

2015 Rugby World Cup: The games to watch - ESPNScrum.com

3 days agoby ESPNScrum.comon Google News

England face Wales annually but the World Cup match-ups have that extra edge to them. They have met twice before in the global gathering with England winning in 2003 and Wales taking the spoils back in 1987. Much has already been made of the ...

Rugby World Cup 2015: Welsh slow off the mark in snapping up tickets for ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Rugby World Cup 2015: Welsh slow off the mark in snapping up tickets for ... - Telegraph.co.uk

... to capture the imagination of one of rugby's strongholds, with low demand for all three games at the Leicester City Stadium. Hardcore fans in the area may be feeling short-changed after being given unattractive matches involving Argentina, Tonga ...

Vea hoping to live World Cup dream - Premiership Rugby

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is now only 12 months away and Vea, who has six caps for his native Tonga, is desperate to be there when the tournament starts in almost exactly a year. The 25-year-old tighthead last appeared for his country against Wales in ...

Rugby-Losing might be good for all-conquering All Blacks - Henry - Reuters UK

Rugby-Losing might be good for all-conquering All Blacks - Henry - Reuters UK

5 days agoby Reuters UKon Google News

Henry pointed to the All Blacks' 12-12 draw with Australia last month in their Rugby Championship opener and then 51-20 annihilation of the same opposition a week later as indicative of the team's ability to do just that. Those two games ... "It's very ...

Leigh Halfpenny's Toulon turmoil shows it's better to shop at home - Daily Mail

Leigh Halfpenny's Toulon turmoil shows it's better to shop at home - Daily Mail

4 days agoby Daily Mailon Google News

Leigh Halfpeny will wonder what he has let himself in for, even if the Wales full back doesn't have his contract at Toulon torn up, in line with the owner's threats. In a barmy week on the balmy Cote d'Azur, Mourad Boudjellal warned he may release ...

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