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...

Tongan prop Eddie Aholelei joins London Welsh - Rugbyweek.com

Tongan prop Eddie Aholelei joins London Welsh - Rugbyweek.com

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Aviva Premiership Rugby club London Welsh have signed Tonga international prop forward Eddie Aholelei from Super Rugby side the Melbourne Rebels. Aholelei, 32, scored a try on his international debut against Japan in 2013 and has gone on to win six ...

Canadian men's rugby team heads to Europe on November rugby tour - Vancouver Sun

1 hour agoby Vancouver Sunon Google News

No. 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.

Rugby Sevens - BBC Sport

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Izzy Joachim from St Vincent and Grenadines met up with Irene Prescott from Tonga after their 50m butterfly heat. Izzy is just 14 years old. Neither of them had the slightest idea where to find the other one's country on the map, but they are both in ...

Rugby: IOC to test eligibility rules - New Zealand Herald

Sam Tuitupou could re-emerge with Tonga and Joe Rokocoko and Sitiveni Sivivatu are candidates for Fiji. The irony is delicious. In 2004 and 2009, the IRB council rejected a New Zealand-led proposal to change eligibility laws to allow players who had ...

Rugby sevens: Preliminaries - BBC Sport

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Izzy Joachim from St Vincent and Grenadines met up with Irene Prescott from Tonga after their 50m butterfly heat. Izzy is just 14 years old. Neither of them had the slightest idea where to find the other one's country on the map, but they are both in ...

Hockey - Australia v Wales - BBC Sport

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England lose a thrilling netball match by a single point to Australia in their Pool B match. Watch the clip here. The Sri Lankan sevens rugby team delight the crowd with a spirited try after they conceded the first 50 points in their pool match with ...

Top matches for Tier Two nations in November - IRB (press release)

Top matches for Tier Two nations in November - IRB (press release)

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 ...

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 ...

Hard-hitting Tongan Chris Hala'ufia hopes to make a big impression at Scarlets - Llanelli Star

Hard-hitting Tongan Chris Hala'ufia hopes to make a big impression at Scarlets - Llanelli Star

1 week agoby Llanelli Staron Google News

NEW Tongan signing Chris Hala'ufia is hoping he can leave the same impression on Scarlets fans as his boyhood idol Salesi Finau. Hala'ufia is latest Pacific Islander to find his rugby path leading to West Wales, treading the same route as the likes of ...

Shooting: Qualifiers and finals - BBC Sport

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Sports: Athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling (track), hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby sevens, shooting, squash, swimming, triathlon, table tennis and weightlifting. Gold medals to be won: 24. Athletics: Men's and women's .... but still advance to ...

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