RWC Preview: Wales vs France

RWC Preview: Wales vs France

Warren Gatland is happy for Wales to fly under the radar at the Rugby World Cup, even if they are strong favourites to see off France and reach the semi-finals.   Australia coach Michael Cheika...

Diaby red proves costly as Bordeaux beaten by Brive

Diaby red proves costly as Bordeaux beaten by Brive

Bordeaux-Begles could lose ground on Top 14 leaders Lyon after slipping to their second defeat in three matches at Brive.   Mahamadou Diaby's ninth-minute dismissal proved decisive as Christophe...

Sarries start title defence with Saints loss, Exeter beat Quins

Sarries start title defence with Saints loss, Exeter beat Quins

James Grayson's late penalty snatched a 27-25 win for Northampton Saints at champions Saracens as Exeter Chiefs started the Premiership season with a narrow win over Harlequins.   Saints led 21-16...

Highlights: New Zealand v Ireland
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Highlights: New Zealand v Ireland

It was a game that was unexpected to say the least. New Zealand played an extremely impressive game of rugby as they began to take advantage of the Irish from an early time in the game. Ireland continued...

Ireland lacked winning experience, says Hansen

Ireland lacked winning experience, says Hansen

After New Zealand thrashed Ireland in Tokyo, Steve Hansen highlighted the value of their experience winning competitions.       Head coach Steve Hansen suggested New Zealand's Rugby...

Hansen praises Schmidt and Best after 'magnificent careers' with Ireland

Hansen praises Schmidt and Best after 'magnificent careers' with Ireland

Departing duo Joe Schmidt and Rory Best did a "wonderful job" for Ireland, according to New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen.     Steve Hansen congratulated Joe Schmidt and Rory Best...