Thursday Morning Round Up

Thursday Morning Round Up

Nemani Nadolo Calls Time On His Test Career


Fijian powerhouse winger Nemani Nadolo has announced his retirement from international rugby at the age of 30. The 137 kg winger has decided to hang up his international boots ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, having represented his country 30 times and crossing the whitewash 19 times. 

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Billionaire Andrew Forrest's Global Rapid Rugby Launch Pushed Back

Billionaire Andrew Forrest's new Global rugby competition, Rapid Rugby, has hit a snag with the launch pushed back to 2020. The competition was set to kick off this year with a 60-game schedule but time has run out for the organisers.

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Namibia’s Participation At World Cup In Jeopardy

Namibia's participation at the Rugby World Cup in Japan is in jeopardy following a conflict between the professional and amateur arms of Namibian Rugby.

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Crusaders' All Black Trio Set To Miss Opening Rounds Of Super Rugby


The Crusaders will be without the services of All Black trio Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock and Codie Taylor for the opening rounds of Super Rugby including their opening games against fellow New Zealand conference rivals the Blues and Hurricanes.

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The Final Swansong For Schmidt and Gatland

Ireland’s Joe Schmidt and Wales’ Warren Gatland both embark on their final Six Nations journey this year and while the two have been massive servants to their nations and the competition we thought we would have a look at how their records matched up against the likes of Sir Clive Woodward and Stuart Lancaster, who statistically are the best the tournament has had.

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