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The Lawrence Dallaglio interview: If Wales lose to England in Cardiff it's a huge World Cup blow for Warren Gatland's boys

HE has been there, done it and got the T-shirt.<p>Lawrence Dallaglio won the World Cup and the Six Nations with England as a barnstorming back row …

Rugby World Cup

England stars such as Brad Barritt warned there will be a price to pay for rugby's culture of big hits

Injuries during autumn series underline problem as a former IRB doctor warns that commercial incentives means players are under pressure to play<p>A sharp intake of breath reverberated around Twickenham immediately after that dull thud rang out when Brad Barritt clashed heads with Quade Cooper in the …

Gloucester sign Chiefs back Tom Marshall

Aviva Premiership<p>Gloucester sign Chiefs back Tom Marshall<p>ESPN Staff<p>December 2, 2014<p>Tom Marshall will be at Gloucester next term © Getty …

Super Rugby

Scarlets bring in Auckland centre Hadleigh Parkes

Guinness PRO12<p>Scarlets bring in Auckland centre Hadleigh Parkes<p>ESPN Staff<p>December 2, 2014<p>Hadleigh Parkes is now at the Scarlets © Getty …

Scarlets

Australia, England, Wales, Ireland and South Africa closing on All Blacks ahead of the World Cup

Australia, England, Wales, Ireland and South Africa will believe they can overhaul New Zealand<p>The month-long fest of Test rugby began with <b>New Zealand</b> appearing at Soldier’s Field in Chicago, an aptly named venue as the All Blacks are going to find themselves under constant fire between now and the …

World Rugby

US women's rugby seeks gold on road to Rio Olympic Games

On Thursday, in Dubai, a squad of American rugby players will begin their attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.<p>In the US, much has been made of rugby’s return to the Games after 90 years, largely because America’s men are the reigning Olympic champions. Rather less has been made of …

Lambskin prices slump | New Zealand News UK

Lambskin prices slump 28 Nov 2014<p>Related articles<p>NZ consumers grow more upbeat, may resume spending <i>Business</i><br>• Knowles quits as CEO of KiwiBank <i>Business</i><br>• NZ …

NRL All Stars match returns to home soil

<b>GOLD COAST Rugby League fans will be happy to hear that the All Stars match is making a return to home soil, taking place on February 13 next …

Gold Coast

Luongo practises through Detroit power outage

Both the Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings’ morning skates were cancelled Tuesday due to another power outage at Joe Louis Arena.<p>But a little …

Ice Hockey

Highlights from Jean Beliveau's storied career

• In 1955-56, Beliveau enjoyed his best season with the Montreal Canadiens. "Le Gros Bill" led the NHL in goals (47) and points (88) on the way to …

Ice Hockey

Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Jean Béliveau dies

Please click here to share your personal Jean Béliveau stories.<p>Jean Béliveau, the legendary, brilliant Montreal Canadiens centreman whose grace and …

Jaromir Jagr takes head hit from Pens’ Roberto Bortuzzo

New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr left Tuesday night after taking a hit to the head by Penguins defenceman Roberto Bortuzzo.<p>The hit happened …

Ice Hockey

Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau dead at 83

He towered, literally and figuratively, over hockey's greatest franchise, but perhaps the most telling measure of Jean Béliveau's stature was the way in which most everyone referred to him.<p>Never as 'Jean', but as 'Monsieur Béliveau.' It was a form of reverence and respect that wasn't bestowed on …