Rugby Union

England's 2007 Rugby World Cup final squad: Where are they now?

October 20 marks ten years to the day since England's last appearance in a Rugby World Cup final, when they were defeated 15-6 by South Africa in Paris.<p>England were humiliated in the pool stages by the Springboks but rallied as the tournament progressed, defeating Australia in the quarter-finals …

Rugby World Cup

WRU chiefs to meet Lee Byrne following claims about Rob Howley in explosive new book

Welsh rugby chiefs are ready to meet Lee Byrne to discuss concerns raised in his new book about how he was treated by Warren Gatland’s Wales No2 Rob …

Shaw gets his teeth into restaurant trade

Former England and Lions lock Simon Shaw tells Rugby World what he's been up to since retiring in 2013 – and recalls the one match that had him …

Sport (UK)

Scotland and Edinburgh flanker suspended by club and country

Scotland flanker John Hardie has been suspended by club side Edinburgh and told he will not be selected for next month's autumn Test series amid a …

News (Ireland)

Chris Ashton on life at Toulon: 'It is never boring. There’s always something happening somewhere'

Before every home game, Toulon’s players disembark from the team bus a hundred yards from the Stade Mayol. Their walk to the dressing room is a cacophony of noise and colour as hundreds of supporters gather to form a guard of honour for their heroes.<p>It is a tradition that dates back years and some …

European Rugby Champions Cup

Live coverage of Wallabies v All Blacks third Bledisloe Cup Test

THE Wallabies are ready to prove just how far they’ve come since their first up Bledisloe Cup shellacking in Sydney, captain Michael Hooper …

Sport (Australia)

'Learning to be Australian' by Stephen Moore

I’ve tried to live my life with eyes straight ahead.<p>I’ve tried not to reflect too much or dwell on things past.<p>This week has been an exception. The …

Jarryd Hayne's future may be in halves for Gold Coast Titans, says Garth Brennan

"I take on board player's input. I'm not a dictator who will say 'This is where you're going to play and I don't care about your say, this is what …

Australian News

Scarlets v Bath, Champions Cup: Live updates

7:27PM<p>Moriarty to Scarlets?<p>Wayne Pivac (understandably) not denying the Scarlets would be interested in bringing Ross Moriarty back to Welsh rugby. Tadgh Beirne gets the nod at number eight tonight, with the Irishman on his way next season back to Munster.<p>7:21PM<p>Lashing it down<p>Man, it is not pretty …

Sport (UK)

Hard tackling WP can also run with the ball, warns Lions guru

Give dangerous runners like Western Province fullback Dillyn Leyds and centre Huw Jones half a chance and you will pay the price.<p>That’s the stark …

News (South Africa)

Saracens’ Alex Goode: ‘I’ll be here as long as they’ll have me’

The full-back may now be facing more competition for his place but has no intention of leaving the ‘happy environment’ at the only club he has played for<p>It would be no great surprise if the sense of adventure Alex Goode has always displayed on the field gave rise to some wanderlust off it. Out of …

Sport (UK)

Roosters want Cooper Cronk to turn Mitchell Pearce into best half in the game

Roosters chairman Nick Politis and coach Trent Robinson will meet early next week to devise their plan to sign Cooper Cronk, who they believe can …

Sport (Australia)

Kiwi jockey's $3.26m Boom Time in upset win at the Caulfield Cup

TRACKSIDE<p>Kiwi runners fall flat but New Zealand jockey Cory Parish shocks as Boom Time upsets in $3.26 million Caulfield Cup.<p>New Zealand jockey Cory …

Horse Racing (Australia)

Time running out for England hopefuls as Eddie Jones looks to replace his absent big beasts with new blood

Eddie Jones doesn’t really do down time. But with just two rounds of European and domestic action left before he names his squad for the upcoming …

Sport (UK)

Raymond Rhule, Sergeal Petersen set to feature in final game for Cheetahs

Raymond Rhule and Sergeal Petersen are set to feature in their final game for the Cheetahs in next Saturday's Pro14 match against Zebre in Italy.<p>The …

South African Rugby

EPRU needs R50m pot of gold

<b>Lots of work – and money – needed to regain control of Southern Kings</b><p>If the EP Rugby Union (EPRU) want to achieve their ambition of regaining control …

News (South Africa)

The Welsh Baccalaureate 'puts students at a disadvantage for top universities'

Students studying the<p>Video Loading<p>at A-level may be disadvantaging their chances of attending elite universities, a Conservative AM has warned after …

Education

All Blacks bid farewell to 'The Professor' Wayne Smith after 20 years' service

Farewell then to the man known as 'The Professor', and in a country like New Zealand where rugby is stitched onto the soul, that is some nickname.<p>Saturday marks Wayne Smith's final game with the All Blacks after a 20-year association, a chance in Brisbane for one final win over Australia.<p>Smith's …

New Zealand All Blacks

Steffi Jones under pressure after Iceland embarrass Germany's women

Until recently, Germany's women's football team were all but untouchable. Then came a shock Euro 2017 exit and the embarrassing home defeat to …

World News

Australian Stockman: A rugby story changing lives

5:49 AM GMT<p>Sam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early …

Australia

Johnny Sexton back to captain Leinster for Glasgow trip

Isa Nacewa has failed to recover from his ankle injury in time for trip to Scotstoun<p>about 21 hours ago

News (Ireland)

Rugby Canada coaches scouring other sports to add to sevens talent pool

TORONTO — With Montreal Alouettes defensive back Tevaughn Campbell slated to come on board after the CFL season and a space open for Adam Zaruba …

The Bledisloe Cup in Brisbane: brilliance, brain snaps and brutality

TWENTY-FIVE years after the lowest blow in Bledisloe Cup history and Wallaby Paul Carozza still gets asked why he headbutted Richard Loe’s forearm …

Sport (Australia)

‘Leicester’s Matt Toomua: ‘My mind is firmly here, I want a few good years here’’

The Australian centre talks about a year on the sidelines serving coffee to team-mates, having to be apart from his cricketer wife Ellyse Perry and why he has no regrets about putting Leicester before his country<p>Midweek in Leicester and Australian accents are everywhere. Heading up the operation …

Sport (UK)

Rory Best back in contention for Ulster after hamstring issue

Ireland captain Rory Best will make a surprise return to Ulster action this weekend after hamstring trouble.<p>The 35-year-old hooker has been sidelined …

News (Ireland)

Stade Toulousain vs Cardiff Blues - Report - European Rugby Challenge Cup 2018 - 20 Oct, 2017

11:02 PM BST<p>Cardiff Blues made it two wins from two in the Challenge Cup after holding out to defeat Toulouse 17-15 in a seesaw contest at the Stade …

Cardiff Blues

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England coach Steve Cooper expects an entertaining quarter-final against USA

<b>Margao</b>: England and United States of America coaches were on Friday cautious in their assessment of Saturday's quarterfinal match of the FIFA U-17 …

FIFA

Leicester Tigers team news for European Champions Cup

Gareth Owen and Valentino Mapapalangi have been drafted into the Leicester Tigers line-up for Saturday’s European Champions Cup game against Castres …

Leicester Tigers

Western Province v Golden Lions: Preview, Head to head, team news, kick off and live stream

The second Currie Cup semi features north vs south as Western Province welcome the Golden Lions to Newlands on Saturday.The Lions are the stronger …

Watch: All Blacks perform haka after being awarded Spain's top sporting prize

The All Blacks were honoured in Spain overnight, being awarded the Princesca de Asturias award for sporting success at the Campoamor theatre in …

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