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Noel McNamara: Ireland Under-20's coach to go on placement in New Zealand

<b>Ireland Under-20's head coach Noel McNamara has joined New Zealand club North Harbour on a coaching placement.</b><p>McNamara will work with the Mitre10 Cup side for the next three months.<p>Ronan O'Gara, Paul O'Connell and Girvan Dempsey are among the former Irish internationals to take coaching jobs abroad …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Rugby - Underdogs Argentina hope new boys bring change of fortunes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A decision to ease restrictions on European-based players could be the impetus that Argentina need to reverse a long slump and finally begin to compete with the traditional powers of the southern hemisphere.<p>Argentina have used only home-based players in the Rugby …

Sport (UK)

Sharks, Boks tackle ‘Festival of Rugby’ in Durban

DURBAN – Next weekend promises to be chock full of action for Durban with what is being dubbed “The Festival of Rugby” descending on the city.The …

Sport (South Africa)

Paddy Jackson makes impression on Perpignan debut after 14 months out of the game

Jackson, who played the opening half of their pre-season clash with Toulouse at Stade Aime Giral before Perpignan changed their entire team at the …

Top 14

Gonzalo Quesada replaces Mario Ledesma as Jaguares coach

GONZALO Quesada ended his 20 year exile in France when the former Stade Francais fly half and coach agreed to join the Jaguares in his native …

Sport (Australia)

Paddy Jackson set to make first rugby appearance in over a year on Thursday

The former Ulster out-half last lined out in June of 2017, when Ireland faced Japan in a summer Test.

Ulster Rugby

Paddy Jackson set for first rugby match since June 2017 as he prepares for Thursday debut with Perpignan

Jackson last took to the field on Ireland's summer tour against Japan in June 2017, before sitting out the entire 2017/18 season while he was on …

Top 14

Ireland legend Paul O'Connell lands coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Francais

The 38-year-old O'Connell managed Ireland's Under-20s last year and follows in the footsteps of fellow Munster man Ronan O'Gara, who moved to France …

Top 14

Former Ireland skipper O'Connell joins Stade Francais coaching staff

PARIS (AFP) -<p>Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell was Friday named as forwards coach at French Top 14 giants Stade Francais to work alongside head coach and ex-Springboks boss Heyneke Meyer.<p>Lock forward O'Connell, who made 108 appearances for Ireland and played seven times for the British and …

Top 14

Argentina name Mario Ledesma as new national coach

Argentina have named former hooker Mario Ledesma as the new coach of their national rugbyside, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) said on …

Wales

Waratahs confirm revamped coaching team for 2019

NSW have re-signed coach Daryl Gibson to a one-year contract extension and appointed club great Chris Whittaker as their backs coach.Former Wallabies …

Super Rugby

Paddy Jackson set for Irish return after Perpignan are drawn with Connacht in Challenge Cup

Paddy Jackson is set for a quick return to Ireland with new club Perpignan after they were drawn alongside Connacht in the European Challenge Cup.<p>The …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Wasps, Bath, Leinster and Toulouse in Heineken Champions Cup Pool of Death as Saracens secure easy group

Wasps and Bath will play in a Heineken Champions Cup pool of death with Leinster and Toulouse next season.<p>The English duo are in a brutal group which …

Sport (UK)

Sport24.co.za | Heyneke Meyer turns to familiar faces at Stade Francais

Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has called up a couple of familiar faces as he takes the reins at Stade Francais.

Sport (South Africa)

Kiwi coach not surprised long season takes toll on French players

If you thought the French looked exhausted as the All Blacks used them as a doormat during the 52-11 win in Auckland last weekend, you might want to …

New Zealand Rugby

Stade Francais are out-spending Top 14 rivals in the transfer market

Owner Hans-Peter Wild is splashing the cash in a bid for future French glory, writes James Harrington<p><b>Stade Francais are out-spending Top 14 rivals in</b> …

Rugby Union

Springbok Steyn decides to stay at Stade Francais

Steyn, who has 66 caps for the Springboks, is happy to be able to finish his career at Stade Francais in Paris

Sport (South Africa)

Meyer's Stade Francais sign Sanchez from Jaguares

Paris - French Top 14 side <b>Stade Francais</b> announced on Wednesday the signings of <b>France</b> second-row <b>Yoann Maestri</b> and Argentinian international flyhalf</b> …

Sport (South Africa)

Argentina and Jaguares flyhalf Sanchez to join Stade Francais

PARIS - French Top 14 side Stade Francais announced on Wednesday the signings of France second-row Yoann Maestri and Argentinian international …

Sport (South Africa)

Sport24.co.za | Parisse ends 'nightmare' season with surgery

Italy captain Sergio Parisse has undergone surgery to remove an abdominal hernia bringing to an end a "nightmare" season for the Stade Francais …

Sport (South Africa)

European rugby Power Rankings, Week 24: Newcastle Falcons soar into the top ten

One round remains in the Aviva Premiership and Top 14, with the Pro14 play-offs already decided. Here are the latest rankings ahead of the final weekend in a long regular season.<p><b>40. Kings (1-20, no change)</b><p><b>39. Dragons (5-2-19, no change)</b><p><b>38. Brive (9-1-21, no change)</b><p><b>37. London Irish (6-21, no</b> …

Top 10

The race for the Top 14 play-offs - which of the seven contenders will make the top six?

There has been a change of scenery in France's top flight. Thanks to the emergence of Lyon, La Rochelle and Pau, a new wave of ambitious clubs recently in the second division, the battle to qualify for the Top 14 play-offs by making the top six has turned into a congested scrap.<p>Montpellier's …

Top 14

Rugby Digger - transfer news and rumours: 'Danny Cipriani to play in France with Stade Francais'

<i>Read our dose of all the latest Aviva Premiership transfer news and rumours, plus a round-up of all the biggest rugby news stories from around the world with Rugby Digger...</i><p>Speculation surrounding the future of <b>Danny Cipriani</b> has been rife since he announced he would be leaving Wasps at the end of …

Soccer Transfers

Wallabies abroad: Harris, Gill star for Lyon

While Super Rugby and the Commonwealth Games took centre stage at the weekend, all eyes were back on club rugby in Europe.<p>Here's how each of the …

Top 14

Heyneke vows to transform struggling Stade Francais

2018-04-16 13:33<p>Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)<p>Paris - <b>Heyneke Meyer</b> vowed to turn relegation haunted <b>Stade Francais</b> into "the best team in the world" at …

Sport (South Africa)

Eddie Jones mulls former Bulls No 8 for SA tour

2018-04-12 19:18<p>Jono Ross (Getty Images)<p>Cape Town - England coach <b>Eddie Jones</b> is reportedly eager to include former Bulls No 8 <b>Jono Ross</b> in his squad …

Sport (South Africa)

Willem Alberts extends stay with Stade Francais

2018-04-10 15:36<p>Willem Alberts (Gallo Images)<p>Paris - South African loose forward <b>Willem Alberts</b> has extended his contract with Stade Francais, the Top …

Sport (South Africa)

Wallabies abroad: Mogg makes it a Montpellier double

A Jesse Mogg double has propelled Montpellier to a big win in France over the weekend.<p>Mogg scored in the 13th and 60th minutes for Montpellier, with …

Harlequins

Greg Cooper to take up Japanese rugby coaching job after leaving

Former All Black Greg Cooper will resurrect his coaching career in Japan two months after quitting his post at a top French club on compassionate …

New Zealand Rugby

Wallabies abroad: Fardy into Champions Cup semis

Scott Fardy’s Leinster toppled reigning Champions Cup winners Saracens in their quarter-final overnight.<p>Fardy, who has been playing almost …

European Rugby Champions Cup