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Horwill left off Australia's squad

Aug 21, 2015

Horwill left off Australia's squad

Lock James Horwill, who captained Australia to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, was omitted from the 31-man Wallabies squad named Friday that will compete in the 2015 tournament. The 30-year-old Horwill and scrumhalf Nic White were the notable omissions from the squad. Coach Michael ...

McCaw says retirement scares him 'a little bit'

Aug 19, 2015

McCaw says retirement scares him 'a little bit'

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says the prospect of retirement scares him “a little bit” but he isn’t yet certain he will end his international career after this year’s Rugby World Cup. The 34-year-old McCaw became the world’s most-capped test rugby player when he ...

Jones admits to Stormers talks

Aug 19, 2015

Jones admits to Stormers talks

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Japan coach Eddie Jones admitted Tuesday he was in talks with the Stormers, but he stopped short of saying he had signed a deal with the Cape Town-based Super Rugby side. Reports from South Africa overnight claim Jones will give up his role as ...

Aug 18, 2015

Rugby World Cup to use Hawk-Eye technology

Hawk-Eye, a system used to judge line calls in tennis, cricket and Premier League soccer, will operate at the upcoming Rugby World Cup to help television match officials with tight decisions. World Rugby, the sport’s governing body, said Monday the video-replay technology will be ...

All Blacks crush Wallabies, retain Bledisloe Cup

Aug 15, 2015

All Blacks crush Wallabies, retain Bledisloe Cup

New Zealand set its Rugby World Cup preparation on track with an emphatic 41-13 win over Australia on Saturday which retained the Bledisloe Cup and extended a 29-year winning streak over the Wallabies at Eden Park. After last week’s 27-19 loss in Sydney which ...

Aug 12, 2015

Lomu tops greatest World Cup try poll

The English backs brushed away like breadcrumbs may still find it hard to watch but Jonah Lomu’s bulldozing try for New Zealand in 1995 has been voted the best in World Cup history. Little more than a month before the start of the 2015 ...

Aug 11, 2015

World XV players arrive in Japan

The main bulk of the World XV side to play the Brave Blossoms on Saturday arrived in Japan on Tuesday morning with coach Robbie Deans saying the invitation side covered “both extremes.” “We’ve got guys who have been there and done that and won ...

Argentina claims historic win over South Africa

Aug 9, 2015

Argentina claims historic win over South Africa

Argentina beat South Africa for the first time in a test on Saturday, pushing the Springboks’ World Cup plans toward turmoil with a 37-25 victory in the final round of the Rugby Championship. Argentina scored four tries at Kings Park, three in the first ...

Aug 5, 2015

Wallaby-heavy World XV squad set to face Japan

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The World XV to take on Japan at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Aug. 15 was announced Wednesday and it contains a number of Wallabies still hoping to make it to this year’s Rugby World Cup. Former Australia coach Robbie Deans, now in ...