Eagles triumph in Top League opener

Sep 1, 2018

Eagles triumph in Top League opener

The Top League season kicked off Friday night with Canon beating Toshiba 26-20 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the Eagles' first win over the Brave Lupus in six attempts. Eleven points from the boot of Japan flyhalf Yu Tamura, including a drop goal 12 ...

Crusaders already eyeing next triumph

Aug 5, 2018

Crusaders already eyeing next triumph

The Canterbury Crusaders had hardly begun to celebrate their back-to-back Super Rugby titles when they put the spotlight on completing a three-peat next year. The Crusaders were too smart and too clinical for the Golden Lions in Christchurch on Saturday as they won this year's ...

Argentina hires Mario Ledesma as new national team coach

Aug 2, 2018

Argentina hires Mario Ledesma as new national team coach

Argentina has hired former national-team hooker Mario Ledesma as its new rugby coach on a four-year deal. The Pumas made the announcement on Wednesday, when Ledesma was presented at a news conference at the Argentina Rugby Union headquarters in Buenos Aires as the replacement for ...

Crusaders, Lions set up rematch for Super Rugby title

Jul 29, 2018

Crusaders, Lions set up rematch for Super Rugby title

The Crusaders are back in the Super Rugby final seeking a record-extending ninth title. The Lions are back still searching for a first. New Zealand's Crusaders and South Africa's Lions set up a repeat of last year's decider with convincing semifinal wins at home on ...