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  • Lions book Super Rugby final with Hurricanes

    Lions book Super Rugby final with Hurricanes

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    The Lions booked a place in their first ever Super Rugby final by beating the Highlanders 42-30 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. The Lions will travel to Wellington New Zealand where they will play the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium on Saturday. The Lions outscored the Highlanders by five tries to four in the match and the […]Read More »
  • Hurricanes beat Chiefs to book home Super Rugby final

    Hurricanes beat Chiefs to book home Super Rugby final

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    The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 25-9 at Westpac Stadium to book a second consecutive home Super Rugby final next week in Wellington. The Hurricanes outscored the Chiefs by three tries to none in the match with Beauden Barrett scoring a try, two penalties and two conversions for a total of 15 points. The Hurricanes have […]Read More »
  • Former England Captain Easter retires from playing rugby

    Former England Captain Easter retires from playing rugby

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    Former England captain and Harlequins most professionally capped player Nick Easter has announced that that he has retired from the game. Easter, who made 281 appearances across 20,627 minutes of rugby for the Club, was confirmed as a coach player, in charge of defence, in April this year. He will take on this role full-time […]Read More »
  • Former Worcester Boss Dean Ryan to join RFU

    Former Worcester Boss Dean Ryan to join RFU

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    Former Worcester Warriors Director of Rugby Dean Ryan will join the Rugby Football Union and work as the Head of International Player Development. Reporting to Nigel Melville, the RFU’s Director of Professional Rugby, Ryan will be responsible for leading and managing the international performance pathway to provide a pipeline of players capable of securing sustainable […]Read More »
  • Giteau in Wallabies Rugby Championship training squad

    Giteau in Wallabies Rugby Championship training squad

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    Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has included Matt Giteau in a 36 man training squad for the Rugby Championship. Cheika has also included four uncapped players in the squad that will assemble in Sydney on Monday (August 1) ahead of the Wallabies camp on the Central Coast. The four uncapped players include Waratahs prop Tom […]Read More »
  • Sanzaar want more Rugby Championship matches in Europe

    Sanzaar want more Rugby Championship matches in Europe

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    Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos says that they want to host more matches in the Northern Hemisphere as they want to build a bigger audience. The final Rugby Championship match this year will be held at Twickenham stadium in England and Marinos says that they would like to see more matches played outside of their traditional […]Read More »
  • Stade Francais sign up Sharks defensive coach

    Stade Francais sign up Sharks defensive coach

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    Durban based Super Rugby franchise the Sharks have released defence coach Omar Mouneimne from his contract at his request so that he can join French Top 14 side, Stade Francais. Commenting on his departure, director of rugby Gary Gold said: “Omar has worked tremendously hard on our defensive structures over the past few months. ” […]Read More »
  • Blackadder and Matson to coach Bath

    Blackadder and Matson to coach Bath

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    English Premiership Rugby club Bath have confirmed that Crusaders coaches Todd Blackadder and Tabai Matson have signed with the club. Blackadder will become the Director of Rugby and Matson has been contracted as Head Coach. Blackadder has been Head Coach of the Crusaders for the last eight years, and Matson has been in the Assistant […]Read More »
  • Mains : Springboks’ competitive days are over

    Mains : Springboks’ competitive days are over

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    Former All Blacks and Golden Lions coach Laurie Mains says that South Africa’s days of being “top competitors are over” due to their quota rules. Current Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee has been given a mandate to increase the number of black players in his squad to half of the team which could mean that […]Read More »
  • £200 million boost for Premiership Rugby from RFU

    £200 million boost for Premiership Rugby from RFU

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    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL) have agreed a progressive new partnership for the next eight years (July 2024). The ground-breaking agreement for club and country will see Premiership clubs benefit from the successful financial performance of England Rugby for the first time, as PRL and the RFU have agreed an […]Read More »
  • Eastmond joins Premiership rivals Wasps from Bath

    Eastmond joins Premiership rivals Wasps from Bath

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    Aviva Premiership Rugby club Bath have confirmed that Kyle Eastmond has left the Club and will join Aviva Premiership side Wasps for the 2016/17 season. Eastmond arrived at Bath in 2011, having made the switch from rugby league where he had played for St Helens and represented England. He became a cross-code international in 2013 […]Read More »
  • Lions down Crusaders and book Super Rugby Semi-final

    Lions down Crusaders and book Super Rugby Semi-final

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    South Africa’s Lions beat the Crusaders 42-25 at Ellis Park and booked a home Super Rugby Semi-final next weekend in Johannesburg. The Lions will play the third highest seed in their Semi-final so they will play either the Stormers or the Highlanders next week. Should the Stormers beat the Chiefs then the Lions will play […]Read More »
  • 2016 Super Rugby Semi-finalists confirmed

    2016 Super Rugby Semi-finalists confirmed

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    The Chiefs victory over the Stormers in Cape Town completes the Super Rugby quarter finals and has determined who will contest the Semi-finals. The Highlanders eliminated the Brumbies and they progress to the second round of the knock out matches. Top seeds the the Hurricanes eliminated the Sharks as did the Lions to the Crusaders. […]Read More »
  • Chiefs outclass Stormers to book Semi-final spot

    Chiefs outclass Stormers to book Semi-final spot

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    Hamilton Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs claimed the final place in the Super Rugby Semi-finals by beating the Stormers 21-60 at Newlands in Cape Town. The Chiefs victory means that three New Zealand teams – Hurricanes, Highlanders and the Chiefs – will contest the Semi-finals and one South African – the Lions. The Chiefs will now […]Read More »
  • Hurricanes book Super Rugby Semi-final with win over Sharks

    Hurricanes book Super Rugby Semi-final with win over Sharks

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    Wellington’s Hurricanes booked a home Super Rugby Semi-final by beating South Africa’s Sharks 41-0 at Westpac Stadium. The victory may have come at a considerable cost though as Hurricanes captain Dane Coles left the field in considerable pain holding his ribs and will be in doubt for the rest of the tournament – possibly also […]Read More »
  • Highlanders first to reach Super Rugby Semi-finals

    Highlanders first to reach Super Rugby Semi-finals

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    Reigning Super Rugby champions the Highlanders are the first team to reach the 2016 Semi-finals after beating the Brumbies 9-15 in Canberra. The Highlanders progress to the Semi-finals but they will have to wait until later in the round to find out where and who they will be playing next week. The Highlanders outscored the […]Read More »
  • Barritt to captain Premiership champions Saracens

    Barritt to captain Premiership champions Saracens

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    Current Premiership champions Saracens have announced that they have appointed Brad Barritt as captain for the upcoming season. Barritt takes over from Alistair Hargreaves, in skippering the reigning Aviva Premiership and European champions. As he prepares for his ninth season in Saracens colours, 29-year old centre Barritt assumes the captaincy role on permanent basis after […]Read More »
  • Sharks hooker given four year doping ban

    Sharks hooker given four year doping ban

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    Sharks Super Rugby hooker Monde Hadebe has been given a four year ban for a steroid-related doping offence. Hadebe did not play for the Sharks in the 2016 Super Rugby season as he went to the Southern Kings on a trial basis but returned to Durban with an injury. The 25-year-old is the second Sharks […]Read More »
  • Kings hooker to play for Blue Bulls in Currie Cup

    Kings hooker to play for Blue Bulls in Currie Cup

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    Southern Kings hooker and SA A selection, Edgar Marutlulle will play Currie Cup rugby for the Blue Bulls in Pretoria while Adendorff will return to Loftus Versfeld Southern Kings hooker will join the Blue Bulls for the Currie Cup Premier Division campaign, the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd confirmed on Wednesday. They also announced the […]Read More »
  • Youngs to captain Leicester Tigers

    Youngs to captain Leicester Tigers

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    Aviva Premiership Rugby Club Leicester Tigers have announced that Tom Youngs has been appointed as club captain ahead of the 2016/17 season. Norfolk-born Youngs has made more than 100 first-team appearances for the Tigers since coming through the club’s academy ranks and has been capped by England and the British & Irish Lions. Youngs, 29, […]Read More »
  • Six Nations could move to April

    Six Nations could move to April

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    Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) chairman Gareth Davies has revealed that talks will be held later this month about revamping the Six Nations Championship. A number of items will be discussed including adding bonus points, promotion and relegation and the idea of moving the tournament from February to April. Moving the tournament one month is being […]Read More »
  • Marais to coach Blue Bulls in Currie Cup

    Marais to coach Blue Bulls in Currie Cup

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    The Blue Bulls have have announced that current Bulls Super Rugby coach Nollis Marais will continue in his head coach capacity at the union and will also take charge of the Blue Bulls team that will contest the Currie Cup Premier Division to kick off the weekend of 5/6 August 2016. The reason for this […]Read More »
  • 2016 Super Rugby play offs confirmed

    2016 Super Rugby play offs confirmed

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    The Jaguares victory over the Lions in Buenos Aires concludes the regular Super Rugby season matches and the eight qualifying teams and their final placings have been decided. The four Conference winners will have home advantage over the four Wild Card places and they all host next weekend’s Quarter final matches. The 8 Super Rugby teams […]Read More »
  • Lions plan backfires as Jaguares earn fourth win

    Lions plan backfires as Jaguares earn fourth win

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    The Jaguares earned their fourth victory of the Super Rugby season by beating the Lions 34-22 at Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires The Lions failed to earn a bonus point from the match and missed the opportunity to finish the season on top of the Super Rugby standings. The Hurricanes remain on top of […]Read More »
  • Brumbies qualify for Super Rugby play offs

    Brumbies qualify for Super Rugby play offs

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    Canberra’s Brumbies have won the Australian Super Rugby Conference and qualified for the play-offs after beating the Force 24-10 at GIO Stadium. The victory is the Brumbies sixth consecutive victory over the Western Force who finish the season with two wins from 15 matches. The Brumbies victory eliminates the Waratahs from the play offs as the […]Read More »

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