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Thuggish England get expunged from Test win record

Thuggish England get expunged from Test win record

20 Mar 2017

Ireland 13–England 9. Oh dear.

Where does the ARU stand on Super Rugby format changes?

Where does the ARU stand on Super Rugby format changes?

13 Mar 2017

SANZAAR has met in London and after two days of “robust” discussion will meet for “further discussion and consultation” before “final discussion and consultation” that allows “the adoption of changes proposed by the strategic plan,” according to a brief statement from its chief executive Andy Marinos.

Steve Smith’s “brain fade” was cheating that should be punished

Steve Smith's "brain fade" was cheating that should be punished

9 Mar 2017

Former Indian captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly are right to insist that the ICC punish Steve Smith for his “brain fade”, which saw him look to the Australian dressing room for guidance while considering whether to review an LBW decision against him.

Thank goodness for the Force, all is forgiven for now

Thank goodness for the Force, all is forgiven for now

6 Mar 2017

Okay, okay! I know, I know. I’ve been tough on the Western Force and argued that the franchise should be shifted to Parramatta.

Italy’s ruckless rugby was in the Webb Ellis spirit of the game

Italy's ruckless rugby was in the Webb Ellis spirit of the game

2 Mar 2017

It is predictable and worrying that coach Eddie Jones, supported by the blinkered, blazer-wearing wallahs running England rugby – including the abrasive Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie – would find Italy’s bold gamble on ruckless rugby somehow an attack on the spirit of the laws.

Daniel Vickerman’s death casts a dark shadow over the rugby world

Daniel Vickerman's death casts a dark shadow over the rugby world

27 Feb 2017

Before play began, the players from the NSW Waratahs and the Western Force Super Rugby teams formed two circles to honour, with silence and bowed heads, the memory of Daniel Vickerman.