From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Three tries helped South Africa to a 22-6 win over Italy on Saturday at Stadio Euganeo in the hosts’ final Test of the November series.
Springbok great Bakkies Botha has retired from international rugby, the South Africa Rugby Union (SARU) said on Saturday.
The Wallabies have fallen 26-23 to Ireland in Dublin to suffer their first back-to-back spring tour defeats in almost a decade.
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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika sees his role in Kurtley Beale’s comeback as rugby coach not social worker, saying it’s up to the controversial playmaker to make the most of his latest career lifeline.
Michael Cheika won’t be pushing for a rule change to make overseas-based players eligible for Wallabies selection, vowing to stick by players who value playing for their country over money.
Richie McCaw wonders how on earth the All Blacks won his first game at the helm.
Henry Speight wants to repay the country that’s given him a better life when he makes his long-awaited Test debut for Australia against Ireland.
Many Wallabies overlooked for Test selection on the spring tour so far have politely accepted it as being all part of the experience.
Japan dream of parlaying their entry into an expanded Super Rugby competition into a first-time World Cup quarter-final showing when they host the global showpiece in 2019.
SANZAR, based on the news released today, has gone for the money. The new structure will generate or should generate large dollops of television money outside of the SANZAR countries.
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In a major development for the Super Rugby competition, the SANZAR Executive Committee this morning formally confirmed that both the Japan Rugby Football Union and the Union Argentina de Rugby have been admitted into the Super Rugby tournament from 2016.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn’t quite gone as far as I thought – or as far as I hoped, on Tuesday – but I do like that he’s gone some way to shaking the side up ahead of their Test against Ireland in Dublin, in the early hours of Sunday morning, AEDT.
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It’s perhaps indicative of the wonder of the achievements that have already been compiled by Richard Hugh McCaw that this weekend’s milestone of his 100th Test as captain of the world’s most renowned team almost feels run of the mill.
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They share Fijian roots, a close bond and a room on the spring tour, now Tevita Kuridrani and Henry Speight will experience Test rugby together for the first time. Speight’s four-year wait to become an Australian Test player will end in Dublin on Saturday (Sunday morning AEDT) after being named on the wing to face […]
The NSW Waratahs are embracing the challenge of trying to remain at the Super Rugby summit – even in the absence of master motivator Michael Cheika.
Michael Cheika’s coaching history in Ireland is adding an element of intrigue to preparations for this weekend’s Test match in Dublin.
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As of today there are fewer than 300 days until the Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off.
Wales host New Zealand at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4:30am (AEDT).
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The Wallabies will be out to atone for last week’s poor performance against the French by bouncing back against Ireland at Lansdowne Road. Join us on The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3:30am (AEDT).
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Italy will host the might of South Africa at Stadio Euganeo, Padua for the third game of the Springbok’s end of year tour. Join The Roar from 1:00am (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.
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In a frightful turn of events SANZAR’s decision to expand Super Rugby into an 18-team competition involving Japan and Argentina has turned a significant number of Super Rugby fans English!
With 300 sleeps until the tournament’s kick-off, what’s the pecking order for the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
I have read a lot of articles over the past month in relation to the opinions of coaches and players, and the scandals they had found themselves caught up in. But, the one common theme that keeps surfacing is just how different Test rugby is to Super Rugby.
When you live and drive in a country like Malaysia, you can do one of two things.
Michael Cheika’s Wallabies have suffered their first loss, defeated by 29 to 26 at the hands of the French in a fiercely contested game at Stade Français on Sunday morning.
This week, the Wallabies return to the UK after a defensive lesson from the French. Prodigal son Kurtley Beale could be preparing for a return to the Test team as soon as this weekend, when the Wallabies take on a revitalised Ireland.
De ja vu, following a pattern, again flattering to deceive. Whatever you call it, the Wallabies’ performance in Paris had a familiar ring to it.
This weekend the Guinness-swilling underdogs from the Emerald Isle go up against the top-ranking, SANZAR-dominating, twice-Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies.
The Wallabies went down in a tight Test match, but did they have all the help they needed?
The third week of the internationals answered as many questions as it presented, with the majority of the games going down to the wire, culminating in a fantastic weekend of viewing.
Last weekend, London Wasps played their last home game at Adams Park in High Wycombe – a 71-7 thrashing of Aviva Premiership whipping boys London Welsh.
When riding the tube in London, at certain stations there is a warning broadcasted over the PA system to mind the gap. Invariably at these stations, there is no real discernible gap between the train and the platform.
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