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Eddie Jones insists the shortage of contenders for the England captaincy beyond Dylan Hartley is a symptom of the leadership deficit that exists throughout sport.
Prop Ellis Genge has been recalled to England’s squad for their Six Nations title defence just weeks after being dropped by coach Eddie Jones.
Scotland’s Six Nations hopes have been dealt a significant blow after it was confirmed prop WP Nel will miss the entire competition.
England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) is backing a proposal to increase the residency qualification period to five years from the current three to restrict the number of rugby union players who switch nationalities.
Two long-retired Wallabies will run out for the ACT Brumbies as wildcard players at the upcoming Brisbane Tens.
The women’s draw for the 2017 Sydney Sevens has been revealed, with Australia placed in a group which will hold few fears for the defending world and Olympic champions.
Historically, the set scrum has always been regarded as the Achilles heel of the Australian team in the Northern Hemisphere. For every ‘Topo’ Rodriguez, Andy McIntyre and Richard Harry Australia has produced, there have been two or three Matt Dunnings, Guy Shepherdsons and Al Baxters.
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All Blacks five-eighth Aaron Cruden will pack his bags and head to Montpellier on a for the 2017/18 Top 14 season, according to reports from France.
NSW playmaker Bernard Foley has a simple plan for getting the best out of Israel Folau this Super Rugby season: give the game-breaking back the ball as often as possible.
As we head into the 2017 season down this part of the world, the great unknown is how the new World Rugby-prescribed tackle laws are going to play out.
Matt Giteau has boosted Toulon in his return from a long injury lay-off as the French rugby side beat Sale in the European Champions Cup.
Years ago, make that decades ago, our law professor Geoffrey Palmer told the class that “the avenues of torts are never closed”.
Standout schoolboy centre Len Ikitau, from Brisbane Boys’ College, looks to have a bright future, having been selected for the 2016 Queensland GPS All-First XV Team of the season, and impressing with his performances.
Former New Zealand rugby captain Richie McCaw and New Zealand hockey Olympian Gemma Flynn have outplayed the media at their wedding.
The Western Force’s rebuilding phase is officially over, with assistant coach Joe Barakat declaring the team simply can’t afford to have another losing season.
The Singapore American School have pulled off the extraordinary in a rugby sevens tournament!
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This week we will take a look at the Africa 2 Conference, arguably the more competitive of the African conferences.
Prior to the 2011 edition of the Rugby World Cup, there was chat that the game’s showpiece event should be reduced down to 16 teams to save putting the ‘minnows’ to slaughter while tightening up the competitiveness of all games.
It’s here once again, six of Europe’s top national rugby teams are set to fight it out for the revered Six Nations title.
Why don’t we restructure Super Rugby into three conferences of six teams each.
Following on from my article regarding my predictions for the bottom nine of the ladder is this set of bold choices for the other title chasers.
Every avid fan of rugby has seen the constant news outlets posting of new signings, new goals and new motivation for the upcoming 2017 Super Rugby season.
There are less than six months to go until the most hotly anticipated rugby tour for many years kicks off in New Zealand.
The 2016 Super Rugby season saw new teams, fantastic rugby and no shortage of surprises.
The British and Irish Lions should be as Irish as possible.
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This weekend teams were trying to take advantage of games in which they will have their Home International players available for one of the last times for a while before European rugby resumes and the Six Nations start.
Want another take on how the ARU should run itself? You got it!
A lot of action happened over the New Year period, with consequences at both the top and bottom of the league. Here is the wrap from Week 12 in the Aviva Premiership.
World rugby is stronger than ever, but conversely Australian rugby has arguably experienced a decline in general interest and profile ever since the 2003 World Cup in Australia.
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The Wellington leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series is just three weeks away, yet only 1300 tickets have been sold for the two-day event. Does New Zealand just not care about rugby sevens?
World Rugby has introduced tighter new laws regarding high tackles in a bid to improve player welfare and counter the ever-increasing discussion about concussion and brain damage.
With David Pocock’s 2017 sabbatical sure to fire up the debate on what back row arrangement will replace the ‘Pooper’, I crunched some stats on win percentages associated with the different starting back row arrangements the Wallabies have used.