Rugby


S Africa tipped to be WCup host

THE 2023 Rugby World Cup is set to be held in South Africa after the Board of the sport’s governing body recommended the country’s bid ahead of Ireland and France yesterday but both losing nations vowed ...

November 1, 2017, Wednesday


All Blacks prop Moody out

NEW Zealand prop Joe Moody is likely to miss the remainder of the 2017 season after suffering a dislocated shoulder in Saturday’s Rugby Championship test win over Argentina. Moody will undergo surgery ...

September 11, 2017, Monday


Surgery for Haylett-Petty

AUSTRALIA winger Dane Haylett-Petty needs surgery for a left biceps injury and is likely to be sidelined for three months. The injury, sustained in training, caused Haylett-Petty to miss Australia’s first ...

September 8, 2017, Friday


All Blacks great Meads dies at age 81

TRIBUTES flowed from politicians, former teammates and current players yesterday as New Zealand mourned the death of All Blacks great Colin Meads at the age of 81 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Meads, ...

August 21, 2017, Monday


Former All Blacks captain Graham dead at 82

JOHN Graham, who captained the All Blacks in three of his 22 test s and later became president of the New Zealand Rugby Union, has died at age 82. New Zealand Rugby confirmed Graham died on Wednesday ...

August 4, 2017, Friday


Hooper replaces Moore as captain of Wallabies

FLANKER Michael Hooper has replaced Stephen Moore as captain of the Wallabies after the veteran hooker elected to step down ahead of his retirement from international rugby at the end of the season. Hooper ...

August 3, 2017, Thursday


Lions’ Sinckler arrested

NEW Zealand police say British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler was arrested for “minor disorder” hours after Saturday’s third test draw against the All Blacks in Auckland but was released without charge. ...

July 12, 2017, Wednesday


Lions boost as Williams banned, O’Brien cleared

Red-carded All Blacks center Sonny Bill Williams was suspended for four weeks yesterday, but British and Irish Lions flanker Sean O’Brien escaped a ban in a boost for the tourists as they chase a historic...

July 3, 2017, Monday


Beer cheers ahead as Hansen, Gatland scoff at ‘feud’

ALL Blacks coach Steve Hansen has dampened down talk of a “feud” with his British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren Gatland and said the media had blown their exchanges out of proportion. Earlier this ...

June 30, 2017, Friday


Gatland defends Henderson as Lions suffer in draw

BRITISH and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland defended lock Iain Henderson yesterday, saying the yellow card against him was too harsh and played a part in his team’s collapse at the end of a 31-31 draw ...

June 28, 2017, Wednesday




 

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