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Wales ex-captain Warburton retires at 29

FORMER Wales captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29 after failing to return to peak fitness following neck and knee surgery, the Welsh Rugby Union said yesterday. Flanker ...

July 19, 2018, Thursday


Kolisi hailed as Boks top England

NEW South Africa captain Siya Kolisi was a bag of nerves when the Springboks were blown away by a rampant England in the early stages of Saturday’s first test at Ellis Park but praised his charges for ...

June 11, 2018, Monday


Kolisi rise to skipper sets Boks landmark

SIYA Kolisi’s appointment as captain of the Springboks for the three-test home series against England may not be a permanent choice but his elevation signals a landmark moment for a sport still haunted ...

May 29, 2018, Tuesday


Sri Lanka probes deaths of UK players

A SECOND visiting English amateur rugby player has died in a Sri Lankan hospital after visiting a night club and police are now investigating the circumstances, a spokesman said yesterday. Thomas Howard, ...

May 16, 2018, Wednesday


Erasmus seeks player buy-in to contest for WCup

NEWLY appointed coach Rassie Erasmus says South Africa have the players to contest for the World Cup in Japan next year but adds they will have to buy into his methods fast to be successful. South African ...

March 2, 2018, Friday


Japan club sacks Wallaby great Smith after arrest

JAPANESE club Suntory Sungoliath yesterday sacked former Wallaby great George Smith following his arrest over the alleged assault of a taxi driver. The 37-year-old loose forward was arrested in Tokyo ...

February 2, 2018, Friday


All Blacks captain surgery

ALL Blacks captain Kieran Read will undergo surgery to repair a prolapsed lumbar disc in his back and will make a delayed return to rugby in the 2018 season. Read will have the operation on Saturday and ...

December 14, 2017, Thursday


Castle named Rugby Australia’s first female chief

RAELENE Castle will take over as chief executive officer at Rugby Australia next month, becoming the first woman to lead one of the major national unions in world rugby. Castle, who has been CEO at Netball ...

December 13, 2017, Wednesday


Dolphins stun Brady’s Patriots

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh pressures New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the second half of their NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Monday. Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion, and Miami snapped the Patriots’ eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. The Dolphins (6-7) were 11-point underdogs at home, but they kept the Patriots (10-3) from clinching their ninth straight AFC East title — at least for another week. — Reuters...

December 13, 2017, Wednesday


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




 

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