Rugby


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


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




 

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