Rugby

Australia not so super anymore Fans endured the most miserable season in Super Rugby history, with Australian teams not only losing all 26 clashes with New Zealand opposition, but losing an entire franchise in the embarrassingly drawn-out downsizing saga. Western Force fans shows their support for the club, and disdain for the ARU Paul Kane/Getty Images
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10:52 AM GMT ESPN staff Outgoing Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson will join Wasps next season as Dai Young bolsters his coaching team. Wilson will work primarily with the Aviva Premiership club’s forwards and joins Young’s backroom staff after two years in the Cardiff hot seat. Wasps confirmed the appointment Thursday morning as they
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Jamie George admits Saracens face judgement day as they seek to repair the psychological scarring inflicted by their European Champions Cup collapse to Clermont Auvergne. The European champions fell to a record 46-14 defeat in a repeat of last season’s final on Monday, leaking six tries in a dreadful defensive performance that produced a staggering
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All Blacks skipper Kieran Read will undergo surgery on Saturday on a prolapsed lumbar disc. Read has been reviewed by the All Blacks’ and Crusaders’ medical teams, as well as a back specialist, who will continue to monitor his recovery. Kieran Read is tackled during Bledisloe III in Brisbane Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images The expected recovery time
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South Africa’s beleaguered head coach Allister Coetzee will be in the firing line on Wednesday when he presents his annual report to his bosses at SA Rugby. Springbok coach Allister Coetzee poses for a picture with captain Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Elton Jantjies and scrumhalf Francois Hougaard after their Rugby Championship victory over Argentina in
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Saracens owner Nigel Wray sided with Clermont as he hit out at Champions Cup organisers European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) over the handling of the pair’s rearranged fixture. Clermont made good on their promise to use the fallout as motivation as they ran out comfortable 46-14 winners at Allianz Park Monday night. Saracens’ Champions Cup
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It wasn’t a great day for the African teams on the second day of the Cape Town Sevens, with the favourites South Africa losing in the semi-finals and Kenya and Uganda playing off for 13th place. The Blitzboks narrowly beat surprise packages Canada 19-12 in the bronze medal match, after they were stunned by old
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Johann van Graan enjoyed a memorable Champions Cup coaching debut as his Munster side thumped Leicester 33-10 at Thomond Park. Beaten 38-0 in this corresponding fixture last season, Leicester’s Limerick woes continued as European debutant Chris Cloete’s 67th-minute bonus-point score moved Munster four points clear at the top of Pool 4. Rhys Marshall’s first European
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Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder was dealt a double blow as Taulupe Faletau suffered a knee injury during the 24-20 Champions Cup defeat at Toulon. A moment of individual brilliance from Toulon’s new France international Anthony Belleau atoned for Chris Ashton’s howler, which almost gifted Bath a notable away win. Chris Ashton had his
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