Rugby

SYDNEY — The Wallabies have come from behind to record an unconvincing 31-28 win against the Barbarians in a scrappy exhibition match at Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Saturday’s five-tries-to-four win might have come at a high cost with forwards Lukhan Tui (hamstring) and Jack Dempsey (knee) leaving the field with injuries, putting them in some
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Tom Farrell’s 67th-minute try ensured Connacht toppled 14-man Munster 20-16 to end their six-match losing streak in Guinness PRO14 inter-provincial derbies. Most of the pre-match talk at the Sportsground surrounded Connacht’s Bundee Aki receiving an Ireland call-up while Simon Zebo was left out Joe Schmidt’s squad for the autumn internationals, but it was the Munster
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4:29 AM BST ESPN staff Queensland Reds rookie Liam Wright has been named on the Wallabies bench for the match against with the Barbarians, capping a memorable 24 hours, after Rory Arnold was ruled out with a knee injury. Wright, named Under-20 Player of the Year at the Rugby Australia Awards in Sydney on Thursday
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5:35 PM BST ESPN staff Conor O’Shea has named five uncapped players in his Italy squad for their autumn internationals, including Ireland-born Ian McKinley. McKinley has been in superb form for Treviso this term, coming within a minute of steering them to a famous Champions Cup win over Toulon last weekend. The fly-half is joined
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Dylan Hartley’s citing was dismissed by a disciplinary committee on Wednesday but Joe Marler will miss England’s first two autumn internationals after being hit with a three-week suspension. Hartley was cited for striking Clermont Auvergne prop Rabah Slimani in the 30th minute of their Champions Cup match on Saturday and was shown a yellow card
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England captain Dylan Hartley is one of three England forwards to have been cited following the weekend’s European action. Hooker Hartley, No.8 Nathan Hughes and prop Joe Marler will all have disciplinary hearings on Wednesday after alleged offences during the Champions Cup, European Professional Club Rugby has announced. The news will be of great concern
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Simon Zebo will effectively sacrifice his place at Rugby World Cup 2019 by leaving Munster and heading overseas at the end of the season. Munster have confirmed that the Ireland wing will leave the Thomond Park province next summer, with French club Pau leading the pack chasing his signature. Zebo has racked up 35 Ireland
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