Rugby

Never-ending rugby season is the biggest threat to play…

South African rugby continues to straddle two hemispheres, and thus two rugby seasons. The demands on the players will only increase in the coming months, and in the lead-up to the 2023 World Cup. Something’s gotta give. Other nations have voiced their concerns about the number of games at club and international level, and have …

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NPC Rugby: Wellington edge out Bay of Plenty; Northland and Tasman pick up early wins

Julian Savea scores two tries in Wellington’s win over Bay of Plenty. Photo / Photosport As Julian Savea flew through the air, diving to score his second try inside the opening 15 minutes, it appeared Wellington had Bay of Plenty’s number. Meeting in their first round match of the National Provincial Championship in Wellington on …

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Rugby legend Gareth Thomas makes a song and dance for charity | Rugby | Sport

For despite a stellar rugby career – and being one of the most capped Welsh rugby players of all time – he’s sounding a bit tentative about his latest challenge. Tomorrow, TV viewers can watch him perform ball gymnastics for Sport Relief at Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games. “I told my manager that I’d happily put my …

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Rugby Championship, Michael Hooper leave, mental health, explained, Australia return to play

When Michael Hooper withdrew less than 48 hours before the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship opener in Argentina, it shocked the world. An outpouring of support was issued across the globe from Will Carling to Karmichael Hunt, as it was revealed that Hooper’s “mindset” was not right and he would miss the Test and fly home. Yet …

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Terrific moment rugby fans fall head-first on to concrete as stand collapses when they celebrate a try

FANS at a rugby match suffered injuries after a stand COLLAPSED and sent them falling head-first on to the concrete floor. During a schoolboy game between St Joseph’s College and Riverview in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, part of the terrace railing at the Leichhardt Oval tumbled down. 3 Fans were watching the match on the …

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Australia bounce back from Hooper shock to defeat Pumas in Rugby Championship

Australia fought back from a half-time deficit to claim a bonus-point 41-26 win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday. The Wallabies trailed 19-10 at the break but recovered well to shatter the Pumas’ hopes of a first win over Australia in four years. Australia were rocked on the eve of the game when …

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Does rugby league have a gambling problem? | Anthony Broxton

IIt was Easter 2004, and two of Britain’s top rugby league players stumbled upon one of the best betting opportunities of all time. Ahead of the top-of-the-table clash between Super League giants Bradford and St Helens, Sean Long and Martin Gleeson discovered that one of the sides would be fielding their reserve team. With the …

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