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Wobblies get lesson in small things

Saturday night’s loss by the Wallabies, kids, was the reason we do all the boring and tedious drills at training each week. The simple...

Kiwis happy, OZmob bungle and bicker

Body language experts weren't needed in Christchurch yesterday. Five days before kickoff, two contrasting practice runs unfolded either side of town as the...

‘All Blacks just too clever’

All Black brains, rather than brawn, is the reason for New Zealand's dominance in this year's Tri-Nations tournament. Rugby 365 While most critics are debating...

Kiwis in midst of a great era

"This was the Russian tanks rolling into Prague." Wallaby legend John Eales reckons the All Blacks are on the verge of a great era....

Less Wobblie bums on seats

One of the more interesting things I discovered about rugby in the last three weeks is that Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher loves it too,...

Kiwis divided over ‘tainted victory’

HEADMASTER DROPS RANGER, MESSAM FROM SQUAD New Zealanders are once again divided in their opinion, despite emphatic back-to-back victories over arch rivals South Africa, as...

Can OZmob beat the wounded beast?

VIEW FROM DOWN UNDER It is obvious why the All Blacks are standing tall at the top of the Tri Nations ladder. They play as...

Boks of 2009 made All Blacks a force

VIEW FROM DOWN UNDER When the All Blacks were sitting on a 50 per cent win ratio last year, there was no sense of catharsis...

All Blacks make two changes

Northland prodigy Rene Ranger will start his first Test match on the left wing in one of two changes to the All Blacks starting...

All Blacks see visions of World Cup

'Will their hoodoo end on October 23, 2011? Will they at last have something tangible to show off their superiority?'' GREG GROWDEN on the...

Deans drops Mitchell, Turner

Australia coach Robbie Deans dropped wingers Drew Mitchell and Lachie Turner on Thursday as he named his squad for the Tri-Nations that ...

Rebels sign young Saffa

The Melbourne Rebels today announced the signing of three exciting young players in 19 year old JP Du Plessis from NRL team, Sydney...

Beale fined for pissing in public

Wallaby star Kurtley Beale has been fined by the Australian Rugby Union for urinating in public after Australia's recent win over Ireland. The Waratahs...

‘Matt Giteau is like flat beer’

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones, who discovered Matt Giteau eight seasons ago, believes the Test centre's recent form wobbles, in particular his goalkicking, stem...

Kiwis can reap lots if they win WC

The All Blacks have been given 100,000 good reasons to become the first New Zealand side to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy in 24...

Kiwi’s give green light for overseas players

A new employment agreement signed by the New Zealand Rugby Union and the association representing its professional players has cleared the way for overseas...

Wobblie house built on sand

There has been much written about the poor state of junior Rugby in Australia. The effects of which is now being felt in the...

Frogs go from heroes to zeros

LATEST IRB RANKINGS French rugby is reeling after Saturday's humiliating 13-41 defeat by Argentina in Buenos Aires left the players at a loss to explain...

Wobblies no threat in 3N

Bewildered Wallabies fans should feel grateful that many of the big boys will be back for the Tri Nations - with Benn Robinson, Stephen...

Scrappy ABs beat Wales

The All Blacks struggled to a 29-10 win over Wales in the second Test on Saturday to complete their Tri-Nations preparations unbeaten. Sport24 They outscored...

Barritt makes England debut

Saracens centre Brad Barritt and Northampton number eight Phil Dowson will start for England against New Zealand Maori in Napier on Wednesday. BBC...

Henry makes changes for second test

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have named their team to for the second Test...

Earl Rose off to Bloem

Earl Rose is heading off to the City of Roses to become a Cheetah while Ashley Johnson is heading off to the City of...

Wobblies have Dingo Deans worried

WALLABIES coach Robbie Deans emphasised the exasperation of every Australian rugby fan last night when he said: ''We take no comfort in retaining the...

Kiwis lead counter revolution

ALL BLACKS UPBEAT AFTER TESTS Kick at your peril. It's a message the All Blacks have beamed out to the world in the opening two...

Argentina 9, Scotland 13

Scotland's national team is on the brink of history, their first ever series victory abroad, yet the team's exploits in Argentina hardly...

Australia 20, England 21

Australia and England head into Saturday's second Test in Sydney looking for redemption in very different areas, with the Wallaby scrum and...

All Blacks 42, Wales 9 ♪♪♪

Wales will be hoping to end a 57-year losing streak against the All Blacks when they meet in the first of two Tests...

Kiwis ban vuvuzelas

Three cheers to the Kiwis! Although the vuvuzela is selling like hot cakes Down Under, it will be banned from WC 2011 and other...

Kiwi rugby future ‘threatened’

BOK TOUR OF 1981 ALSO GETS BLAME Rugby's dominance is again under threat even though the All Blacks are ranked No.1 in the world while...

England snatch first tour win in Oz

Two late penalties by Olly Barkley helped England beat the Australian Barbarians and claim the first win of their tour at the third time...

Heaslip banned for 5 weeks

Ireland's No 8 Jamie Heaslip's Australasian tour is over after he was handed a five-week ban for striking with the knee. The Telegraph Heaslip was...

Johnson lashes the Poms

Coach Martin Johnson admitted he was furious with his players after England's 27-17 defeat by Australia in the first Test in Perth on Saturday....

Argentina 16, Scotland 24

UPDATE: Dan Parks kicks all of Scotland's points as they beat Argentina 24-16 in Tucuman. Scotland have managed just two wins in 20 years against...

Australia 27, England 17 (FT)

Australia versus England in any sport is always an big occasion, with the bragging rights attached almost as important as any trophy on offer....

All Blacks 66, Ireland 28

Richie McCaw's All Blacks will be hoping to start the 2010 season on a high when they play host to Ireland at New...

All Black rookies to take on Ireland

Props Ben and Owen Franks will be the first brothers in 13 years to play in an All Blacks team after being named...

Elsom leads Wallabies

Rocky Elsom will captain Australia for the first time on home soil in his 50th test, named to lead the Wallabies in their first...

Protecting our brands

There has been a lot of debate on South Africa’s policy around the selection of foreign based players of late, but Peter de Villiers...

All Black stands firm in race row

"Why would I apologise for . . . something that's true?" All Black great Andy Haden last night refused to back down from his claims...

Crusaders poaching SA school players – the letter

A letter from the Crusaders Academy has been circulated to schools in SA containing detailed information about a “nationwide talent identification...

Henry struggling to put squad together

Coach Graham Henry admits Ma'a Nonu's replacement remains unresolved as the All Blacks selectors meet to finalise their 26 man squad for the Steinlager...

Poms warned: Beware of OZ

England manager Martin Johnson has urged his squad to be wary of the "pitfalls" that await them off the field during this summer's tour...

England first up as traditional tests return

The Springboks will play home three-Test series against England (twice), France and Ireland in the six years either side of the 2015 Rugby...

IRB decision boost for Japs

Japan's hopes of breaking into rugby's elite got a boost Tuesday when the International Rugby Board announced that traditional tours would be returning to...

Kiwis soften stand on foreign players

A touch of the exotic will be introduced next year, when each Kiwi Super 15 team can contract two overseas players. Gregor Paul, NZ...

Poms in a pay dispute

England's tour to Australia and New Zealand next month is in danger of being overshadowed by a pay dispute which is still to be...

Venter in trouble again

Saracens director of rugby Brendan Venter has been handed a Rugby Football Union misconduct charge for allegedly pushing a female Leicester fan. BBC...

Kiwis should have held onto Dingo

Where are all the Robbie Deans bashers now? That's what New Zealand rugby was all about, and for a long time. A master. A...

Brumbies want Walsh sacked

INFURIATED Brumbies players and officials have called for referee Steve Walsh to be dropped for Saturday night's match against the Reds, after ruining their...