1. Women's Rugby World Cup: Everything You Need to Know

    The Women’s Rugby World Cup gets under way in France on Friday, with 12 nations vying for glory. New Zealand arrive as holders following their narrow 13-10 win over England ...

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  2. Cheetahs Youngster Nails 80m Penalty

    The high altitude in parts of South Africa has always been known to help with long-range efforts at goal, but this takes the biscuit from Cheetahs under–19 player Gerrie Labuschagne...

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  3. Olympics 2016 Sevens: 5 Things Rio Can Learn from Commonwealth Games

    Since its introduction to the Commonwealth Games in 1998, Sevens has played a key role in each of the Games it has featured in...

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  4. Selecting the Greatest All-Time South Africa XV

    South African rugby has a rich history full of wonderful players. The current crop may be some distance off world No. 1 New Zealand, but it has not always been the case...

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  5. Waratahs vs. Brumbies: Winners and Losers from Super Rugby Semi-Final

    The Waratahs will host the Crusaders next week in Sydney to decide the 2014 Super Rugby champions. Michael Cheika’s men outplayed the Brumbies with a stout defensive display ...

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  6. Waratahs vs. Brumbies: 5 Key Battles for Super Rugby Semi-Final

    The all-Australian semi-final of the Super XV brings together some of the tournament’s most exciting players in Sydney this weekend. The Waratahs enjoyed a weekend off while the Brumbies battled past the Chiefs...

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  7. All-Star XV Who Could Be Playing for Nation of Their Birth at World Cup

    Since the dawn of professionalism, rugby players have become globetrotting guns for hire, upping sticks to take up contracts in far-flung places...

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  8. Ranking the Top 20 Players in Super Rugby Regular Season

    Compiling these lists always presents a challenge. Ranking a flying full-back against a towering lock is akin to comparing apples with oranges...

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  9. Iain Balshaw's 5 Greatest Moments

    Former England full-back and wing Iain Balshaw announced his retirement from the game this week. The ex-Bath and Biarritz man has succumbed to a knee injury, per The Guardian ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 17 days ago 464 reads 1 comments

  10. Ranking the 25 Biggest Controversies in Rugby History

    Rugby Union has had its fair share of controversial moments down the years. From on-field misdemeanours to scandals involving disputes and even death, several incidents have divided opinion and filled thousands of column inches...

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  11. Power Ranking Top-10 Rugby Nations After Summer Internationals

    The summer saw the big three from the southern hemisphere record nine wins from nine over England, France, Scotland and Wales...

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  12. 10 Players Whose Stock Fell in the Summer Internationals

    The summer tours saw the Southern Hemisphere big three put England, France, Scotland and Wales firmly in the shade with nine wins from nine...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 30 days ago 4,365 reads 8 comments

  13. Best XV from the Southern Hemisphere Tours

    The northern hemisphere giants were sent packing winless from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa this summer. It was sobering to see them all beaten in every contest...

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  14. Joel Tomkins and 5 Other Rugby Code Switch Busts

    Rugby Union has welcomed a galaxy of stars from its 13-man cousin over the years, but not all of them have shone bright after making the switch...

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  15. Power Ranking Welsh Squad on South African Tour

    Wales left South Africa with just a midweek win under their belts after a topsy – turvy , two–Test series...

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  16. World Rugby's Team of the Weekend: Welsh Heroes Make the Grade

    The summer tours of the big-three nations closed without a win for the European teams. There was heartbreak in Nelspruit for Wales who lost to a 79th-minute penalty try, while ...

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  17. New Zealand v England: Score and Lessons Learned from Hamilton Test

    England suffered a third straight defeat with a 36-13 reverse to the All Blacks in Hamilton. Stuart Lancaster’s men were blown away by 29 New Zealand points and four tries ...

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  18. Australia vs. France: Score and Lessons Learned from Sydney Test

    Australia gave France another dusting in Sydney as they completed a 3-0 series win. Ewen McKenzie’s men won 39-13 in a display that will fill them with confidence ahead of the coming Rugby Championship...

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  19. South Africa vs. Wales: 5 Key Battles for Nelspruit Test

    Wales arrive in Nelspruit battered and bruised both physically and mentally after their humbling at the hands of South Africa last week...

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  20. Australia V France: 5 Key Battles for Sydney Test

    A curious test series comes to an end in Sydney this weekend. France barely showed up in Brisbane where they were drubbed 50-23 ...

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  21. World Rugby's Team of the Weekend: Le Roux Lights Up Durban

    The second weekend of the international window saw all the big guns in action and some fine individual performances...

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  22. Australia vs. France: Score and Lessons Learned from Melbourne Test

    Australia 6-0 France What a difference a week makes. After steamrollering a shambolic French side last week, Australia squeaked home by just two penalties to none in Melbourne in the second Test...

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  23. New Zealand vs. England: Score and Lessons Learned from Dunedin Test

    New Zealand 28–27 England England's hopes of levelling their Test series were shot down in flames by a 20-minute spell from the All Blacks in the second half in Dunedin...

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  24. Australia vs. France: 5 Key Battles for Melbourne Test

    France enter the second Test of their Australian tour hoping the only way is up. Their dire performance in last week’s 50-23 beating in Brisbane has prompted a deluge of ...

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  25. South Africa vs. Wales: 5 Bold Predictions for Durban Test

    Wales go in search of their first ever win over the Springboks in South Africa when they run out in Durban on Saturday. The southern hemisphere superpowers have had Warren Gatland’s number in recent years...

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