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De Villiers seeks Test century triumph

Jean de Villiers dearly wants to sidestep an apparent Springboks’ century curse when he plays Test No.100 against the All Blacks. The South African captain will become the fifth player from his country to raise three figures when he leads them...

Ex All Black Guildford hurt in assault

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, Sept 8 AFP – French rugby club Clermont will be without Zac Guildford for up to four weeks after the former All Black and teammate Jonathan Davies were assaulted. The 25-year-old Kiwi, who had a record of ill...

Wallabies rush back Polota-Nau

Injury-plagued hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau is set for a shock Wallabies starting return to quell an improved Argentinian outfit closing in on a maiden Rugby Championship victory. Polota-Nau, without a game for six weeks, will Tuesday be named as one of...

Ashley-Cooper, Palu out of Wallabies team

The Wallabies have suffered a double injury blow ahead of their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina with stalwarts Adam Ashley-Cooper and Wycliff Palu ruled out. Vice-captain Ashley-Cooper will just miss a week with an ongoing neck problem while...

Ashely-Cooper, Palu out of Wallabies team

The Wallabies have suffered a double injury blow ahead of their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina with stalwarts Adam Ashley-Cooper and Wycliff Palu ruled out. Vice-captain Ashley-Cooper will just miss a week with an ongoing neck problem while...

Toomua locked in for Wallabies

He’s heard the calls for an all-Waratahs backline and even admits it’s a fair argument, but Matt Toomua is going nowhere. Toomua, the man keeping Kurtley Beale out of the Wallabies No.12 jersey and breaking up the successful NSW inside...

Sober streaker escapes charge

The woman who ran naked onto the field during the weekend’s All Blacks game in Napier has sidestepped a charge because she was sober and cooperative. Rose Kupa, 25, was arrested at McLean Park after she streaked across the field late in the...

Sober streaker escape charge

The woman who ran naked onto the field during the weekend’s All Blacks game in Napier has sidestepped a charge because she was sober and cooperative. Rose Kupa, 25, was arrested at McLean Park after she streaked across the field late in the...

Argentina lock to miss Wallabies clash

Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will miss Saturday night’s Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies on the Gold Coast after pleading guilty to foul play on All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw. Lavanini was cited for “dangerous...

Argentina rugby prop cited for McCaw hit

Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini could miss Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies on the Gold Coast after being cited for foul play on All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw. Lavanini was cited for “dangerous charging” by...

Beale set to stay super-sub for Wallabies

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has hinted he won’t restore Kurtley Beale to his starting team against Argentina despite the brilliant cameo that helped snatch victory over South Africa. Axed as five eighth after the back-to-back losses to the...

McKenzie refuses to sugarcoat late win

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has refused to sugarcoat his side’s “frustrating” last-gasp victory over the Springboks after several squandered tries made the win tougher than it needed to be. The Wallabies capitalised on a...