Jones not concerned with record
17 August 2011 09:26
CARDIFF - Ryan Jones will equal a notable Wales international rugby record when he leads his country in Saturday's World Cup warm-up clash against Argentina.
But the Ospreys back-row forward is far more concerned with Wales keeping their momentum going as a team, rather than receiving any...
Fiji beat Tonga
13 August 2011 12:12
WELLINGTON - Fiji scored three first-half tries as they beat neighbouring Tonga 27-12 in a rugby World Cup warm-up on Saturday.

 Winger Vereniki Goneva, lock Rupeni Nasiga and fullback Kini Murimurivalu all scored tries as Fiji avenged last month's 45-21 loss to Tonga in the Pacific...

NZ eyeing the French
12 August 2011 10:58
WELLINGTON - New Zealand should be worried - France, something of an enigma, are travelling to the Rugby World Cup eyeing the William Webb Ellis Trophy.
The All Blacks, the Rugby World Cup hosts and favourites, will be quaking in their boots as Les Bleus appear focused and keen to better their...
Carter to defend crown
05 August 2011 10:32
WELLINGTON - New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter is set to line-up against the man many feel is set to take his crown as the best five-eighth in the world, Quade Cooper, in the Bledisloe Cup match against Australia at Eden Park on Saturday.
Carter and Cooper last met in the Super Rugby final, a...
Foden position under threat
02 August 2011 09:57
LONDON - Ben Foden feels his position as England full-back for the World Cup is coming under threat from a revitalised Delon Armitage - and he is relishing the challenge.
Armitage made a scintillating start to his international career and was unfortunate to miss out on selection for the 2009...
Senior fears for career
27 July 2011 10:06
LONDON - Former Great Britain centre Keith Senior fears his career could be over following Crusaders' shock withdrawal from Super League.
The 35-year-old had signed a two-year contract with the Welsh club starting next season but that is now likely to be cancelled after a dramatic turn of events...
De Villiers wary of Wallabies
19 July 2011 10:46
SYDNEY - South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has resisted the temptation to taunt Australia following their embarrassing loss to Samoa, saying the experience will only harden the Wallabies.
After naming three debutants in a below-strength side for Saturday night's Tri Nations opener at ANZ...
Deans defends team selection
18 July 2011 10:12
SYDNEY - Australia coach Robbie Deans defended his decision to rest a host of his first-choice players in their embarrassing 32-23 defeat to Samoa.
Deans rested a number of star performers like Quade Cooper and James Horwill, giving some fringe players a chance to push their claims for World Cup...
Popham forced to retire
04 July 2011 09:41
CARDIFF - Former Wales international Alix Popham has been forced to retire due to a shoulder injury.
The 31-year-old had not played for French club Brive since March due to shoulder and elbow problems, and an off-season operation on the former has not had the desired effect, leaving him with no...
Morgan to miss out
30 June 2011 09:53
CARDIFF - Wales wing Morgan Stoddart has picked up a thigh strain in training which will rule him out of next week's pre-Rugby World Cup training camp in Spala.
The squad leave for the first of two separate week-long training camps in Poland on Saturday with the full list of personnel attending...
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