11 April 2012 09:53
LONDON - English Premiership rugby club London Wasps urgently need new investors to avoid being plunged into administration, following the collapse of takeover talks.

The twice Heineken Cup winners had been negotiating with potential backers and expected to clinch a deal imminently,...
06 April 2012 10:39
LONDON - The millionaire owner of Wasps is a suspect in Scotland Yard's computer-hacking probe.
Steve Hayes remains on bail after being arrested in February in Hertfordshire by detectives from Operation Tuleta, an offshoot of the force's Weeting investigation into illegal activities at News...
23 March 2012 10:07
WELLINGTON - Rugby World Cup winner Jerome Kaino confirmed on Friday he is leaving New Zealand to take up a two-year contract in Japan.

The 28-year-old loose forward, who helped the All Blacks win the Webb Ellis trophy for the second time, has exercised a clause in his contract that...
22 March 2012 09:12
 CARDIFF — Wales flanker Dan Lydiate has been voted the Six Nations' player of the tournament after helping his country win the Grand Slam.

Lydiate earned 25 percent of a public ballot that attracted 30,000 votes on the Six Nations' official website.

The 12-man...
Wales on the verge of greatness
16 March 2012 08:59
LONDON - Wales have exuded the quiet confidence of a team who believe they are on the verge of something special throughout a Six Nations championship which could culminate in a grand slam success in Cardiff on Saturday.

Reversing the result of last year's World Cup semi-final defeat...
Flood overlooked again
14 March 2012 08:58
LONDON - Flyhalf Toby Flood has been overlooked again for England's final Six Nations match against Ireland after dropping down the pecking order in caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster's squad.

Flood was released to play for his club Leicester this weekend as Lancaster kept faith with...
Saint-Andre rings changes
13 March 2012 09:27
PARIS - France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has shuffled his squad ahead of their final RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales this weekend.
Les Bleus head to Cardiff looking to derail Welsh hopes of landing the Grand Slam and Saint-Andre has made six changes, the most notable of which sees...
England prevail in Paris
12 March 2012 10:37
PARIS - England secured a remarkable 24-22 victory over France in Paris that may well have profound implications on the destiny of the RBS 6 Nations title and future direction of the national team.
Tries from Manu Tuilagi and Ben Foden put England 14-3 ahead and when Tom Croft scored late on...
French duo return for England clash
09 March 2012 09:27
PARIS - Scrum half Julien Dupuy and flyhalf Lionel Beauxis will start for France for the first time since 2009 in the Six Nations clash with England at the Stade de France on Sunday.

The pair replace Morgan Parra and Francois Trinh-Duc who drop to the bench in the only changes from...
Jenkins not thinking of WC defeat
06 March 2012 08:51
CARDIFF - Gethin Jenkins believes the crushing disappointment of Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat against France cannot be discounted as a motivating factor behind their RBS 6 Nations title push.
Wales will win this season's Six Nations title and land a Grand Slam if they beat Italy next...
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