England test starts now
03 October 2011 09:21
WELLINGTON - "They won the group. What more do you want?" growled Brian Moore when quizzed about England's Rugby World Cup so far. As usual, the Pit Bull had a point.
Martin Johnson may have quipped it was "never dull" with England, but the manner of his squad's performances in New Zealand to...
Japan denied first win
27 September 2011 09:28
NAPIER - Japan were denied a first World Cup victory in 20 years as Canada grabbed a draw in an absorbing contest at McLean Park in Napier.
Shota Horie and Kosuke Endo scored tries and James Arlidge added 13 points from the boot for Japan, who were seeking to end their Pool A campaign on a...
England calling for Tindall
22 September 2011 09:47
WELLINGTON - Mike Tindall has been recalled to the England team for Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool B clash with Romania at the Otago Stadium.
Tindall has been at the centre of controversy since joining a group of team-mates on a night out drinking in Queenstown, two days after captaining...
England’s Lawes handed ban
13 September 2011 09:53
WELLINGTON - England lock Courtney Lawes has been handed a two-game ban after being found guilty of recklessly striking an opponent with his knee and will miss the Pool B matches with Romania and Georgia, Rugby World Cup organisers have confirmed.
Lawes entered a not guilty plea when he appeared...
Lawes in hot water
12 September 2011 10:42
WELLINGTON - Courtney Lawes faces the possibility of missing the rest of England's Rugby World Cup campaign after being cited for allegedly striking Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma with his knee.
Lawes has been called to appear before a disciplinary hearing in Auckland for an offence which...
Wales warning
10 September 2011 10:08

- Injured Wales loose forward Ryan Jones told his team mates there were no second chances as they made their final preparations for their opening World Cup Pool D clash against South Africa on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Jones is struggling with a calf injury and is not expected to be fit...

Moody to miss opener
05 September 2011 09:38
WELLINGTON - England captain Lewis Moody will not play in the World Cup opener against Argentina after failing to recover from a knee injury in time for Saturday's match in Dunedin.
The 33-year-old Moody suffered a recurrence of the ligament injury in England's first World Cup warm-up game,...
Leinster defuse racism row
29 August 2011 09:54
LONDON - Leinster have put Northampton prop Brian Mujati's allegations of racism by two of their players down to a misinterpretation and have announced the matter is now "closed".
Mujati, 26, made the claims via his Twitter account on Saturday in the aftermath of Friday`s friendly between the...
Injured Jones to miss out
22 August 2011 09:30
DUBLIN - Felix Jones has been ruled out of contention for Ireland's World Cup squad with the foot injury sustained in Saturday's 26-22 defeat by France.
Jones was driven from the pitch at the Aviva Stadium in a medical cart in the 71st minute after falling awkwardly while attempting to catch a...
Samo living the dream
19 August 2011 10:27
ADELAIDE - Veteran Australia forward Radike Samo admitted he gave up on his dream of ever playing at a World Cup until a phone call from Robbie Deans last year reignited his belief.
The 35-year-old's inclusion for the next month's tournament in New Zealand is the feelgood story of the Wallabies'...
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