Friday, September 20, 2019
Rugby ‘In my head, I’d finish my career at Leinster but you’ve to do what’s best for you’

Rugby ‘In my head, I’d finish my career at Leinster but you’ve to do...

IF THERE WAS ever an example of the wildly fluctuating fortunes of professional sport, and the vulnerability of such variables as form and fitness, then the sight of Mick Kearney being escorted towards the RDS changing rooms was just that. Requiring oxygen t…
Rugby Alun Wyn Jones pips Beauden Barrett for No 1 spot in rugby magazine’s top 100

Rugby Alun Wyn Jones pips Beauden Barrett for No 1 spot in rugby magazine’s...

Talismanic Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones has pipped star All Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett for the honour of best rugby player on the planet, according to a British magazine. And, frankly, as much as All Blacks fans might like to complain over a British p…
Rugby All Blacks v Springboks: How the teams rate for the Rugby Championship test

Rugby All Blacks v Springboks: How the teams rate for the Rugby Championship test

OPINION: Steve Hansen and Rassie Erasmus have shown their hands largely. Neither the All Blacks or South Africa are at absolute full strength for the test in Wellington on Saturday while the decision to start Richie Mo'unga at No 10 caught some by surprise.…
Rugby New Zealand squad: Liam Squire rules himself out of All Blacks selection as Steve Hansen names Rugby Championship side

Rugby New Zealand squad: Liam Squire rules himself out of All Blacks selection as...

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has named four uncapped players in his All Black squad for the opening two matches of the Rugby Championship, with flanker Liam Squire ruling himself out of selection. The 39-man part includes Crusaders backs Sevu Reece an…
Rugby Rugby World Cup 2019 pools: Every team and group in Japan including England, Wales and the All Blacks

Rugby Rugby World Cup 2019 pools: Every team and group in Japan including England,...

The ninth Rugby World Cup takes place this autumn in Japan as Asia hosts the tournament for the first time, with all 20 teams now confirmed. The action gets underway on Friday 20 September as Japan raise the curtain on the tournament against Rugby World Cup …
Rugby Rugby World Cup 2019: James O’Connor could replace Israel Folau in Australia squad after returning home

Rugby Rugby World Cup 2019: James O’Connor could replace Israel Folau in Australia squad...

Former Australia fly-half James O'Connor has signed a long-term deal with Super Rugby side Queensland Reds and will be included in the Wallabies' Rugby Championship squad, local media reported on Tuesday. O'Connor, who played the last of his 44 tests six yea…