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Super Rugby: Ten talking points for 2019  Stuff.co.nz

Booze, drugs, red cards, reckless tackles and entertaining footy. Super Rugby is set to deliver plenty in 2019.

Rugby union: talking points from the Champions Cup weekend action  The Guardian

There is no stopping Leinster, that defeat at Toulouse proving a blip, and they will surely be too powerful for Wasps when the champions travel to Coventry next ...

The Guardian
Johnny Sexton voted Rugby Union Writers' Club personality of the year  BBC Sport

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has been voted the Rugby Union Writers' Club personality of the year for 2018. Sexton received the Pat Marshall award at the ...

BBC Sport
Ireland tickets for Rugby World Cup 'extremely limited'  RTE.ie

Organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup say tickets for matches involving Ireland "remain extremely limited" with a first-come-first-served ticket sales process ...

Ex-Ireland ace leading bid to climb Kilamanjaro for injured players fund  Irish Mirror

The 37-year-old former Leinster man has a stated goal of raising €5000 to help out the Trust, who assist severely injured rugby players.

Irish Mirror
1/13/19 Rugby: Glendale 38, San Diego Legion 31 -  KUSI

At Torero Stadium the San Diego Legion professional rugby team hosts Glendale in a preseason match. In the scrum, the Legion's Kapeli Pifeleti follows the pile ...

Rugby: All Black hooker Codie Taylor marries partner Lucy Ryan in Wanaka  New Zealand Herald

All Black hooker Codie Taylor married former Canterbury rugby player Lucy Taylor.

New Zealand Herald
Sport: Samoa Rugby GM resigns  Radio New Zealand

The General Manager of the Samoa Rugby Union's High Performance Unit, Zane Hilton, has resigned.

Radio New Zealand
‘Huge demand’ expected for next phase of Rugby World Cup tickets  The Irish Times

Games featuring Ireland, England, New Zealand and Japan will attract the most demand.

The Irish Times
Six Nations 2019: Wales' Warren Gatland will not experiment  BBC Sport

Wales coach Warren Gatland will be "desperate" to win his last Six Nations tournament in charge so will not experiment, says Martyn Williams. The New ...

BBC Sport
Hooker Ray Barkwill among veterans named to Canada's Americas Rugby tourney team  Kamloops Matters

Veterans Ray Barkwill, Nick Blevins, Hubert Buydens and Ciaran Hearn lead Canada's 28-man roster for the first two games of the 2019 Americas Rugby ...

Kamloops Matters
Johan Ackermann: player fatigue could harm England’s Six Nations prospects  The Guardian

Johan Ackerman has said Eddie Jones 'must flinch every time the English teams play' in the Champions Cup due to the physical demands placed on them.

The Guardian
Rugby has to decide now what is an acceptable tackle if it is to thrive  The Guardian

For all the philosophical rights and wrongs, those in charge must reach a definitive, far-sighted consensus – just tinkering with tackles will not do if rugby is to be ...

The Guardian
Sharks to start Super Rugby without Jean-Luc du Preez  Sport24

The Sharks will go into their 2019 Super Rugby campaign without the services of flank Jean-Luc du Preez.

Celebrating 100 years of rugby in the BOP - The Bay's News First  SunLive

Te Puna Rugby Club were forced to play the waiting game last year, as they counted down to the club's centennial year in 2019. The club, who wear the dark ...

Swartbooi wants to continue UJ rugby legacy  Sport24

Dewey Swartbooi is ready to continue a strong rugby legacy at the University of Johannesburg.

Billy Vunipola at a loss about how to stop rise of brutal rugby’s big beasts  The Guardian

The Saracens and England No 8 said he does not know how rugby can make itself less dangerous.

The Guardian
Resurgent Toulouse leading the French rugby renaissance  The Guardian

To say French rugby is overdue a renaissance is easier than predicting precisely when it will occur. Last time out in November the national team were beaten at ...

The Guardian
English rugby calls for tougher penalties for high tackles as injury severity rises  The Guardian

English rugby's leading players and officials have urged World Rugby to introduce stricter sanctions for high tackles.

The Guardian
Rugby league: A third explicit video of Dylan Napa has Bulldogs star in legal talks  New Zealand Herald

Dylan Napa is reeling with a third explicit video allegedly featuring the Bulldogs star.

New Zealand Herald
Rugby off-season vital for 'mental recovery', claims England lock  Stuff.co.nz

British and Irish Lions lock Maro Itoje says rugby authorities should abandon plans to shorten the off-season on player welfare grounds. A revamp of the English ...

One of rugby's longest-running rivalries features in BT Sport's live Gallagher Premiership Rugby TV selections  Premiership Rugby

Bath Rugby's annual trip to Twickenham Stadium for The Clash on Saturday 6 April will be shown live on TV as BT Sport make a bumper start to the Gallagher ...

Premiership Rugby
Wallaby McMahon ruled out for 2019 Super Rugby season  Sport24

Sunwolves loose forward Sean McMahon has been ruled out for the entire 2019 Super Rugby season with a foot injury.

Simon Zebo: Racing 'strongly condemn' alleged 'racist insults' in Champions Cup  BBC Sport

Racing 92 condemn alleged 'racist insults' at Simon Zebo in Ulster's Champions Cup win over the French side in Belfast on Saturday.

BBC Sport
The mysterious case of Thomas Young and why Welsh rugby’s most lauded player could yet be snubbed again  Wales Online

Shane Williams has said he should start against France, while James Haskell believes he would have had more international chances if he were English ...

Wales Online
Lander adds men's and women's club rugby, set for fall  Index-Journal

Lander will add men's and women's club rubgy programs, set to start in fall, the school announced Monday in a release. Lander athletic director Brian Reese has ...

George Duckett Memorial Rugby Results  Bernews

The George Duckett Memorial Rugby Tournament was recently held, with Police Commissioner Steve Corbishley capping the day off with the presentation of the ...

Surgery to prevent McMahon playing for Sunwolves  Rugby.com.au

Sean McMahon's days as a Sunwolves player are over before they'd even started, with the Wallabies backrower to have surgery on an injured foot and miss the ...

Taking rugby into Star Trek territory needs core base to back the mission  The Guardian

Tarting up rugby with a rubbish makeover would be a disaster – only an NFL-style system would work.

The Guardian
Radical plan for Ospreys-Scarlets and Dragons-Cardiff Blues mergers tabled by Welsh rugby bosses  Wales Online

Everything is being considered in an attempt to improve the game this side of the Severn Bridge.

Wales Online
Rugby In Blood For Serevi, Bui  Fiji Sun Online

Asinate Serevi wants to play sevens rugby like her father. She is the daughter of sevens rugby legend, Waisale Serevi, and resides in Seattle, USA. The Qarani ...

Fiji Sun Online
Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action  The Guardian

Cipriani's bargaining position gets stronger, Vunipola shakes off the rust and the Dominator makes his England case.

The Guardian
Kennewell Fiji bound in bid for World Series return  Rugby.com.au

Aussie Sevens young gun Simon Kennewell cruelly suffered a ruptured ACL just days out from last year's Sydney7s. Two surgeries and twelve months later he ...

Jack Nowell: England back 'still a winger' despite impressing at 15 on Exeter return  BBC Sport

England's Jack Nowell says he still sees himself as a winger, despite impressing at full-back on his return for Exeter.

BBC Sport
This must not be the year when rugby union trashes its finest qualities  The Guardian

If ever there was a year for rugby union to show the best side of itself it is 2019. A first Rugby World Cup to be staged in Asia, *fresh* financial investment offering ...

The Guardian
Rugby: Quade Cooper returns to Wallabies training camp  Newshub

First-five Quade Cooper appears to be back in the reckoning for a spot in the Wallabies' World Cup squad. Cooper reportedly joined Michael Cheika's team in ...

Player Welfare | World Rugby plan to mitigate the risk of injury  asiarugby.com

In a year set to see the most rigorous tournament player welfare standards ever at Rugby World Cup 2019, the focus areas build on significant progress in the ...

Rugby World Cup 2019 general ticket sales begin  Japan Today

Following record demand across the 2018 ticket ballots for Rugby World Cup 2019, first-come-first- served ticket sales are set to begin this week. Ticket sales will ...

Japan Today
Aussie women to open Sydney campaign against Spain  Rugby.com.au

The Aussie women currently sit fourth on the overall World Series ladder and will face Spain, China and tricky opponent the USA in their home tournament in a ...

Rugby is a Drag • La Saveona Hunt • Renée Toya-Bouvier • drag, variety at Sidewinders, Albuquerque  Weekly Alibi

For the third straight year, the New Mexico Brujos are partnering up with Sidewinders Bar and Casa Q for an one night event Drag Show! Proceeds benefit Casa ...

Weekly Alibi
Champions Cup: Edinburgh's Richard Cockerill wants to help Glasgow Warriors  BBC Sport

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill hopes to beat Montpellier to seal a Champions Cup home quarter-final - and also help out "little brother" Glasgow Warriors.

BBC Sport
Rugby round-up: Disappointing weekend for the region's sides  North Wales Chronicle

LLANGEFNI were unable to topple WRU National League Division One North champions Nant Conwy after suffering a heavy 64-7 loss.

North Wales Chronicle
Stuart Barnes: Sketches from Memory  SkySports

Remembered as one of the most controversial playing names during the dying days of the English amateur era and now regarded as one of the shrewdest and ...

Welsh rugby's winners and losers as Gavin Henson labelled 'insane' and Rhys Webb's Toulon suffer calamity  Wales Online

With next to nothing to play for in Europe there was a touch of irony when two regions put on their continental best to notch up victories. Elsewhere in the ...

Wales Online
Jimmy Peters: race pioneer of English rugby who emerged from the circus  The Guardian

Until 1988 Peters, whose father died in a lion's cage, was the only black man to play rugby union for England. The sport's historians are now starting to piece ...

The Guardian
Plans to revamp English rugby union’s top flight under discussion, says Ritchie  The Guardian

Proposals for a revamped English top flight have not even left the drawing board yet, according to the Premiership Rugby chairman Ian Ritchie.

The Guardian
KSSSA ring changes: Athletics, rugby 7's and handball switched from Term 2 'A' Games to Term 1  The Star, Kenya

Athletics, rugby 7's and handball have been moved from Term 2'A' Games to Term 1, according to the newly released 2019 secondary schools co-curricular ...

The Star, Kenya
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett set for wedding, Rugby World Cup, and then Japan  Stuff.co.nz

It's a wedding first, the Rugby World Cup and then likely Japan for a year for All Blacks and Hurricanes No 10 Beauden Barrett. Barrett is about to embark on one ...

Rugby: Crusaders coach Scott Robertson admits he could be tempted to leave New Zealand  New Zealand Herald

One of the country's leading coaches - and a strong candidate to replace Steve Hansen at the All Blacks later this year - has admitted that he could be lost to ...

New Zealand Herald
Local rugby round-up: Southwold mount stirring comeback to beat South Woodham Ferrers 31-29 | Ipswich Town FC and Suffolk & Essex Sport  East Anglian Daily Times

In our latest round-up of the local rugby scene, Southwold scored the win of the weekend, while there were also victories for Colchester, Sudbury, Chelmsford, ...

East Anglian Daily Times
Rugby union in limbo over prospect of no-deal Brexit  The Guardian

The dog's Brexit the government is making of leaving the European Union has put the organisers of the Premiership, Pro14 and the European Champions Cup ...

The Guardian
Unpacking Super Rugby: New Zealand conference  The Roar

Following on from the brief analysis of the Australian conference, I wanted to inspect the trans-Tasman rivals and see how the New Zealand conference had ...

The Roar
Seagulls star set for a high-level rugby league academy  Gladstone Observer

The 15-year-old hooker has been accepted for a two-year rugby league academy at Keebra Park State High School on the Gold Coast. He flies out tomorrow to ...

Gladstone Observer
Northampton’s Lewis Ludlam: ‘When England won the World Cup, playing rugby seemed the obvious option’  The Guardian

The flanker has not progressed as quickly as some of his former England Under-20 teammates but has been listening and learning from those around him at ...

The Guardian
French rugby authorities call for lower tackle height after players’ deaths  The Guardian

French rugby authorities have called for a ban on tackling above the waist after the death of three young players this season.

The Guardian
Canadian women's rugby sevens team opens against Fiji at Sydney Sevens  GuelphToday

TORONTO — Canada has been drawn in a group with Fiji, Ireland and Russia at the HSBC Sydney Sevens. The Feb. 1-3 tournament is the third round of the ...

From rugby to woodwork: How players prepare for retirement  CNN

(CNN) He's used to anchoring scrums and smashing into tackles, but these days Ronan Loughney's line of work requires a rather more delicate touch.

Women's rugby sevens team captain honing skills in New Zealand | Pretoria News  Independent Online

Libbie Janse van Rensburg has been one of the UP-Tuks team's stalwarts over the past few years.

Independent Online
WRU ready to tackle 'difficult decisions' in Professional Rugby Agreement negotiations  BBC Sport

Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips says difficult decisions will be made to ensure long-term success for the game's future. Welsh rugby's ...

BBC Sport
Fleck open to playing Willemse at fullback in Super Rugby  The South African

Damian Willemse wants to play at fullback, in Super Rugby and Robbie Fleck is open to the idea.

The South African
Rugby teenager held after boy fell ill 'taking ecstasy'  BBC News

A 16-year-old who collapsed after taking what is thought to be high-purity ecstasy remains critically ill.

BBC News
Six Nations 2019 kick-off, rugby fixtures, channel, odds and more  Daily Mail

Not long now until northern hemisphere sides clash for this year's Six Nations. Sportsmail provide you with the full fixtures, kick-off times, TV coverage and ...

Daily Mail
Rugby rumours and transfer news: International set to leave Bath  Bristol Post

The latest rugby rumours and news from the Gallagher Premiership.

Bristol Post
Top rugby schools push and shove in poaching rumpus  TimesLIVE

Two of the country's leading rugby schools will not play each other after a row over a Grade 9 boy who moved from one to the other.

2019, World Cup fever No 3: rugby union hits Japan amid uncertainty  The Guardian

With Ireland threatening New Zealand and a host of new head coaches on the way, 2019 feels a watershed like no other.

The Guardian
England veteran James Haskell laments lack of social skills in young players  Stuff.co.nz

English star blasts young players - phones and video games no way to prepare for tough life after sport.

Rugby: Charles Piutau reveals his trailblazing dream for young New Zealand rugby players  New Zealand Herald

Former All Black Charles Piutau has no regrets about leaving New Zealand for the greener pastures of England and hopes to inspire other aspiring Kiwi players ...

New Zealand Herald
Cooper links up with Wallabies  Rugby.com.au

He is yet to make his Super Rugby return but Quade Cooper is already back on the Wallabies radar after linking up with the national camp in Sydney. The core ...

Women's Six Nations stars out in force as domestic rugby continues  Six Nations Rugby

As the Women's Six Nations edges ever closer, players from across Europe's top leagues continued to put the finishing touches to their preparations during ...

Six Nations Rugby
Rugby Australia bank on Scott Johnson after costly year  The Guardian

Stocks have plummeted but can the new director of rugby turn things around for the World Cup?

The Guardian
Newcastle RL: Chris Logan switches codes to join Kurri Kurri Bulldogs  Newcastle Herald

The Maitland Blacks' loss is the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs' gain with representative back Chris Logan switching codes from rugby union to rugby league in 2019.

Newcastle Herald
Load passports and high tackle reviews part of World Rugby's injury plan  Rugby.com.au

Test players will have "load passports" and high tackle laws will continue to be reviewed under a new World Rugby injury prevention plan announced on ...

All Blacks Sam Cane and Anton Lienert-Brown support emotional bucket list rugby game  New Zealand Herald

A simple bucket list request for a rugby match with mates turned into a game watched by 4000 people and attended by some legends of New Zealand rugby in ...

New Zealand Herald
Premiership issues World Rugby with legal threat as insurance row escalates  The Guardian

Premiership Rugby has given World Rugby 21 days to agree to major changes to player insurance regulations and says legal action will be pursued if ...

The Guardian
Faf de Klerk's rousing return to Test rugby  SARugbymag

Faf de Klerk established himself as one of the Springboks' most influential players in 2018, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

No rest for Wallabies as World Cup season begins  Rugby.com.au

The Wallabies aren't easing into 2019, with players reporting for their first pre-World Cup camp on Monday. Australia's national players convened for the training ...

European Rugby Champions Cup: Lyon 10-28 Saracens  BBC Sport

Two-time champions Saracens reach the Champions Cup quarter-finals after a bonus-point 28-10 victory against Lyon.

BBC Sport
Springboks rugby quota system, Nelson Mandela, Siya Kolisi, South Africa news  NEWS.com.au

Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi has said he does not believe iconic former South African president Nelson Mandela would have backed racial quotas for the ...

Ex-Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson puts home up to rent following exorbitant court bills  Irish Mirror

He is renting out his four-bedroom townhouse in the Belfast city centre.

Irish Mirror
Jonny Sexton's 6'5, 118kg little brother and 52 other Irish exports playing pro-rugby in Europe  RugbyPass

Not for nothing have the Irish been described as the Samoan rugby players of the northern hemisphere. More often than not, they are excellent value-for-money ...

Super Rugby: In search of three-peat, Crusaders coach Scott Robertson mulling future plans  Newshub

Scott Robertson wants to coach NZ, but would settle for a return north.

30 years on: When Jonathan Davies switched to rugby league  BBC Sport

Thirty years ago Welsh rugby union's brightest star, fly-half Jonathan Davies, made a record-breaking move to rugby league.

BBC Sport
France facing up to clamour for rugby to change after spate of tragedies  The Guardian

After three deaths in five months in French rugby and with politicians now demanding answers, has the sport become too brutal?

The Guardian
Rugby: Dorchester fall in tight Walcot fight  Dorset Echo


Dorset Echo
Billy Vunipola does not know how rugby can halt rise in injuries  The Irish Times

'It's the way the game has gone. Sometimes you just have to run over or through people'

The Irish Times
Rugby World Cup: In a world of organized sport, Fiji bucks the trend  CNN

Fiji is starting to find its winning formula ahead of the 2019 World Cup, but the Pacific Island nation still battles with funding and resources.

Rugby league commentator Andrew Voss to attend Port Stephens Men of League fund-raising luncheon  Port Stephens Examiner

Rugby league commentator extraordinaire Andrew Voss will join Newcastle Knights legend Danny Buderus at the next Port Stephens Men of League ...

Port Stephens Examiner
European Rugby Champions Cup: Exeter Chiefs beat Castres to keep hopes alive  BBC Sport

Jack Nowell stars for Exeter as they score six tries to beat Castres and keep alive their Champions Cup qualification hopes.

BBC Sport
Rugby union team of the year: Who makes your 2018 side?  BBC Sport

It has been a historic year for Ireland, Wales enjoyed a fine run and Scotland showed promise - but England endured a mixed bag of results. Ireland won their ...

BBC Sport
Gallagher Premiership Rugby Round 12 highlights  NBC Sports - Misc.

Premiership Rugby Round 12 was full of action, including the Worcester Warriors' upset over Bath.

NBC Sports - Misc.
Jonathan Davies: 30 years on from the day he switched to Rugby League  BBC Sport

BBC Sport Wales recalls the impact Jonathan Davies' switch from rugby union to rugby league had on both codes, 30 years on.

BBC Sport
How to watch live Super Rugby in Cambodia  RugbyPass

Super Rugby is available on RugbyPass in Cambodia. Fans can watch every game of Super Rugby live and on-demand online via the RugbyPass subscription ...

Rugby League recap: Analysing Hull FC and KR games, GB tour update, injury latest, pre-season results  Hull Daily Mail

The latest news from Hull FC, Hull KR and around Super League.

Hull Daily Mail
Hong Kong uses Fiji rugby tournament to prepare for world sevens series  Fiji Times

THE Hong Kong men's team will be using the McDonald's Fiji Coral Coast 7s as part of its preparation for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifiers and ...

Fiji Times
RFU chief executive job description favours commerce ahead of rugby administrative skills  Telegraph.co.uk

The Rugby Football Union is putting heavyweight commercial experience ahead of rugby administrative skills in its search for a new chief executive to replace ...

Seven rugby documentaries to watch over Christmas  RugbyPass

With the Christmas holiday season in full swing, there'll be plenty of time to binge on TV shows and movies. We've put together a list of seven rugby ...

Simon Zebo: Racing star says crowd comments directed at him during Ulster game 'not on'  BBC Sport

Racing 92's Simon Zebo says he received comments from the crowd in Saturday's European Champions Cup game against Ulster that were "not on".

BBC Sport
In Texas, the Land of Football, It’s Rugby to the Rescue  The New York Times

Why rugby? Because its tackling techniques emphasize use of the shoulder, which increasingly appeals to football coaches leery of concussions. Even in Texas.

The New York Times
Warriors coach Jon Humphrys will leave a rugby nation in harmony  The Scotsman

It feels like yesterday but almost six years have passed since Jon Humphreys was dragged out of the Ospreys and into Scottish rugby by his former club boss ...

The Scotsman
Why the magic of the FA Cup has proved Welsh rugby has lost something truly special | Nigel Owens  Wales Online

I didn't get to see Newport County's brilliant FA Cup win over Leicester live as I was travelling at the time, but I managed to watch bits of it and I did get to see the ...

Wales Online

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