Rugby

7:57 PM GMT Australia scrum half Nic White was allowed to continue playing after a head injury during his rugby team’s recent defeat by Ireland due to “discrepancies” in process and communication, an independent review by the organisers said on Tuesday. White was injured during the second half of Australia’s 13-10 Autumn Nations Series loss
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11:10 PM GMT Bill Sweeney, the CEO of the Rugby Football Union, said he was “really disappointed” with England’s autumn series results but gave no indication that coach Eddie Jones was in any danger of being removed. England delivered a poor display and were booed off at Twickenham after being outplayed 27-13 by South Africa
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10:03 AM GMT Rugby Football Union (RFU) chief executive Bill Sweeney was accused of being “asleep on the job” following the financial crises which forced Premiership clubs Worcester Warriors and Wasps into administration. The sports’ governing bodies appeared in front of the select committee for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on
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2:40 PM GMT Wales centre Joe Hawkins will earn his first cap in their final autumn international against Australia at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, while Leigh Halfpenny gets a first start since July 2021 as he takes over at fullback. Hawkins comes into the side in place of Owen Watkin, who has a knee
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Nov 24, 2022 England’s Tommy Freeman will start as right wing against South Africa in their final November Test on Saturday while Alex Coles comes in as blindside flanker in the team named by coach Eddie Jones on Thursday. Freeman has been in the training squad throughout November and finally gets his chance to add
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1:11 AM GMT ESPN staff Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks captain John Smit has weighed into the Rassie Erasmus saga, saying the director of rugby’s ongoing social media commentary had made the South Africa team “so easy to dislike.” Erasmus was last week handed a two-game matchday ban after he published multiple posts on Twitter, highlighting
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Nov 21, 2022 Ireland flanker Josh Van der Flier has been named World Rugby’s Player of the Year, after helping drive his nation to the top of the world rankings through a stellar 2022 season. Van der Flier beat out Ireland and Leinster team mate Johnny Sexton, France scrum-half and last year’s winner Antoine Dupont
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Nov 20, 2022 AAP with ESPN staff The Wallabies insist their massive injury toll, with top prop Taniela Tupou now in possible danger of missing the Rugby World Cup, comes down to bad luck and the perils of a collision sport. Tupou was stretchered off in the second half of their 13-10 loss to Ireland
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1:49 AM GMT Following his Wallabies debut against Italy last week, Mark Nawaqanitawase has earned a surprise second start when Australia clash with Ireland on Sunday [AEDT]. With the team to be announced Friday morning [AEDT], Wallabies officials confirmed Nawaqanitawase had retained his place in the starting 15 with the Waratahs flyer set to start
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3:26 AM GMT The Wallabies are pledging to perform against Ireland as they look to help extend the contract of their “phenomenal coach” Dave Rennie past next year’s Rugby World Cup. Ahead of their clash with the world No.1 side in Dublin on Saturday (Sunday 7am AEDT) veteran halfback Nic White said the Wallabies were
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Nov 13, 2022 Fed-up former World Cup captain Stirling Mortlock says Rugby Australia must draw a line in the sand after the Wallabies’ “train wreck” loss to Italy and immediately address the national side’s “systemic” discipline issues once and for all. Adamant Australia has “no chance” of winning next year’s World Cup in France, Mortlock
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Nov 12, 2022 AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Five years on from another extraordinary World Cup loss and the end of an incredible 30-match win streak, England coach Simon Middleton and captain Sarah Hunter were left to imagine what might have been, after they were stunned by the Black Ferns 34-31 on Saturday night [NZT]. Dominating
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