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Watch: Despondent All-Blacks Dressing Room React To SA Defeat

On Saturday, South Africa pulled off a huge upset defeating New Zealand by 36-34 in the Rugby Championship in Wellington, their first away victory over the All-Blacks since 2009. The test match was a fascinating affair which saw the Springboks rise to the occasion and hold off a New Zealand team who had been unbeaten in their previous four games …

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Soul-Searching As Wallabies Ranking Hits New Low

The Wallabies will slump to their lowest world ranking ever Monday, sparking soul-searching about what can be done with a troubled team that has managed just two wins in their last nine Tests. Their alarming slide was reinforced by the 23-19 upset win by Argentina on the Gold Coast on Saturday — the first victory for the Pumas on Australian …

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Ireland Close In On All Blacks In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Kieran Read of the All Blacks and Conor Murray

New Zealand’s recent loss to South Africa in the Rugby Championship has seen their lead at the top of the World Rugby rankings cut to just 2.40 points with Ireland hot on their heels.   The latest rankings, released on Monday, means that November’s clash between the All Blacks and Joe Schmidt’s side will have an added layer of significance. …

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England To Award Full-Time 15s Contracts To Women’s Team

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is to introduce women’s full-time 15s contracts this season, with the new deal coming into effect from January 1st.  There will be 28 full-time contracts available to England Women in the 15-a-side game while the Quilter Internationals will be played under the existing elite player squad (EPS) agreement. The 28 contracts will be supplemented by …

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Munster Facing Tighthead Trouble After Ospreys Win

John Ryan of Munster

Munster will be sweating on the fitness of both John Ryan and Stephen Archer after both players were removed from the field of play during the 49-13 victory over the Ospreys on Friday night.  Archer started the game but was removed after 49 minutes when he took a knock to head. He was replaced by John Ryan who later went …

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Watch: Wallaby Fan Confronts Players After Shock Loss To Argentina

The Wallabies’ shock four-point loss to Argentina has been marred by an ugly sideline confrontation between an angry supporter and Australian flanker Lukhan Tui. The Pumas scored their first win over the Wallabies on Australian soil since 1983 on Saturday, fighting off a spirited second-half comeback to finish 23-19. It was the Australians’ fifth loss in their past six tests, …

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