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Spencer criticises SA style of play

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Eastern Province Kings coach Carlos Spencer has criticised South African rugby’s conservative style of play and wants his side to implement an expansive game-plan in the Currie Cup. The former All Blacks fly-half said while South Africa had a plethora of rugby talent, the players were often prevented from expressing themselves. “There is definitely talent Read More ...

Cipriani keen to extend Sale stay

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

England fly-half Danny Cipriani is enjoying his stint at Sale Sharks and wants to sign a contract extension with the club. Cipriani, who is in the final year of a three-year deal which he signed in 2012, said last season he is keen to stay at the club and I faster has pay day or Read More ...

Speight named in Wallaby squad

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

Fiji-born Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in Australia’s squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie also named Melbourne Rebels scrum-half Luke Burgess in his 32-man squad on Wednesday in place of Will Genia, who may still be recalled later in the series if Read More ...

Hamilton loving life at Saracens

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

New signing Jim Hamilton says joining Saracens was an opportunity he could not turn down as he settles at Allianz Park after moving from Montpellier. The 31-year-old Scotland international lock, who has a wealth of experience, has had two previous spells in England with Leicester and Gloucester. And the chance to swap the Top 14 Read More ...

Hibbard relishing return to action

Posted on Jul 20, 2014

Gloucester, Wales and British and Irish Lions hooker Richard Hibbard has revealed the pain he had to play through at times during last season. Hibbard was virtually unable to lift his arm after Wales’ second Six Nations match – a 26-3 defeat to Ireland in Dublin – and although he continued to play for the Read More ...

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It’s a massive occasion – Hogg

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Scotland international Stuart Hogg admits his squad face a “massive challenge” in the Commonwealth Games as he awaits the big kick-off. The Scots, who also included Roddy Grant, Richie Vernon and Sean Lamont, have been pooled alongisde New Zealand, Canada and Barbados. Hogg is retained in the squad from the London Sevens and he revealed Read More ...

Size not everything for Coleman

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Brumbies wing Robbie Coleman is on a mission to prove that size is not the be all and end all of the game when he lines up in Saturday’s semi-final against the. At 1.79 metres and 83 kilograms, Coleman’s small frame draws attention at a time where big wings, like team-mate Henry Speight, are hitting Read More ...

McCaw reveals agony of broken rib

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Crusaders and All Blacks flanker Richie McCaw has revealed the agony of playing with a broken rib against England last month. McCaw sustained the injury in the second Test against England in Dunedin on June 14 and played through the discomfort, thinking it was just a bruising. He even featured in the third and final Read More ...

Machete victims ready to turn page

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Clermont will be without three of their French internationals for the start of the Top 14 season as they recover from being attacked by a gang of armed thugs. Benjamin Kayser, Aurélien Rougerie and Julien Pierre have joined their team-mates at their pre-season training camp in Falgos but are set to remain on the sidelines Read More ...

Fixtures announced for LV= Cup

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

LV= Cup champions Exeter Chiefs will kick-off their title defence with a trip to face the Dragons at Rodney Parade in Round One of the 2014/15 pool stages. The Chiefs open up in Wales before hosting Bath and then welcoming Gloucester to Sandy Park. They end their pool campaign away to Saracens. Meanwhile, recent beaten Read More ...

Brumbies deserve title – Mowen

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Brumbies number eight Ben Mowen believes his side deserve to win the Super Rugby title because of the work they have put in over recent seasons. Mowen, who departs for Montpellier at the end of this term, takes on Michael Hooper’s Waratahs this weekend in a massive semi-final showdown. The Brumbies lost 39-8 in Sydney Read More ...
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Bath Rugby can win Amlin Cup, says David Flatman

Posted on May 21, 2014

Former Bath Rugby forward David Flatman believes the club’s current squad is more than capable of matching his team’s achievements by winning the Amlin Cup on Friday night. Bath travel to Cardiff Arms Park to take on Northampton Saints hoping to follow in the footsteps of Flatman and co, who won the competition in 2008. Read More ...

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