Five-eighths crisis for South Africa

South African rugby has been dealt a significant blow ahead of both the Investec Super Rugby competition and the Rugby Championship.
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Handre Pollard

Tough task to be ranked best No.8 in the world

England, and former Australian coach, Eddie Jones believes English No.8 Billy Vunipola can be the best in the world – but he chose one of the more competitive positions to contest.
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Kieran Read

Ireland upset Wales' campaign at first hurdle

Jonny Sexton got it right for Ireland this time when landing a late penalty goal to give his side a 16-16 draw with Wales in the first round of Six Nations games on Sunday.
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Jonny Sexton

Carter ready for Hong Kong showpiece

Dan Carter has played in Hong Kong twice before, but always with the All Blacks, and on Saturday evening (NZT) it will be with his French club Racing 92 in a game against the Highlanders for the Natixis Cup.
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Dan Carter

Black Ferns top inaugural world rankings

New Zealand's Black Ferns head the inaugural women's world rankings released by World Rugby on Monday.
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New Zealand's Black Ferns

Tough start for Six Nations defence against Wales

Ireland coach, and former Blues assistant-coach, Joe Schmidt heads into the defence of Ireland's Six Nations titles won over the last two seasons facing the pre-tournament favourite Wales in Dublin at the weekend.
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Joe Schmidt

More success for Lam's Connacht

Pat Lam's Connacht maintained their winning form to move to a share of the lead of the Pro12 competition in Britain on Saturday.
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Pat Lam

Six Nations allegiance can stymie Lions coach

Former British and Irish Lions and England captain, and World Cup winner in 2003, Martin Johnson says the Lions coach to New Zealand next year doesn't have to be a Six Nations coach of the moment.
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Martin Johnson

Thrush ready for Leicester clash

Jeremy Thrush is set for one of the biggest tests for his Gloucester side in the English Premiership at the weekend.
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Jeremy Thrush

Lancaster as Lions coach not well received

Suggestions that sacked England coach Stuart Lancaster could be a contender to coach next year's British and Irish Lions team to New Zealand have been rubbished by British critics.
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Stuart Lancaster

O'Halloran wants Scots to match England's intensity

Former Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran has moved into Six Nations mode as backs coach for Scotland as they prepare to meet England in their Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield on February 6.
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Jason O'Halloran

Seven players to watch in Wellington

With competition on the World Sevens Series fierce, check out our list of seven players who could make the difference in Wellington this weekend.
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Ardie Savea All Blacks Sevens

Fenwick in denial over Welsh loss

Old habits die hard and at least one member of the 1978 Wales team beaten by the All Blacks through a last minute penalty goal by Brian McKechnie is still complaining that Wales were cheated of victory.
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Steve Fenwick

Lam savours Connacht's advance

Irish sides may be missing from the prestigious European Champions Cup tournament but Pat Lam's Connacht is flying the flag in the second-tier Challenge Cup.
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Pat Lam

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