Rugby

2:09 PM GMT Bryan Habana believes South Africa’s stunning Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan has created heroes who can inspire an entire generation and help the Blitzboks bid for Olympic rugby sevens gold in Tokyo next year. Habana expects to see tangible evidence of the feel-good-factor generated by the Springboks victory over England in
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7:41 AM GMT Scotland and British and Irish Lions winger Tommy Seymour has announced his international retirement, Scottish Rugby said in a statement. Seymour is Scotland’s fourth-highest try scorer, with 20 tries in 55 appearances, and played at the last two World Cups, as well as the drawn 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand. “Playing
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12:53 AM GMT New Zealand Rugby has opted for continuity by choosing Ian Foster over Scott Robertson to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach. Foster, who has been appointed for two years, has been assistant head coach of the New Zealand team since 2012 and takes over the top job from Hansen, who stepped
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12:31 PM GMT Racing 92 have sacked Fiji international Leone Nakarawa after the player returned to the club late following his involvement in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Nakarawa was due back at the club on Oct. 28 but instead returned over two weeks later without permission, with the club saying that the 31-year-old showed
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11:16 AM GMT Former rugby players in New Zealand are being asked to donate their brains to research when they die as part of a study aimed at learning about the long-term effects of concussion and head injuries from contact sports. The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the University of Auckland launched the initiative
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12:50 PM GMT The British and Irish Lions are set to play in front of a record crowd when they travel to South Africa in 2021. The first test will be played at the 88,000 capacity FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on July 24 where a sell-out crowd would surpass the Lions’ previous attendance record of
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3:11 AM GMT ESPN staff Israel Folau and Rugby Australia [RA] have ended the biggest feud in Australian sport, after the two parties reach a confidential settlement following the former Wallabies star’s social media posts and his subsequent sacking. A Rugby Australia statement on Wednesday afternoon said both parties acknowledged the harm they had caused
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10:15 AM GMT Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen on Monday confirmed his long-expected move to Japan, where he will take up a role as coaching consultant for Top League side Toyota Verblitz. The 60-year-old stepped down from his position as New Zealand head coach following his side’s third-place finish at the Rugby World Cup.
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