Rugby

1:03 PM GMT France coach Fabien Galthie named an inexperienced and youthful team as expected to face a seasoned England side in the Autumn Nations Cup final, making six changes for Sunday’s clash at Twickenham. An agreement between the federation and the Top 14 meant that no player could be involved in more than three
0 Comments
4:04 AM GMT Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says he feels no obligation for his side to entertain in Saturday’s Tri Nations finale, instead setting his sights on a “quality performance” to round out his first season in charge. Australia face Argentina at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night, the Tri Nations crown all but out of
0 Comments
4:09 PM GMT Fit-again captain Johnny Sexton will return when Ireland take on Scotland in their Autumn Nations Cup clash at the Aviva Stadium after coach Andy Farrell named the squad on Thursday. Sexton was forced off the field with a hamstring problem that he sustained in their opening win over Wales and replaces the
0 Comments
3:28 AM GMT Disgraced Pumas skipper Pablo Matera has been reinstated as captain but will not face the Wallabies in Saturday night’s final Tri Nations clash in Sydney. Matera was sensationally stripped of the captaincy and stood down from the Bankwest Stadium Test, along with teammates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino, after racist tweets at
0 Comments
1:13 AM GMT ESPN staff Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn’t given up hope of one day returning to the role, despite a lack of success across his closing years in charge and an ugly fallout with Rugby Australia. Speaking to The Australian, Cheika has clearly lost none of the self-belief that helped fire the
0 Comments
7:09 PM GMT Rugby’s Nations Cup will reach its conclusion this weekend, as England face France in Sunday’s final, but anyone expecting a diversion from the stodgy fare on show for the last month is likely to be disappointed, according to England coach Eddie Jones. England have collected dominant victories over Georgia, Ireland and Wales,
0 Comments
10:50 PM GMT The fallout over the Argentina rugby team’s much-criticised tribute to Diego Maradona extended further on Tuesday, with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late football icon. The Pumas, as the rugby team are known, wore what looked like black electrical
0 Comments