Rugby

7:56 PM BST Holders Saracens stormed into the semifinals of the European Champions Cup after quelling a spirited Leinster comeback to win 25-17 at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday in a keenly-contested rematch of last season’s title clash. Four-time champions Leinster came into the contest as Pool 1 winners after securing six victories from as
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1:48 PM BST Georgian police have arrested the vice president of the country’s rugby union, Merab Beselia, over the shooting of player Ramaz Kharazishvili, who was shot in the leg at the sport’s governing body’s offices in the capital Tbilisi on Wednesday. Kharazishvili, 32, the former captain of the Georgian national Sevens team, underwent surgery
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2:04 AM BST South Africa have been dealt a second major injury blow in as many days, with Lood de Jager ruled out for up to six months with a recurrence of the shoulder injury that forced him out of last year’s Rugby World Cup final. De Jager, who re-injured the shoulder playing for England’s
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12:03 AM BST ESPN staff South Africa’s domestic rugby season will finally kick into full gear when a seven-team competition starts on Oct. 10, ending a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. South African Rugby confirmed the move on Wednesday, with matches to be played through the festive season and the final on Jan.
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1:01 AM BST ESPN staff New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has moved to end the Bledisloe Cup stand-off by relaxing the country’s quarantine restrictions for the Wallabies. The annual trans-Tasman series was again thrust into uncertainty on Sunday when Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said the current quarantine restrictions in New Zealand were unacceptable for
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10:25 PM BST South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard faces “several months” on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday. The 2019 World Cup winner was carried off the field on a stretcher during the 41-17 loss to Racing 92 and scans have now revealed the
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5:24 AM BST Ian Foster could be without several key playmakers for the Rugby Championship with a number of All Blacks reportedly telling NZ Rugby they do not want to be away from their young families for an extended period. A RNZ.co.nz report on Monday suggested each of Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga and TJ Perenara
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