Rugby

1:27 AM BST ESPN staff Outgoing Wallabies selector Michael O’Connor has lifted the lid on Australia’s failed Rugby World Cup campaign, revealing how Michael Cheika’s virtual autocracy and a “secret” game plan never sat well with a playing group that made countless errors at training. O’Connor is no longer employed by Rugby Australia, his role
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12:33 AM BST Former Prime Minister John Howard, Wallabies great John Eales and leading Australian businessman Sir Rod Eddington are all part of an Advisory Board set up to oversee Rugby Australia’s 2027 Rugby World Cup bid. New Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan unveiled the Board on Tuesday morning, McLennan wasting little time in attempting
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1:22 PM BST England prop Ellis Genge has said head coach Eddie Jones and himself suffered racist abuse during the tour to South Africa in 2018. The United Kingdom, along with several countries across the world, has seen the Black Lives Matter protests in various cities, which were sparked following the death of George Floyd,
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11:07 PM BST World Rugby has announced the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup in France aimed at promoting a “genuine opportunity” for all unions, the game’s global body said on Monday. Twelve teams — South Africa, England, New Zealand, Wales, Japan, France, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Argentina and Fiji — have already qualified
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