Rugby

1:49 AM BST The Israel Folau saga has claimed another victim, with Daryl Gibson quitting as NSW Waratahs coach after one of the most tumultuous seasons in the franchise’s history. Gibson, who joined the Waratahs as an assistant to Michael Cheika in 2013 before taking over as head coach in 2015, had one year remaining
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12:04 PM BST The southern hemisphere rugby powers on Thursday expressed their disappointment at the loss of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Nations Championship, the potentially transformative Test competition which World Rugby abandoned on Wednesday. The proposal to bring the Six Nations and four Rugby Championship sides together along with two other nations for
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1:51 AM BST World Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain support from unions, the sport’s ruling body said on Wednesday. Rugby’s governing body needed unanimous approval from the 10 countries that make up the Six Nations and Rugby Championship to enter into exclusive negotiations. World Rugby identified
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5:16 AM BST After an exciting regular season, that went right to the wire, we’re finally at the pointy end of the year, with every side playing for a spot in the semfinals. Here are the playoff team lists. (Note: All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time) Jump ahead to a particular game. Crusaders vs.
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11:51 AM BST Mathieu Bastareaud will not be part of this year’s Rugby World Cup after the Toulon centre was left out of France’s 37-man squad on Tuesday. Bastareaud, who was vice-captain for Les Bleus during a disappointing Six Nations campaign, did not feature in the squad list of 31 or among the six standby
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3:57 AM BST Cancer survivor Christian Leali’ifano says he will never forget his close bond with the Brumbies after announcing a deal with Japanese club rugby for next season. In-form skipper Leali’ifano will complete a celebrated 12-year association with the Canberra-based Super Rugby team when they contest the looming finals. He’ll then possibly turn out
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