Rugby Championship

Eddie Jones speaks about Lions captaincy

    England boss Eddie Jones was at the Advertising Week Europe business event in London this week and he told BT Sport that he believes Gatland should take four captains on the tour later this year. Gatland has said that at the moment, there is six names in contention for captaincy for this years tour; England skipper Dylan Hartley, Rory Best, …

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Listening devices and Cold War Spy Thrillers

The recent bugging scandal of the All Blacks in Sydney this week has thrown the integrity of the Game into the foreground with the NSW police investigating the discovery of a sophisticated listening device in the team hotel meeting room where much of the All Blacks game plans had been discussed prior to the Bledisloe Cup. We will go out …

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Wallabies To Host All Blacks Bledisloe Clash In USA

The Bledisloe Cup could be played in New Jersey according to the Australian Rugby Union’s website. The green light has been given for Sydney’s ANZ Stadium to undergo a major reconstruction, which will reduce its capacity while the building work goes ahead. The rugby.com.au website reported on Friday that Australian Rugby Union officials visited New York last year to have meetings with …

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Startling Discovery Shocks Rugby Fans Globally

A chance discovery this week by a junior archivist at the National Archives of Australia (Canberra) has the rugby world in turmoil. During the performance of his normal archival duties, David Wigglesworth uncovered what is believed to be a photo of the Australian National Rugby Union team (The Wallabies) holding the Bledisloe Cup (circa 1979). “I’m bloody stoked” says David, …

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World Rugby Chief Backs Japan For Rugby Championship Inclusion

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset has voiced his backing for Japan’s inclusion in the Southern Hemisphere Rugby Championship competition alongside New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina. The sport is enjoying a surge in popularity in the country that will host the next World Cup in 2019 and after securing a franchise in the Super Rugby tournament, Lapasset believes a …

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