Rugby World Cup

The 2017 Lions XV Based On World Cup Performances

We take a look at the home nations star performers from the Rugby World Cup and select who might be in contention for the Lions in 2017. 15.Mike Brown One of the few England players to come out of the tournament with any credit, Brown was solid at the back and instrumental as a playmaker going forward during the pool …

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All Blacks Coach Admits They “Haven’t Got The Ability” To Compete With England

New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster believes the All Blacks “haven’t got the ability” to build a high-performance centre to rival England’s Pennyhill Park. The All Blacks moved into England’s purpose-built camp in Bagshot on Monday, ahead of Saturday’s World Cup showdown with Australia. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) reputedly spent £3million on the high-performance unit at Pennyhill Park for …

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Australian Rugby Union Bet $300,000 On Wallabies Winning World Cup

WHEN the rest of the world was rubbishing Australia’s World Cup chances earlier this year and talk was rife they wouldn’t escape the pool stage, ARU head honchos took a huge gamble. They saw what was happening in camp under the new coach Michael Cheika, they realised this once fractured team had been completely united, and they bet that the …

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Sam Burgess Set To Return To Rugby League

TALKS are reportedly under way to bring Sam Burgess back to rugby league next year. The 26-year-old enforcer left the NRL at the end of last season having claiming a premiership with South Sydney to link with English Premiership rugby side Bath. Burgess just began the second year of a three-year-deal with the rival code but according toChannel Nine News, …

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The Criticism Of Officials At The Rugby World Cup Is Beyond Embarrassing

For a sport that supposedly prides itself on respect, the treatment of some officials at the Rugby World Cup should leave most fans embarrassed.   The fact the quarter and semifinals have been somewhat overshadowed by refereeing decisions given the rugby on show is a fairly damning indication of the behaviour of some fans. Yes, there have been controversial calls, …

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