Rugby

A timeline of key events, including all the winners of the global tournament New Zealand won five of the first eight Women’s World Cups, including in 2002 (Getty Images) Women’s Rugby World Cup History This year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand will be the ninth edition of the women’s tournament, but how did it
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Harlequins (21) 35 Tries: Musk 2, Anyanwu, Northmore, Murley Cons: Smith 5 Northampton Saints (10) 29 Tries: Ludlam, Freeman, Furbank, James Cons: Biggar 3 Pen: Biggar Harlequins survived a late fightback to beat an error-prone Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stoop. Jack Musk, Lennox Anyanwu and Luke Northmore eased Quins into a 21-3 lead before Lewis
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Sep 30, 2022 Bundee Aki will miss Ireland’s Test matches against South Africa and Fiji in November after being given an eight-match ban. Aki, 32, received the third red card of his career on Saturday for a dangerous clear-out on Seabelo Senatla as Connacht faced Stormers in the United Rugby Championship (URC). The ban means
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All matches will be shown live on free-to-air TV in the UK Scotland v Wales on the opening weekend of the World Cup will be live on ITV (Inpho) Women’s Rugby World Cup TV Coverage All matches in this year’s Rugby World Cup will be available to watch on free-to-air TV in the UK. It’s
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1:11 PM BST England’s women will play their first standalone match at Twickenham when they host France on April 29 in their 2023 Women’s Six Nations finale, England Rugby have announced. England, who have won four consecutive Six Nations titles, have played at Twickenham before but the fixture was combined with a men’s match. Head
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Sep 24, 2022 South Africa won the battle but lost the war following their 38-21 victory against Argentina at a sold out King’s Park in Durban on Saturday, a result that handed the 2022 Rugby Championship title to New Zealand. The All Blacks top the standings with 19 points from their six games, one more
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As they begin their new season, we look back at the absurd heroics of the Stormers winning the URC while in administration Manie Libbok celebrates the Stormers winning the United Rugby Championship (Getty Images) As the Stormers kick off the defence of their United Rugby Championship title, there will be marauding stuff; counters and passes
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10:49 AM BST Wasps have announced their intention to appoint administrators in order to “protect” their interests, a statement from the club’s holding company said on Wednesday. The decision puts the former Premiership and European champions on the brink of relegation, with Rugby Football Union (RFU) regulations stating a club placed in administration once the
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How will the Springbok Women fare in New Zealand? South Africa are in Pool C with England, Fiji and France (AFP/Getty Images) South Africa Women’s Rugby World Cup Squad 2022 South Africa make their return to the women’s Rugby World Cup for the first time since 2014 after deciding not to enter RWC 2017. SA
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6:57 AM BST The Wallabies say they have taken onboard the lessons of Thursday night’s dramatic Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks, insisting they will be better prepared for similar situations should they arise in the future. As the fallout from French referee Mathieu Raynal’s controversial time-wasting call continues, Australia have done their best
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5:13 AM BST Wallabies fly-half Bernard Foley is still trying to process what transpired at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night, revealing there was a fair bit of confusion among his teammates before French referee Mathieu Raynal made the call that will go down in Bledisloe Cup history. Foley fronted the media in Melbourne on Friday
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