Rugby

Replacement scrum-half Rhys Webb scored twice as Ospreys completed a European Champions Cup double over struggling Northampton with a 32-15 bonus-point victory at a wet Liberty Stadium. Ospreys, who backed up their 43-32 success at Franklin’s Gardens, have given themselves a fighting chance in the Pool 2 but will need to secure wins over Saracens
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The drama and intrigue surrounding Allister Coetzee and the Springbok coaching situation is going to spill over into 2018. Coetzee reportedly met with new director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on Wednesday, with various reports suggesting that the Springbok coach will be fired before the end of the year. However, SA Rugby confirmed via email that
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10:52 AM GMT ESPN staff Outgoing Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson will join Wasps next season as Dai Young bolsters his coaching team. Wilson will work primarily with the Aviva Premiership club’s forwards and joins Young’s backroom staff after two years in the Cardiff hot seat. Wasps confirmed the appointment Thursday morning as they
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Jamie George admits Saracens face judgement day as they seek to repair the psychological scarring inflicted by their European Champions Cup collapse to Clermont Auvergne. The European champions fell to a record 46-14 defeat in a repeat of last season’s final on Monday, leaking six tries in a dreadful defensive performance that produced a staggering
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All Blacks skipper Kieran Read will undergo surgery on Saturday on a prolapsed lumbar disc. Read has been reviewed by the All Blacks’ and Crusaders’ medical teams, as well as a back specialist, who will continue to monitor his recovery. Kieran Read is tackled during Bledisloe III in Brisbane Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images The expected recovery time
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South Africa’s beleaguered head coach Allister Coetzee will be in the firing line on Wednesday when he presents his annual report to his bosses at SA Rugby. Springbok coach Allister Coetzee poses for a picture with captain Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Elton Jantjies and scrumhalf Francois Hougaard after their Rugby Championship victory over Argentina in
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Saracens owner Nigel Wray sided with Clermont as he hit out at Champions Cup organisers European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) over the handling of the pair’s rearranged fixture. Clermont made good on their promise to use the fallout as motivation as they ran out comfortable 46-14 winners at Allianz Park Monday night. Saracens’ Champions Cup
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It wasn’t a great day for the African teams on the second day of the Cape Town Sevens, with the favourites South Africa losing in the semi-finals and Kenya and Uganda playing off for 13th place. The Blitzboks narrowly beat surprise packages Canada 19-12 in the bronze medal match, after they were stunned by old
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