Rugby

Australia have got their 2017/18 women’s sevens campaign off to a flying start, winning the series opener after thrashing the United States 34-0 in Dubai. The Rio Olympic champions were undefeated in their three pool matches on Thursday before beating England and Canada in the quarter and semi-finals respectively. The US had a shock last-eight
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The Rugby Football Union suffered a £6 million operating loss in 2016-17, while investing a record £99.6m into the game. The national governing body published its annual report and accounts on Thursday. The financial results showed lower year-on-year revenues, but that can be attributed to England hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with those figures
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3:52 PM GMT ESPN staff Edinburgh have suspended flanker John Hardie until mid-January 2018 after the conclusion of an internal investigation carried out by the PRO14 club. A statement from Scottish Rugby confirmed that the 29-year-old has received disciplinary action for “gross misconduct”. It read: “As part of a range of sanctions, a three-month suspension
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Wales centre Jamie Roberts faced possible disciplinary action by his Aviva Premiership club Harlequins if he had not returned from Test duty this week. PA Sport understands the Quins centre, who has won 94 caps, reported back for club training on Tuesday. It is thought that Quins, Roberts and his representatives were involved in discussions
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3:09 PM GMT John GoliathKwesé ESPN Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx and flanker Siya Kolisi returned to the training field on Monday ahead of the team’s final Outgoing Tour match against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. Marx sat out of the previous Test against Italy as a precautionary measure after he picked up a shoulder injury
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2:13 AM GMT ESPN staff Beauden Barrett has been named World Rugby Player of the Year, becoming only the second player, after Richie McCaw, to win the award in two successive years. The Hurricanes and New Zealand five-eighth won the award from All Blacks teammate Rieko Ioane, Wallabies fullback Israel Folau, England and British &
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1:37 PM GMT ESPN staff Scrum-half Ben Youngs says England face Six Nations failure unless they improve on their November performances. Eddie Jones’ side secured a third straight autumn victory with a 48-14 crushing of Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday — but Youngs is adamant their current weaknesses would have been fully exposed by Six
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England Women scored eight tries to defeat Canada 49-12 in their second Test match at the Stoop as captain Sarah Hunter marked her century of caps. The Red Roses, beaten the tourists 79-5 on Friday night, took an early lead after just three minutes through Heather Kerr, touching down for her first international try Further
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