World Rugby 13.1.2018 01:38 am

Dazzling Scarlets crush Bath to set up Toulon showdown

Scarlets gave a scintillating attacking display to win 35-17 at Bath on Friday and vault to the top of Pool 5 in the European Champions Cup.

Bath had won by five points in rainy, windy Llanelli back in October and began the night top of the pool, level with Toulon on 13 points and one ahead of Scarlets.

Dazzling Scarlets crush Bath to set up Toulon showdown
Dazzling Scarlets crush Bath to set up Toulon showdown

Dazzling Scarlets crush Bath to set up Toulon showdown

Scarlets gave a scintillating attacking display to win 35-17 at Bath on Friday and vault to the top of Pool 5 in the European Champions Cup.

Australia’s Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling
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Australia’s Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

Raelene Castle shattered the glass ceiling Tuesday by becoming Rugby Australia’s new chief executive, making her the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world.
Scottish revival makes for mouth-watering Six Nations
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Scottish revival makes for mouth-watering Six Nations

Nobody was left in any doubt about which team sits atop the world rugby pecking order, New Zealand’s clinical finishing and robust defence in their autumn campaign once again proving they are streets ahead of their rivals.
Fourth Test a ‘balancing act’: Wales’ Gatland
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Fourth Test a ‘balancing act’: Wales’ Gatland

Injury-hit Wales’ decision to play a fourth Test outside the international release window was a “balancing act”, coach Warren Gatland said ahead of Saturday’s match against South Africa.
Injury-free run music to Healy’s ears
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Injury-free run music to Healy’s ears

Cian Healy has established a reputation as a DJ and turned his hand to painting but the grizzled Irish prop is delighted he has not had to take them up yet full-time.
Former Blitzbok has to handle German strike chaos
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Former Blitzbok has to handle German strike chaos

Vuyo Zangqa, who’s now head coach of Germany’s Sevens side, now suddenly has to prepare the 15-man outfit with no time and little resources.
World Rugby hits back at ‘inaccurate’ Samoa PM claims
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World Rugby hits back at ‘inaccurate’ Samoa PM claims

World Rugby on Tuesday dismissed as “inaccurate” claims from Samoa’s prime minister that the sport is bankrupt in the Pacific nation and the governing body interfered in coach selection.
Daly leads try-rush as England beat Australia
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Daly leads try-rush as England beat Australia

Elliot Daly scored the decisive try of the match as England claimed a record 30-6 win over Australia at a rainswept Twickenham on Saturday.
World Rugby denies ‘humiliation’ as 2023 World Cup goes to France
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World Rugby denies ‘humiliation’ as 2023 World Cup goes to France

World Rugby chiefs denied they had been “humiliated” after France won the right to stage the 2023 World Cup on Wednesday despite finishing behind rival bidders South Africa in an evaluation report.
Coach Hansen frustrated despite All Blacks try milestone
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Coach Hansen frustrated despite All Blacks try milestone

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen admitted to feeling frustrated despite the All Blacks romping to a 38-18 victory in France on Saturday and scoring their 2,000th try.
England rest Farrell and Itoje for Argentina Test
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England rest Farrell and Itoje for Argentina Test

England coach Eddie Jones left out both inside centre Owen Farrell and lock Maro Itoje when he named his side Thursday for this weekend’s November international opener against Argentina at Twickenham.
Late France rugby call-ups for Fickou, Boughanmi
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Late France rugby call-ups for Fickou, Boughanmi

France coach Guy Noves summoned Toulouse centre Gael Fickou to replace injured Remi Lamerat on Sunday for the autumn Tests with world champions New Zealand looming next weekend.
Indo-Pacific rugby league may kick off next year – Forrest
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Indo-Pacific rugby league may kick off next year – Forrest

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest said Friday his six-team Indo Pacific Rugby Championship could be up and running by late next year following talks with the Australian Rugby Union.
Jones wants England to learn from All Blacks
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Jones wants England to learn from All Blacks

England coach Eddie Jones insisted his focus was firmly fixed on the 2019 World Cup in Japan as he urged his side to learn from reigning champions New Zealand.
Fishing dead rats: The bizarre reasons why Englishmen leave rugby
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Fishing dead rats: The bizarre reasons why Englishmen leave rugby

The governing body in England, estimates that 10,000 recent school-leavers have stopped playing as they fear rugby culture at university.
Gutsy Wallabies shock the All Blacks to end drought
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Gutsy Wallabies shock the All Blacks to end drought

Reece Hodge’s massive last-gasp penalty gives Australia a morale-boosting win to confirm their improvement in 2017.
Joe Root must ‘lie’ to his England players to boost them
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Joe Root must ‘lie’ to his England players to boost them

Former national captain Michael Vaughan gives strange advice to the current vintage before the Ashes against Australia.
Wallabies’ revival faces the ultimate test
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Wallabies’ revival faces the ultimate test

If Australia are going to do their second place in the Rugby Championship justice, they’ll need to end their All Black misery.
‘Stupid’ Wales hooker feared he’d lose his hand
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‘Stupid’ Wales hooker feared he’d lose his hand

The Ospreys No 2 Scott Baldwin has revealed how his doctors raised the possibility of amputation after he petted a lion in the Free State.
All Blacks coach backs under-fire Sonny Bill to the hilt
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All Blacks coach backs under-fire Sonny Bill to the hilt

The New Zealand media have recently criticised the former rugby league star for being ‘too flashy’ and ready to concede a turnover.
Wallabies end Argentina’s misery to claim second place
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Wallabies end Argentina’s misery to claim second place

Michael Cheika’s troops finish fast after the Pumas put up a good fight.
All Blacks recall big guns for South Africa clash
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All Blacks recall big guns for South Africa clash

Normal service has been restored to the All Blacks who will put their strongest available side on the park for Saturday’s Rugby Championship dead rubber against South Africa.
Dan Carter ‘feels sick’ over drink drive error
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Dan Carter ‘feels sick’ over drink drive error

The legendary All Blacks flyhalf was banned from driving for five months after being caught by French police.
Super start sets up win for rugby champions New Zealand
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Super start sets up win for rugby champions New Zealand

New Zealand were superb in the first half and sloppy in the second as they overcame Argentina 36-10 in Buenos Aires Saturday in the Rugby Championship.
All Blacks want to set the bar even higher
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All Blacks want to set the bar even higher

After their 57-0 demolition of the Springboks, that’s a frightening thought.
Anger as Lomu’s sons front France World Cup bid
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Anger as Lomu’s sons front France World Cup bid

New Zealand media hammers the French Rugby Federation for ‘exploiting’ the late legendary All Blacks winger for their own gain.

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