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Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

The  quarter-final fixtures for Rugby World Cup 2011 have been confirmed after the completion of the pool phase on Sunday. All match times are local to New Zealand. Saturday, 8…

Wycliff Palu speaks to the media in Hanmer Springs about his injury and early edparture from the squad

Wallaby Wycliff Palu returns to Australia

Wallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu is returning to Australia. The 29 year-old limped out of his 38th Test match last weekend in Wellington after suffering the reoccurrence of a hamstring…

Australia 67 USA 5

Australia 67 USA 5

Adam Ashley-Cooper (above) scored the fastest Rugby World Cup hat-trick ever as Australia scored 11 tries to sweep past USA 67-5 at Wellington Regional Stadium on Friday. Ashley-Cooper’s treble came…

Ioane on his way to scoring a try against Italy

Wallaby Ioane out with fractured thumb

Scans today in Auckland have confirmed that Wallabies winger Digby Ioane has sustained a fracture to his right thumb. Ioane suffered the injury during yesterday’s 32-6 win over Italy in…

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The Playmaker – Quade Cooper

Pop quiz. Identify the player Robbie Deans is describing: “He’s an outside-half who reacts. He has an enormous amount of talent and an instinct for the game, which we encourage…

Three stars named for Baa-Baas v Australia

Three stars named for Baa-Baas v Australia

Victor Matfield, Danny Cipriani and Jamie Roberts are among the first batch of star-studded names to accept invitations to play for the Barbarians against newly-crowned Tri-Nations’ champions Australia at Twickenham…