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Wales v Samoa: Five things we learned

I READ a lot of stat sheets prior to writing these articles. But the reason for Samoa’s win against Wales won’t be found on any of them. You can’t measure…

ireland xv v fiji

Ireland XV 53-0 Fiji: The Verdict

IN WHAT turned out to be nothing more than a training ground run around, Ireland ran in eight unanswered tries in this non-cap match at Thomond Park. Fiji laboured in…

Conor Murray

Ireland XV v Fiji: The Preview

THIS IS not to belittle England’s 50-point spree last weekend but the Fiji squad touring Britain and Ireland is a desperately mediocre bunch. No team should concede tries as soft…

England huddle

England v Fiji: The Preview

EVEN THE most optimistic of souls in the visitors’ camp would be hard pressed to make a case for a Fijian victory at Twickenham this weekend, one of 30 Tests…

Bob Dwyer

Bob Dwyer coaching in Thailand

THERE’S a famous rugby figure in Thailand this weekend as Bob Dwyer holds the first of three coaching workshops in Phuket. The 1991 World Cup-winning coach is running the courses…

Pretorius put in a stellar performance

Waratahs thrash Tonga in eight try whitewash

Sarel Pretorius turned in a man of the match performance to lead his new side to a convincing eight try victory over Tonga at the SFS. Last year’s leading try…

Robinson will captain the squad

Palu and Robinson return in time for Tonga

Wallaby heavyweights Wycliff Palu and Benn Robinson will be back in action for the HSBC Waratahs this Friday, taking on Tonga at the Sydney Football Stadium in final preparation for…

Sydney Football Stadium will host Waratahs v Tonga

Waratahs pre-season dates against Samoa and Tonga

The HSBC Waratahs will follow up their opening trial against Samoa, February 10th in Tamworth, with a second match against Pacific Island opposition when they take on Tonga at the…

Eliota’s appeal against misconduct decision upheld

Eliota’s appeal against misconduct decision upheld

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu’s appeal against the misconduct decision for comments made via social media has been refused by the Independent Appeal Committee hearing his case. The Samoa player’s appeal was…