Rugby

1:15 AM GMT All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through to the 2023 World Cup in France. Smith, the most capped New Zealand scrumhalf of all-time with 97 test appearances, will also remain with his long-time provincial side the Highlanders as part of his extension. “Last year was a tough
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3:39 PM GMT French referee Pascal Gauzere has conceded he made mistakes in his handling of England’s 40-24 defeat to Wales, according to World Rugby’s head of match officials Joel Jutge. Jutge, speaking to Midi Olympique, said the two spoke on the phone on Sunday about the controversial first-half calls from Saturday’s game — Jutge
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11:12 AM GMT England Rugby condemned the online abuse directed at its players after prop Ellis Genge said he received death threats following Saturday’s Six Nations defeat by Wales. Genge said he was sent abuse on social media after footage surfaced of him not clapping Wales players off the pitch following England’s 40-24 loss at
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7:10 AM GMT Waratahs assistant coach Chris Whitaker says it’s the COVID pandemic and not the lack of player development that has thrust his franchise into arguably its deepest hole of the professional era. The Waratahs were on Saturday night hammered 61-10 by the Brumbies in Canberra, the record margin against their southern rivals coming
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6:54 PM GMT Wales remained on course for the most unlikely of Six Nations Grand Slams after they beat an indisciplined England 40-24 in a controversial match in Cardiff on Saturday. – Play ESPN’s Rugby Pick’em for FREE Wales led 17-14 at half-time with tries by Josh Adams and Liam Williams — the first after
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5:53 PM GMT Ireland scored six tries in a 48-10 bonus point victory over Italy on Saturday to earn their first win of this year’s Six Nations and condemn the hosts to a 30th consecutive defeat in the tournament. Tries from Garry Ringrose, Hugo Keenan and Will Connors gave the visitors a seemingly unassailable 24-point
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2:43 PM GMT Sports minister Roxana Maracineanu threatened to withdraw the French team’s authorisation to play in the Six Nations if the rugby federation (FFR) does not properly investigate the origin of a COVID-19 outbreak within the squad. France’s game against Scotland was postponed after 11 French players, as well as staff, including head coach
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11:34 AM GMT Ireland refreshed their pack for Saturday’s Six Nations trip to Italy and welcomed Johnny Sexton back after the captain missed the loss to leaders France in a disappointing start to the tournament. Ireland boss Andy Farrell has made seven changes from their disappointing start to the tournament. Ronan Kelleher, who scored one
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