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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika trialling new attacking strategies with juniors

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is using schoolboy rugby talents as guinea pigs to refine his re-jigged Rugby World Cup blueprint.Speaking publicly for the first time since the appointment of Scott Johnson to the newly-created position of director of rugby...

Super Rugby Round 8 team lists

After the Sunwovles shocked the Waratahs at home last weekend, Round 8 of Super Rugby will see them take on the Rebels in Melbourne and pay for their second win in Australia.But the round is highlighted by the Crusaders...

Super Rugby Round 7 Quade Cooper, Sonny Bill Williams own the headlines

9:47 PM ETSam BruceCloseESPN Associate EditorSam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early age. He joined ESPNscrum after a five-year stint...

Rob Evans to miss rest of Scarlets’ season after shoulder surgery

Wales prop Rob Evans will miss the rest of the Scarlets' season after undergoing surgery on an injured shoulder.Evans -- who was part of the Wales squad that won a Six Nations Grand Slam in March -- will miss...

New Tottenham stadium to host Saracens vs. Harlequins derby from next season

Saracens will host future London derby matches against Harlequins at Tottenham's new White Hart Lane stadium, according to the club's director of rugby Mark McCall.The Premiership fixture was staged at Wembley in 2017 before it was relocated to West...

Streak over – Wounded Crusaders felt Tahs’ defensive fight

SYDNEY, Australia -- An under-strength, emotionally wounded Crusaders side were well below their best in Sydney on Saturday night as their 19-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of a determined NSW Waratahs.But the nine-time Super...

NSW Waratahs riding high on back of ‘blue wall’ defence

NSW Waratahs have labelled their much improved defence the "Blue Wall" and its certainly proving harder to breach than in recent Super Rugby seasons.After conceding 19 tries in their first five games in 2017 and 17 last year, the...

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika opens up on Stephen Larkham axing

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika admits he may have lost a friend but he had to shrug off the emotion of sacking Stephen Larkham for the good of the team.Larkham, Australia's attack coach since 2015, was the high-profile fall guy...

England scrum-half Ben Youngs out for season with shoulder injury

England scrum-half Ben Youngs will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, his club Leicester Tigers has revealed.England coach Eddie Jones has ruled himself out of replacing Australia boss Michael Cheika after the Rugby World CupFresh...

Scott Johnson ready to disagree with Michael Cheika on Wallabies selections

Disagreeing with Michael Cheika and returning rugby to the top table of Australian sport: they're the two chief agenda items for Scott Johnson as he begins his role as Australia's first Director of Rugby.Johnson returned home on Thursday after...

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