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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...

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...

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...

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...

All Blacks squad provides World Cup clues

Ma'a Nonu's bid for a Rugby World Cup return appears to be over after the veteran centre was not selected in an extended All Blacks squad.Coach Steve Hansen has unveiled 41 players to attend a "foundation day" in Wellington...

Israel Folau launches another anti-gay social media blitz

7:44 PM ETESPN staffWallabies star Israel Folau is once again embroiled in a social media scandal after the fullback took to both Instagram and Twitter with anti-LGBTI+ views on Wednesday.In what has become a semi-regular occurrence for the Wallabies...

Bernard Foley says Israel Folau is hurting Waratahs

Long-time teammate Bernard Foley says Israel Folau has hurt the NSW Waratahs but isn't a bad guy.The superstar back was stood down by the NSW Rugby Union last Friday following the furore generated by his latest social media posting.He...

Super Rugby Round 10 Team Lists

All eyes have been on Israel Folau for the past two weeks after his controversial Instagram post. Stood down last Friday, the Waratahs will take to the field without the star fullback for the first time since his post...

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...

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...

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Nottinghamshire 417 for 7 (Clarke 139, Slater 74, Moores 74) beat Lancashire 406 for 9 (Villas 166, Croft 110, Pattinson 5-61) by 11 runsA...