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Wales British Lions captain Sam Warburton world changed but rugby cannot afford to lose...

Sam Warburton's career was far too short but as he draws a line under a bruising nine-year spell, his legacy in the game rivals any in the northern hemisphere and in the British & Irish Lions' fine history.Aged 29,...

Samu Kerevi, Aranu Rangi voted Reds, Rebels best

Injured Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi has taken out the Stan Pilecki Medal as Queensland's best player of the Super Rugby season, while Hooker Anaru Rangi has claimed the Melbourne Rebels' top gong after his own breakout year.Kerevi was a...

Waratahs, Highlanders highly wary of each other

He may be causing havoc as Israel Folau's aerial accomplice, but NSW Waratahs forward Ned Hanigan is wary of the Highlanders "organised chaos" style heading into their Super Rugby quarter-final.Fullback Folau is an established aerial threat and Wallabies flanker...

Rugby World Cup Sevens Springboks Women Sevens

While the Blitzboks are one of the favourites to win the Rugby World Cup Sevens Men's Championship Cup in San Francisco this weekend, the South African Women's Sevens team are not expected to fight for a place on the...

Melbourne Rebels fine Amanaki Mafi, Lopeti Timani for off-field altercation

Melbourne Rebels have fined departing forwards Amanaki Mafi and Lopeti Timani $15,000 each for their physical altercation in New Zealand last weekend.Japan international Mafi was charged with a criminal offence, after an alleged assault of 12-time capped Wallaby Timani...

Wales name strong Sevens squad for World Cup

Adam Thomas plays his club rugby for PontypriddWales have named a strong squad for the rugby World Cup Sevens in San...

Super Rugby Round 19 Waratahs are finals fraudsters, no stopping the Crusaders

12:00 AM 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...

Under-fire SANZAAR to review TMO rules

SANZAAR will launch a review into television match official (TMO) interventions, admitting current rules are "clearly not working" after a string of recent controversies in Super Rugby and Tests.The review comes after widespread uproar over a red card to...

Ed Quirk cops two-week ban for ‘love tap’

Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk has been issued with a two-week ban for the "love tap" that saw him controversially red-carded in Friday night's Super Rugby clash against the Queensland Reds.Reds back-rower Caleb Timu has also copped a two-week suspension...

New Zealand police charge Amanaki Mafi for Lopeti Timani assault

Melbourne Rebels star Amanaki Mafi has been charged by New Zealand police following an alleged assault on teammate Lopeti Timani in Dunedin.Loose forward Mafi will appear in Dunedin District Court on Monday charged with injuring with intent to injure...

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