Rugby

Jodie Cunningham: ‘Rugby league has made my life better a million times’

odie Cunningham is rather busy. As well as playing full-back for St Helens and England, the 27-year-old is an ambassador for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England and a Super League pundit on Sky. You’ve made a great impression as a pundit. What’s it been like? “I’m really enjoying it. I was nervous at first. They never had female players ...

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Super Rugby: Stuff rugby writers dish their wishes for the penultimate round

The playoffs are still a few weeks away, but I will get in early with this request to Sanzaar. If the Super Rugby final is played in New Zealand, don’t allow politicians to lumber up to the podium. Let’s not pretend the fans care about them or want them there. Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson was on the ...

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Heartland failure: Why Australian rugby feels like it’s on its knees

1. Tahs and Reds slip into unacceptable territory If it feels that Australian rugby is on its knees at times, that’s probably because of the condition of the professional sides in NSW and Queensland​. The two states that provide the bulk of the game’s players are struggling. In fact, if the Waratahs miss out on the finals this year – ...

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Pocock set to say farewell Australian rugby as calf injury threatens to end Brumbies career

Wallabies star David Pocock is expected to announce on Tuesday afternoon that he is leaving Australian rugby after the World Cup. The champion back-rower will also give an update on his lingering calf injury during a Brumbies press conference in Canberra at 1:30pm AEST. Pocock has been forced to watch the Brumbies from the sidelines for the majority of the ...

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RLWC2017 ROUND 3 WRAP AND UPDATED TABLES

England will play Papua New Guinea at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium next Sunday after both nations secured their quarter-final spots with big wins as the Rugby League World Cup pool games came to an exciting conclusion on the weekend. England’s 36-6 defeat of France also confirmed an historic quarter-final berth for Lebanon as the third-placed team in Pool B, while the ...

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Lebanon Rugby League Federation

Lebanon Rugby League Federation will make three important announcements at a media opportunity in Sydney on Tuesday, 22 August. Lebanon Cedars Assistant Coach Luke Burt – as well as star players Robbie Farah, Tim Mannah, Michael Lichaa and Mitchell Moses – will be present at Zahli Restaurant for the following: – Unveiling of the Lebanon Cedars 2017 RLWC Playing Strip ...

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World Rugby probe extra New Zealand player at Sydney Sevens

World Rugby is investigating whether New Zealand’s dramatic last-gasp pool draw with Australia at the Sydney Sevens came with eight Kiwi players on the field. The sport’s governing body says the 17-17 result will stand, but they are reviewing the incident to “determine if any disciplinary action is warranted”. Australia led 17-10 in the dying moments of Saturday night’s match ...

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Matt and Jamie dissect the Wallabies brilliant victory over the All Blacks in Sydney

This week Hugh, Matt and Jamie dissect the Wallabies brilliant victory over the All Blacks in Sydney. They break down key moments and players, as well as some hard-hitting analysis of the set piece. It’s then time to look ahead to Eden Park, with Matt giving some hot tips as to the starting side. We then wrap up all things ...

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England players given strict Rugby World Cup social media guidelines by RFU

England rugby players have been issued a 24-point social media guide for the World Cup, including warnings not to use Twitter “after a tough loss” and not to “engage in arguments” online. The English measures come in a week when the perils of social media embarrassment were highlighted by Wallaby Quade Cooper’s expletive-filled rant at a critic on Twitter after ...

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The Phoenix Rise to Victory in Lebanon

From between the 13th – 18th of April the Lebanese Rugby Union federation hosted the West Asian Rugby Championships at Fouad Chehab Stadium, Jounieh. During the tournament the Lebanese National Rugby team convincingly defeated the national teams of the Kingdom of Jordan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Lebanon’s National Rugby Team known as the Phoenix, the national bird of ...

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