Ireland hooker Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions in their final midweek match on Tuesday against Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes.
Winger Rieko Ioane scored two tries in his first test start as New Zealand quelled a spirited performance from the British and Irish Lions to win the first test 30-15 Saturday and take a 1-0 lead in the three-test series.
Fiji beat Scotland for the first time in 19 years by 27-22 in a thrilling rugby test at the National Stadium on Saturday. Flyhalf Ben Volavola kicked over 17 points, from five penalties and converting one of Fiji's two tries as the home side led throughout to hold out Scotland, which was coming off a win over Australia last weekend.
South Africa clinched a 3-0 series whitewash over France with a 35-12 win in the final test on Saturday, giving the Springboks a base to work off after the debacle of last season.
Christian Leali'ifano could make a return to Super Rugby in time for the ACT Brumbies' playoff campaign, less than a year after being diagnosed with leukemia.
Two points the difference. Yes it was slightly better but still not good enough with the Manu Samoa losing to Wales, 19-17, at Apia Park last night. And with the critical World Cup qualifying match coming up against Tonga, Samoa will have to get their act together quickly.
Manu Samoa has been beaten by Wales at Apia Park, 19-17 tonight. Two tries from Alapati Leiua and Manu Leiataua failed to spark the home team in a tough test match in front of a vocal Apia Park crowd. Instead a brace of tries to wing Welsh wing Steffan Evans helped Wales secure the win.
Wales are raring and ready to go ahead of tonight’s clash at Apia Park. Captain Jamie Roberts told the Samoa Observer his men are as prepared as they can be and now it’s just a matter of getting out there and giving it their best.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt made six changes to his starting lineup to face Japan in Saturday's rugby test, the final of the visitor's three-match summer tour.
Success in international rugby has come quickly to winger Rieko Ioane who will make his first test start for the All Blacks in Saturday's first test against the British and Irish Lions.
“They’re a team to be highly respected, they’re very fit, young and energetic. Led well by Jamie Roberts who has been around and knows what it’s like at test level. So I obviously have a lot of respect for the Welshmen. And it’s their last test match so they’ll be looking to finish on a high.”
Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions in the first test against New Zealand on Saturday, assuming the leadership from tour captain Sam Warburton who starts on the bench.
“Despite enduring many difficult challenges over the years in my career, I can tell you that almost none have been more challenging or satisfying and frustrating at the time than in my roles as Chairman of Samoa Rugby Union,” - Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland kept his selection cards close to his chest after his midweek combination beat the Hamilton-based Chiefs 34-6 on Tuesday, four days out from the first test against New Zealand.
The British and Irish Lions achieved the first midweek win of their New Zealand tour, beating the Hamilton-based Chiefs 34-6 on Tuesday to bolster morale four days ahead of the first test against the All Blacks.
Michael Cheika is undoubtedly passionate about the game of rugby, which is why the Wallabies' coach decided to pin some "confronting" criticism from a likeminded but disgruntled fan to the wall of the Australian team's dressing room.
Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor marijuana possession, but his lawyer says the marijuana found in his car did not belong to him.
Queensland playmaker Johnathan Thurston has been ruled out of next week's State of Origin rugby league opener against New South Wales due to a shoulder injury.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 75th international goal helped lift Portugal to an easy 4-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and into the Confederations Cup semifinals.
Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall
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