Joey Carbury will be at flyhalf for Ireland against Fiji on Saturday at Lansdowne Road, with just two starters retained from the side which thumped South Africa 38-3.
Fiji coach John McKee wants global rugby administrators to force through a gate-sharing revenue model to help tier two nations like his thrive.
It has become customary for England coach Eddie Jones to rip into Australia ahead of rugby games against the country of his birth. Not this week.
France will host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, a year before the Olympic Games in Paris, after surprisingly beating South Africa and Ireland in a vote on Wednesday. The World Rugby Council disregarded the recommendation of an evaluation report to hand the tenth edition of its showpiece tournament to South Africa.
Following the Samoan Rugby Union bankruptcy announcement last week, the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare is rallying to raise £150,000 to support Manu Samoa players.
Manu Samoa Samoa coach, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, has named his team for their test match against Romania this weekend. Captained by Chris Vui, it is a largely unchanged line up from the one that lost narrowly against Scotland last weekend.
New Zealand continued its stranglehold over France with a hard-fought 28-23 away win on Tuesday. Although the match did not hold test match status, it was effectively a 12th straight success over the French and followed Saturday's 38-18 test win.
A tad sad about their narrow loss to Scotland on Sunday morning (Samoan time) the Manu Samoa is ready to turn a new leaf for Romania this week. The team captained by Chris Vui has safely arrived in Romania with the Samoa Rugby Union reporting that they are in good spirits as they hunt for their first victory of their Northern Hemisphere tour.
Beauden Barrett, World Rugby's reigning player of the year, has been named on a five-man shortlist for the 2017 award. The New Zealand flyhalf was joined on the list by teammate Rieko Ioane, England players Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje, and Australia fullback Israel Folau.
England spluttered to a fourth rugby victory over Argentina in the past 12 months, winning 21-8 at Twickenham in a rusty display that coach Eddie Jones labeled a "grindathon" on Saturday.
Ireland humbled South Africa by a record 38-3, scoring four tries to nil at Lansdowne Road on Saturday. A victory was expected by the Irish but not the margin or as convincingly. In a series which goes back 111 years, the only better score was South Africa's 38-0 win in 1912 on the same ground.
New Zealand beat France 38-18 for an 11th straight time, scoring four first-half tries and withstanding a strong comeback after the break on Saturday. France has not beaten New Zealand at home since winning in Marseille in 2000, and anywhere since an away success in Dunedin in 2009.
Australia fed off Wales' errors and ran in four tries in a clinical 29-21 victory in Cardiff on Saturday, extending its winning streak over the Welsh to 13 test matches.
Scotland needed a record score against Samoa to edge the Pacific island side 44-38 at a packed Murrayfield on Saturday. The Scots, the overwhelming favorite, squandered a 32-10 lead with half an hour to go with poor defense around the rucks.
Deontay Wilder can't wait to get Anthony Joshua into the ring. He's just not sure when it's going to happen. "I just want to prove who is the best, that's all I want to do," Wilder said Thursday. "I want people to see a great fight and witness the two best heavyweights compete with each other one night in the ring."
President Donald Trump is putting pro football players on notice for Week 4 of the NFL season: He won't stand for it if they kneel in protest during the national anthem.
The Samoa Women’s Futsal team returned with a Bronze Medal from the Oceania Football Confederation O.F.C. Youth Futsal tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand, last week. Samoa both competed in the Men’s and Women’s divisions of the O.F.C. Futsal tournament.
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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