All Blacks prop Joe Moody has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship with a broken thumb. The 29-year-old loosehead suffered the injury during last weekend's 40-12 win over Australia in Auckland.
Rugby Australia has relieved some pressure on embattled Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, saying he has the full support of the board and will serve the full term of his contract.
The coaching position for the Manu Samoa XV is vacant. The Samoa Rugby Union has decided to advertise the position following a Board meeting. This was confirmed in a statement issued today. It reads: The immediate future of the Manu Samoa XVs programme was decided in a Samoa Rugby Union meeting of the Board.
Argentina beat South Africa in coach Mario Ledesma's first home test in charge as the Pumas produced a rampaging first-half performance in a 32-19 victory in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Flyhalf Beauden Barrett scored four tries and contributed 30 points as New Zealand thrashed Australia 40-12 in a Bledisloe Cup rugby test on Saturday to retain the trophy for the 16th straight year.
An All Blacks win in the second Bledisloe Cup test against Australia on Saturday will extend their hold on the trophy to 16 years and may shorten the tenure of Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
Argentina and South Africa both made one change to their starting teams for their Rugby Championship rematch on Saturday. Both switches were in the second row.
Injuries to center Ryan Crotty and winger Rieko Ioane have forced the All Blacks to reshuffle their backline for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup test against Australia at Eden Park.
Japan opened a new stadium Sunday for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on the site of a school that was destroyed by a devastating tsunami in 2011.
The All Blacks and Wallabies have both suffered injury setbacks after their bruising Bledisloe Cup test at Sydney, losing key players for the rematch at Auckland on Saturday.
South Africa scored four tries in the second half to come from behind and beat Argentina 34-21 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, avoiding a second straight surprise defeat to the Pumas in Durban.
A length of the field try by center Jack Goodhue and a late double from Waisake Naholo spurred New Zealand to a 38-13 win against Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup test, and opening match of the Rugby Championship, on Saturday.
Rugby player Danny Cipriani is facing disciplinary action from the English game's governing body after being fined by a court for a nightclub assault.
Few matches in world rugby are more hyped than Bledisloe Cup contests between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Wallabies, yet Australian fans have responded to Saturday's first test in Sydney with trepidation and disinterest.
Former Manu Samoa captain, Daniel Leo, is on a crusade. He believes it is critical to educate the Pacific Island community about rugby players' welfare.
England rugby union player Danny Cipriani was charged with assault Wednesday over an incident at a nightclub in the English Channel island of Jersey.
No sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing's most glamorous division.
He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.
After a seven year hiatus, the Samoa National Football Cup is back, with five teams across 30 clubs competing for the top prize. The five teams are from five geographical zones, four in Upolu and one from Savaii.
The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa.
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