Rugby

James Parsons To Retire Due To Concussion

Former All Black James Parsons has announced his retirement from professional rugby due to ongoing concussion symptoms. The former Blues hooker was last year named in the squad for this year’s Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, but in a recent statement explained that he has made the call to pull the ….

Springboks Say They Will Tour To Play Lions

Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has expressed a willingness to see the Springboks’ upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions being played away. Erasmus said on Monday that playing away was preferred over cancellation of the series, and that the Springboks would go all the way to “option ….

The Crusaders Recruit McKay and Ranger

Ahead of the Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, the Crusaders have signed up Josh McKay and Rene Ranger, formerly of the Highlanders and the Blues, respectively. Both have been brought in due to Crusaders’ players’ injuries. McKay specifically was confirmed as Braydon Ennor’s replacement. The All Black will not be playing ….

Laidlaw Hopes for Same Players in Olympics

Clark Laidlaw, who spent time playing for Livorno, Borders and Scotland before taking up his All Blacks Sevens Coach position, is a hopeful man. He’s holding on to the possibility of recruiting the services of a number of Super Rugby players for the 2020 Summer Olympics, set to unfold from ….

ABs Skipper Worried About Concussions

All Blacks captain Sam Cane says that although he believes New Zealand Rugby are looking after their players, he cannot help but feel worried about his future health after suffering several knocks and blows to the head. The lawsuit previously brought against World, Wales, and England Rugby – by former ….

Eddie Jones Mum On England’s Attack Strategy

England rugby coach Eddie Jones says he has no intention of revealing his side’s plan of attack for the next Rugby World Cup anytime soon. They’ll be keeping their cards close to their chest, Jones said on Friday. Jones also appeared completely unphased over his team’s so-called “lack of ambition” ….

French Rugby Icon Christophe Dominici Dies

French rugby legend Christophe Dominici has died aged 48. French rugby club Francais Paris, his former home, confirmed his death on Wednesday. No further details were provided. Dominici dominated the French rugby scene at the turn of the century. Described by his former club as a genius of rugby and ….

“No Regrets” Says Foster After Sydney Loss

All Blacks coach Ian Foster’s position on his side’s 24-22 loss in the second Test of the 2020 Tri Nations is one of “no regrets”. Foster made several significant changes to the All Blacks squad following their landslide 43-5 win in Sydney last weekend – trying out new combinations ranging ….

France To Win RWC 2023 Says Ex-England Coach

Former England national side coach Sir Clive Woodward says he’s money is on France winning the next Rugby World Cup – the fact that the country as been awarded the 2023 hosting rights to the global event notwithstanding. Woodward, who coached England to their only Rugby World Cup title ever ….

Farr-Jones Warns Team Over Taking The Knee

The Wallabies taking the knee in support of the global Black Lives Matter movement is a gesture team captain Nick Farr-Jones says would probably cause Australian viewers to “tune out and switch off” because of not wanting to see politics in sport. Bending the knee in support of the initiative, ….