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# test - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener
# Faith In Youth
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# Faith In Youth

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener

Jan 30th 2019, 10:24 AM 7,562 Views 15 Comments

The 19-year-old is the youngest player in any of this year’s squads as he prepares to face Wales.

# test - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France
# Tweaks And Valleys
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# Tweaks And Valleys

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:59 PM 4,083 Views 2 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny has been all but ruled out of Wales’ first two games in this year’s Six Nations as he recovers from a concussion.

# test - Monday 10 December, 2018

Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup

Dec 10th 2018, 5:43 PM 13,358 Views 16 Comments

The former Munster boss will instead focus on his director of rugby duties with South Africa.

# test - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year
# Upward Curve
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# Upward Curve

Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year

Nov 29th 2018, 6:03 PM 4,477 Views 2 Comments

The former Munster boss has led a resurgence in South African rugby that could lead them to a World Cup clash with Ireland.

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid
# Call Me
From The42
# Call Me

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid

Nov 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,302 Views 11 Comments

White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika ahead of the World Cup.

All Black Crockett to skipper Barbarians against Pumas at Twickenham
# The Baa-baas
From The42
# The Baa-baas

All Black Crockett to skipper Barbarians against Pumas at Twickenham

Nov 29th 2018, 12:15 AM 9,224 Views 9 Comments

There’s a South African flavour to the Barbarians XV this weekend.

# test - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear'
# Hamstrung
From The42
# Hamstrung

Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear'

Nov 28th 2018, 3:38 PM 8,244 Views 12 Comments

Exeter will be without the England winger for a period of eight weeks.

I made the wrong call on Farrell non-penalty, admits ref
# Error Of Judgement
From The42
# Error Of Judgement

I made the wrong call on Farrell non-penalty, admits ref

Nov 28th 2018, 10:34 AM 13,397 Views 22 Comments

Angus Gardner concedes he made the wrong decision over the contentious challenge on South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen.

# test - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France

Nov 25th 2018, 12:22 PM 21,314 Views 9 Comments

Les Bleus had never lost to their opponents in nine previous attempts.

# test - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Big injury blow for Wales as flanker Jenkins suffers suspected ACL damage
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Big injury blow for Wales as flanker Jenkins suffers suspected ACL damage

Nov 24th 2018, 9:57 PM 7,325 Views 0 Comments

‘You have to really feel for him,’ Warren Gatland said.

# test - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Hartley dropped by England but Tuilagi named on the bench for Wallabies Test
# November Internationals
From The42
# November Internationals

Hartley dropped by England but Tuilagi named on the bench for Wallabies Test

Nov 22nd 2018, 1:21 PM 7,377 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones has announced his starting XV for Saturday’s game against Australia at Twickenham.

# test - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'When we play like that and we are not rewarded, I'm angry': O'Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try
# Response
From The42
# Response

'When we play like that and we are not rewarded, I'm angry': O'Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try

Nov 17th 2018, 7:10 PM 12,966 Views 1 Comment

Tito Tebaldi’s first-half try was ruled out as Italy came up short against Australia.

# test - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Tuilagi on course to end 32-month England absence against the Wallabies
# Manu Mission
From The42
# Manu Mission

Tuilagi on course to end 32-month England absence against the Wallabies

Nov 14th 2018, 8:50 PM 6,016 Views 5 Comments

The last of centre Tuilagi’s 26 England caps came against Wales at Twickenham in March 2016.

# test - Monday 12 November, 2018

Scotland call up Newcastle flanker who featured in England's Six Nations squad
# Dual Mandate
From The42
# Dual Mandate

Scotland call up Newcastle flanker who featured in England's Six Nations squad

Nov 12th 2018, 11:53 AM 8,064 Views 17 Comments

‘I’m Scottish through-and-through but England asked me first,’ explained Gary Graham.

# test - Monday 5 November, 2018

England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash
# 50/50
From The42
# 50/50

England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash

Nov 5th 2018, 7:16 PM 4,555 Views 4 Comments

The pair missed England’s victory over South Africa, but could face the world champions this weekend.

# test - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Defiant England coach Jones backs Farrell to avoid citing
# Out Of Jail
From The42
# Out Of Jail

Defiant England coach Jones backs Farrell to avoid citing

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:05 PM 16,416 Views 25 Comments

Referee Angus Gardner’s decision to leave Farrell’s late hit go unpunished caused huge debate.

Davies scores on return as Wales beat sloppy Scotland in Cardiff
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

Davies scores on return as Wales beat sloppy Scotland in Cardiff

Nov 3rd 2018, 5:30 PM 7,196 Views 1 Comment

Warren Gatland’s side started their November international schedule with victory over their Six Nations rivals.

Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan
# Tries Galore
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# Tries Galore

Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan

Nov 3rd 2018, 10:01 AM 15,432 Views 8 Comments

There was no shortage of action in Tokyo this morning as New Zealand won a contest that featured 15 tries.

# test - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Scotland without Laidlaw as Cardiff clash falls outside international window
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Scotland without Laidlaw as Cardiff clash falls outside international window

Oct 31st 2018, 3:59 PM 3,478 Views 2 Comments

Gregor Townsend has effectively named an Edinburgh-Glasgow select side for Saturday’s game against Wales.

# test - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash
# Clean Sweep
From The42
# Clean Sweep

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash

Oct 27th 2018, 10:04 AM 16,002 Views 18 Comments

New Zealand out-half Beauden Barrett scored his sixth try in three Tests against Australia this year.

# test - Friday 19 October, 2018

Quigley emerges victorious after serious scrap with veteran Hernandez
# Test
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# Test

Quigley emerges victorious after serious scrap with veteran Hernandez

Oct 19th 2018, 5:37 AM 10,757 Views 7 Comments

Jason Quigley was pushed to the edge of his collar by 39-year-old Freddy Hernandez.

# test - Thursday 18 October, 2018

England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch
# Suspension
From The42
# Suspension

England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch

Oct 18th 2018, 9:23 AM 4,082 Views 6 Comments

England will be without Nathan Hughes for three of their November internationals after he was banned for six weeks.

# test - Monday 15 October, 2018

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Oct 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 28,176 Views 40 Comments

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

# test - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Embedding podcast test
# Podcast
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# Podcast

Embedding podcast test

Oct 3rd 2018, 3:46 PM 53 Views 0 Comments

I am testing podcast aggregators.

# test - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban
# Retirement
From The42
# Retirement

'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 10,280 Views 9 Comments

Marler said that comments he recently made about looking for an “easy way out” of England duty were taken out of context.

# test - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby
# Retirement
From The42
# Retirement

'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby

Sep 26th 2018, 7:24 PM 13,434 Views 15 Comments

The Harlequins forward said it was “a very difficult decision” to end his England career at the age of 28.

# test - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina

Sep 5th 2018, 8:34 PM 7,340 Views 15 Comments

A much-changed New Zealand line-up will take on Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.

# test - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future
# Going Nowhere
From The42
# Going Nowhere

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

Aug 25th 2018, 2:22 PM 6,945 Views 11 Comments

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing
# Hammering
From The42
# Hammering

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing

Aug 25th 2018, 12:40 PM 6,218 Views 1 Comment

All Blacks captain Kieran Read insisted this morning’s 40-12 win did not come easily.

# test - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock
# Good Neighbours Become...
From The42
# Good Neighbours Become...

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

Aug 23rd 2018, 2:32 PM 9,199 Views 6 Comments

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

# test - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:41 AM 9,130 Views 10 Comments

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

# test - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

Aug 18th 2018, 4:31 PM 8,229 Views 4 Comments

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney
# Bledisloe Cup
From The42
# Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

Aug 18th 2018, 1:23 PM 13,443 Views 25 Comments

New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.

# test - Friday 17 August, 2018

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
From The42
# Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Aug 17th 2018, 5:00 PM 32,268 Views 3 Comments

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

# test - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

England cricketer Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray after brawl outside nightclub
# Cleared
From The42
# Cleared

England cricketer Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray after brawl outside nightclub

Aug 14th 2018, 4:01 PM 3,601 Views 13 Comments

He has rejoined the squad.

# test - Monday 13 August, 2018

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash
# The Rugby Championship
From The42
# The Rugby Championship

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash

Aug 13th 2018, 7:51 PM 6,780 Views 0 Comments

Samu Kerevi, who played 13 through the June series with Ireland, will miss out through injury.

# test - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?
# Test
From The42
# Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:15 AM 11,993 Views 5 Comments

Almost a week has passed since the tournament ended.

# test - Friday 6 July, 2018

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
From The42
# Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Jul 6th 2018, 5:00 PM 25,091 Views 8 Comments

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

# test - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Folau handed one-match ban for aerial challenge on Ireland captain O'Mahony
# Disciplined
From The42
# Disciplined

Folau handed one-match ban for aerial challenge on Ireland captain O'Mahony

Jun 27th 2018, 11:57 AM 11,842 Views 46 Comments

The Wallabies fullback faced a disciplinary hearing with World Rugby and is now set to miss the Waratahs’ Super Rugby clash against the Rebels.

# test - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Jones: England back on road to being world's best
# All Smiles Now
From The42
# All Smiles Now

Jones: England back on road to being world's best

Jun 24th 2018, 10:13 AM 13,034 Views 22 Comments

After ending his worst stretch as coach, Jones believes England are back on track to challenge at the World Cup.