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# test - Friday 15 June, 2018

England still have belief despite bruising South Africa defeat, says captain Farrell
# Losing Streak
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# Losing Streak

England still have belief despite bruising South Africa defeat, says captain Farrell

Jun 15th 2018, 6:38 PM 4,932 Views 4 Comments

England continue to believe in themselves ahead of their second Test against South Africa, according to their skipper.

'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture
# Injustice
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# Injustice

'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture

Jun 15th 2018, 4:09 PM 6,003 Views 14 Comments

The winger was shocked that the referee did not take action against the All Black players who fractured his skull in the first Test.

# test - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut
# Fresh Face
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# Fresh Face

Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut

Jun 14th 2018, 12:30 PM 7,941 Views 7 Comments

The 26-year-old will be covering the second row and blindside flank on Saturday against the Wallabies.

# test - Monday 11 June, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about the 2018 World Cup?
# Test
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# Test

Quiz: How much do you know about the 2018 World Cup?

Jun 11th 2018, 9:30 PM 37,921 Views 37 Comments

The much-anticipated competition in Russia gets underway on Thursday.

# test - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Outstanding Hooper 'stoked' as Wallabies wreak havoc at the breakdown
# Hooperman
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# Hooperman

Outstanding Hooper 'stoked' as Wallabies wreak havoc at the breakdown

Jun 9th 2018, 8:00 PM 9,312 Views 20 Comments

The Australia captain played a key role in disrupting Irish ball alongside David Pocock.

Second-half surge sees Japan beat Italy
# Eastern Promise
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# Eastern Promise

Second-half surge sees Japan beat Italy

Jun 9th 2018, 11:40 AM 7,728 Views 1 Comment

An excellent second half helped Japan beat Italy in Oita, the Brave Blossoms taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

# test - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Kiwi forward Shields in line for England debut against South Africa
# Team News
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# Team News

Kiwi forward Shields in line for England debut against South Africa

Jun 7th 2018, 1:41 PM 5,307 Views 22 Comments

The 27-year-old has been named on the bench by Eddie Jones, with Joe Launchbury missing out through injury.

# test - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Springboks hit with double injury blow before England series
# Summer Tests
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# Summer Tests

Springboks hit with double injury blow before England series

Jun 6th 2018, 6:46 PM 5,211 Views 2 Comments

Bismarck du Plessis and Frans Steyn have both been ruled out.

# test - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Erasmus: Pressure on the Springboks already after late Wales defeat
# Bad Start
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# Bad Start

Erasmus: Pressure on the Springboks already after late Wales defeat

Jun 3rd 2018, 1:35 PM 12,120 Views 11 Comments

South Africa face England in a three-Test series, and Erasmus knows huge improvements will need to be made.

# test - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'We all know where our nipples are': All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes tackle trial
# Free The Nipple
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# Free The Nipple

'We all know where our nipples are': All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes tackle trial

May 27th 2018, 2:08 PM 9,951 Views 12 Comments

World Rugby’s proposed new law to protect players in the tackle has been endorsed by the All Blacks head coach.

# test - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Young Wasps star ruled out for up to a year after receiving first England call-up
# Jack And The Boks
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# Jack And The Boks

Young Wasps star ruled out for up to a year after receiving first England call-up

May 22nd 2018, 12:49 PM 9,091 Views 17 Comments

Jack Willis sustained significant multi-ligament knee damage during Saturday’s defeat to Saracens.

# test - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Kiwi-born Shields ready to 'earn respect' after pledging allegiance to England
# The Story Of A Hurricane
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# The Story Of A Hurricane

Kiwi-born Shields ready to 'earn respect' after pledging allegiance to England

May 12th 2018, 9:37 AM 6,191 Views 18 Comments

Eddie Jones this week named Brad Shields in his squad for the Test series against South Africa next month.

# test - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Column: Do we really need mandatory standardised testing in primary schools?
# Holistic Education
# Holistic Education

Column: Do we really need mandatory standardised testing in primary schools?

May 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 31,406 Views 22 Comments

Learning support teachers are more than capable of screening and diagnosing learning difficulties, writes Peter Gunning.

# test - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Former captain Strauss open to Springboks return under Rassie
# Springback
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# Springback

Former captain Strauss open to Springboks return under Rassie

Apr 24th 2018, 6:41 PM 10,992 Views 5 Comments

Adriaan Strauss says he would consider an offer to return to the South Africa national team seriously.

# test - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Joseph likely to miss England's tour of South Africa
# Blow
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# Blow

Joseph likely to miss England's tour of South Africa

Apr 19th 2018, 6:34 PM 4,316 Views 9 Comments

England’s options for the summer are likely to be further restricted, with Jonathan Joseph ruled out for the season.

# test - Friday 13 April, 2018

Liverpool to face Roma in Champions League semi-final
# Test
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# Test

Liverpool to face Roma in Champions League semi-final

Apr 13th 2018, 12:16 PM 45,574 Views 94 Comments

The first legs of the ties will take place on 24 and 25 April, with the second legs on 1 and 2 May.

# test - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Plans in place to deliver Springbok success - Erasmus
# Confident
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# Confident

Plans in place to deliver Springbok success - Erasmus

Apr 11th 2018, 2:55 PM 7,595 Views 14 Comments

South Africa’s coaches and players are aware of what they must do in the June internationals, according to Rassie Erasmus.

# test - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Australia lose major sponsor as Warner apologises for 'stain on the game'
# Cheat Scandal
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# Cheat Scandal

Australia lose major sponsor as Warner apologises for 'stain on the game'

Mar 29th 2018, 7:55 AM 5,715 Views 3 Comments

Warner used social media to issue a statement on Thursday after being suspended for a year.

# test - Saturday 24 March, 2018

I saw an opportunity to change the ball condition - Bancroft
# Sticky Situation
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# Sticky Situation

I saw an opportunity to change the ball condition - Bancroft

Mar 24th 2018, 6:28 PM 7,624 Views 6 Comments

After being charged with ball tampering by match officials, Cameron Bancroft hopes he can rebuild his reputation.

# test - Friday 16 March, 2018

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

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Mar 16th 2018, 5:00 PM 35,346 Views 9 Comments

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

# test - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Two first-half Conor Whelan goals help All-Ireland champions Galway past brave Laois
# A Win Is A Win
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# A Win Is A Win

Two first-half Conor Whelan goals help All-Ireland champions Galway past brave Laois

Feb 3rd 2018, 9:57 PM 9,460 Views 4 Comments

Laois captain Ross King’s 0-12 wasn’t enough in O’Moore Park.

# test - Monday 29 January, 2018

Food intolerance testing kits should only be used with expert advice
# Stomach Pains
# Stomach Pains

Food intolerance testing kits should only be used with expert advice

Jan 29th 2018, 6:36 PM 22,600 Views 22 Comments

People are being warned not to act on the results of the test without advice from a doctor or registered dietitan.

# test - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Another injury blow for Wales as Ospreys flanker ruled out of Six Nations
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Another injury blow for Wales as Ospreys flanker ruled out of Six Nations

Jan 9th 2018, 3:13 PM 4,872 Views 1 Comment

Dan Lydiate will miss the rest of the season after requiring surgery on a bicep injury.

# test - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations
# Welsh Woe
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# Welsh Woe

Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations

Jan 2nd 2018, 4:14 PM 4,138 Views 7 Comments

Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau have already been ruled out for the Welsh ahead of the tournament.

# test - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018
# New Challenge
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# New Challenge

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018

Dec 31st 2017, 2:21 PM 4,201 Views 2 Comments

Phil Simmons will lead the country into Test cricket.

# test - Saturday 9 December, 2017

England cricket player dropped after pouring drink over teammate's head on night out
# Bad Behaviour
From The42
# Bad Behaviour

England cricket player dropped after pouring drink over teammate's head on night out

Dec 9th 2017, 1:10 PM 7,553 Views 7 Comments

‘I’m disappointed. With what we have had to go through already with these problems, it is not acceptable.’

# test - Friday 8 December, 2017

I was 'stitched up' by Aussies over headbutt incident – Bairstow
# The Ashes
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# The Ashes

I was 'stitched up' by Aussies over headbutt incident – Bairstow

Dec 8th 2017, 8:14 AM 3,118 Views 1 Comment

Jonny Bairstow reiterated there was no wrongdoing following his coming together with Cameron Bancroft prior to the Ashes.

# test - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Photos: More than 500 members of Defence Forces take part in major terrorist incident exercise
# Tactical Procedures
# Tactical Procedures

Photos: More than 500 members of Defence Forces take part in major terrorist incident exercise

Dec 6th 2017, 9:17 PM 26,110 Views 46 Comments

The Defence Forces practiced various operational and tactical procedures while undertaking the exercise.

# test - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach
# The Boks
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# The Boks

Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach

Dec 2nd 2017, 10:12 PM 8,573 Views 3 Comments

Coetzee was asked about his future following his side’s defeat to Wales this afternoon.

# test - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test
# Gats
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# Gats

Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test

Nov 30th 2017, 8:10 PM 13,741 Views 4 Comments

Wales face South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday a week after the November window ended for most nations.

# test - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland
# Come A Gutser
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# Come A Gutser

Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland

Nov 28th 2017, 4:49 PM 3,391 Views 4 Comments

Australia succumbed to a chastening 53-24 loss against Scotland at Murrayfield, with Sekope Kepu’s dismissal proving costly for the visitors.

# test - Monday 20 November, 2017

Gatland: 'At some stage I'll probably be dressed up as a clown again this week'
# Warrenbowl
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# Warrenbowl

Gatland: 'At some stage I'll probably be dressed up as a clown again this week'

Nov 20th 2017, 4:38 PM 5,370 Views 3 Comments

The New Zealand media were not too favourable of Warren Gatland as Lions coach, but he will not rise to any future jibes.

# test - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy
# Pumas
From The42
# Pumas

Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy

Nov 18th 2017, 5:04 PM 7,389 Views 1 Comment

This was no work of art in Florence.

# test - Friday 17 November, 2017

Cheika disrespected referee with England bully claims, insists Eddie Jones
# Men At Work
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# Men At Work

Cheika disrespected referee with England bully claims, insists Eddie Jones

Nov 17th 2017, 5:10 PM 6,232 Views 6 Comments

The England head coach does not expect referee Ben O’Keeffe to be influenced by the former Leinster boss’s words.

# test - Monday 13 November, 2017

Jones apologises for foul-mouthed rant as he's called out by his 93-year-old mother
# Sorry Ma
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# Sorry Ma

Jones apologises for foul-mouthed rant as he's called out by his 93-year-old mother

Nov 13th 2017, 5:50 PM 9,942 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Jones’ frustration got the better off him at Twickenham on Saturday.

# test - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules
# Yellow
From The42
# Yellow

Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules

Nov 12th 2017, 8:53 AM 21,638 Views 4 Comments

The All Blacks star was unaware of the rule that led to his yellow card against France, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

# test - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Wallabies' impressive form continues as Gatland's Wales beaten again
# Winning Streak
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# Winning Streak

Wallabies' impressive form continues as Gatland's Wales beaten again

Nov 11th 2017, 9:17 PM 12,332 Views 21 Comments

Wales have not beaten Australia since 2008 and their miserable run against the Wallabies continued in Cardiff on Saturday.

# test - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina

Nov 9th 2017, 11:43 AM 5,020 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Jones has stuck with Henry Slade and Sam Underhill in his side to face the Pumas, while Elliot Daly has been passed fit.

# test - Monday 6 November, 2017

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks
# Drico
From The42
# Drico

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks

Nov 6th 2017, 1:08 PM 7,937 Views 13 Comments

The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but O’Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for Ireland.

# test - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup
# Apology
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# Apology

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup

Oct 29th 2017, 4:48 PM 8,215 Views 6 Comments

Coaching in the Premiership or France is on Rob Howley’s bucket list as he plans to leave his position with Wales after the 2019 World Cup.