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  • Australia up to host mini rugby World Cup
    by AAP on January 15, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Cash-strapped Rugby Australia has thrown up the prospect of hosting a mini World Cup during the Southern Hemisphere winter in what would be a huge boost to rugby-starved fans. With … The post Australia up to host mini rugby World Cup first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • Japan rugby to launch new league in ’22
    by AAP on January 15, 2021 at 7:16 am

    The Japan Rugby Football Union will launch a three-tier professional league from January 2022 in a bid to raise the domestic game to a new level. The new format, which … The post Japan rugby to launch new league in '22 first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • Brumbies confident for Super title defence
    by AAP on January 15, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Wallabies halfback Nic White believes the Brumbies only need to make minor tweaks to challenge for back-to-back Super RugbyAU crowns. The Brumbies beat the Queensland Reds 28-23 in last year’s … The post Brumbies confident for Super title defence first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • I wasn’t happy at Waratahs: Tom Robertson
    by AAP on January 15, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Wallabies prop Tom Robertson concedes he was unhappy at the NSW Waratahs last year, and has described his move to the Western Force as like a breath of fresh air. … The post I wasn't happy at Waratahs: Tom Robertson first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • Japan’s Top League delayed due to virus
    by AAP on January 14, 2021 at 5:56 am

    Michael Hooper’s debut for Toyota Verblitz in the Top League will have to wait with the Japan Rugby Football Union postponing the start of the competition because of COVID-19 outbreaks. … The post Japan's Top League delayed due to virus first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • Vunivalu off and running with rugby’s Reds
    by AAP on January 14, 2021 at 3:40 am

    The sight of the Queensland Reds’ prized recruit Suliasi Vunivalu prowling on the wing at Ballymore has instantly excited Wallabies playmaker James O’Connor. The Reds five-eighth has told the NRL … The post Vunivalu off and running with rugby's Reds first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • Virus forces Super Rugby trial axing
    by AAP on January 14, 2021 at 1:42 am

    The Super Rugby AU trial between the NSW Waratahs and Brumbies in Bowral later this month has been cancelled, as coronavirus again threatens to disrupt the home-and-away season. Due to … The post Virus forces Super Rugby trial axing first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • Argentine Montoya backs out of Force deal
    by AAP on January 14, 2021 at 1:14 am

    The Western Force’s Argentine contingent has been cut by one after star hooker Julian Montoya was forced to renege on his contract. Montoya had signed a short-term deal with the … The post Argentine Montoya backs out of Force deal first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • Men’s 6 Nations to go ahead, women’s off
    by AAP on January 13, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    This year’s Women’s Six Nations has been postponed for logistical and safety reasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic but the men’s competition will take place as scheduled. England’s Rugby Football Union … The post Men's 6 Nations to go ahead, women's off first appeared on Sports News Australia.

  • Trophies on agenda after Wilson’s big year
    by AAP on January 13, 2021 at 6:34 am

    He cemented his status with a brilliant debut season but there was something missing from Harry Wilson’s highlight reel. For all his dominance in the No.8 for the Queensland Reds … The post Trophies on agenda after Wilson's big year first appeared on Sports News Australia.

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