Category Archives: Rugby League

Rugby World Cup: Danny Cipriani left out of England training camp

Danny Cipriani has been left out of England’s latest training camp in Treviso, Italy. The Gloucester fly-half was named in the official World Cup training squad earlier this month. But the Premiership player of the year is not among a 38-man group travelling to Italy on Monday for a 12-day camp. “We have left some […]

Shae Tucker: Cornish Pirates sign New Zealand-born centre

Cornish Pirates have signed New Zealand-born centre Shae Tucker. The 23-year-old has signed a two-year contract and has previously played Mitre 10 Cup rugby for Hawkes Bay and North Harbour in his homeland. Tucker has also played for New Zealand Universities and North Otago in the Heartland Championship. “He is a player who has all […]

'The hunger is there more now' – Wales' Faletau revitalised after injury lay-off

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau says his “frustrating” long-term injury absence has reignited his desire to play. The British and Irish Lion broke his arm twice last season and missed Wales’ Six Nations Grand Slam. Faletau’s last game for his country was in March 2018, but now he is back with Wales at their World […]

All Blacks edge past spirited Pumas

Rugby Championship Argentina (9) 16 Try: Boffelli Con: Sanchez Pens: Sanchez 2, Boffelli New Zealand (20) 20 Tries: Laumape, Retallick Cons: Barrett 2 Pens: Barrett 2 New Zealand held off a spirited Argentina to claim victory in their first Rugby Championship match of the season in Buenos Aires. The All Blacks led by 11 points […]

Rugby Championship: Herschel Jantjies stars on debut as South Africa defeat Australia 35-17

Rugby Championship South Africa (14) 35 Tries: H Jantjies 2, De Jager, Nkosi, Reinach Cons: E Jantjies 5 Australia (10) 17 Tries: Haylett-Petty, Foley Cons: Foley 2 Pen: Foley Herschel Jantjies scored two tries on his debut as South Africa beat Australia 35-17 in the opening match of the Rugby Championship season. The Western Stormers […]

Aaron Shingler: Wales back-rower aims to shine after fearing for career

Wales back-rower Aaron Shingler feared a knee injury would force him to retire, but the Scarlet is confident he will now be fit for the World Cup. Shingler, 31, has not played since suffering the injury during the Scarlets’ Pro14 final loss to Leinster in May 2018. But now he is back with Wales’ squad […]

Michael van Vuuren: Northampton Saints sign hooker from Bath

Northampton Saints have signed hooker Michael van Vuuren from Bath. The 27-year-old former South Africa Under-20 international is qualified to represent England and moves to Saints following his loan spell with London Irish in the Championship last season. Van Vuuren has also played for Free State Cheetahs, Stade Français, Eastern Province Kings and Leicester Tigers. […]

NZ Rugby cancels 'fraudulent' All Blacks match tickets

New Zealand Rugby has cancelled more than 700 tickets for an All Blacks Test match against South Africa. The sport’s governing body in New Zealand said they were “fraudulent” tickets because they had been re-sold on the secondary market. The match in Wellington on 27 July is nearly sold out. A spokesman said sports fans […]

Sale Sharks: Twins Dan and Jean-Luc du Preez sign permanent deals

South African twins Dan and Jean-Luc du Preez have signed permanent deals with Sale Sharks, having initially agreed to join the Premiership side on loan. The 23-year-old back-rowers have been released from contracts with Cell-C Sharks in their home country. They will join older brother Robert, 25, at Sale for 2019-20, with all three having […]

Ulster prop Milasinovich set to miss nine months with knee injury

Prop Gareth Milasinovich will miss much of his debut season with Ulster after suffering a knee ligament injury. The Irish-qualified forward, 26, must undergo surgery to repair the ACL tear he suffered in pre-season training. Ulster say the injury will keep the former Worcester Warriors player out of action for approximately nine months. Milasinovich, who […]