Rugby

6:00 AM BST Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will make a return to his native Canterbury for his first rugby game in New Zealand since 2015 at the weekend, but will still wear the blue and white colours of their intense provincial rivals Auckland. The 38-year-old Carter, who spent his entire New Zealand professional
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4:00 PM BST England internationals Courtney Lawes and Lewis Ludlam have signed contract extensions at Northampton Saints, the club announced on Tuesday. Fellow England teammates Teimana Harrison, Piers Francis and George Furbank also extended their deals at the club, while Wales fly-half Dan Biggar and Scotland centre Rory Hutchinson also agreed new terms. This year’s
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12:50 PM BST New Zealand were awarded the men’s and women’s World Sevens Series titles on Tuesday after World Rugby cancelled the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus outbreak. Tournaments in London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong were cancelled on the men’s tour, while the women’s circuit lost rounds in the United States,
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6:02 AM BST ESPN staff Wallabies legend Matt Giteau has denied any reports he has signed with Los Angeles-based Major League Rugby team LA Giltinis. Speaking on the Tight Five podcast, Giteau dismissed reports from The Sydney Morning Herald that he was the latest high profile rugby player eyeing a move to the U.S. league.
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12:36 PM BST Leicester Tigers have signed back Harry Potter from Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels, the club announced on Wednesday. Potter, who can play in the midfield and outside-back, was born in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia as a child. The 22-year-old signed his first professional contract with the Rebels last year
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Jun 21, 2020 The NSW Waratahs have confirmed they have released Kurtley Beale from his contract effective immediately after reports surfaced he had requested an early release on Sunday. It was announced in May the utility back would not be returning to the Sydney-based franchise in 2021 after he signed a contract in France with
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3:37 AM BST Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says there are no guarantees Michael Hooper will be retained as captain, saying the selectors will first pick their team before settling on a leader. Speaking as part of a Zoom call ahead of his arrival in Australia next month, Rennie also admitted to disappointment over the departures
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1:57 AM BST Australia utility back Kurtley Beale has requested an early release from his New South Wales Waratahs contract and will not play Super Rugby Australia, according to a media report on Sunday. The 31-year-old Beale said last month he had signed a contract in France with Racing 92 from next season. The Sydney
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