Rugby

SANZAAR will launch a review into television match official (TMO) interventions, admitting current rules are “clearly not working” after a string of recent controversies in Super Rugby and Tests. The review comes after widespread uproar over a red card to Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk for a “love tap” on a Queensland Reds opponent on Friday
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Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk has been issued with a two-week ban for the “love tap” that saw him controversially red-carded in Friday night’s Super Rugby clash against the Queensland Reds. Reds back-rower Caleb Timu has also copped a two-week suspension for another incident in the game- but neither will miss a single minute of rugby.
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Veteran fullback Israel Dagg has ruled himself out of All Blacks contention for the rest of the year after signing a short-term contract in Japan. Dagg confirmed he will join the Canon Eagles when his Super Rugby duties finish and return to New Zealand in December. The 66-Test veteran hasn’t played for New Zealand since
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Even at under-8s level, people were talking about George Smith. On Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the young Smith was dominating junior-age rugby and forging a path that, almost 30 years later, would see him bow out of the Australian game as a Wallabies great and a player who inspired a generation of No. 7s Down Under.
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