Rugby

Rugby Australia’s bid to not fall behind in the fast-moving women’s sporting revolution has resulted in female players going unpaid, an advocate says. Outgoing RA boss Bill Pulver has conceded players in the national women’s XVs competition, re-branded this week as Super W, will not be renumerated for their efforts due to being considered amateurs.
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All Blacks skipper Kieran Read will undergo surgery on Saturday on a prolapsed lumbar disc. Read has been reviewed by the All Blacks’ and Crusaders’ medical teams, as well as a back specialist, who will continue to monitor his recovery. Kieran Read is tackled during Bledisloe III in Brisbane Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images The expected recovery time
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Director of rugby Jim Mallinder has left Northampton Saints with immediate effect. The news comes after a dismal run of form from the Saints and follows Saturday’s 42-32 defeat to the Ospreys in the Champions Cup. It was their eighth straight defeat across the Premiership and Europe’s top competition. Alan Dickens, the club’s attack coach,
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Saracens owner Nigel Wray sided with Clermont as he hit out at Champions Cup organisers European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) over the handling of the pair’s rearranged fixture. Clermont made good on their promise to use the fallout as motivation as they ran out comfortable 46-14 winners at Allianz Park Monday night. Saracens’ Champions Cup
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It wasn’t a great day for the African teams on the second day of the Cape Town Sevens, with the favourites South Africa losing in the semi-finals and Kenya and Uganda playing off for 13th place. The Blitzboks narrowly beat surprise packages Canada 19-12 in the bronze medal match, after they were stunned by old
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