Rugby

Western Force great Matt Hodgson has called for the remaining ARU board members to fall on their swords following their decision to axe the Perth-based Super Rugby franchise. The Force are facing rugby extinction following the ARU’s decision on Friday to cull the team, but the franchise has vowed to take the matter to the
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The Cheetahs and the Southern Kings will be South Africa’s trailblazers in the Northern Hemisphere when the revamped PRO14 tournament kicks off. The two former Super Rugby teams will debut in the PRO14 next month with 12 clubs from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy in a radical departure for global rugby. “This is a momentous
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Departing Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver says it’s time for a clean slate following the prolonged decision to axe the Western Force from the Super Rugby competition. Pulver joined the Force as a casualty of the drawn-out saga, announcing that he would step down as soon as a replacement could be found. His
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Hours before the Super Rugby final Johan Ackermann was having second thoughts about leaving the Lions for Gloucester. Inbetween the tears and preparing for the showpiece match in front of a packed Ellis Park, Ackermann questioned if he “made the right decision” leaving a Lions team that he had built into a formidable force with
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3:57 PM BST ESPN staff Ruan Ackermann has joined Gloucester from Super Rugby finalists Lions, subject to visa clearance. The South African flanker is the son of incoming head coach, Johan Ackermann. Ackermann started at No. 8 as the Lions lost in the Super Rugby final last weekend. Gloucester’s Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke
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