Rugby

4:00 PM BST ESPN staff Following their trip to Philadelphia both Saracens and Newcastle can look forward to Aviva Premiership matches amid more familiar surroundings this weekend. Leinster and Zebre are still soaking up the South African sunshine, however, while in France there is an early-season meeting of two heavyweights. Ahead of a busy few
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12:31 PM BST ESPN staff The Aviva Premiership is back this weekend with just four points separating first and eighth in a congested league table ahead of the fourth round. No team has gone through the opening three weeks without suffering defeat, while Worcester are the only team yet to post a victory. It kicks
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6:19 PM BST ESPN staff Ireland back row Sean O’Brien has criticised coaching and training methods during the British & Irish Lions’ Test series against New Zealand, insisting the tourists should have beaten the All Blacks. O’Brien, who played in all three Tests as the Lions secured a series draw, was particularly critical of a
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3:04 PM BST ESPN staff The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has announced its financial results for the year, which include record turnover of £74.9 million. The extra income has enabled the WRU to increase spending levels by a further 11 percent for a second consecutive year. Total investment in the sport has risen to £33.1m
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Experienced flank Francois Louw was on Wednesday included in the Springbok squad for the two remaining home matches of the 2017 Rugby Championship. The 32-year-old is one of three additions to Allister Coetzee’s squad, alongside the uncapped Sharks duo of S’busiso Nkosi (wing) and Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf). Friday Fight Nights returns to Cape Town on
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