Rugby

A decision to ease restrictions on European-based players could be the impetus that Argentina need to reverse a long slump and finally begin to compete with the traditional powers of the southern hemisphere. Argentina have used only home-based players in the Rugby Championship since 2015 when they reached the World Cup semi-finals and every year
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Bath have confirmed the signing of Lions Super Rugby prop Jacques van Rooyen. The South African, who has played more than 60 times for the Lions since making his debut in 2014, is expected to arrive in the West Country in the next few days after playing in the Super Rugby final against the Crusaders
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Matt Toomua has made a shock look whereas Will Genia produced sturdy return within the Bledisloe Cup trial at Sydney’s Leichhardt Oval. Toomua, who on Wednesday signed a two-and-a-half 12 months cope with Australian Rugby and the Melbourne Rebels, began at five-eighth within the Cheika’s Selection staff chosen by Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, of their
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Argentina have named former hooker Mario Ledesma as the brand new coach of their nationwide rugbyside, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) stated on Wednesday. Ledesma replaces Daniel Hourcade, who resigned in June after again to again losses at dwelling to Wales left his aspect with simply two wins in 17 video games. The 45-year-old Ledesma
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England internationals Mako and Billy Vunipola have prolonged their contracts with Premiership champions Saracens till 2022. The brothers have performed a significant half in Saracens’ current success, profitable three Premiership titles and two European Cups since 2014. Prop Mako, 27, joined from Bristol in 2011 whereas No. eight Billy, 25, moved from Wasps two years
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The Crusaders have lengthy been seen as a brutal, uncompromising and good facet however few would have referred to as the Tremendous Rugby titans ‘enjoyable’ till breakdancing coach Scott Robertson took the reins final 12 months. In his first season in cost, Robertson ended eight years of frustration by delivering an eighth Tremendous Rugby title
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Crusaders assistant coach Brad Mooar has lauded Richie Mo’unga because the “whole package” as the choice as to who wears the All Blacks No.10 jersey for the Bledisloe Cup opener dominates dialogue in New Zealand. Mo’unga can have one remaining alternative to impress All Blacks selectors on this weekend’s Tremendous Rugby remaining when the Crusaders
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