Very mixed reaction among Leinster fans to our first selection of the season. In some ways, I can appreciate the disappointment that this is virtually an “A” team, especially as the English champions have selected a near-full-strength lineup. Nobody likes to see their team get beaten whatever the stakes especially if it means a repeat of what happened at the same ground at the same stage of the 2012/13 season.
Dan Carter won’t play on home soil again this year because of injury.
Cardiff Blues coach Mark Hammett has laid down the law to new signing Adam Jones saying he must “shed a few kilos” so he can fit in with their high-tempo game
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Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere. Racing Metro confirmed that they have set a deadline of September 15th Toulon join race to capture Irish star Sexton with lucrative four-year offer David Kelly – Irish Independent Close to 13,000 turned out at the Kingspan Stadium to watch the game Exeter Chiefs claim late friendly victory against Ulster at Kingspan Stadium Richard Mulligan – Belfast Newsletter “it’s the 80 minutes on Saturday that is the important thing. If he [Warburton] isn’t getting that, someone seriously needs to do something.” Adam Jones says Sam Warburton has to play BBC.com Selectors are sitting targets, an inevitable butt for criticism of the teams that did not quite work out.
The Ranfurly Shield is staying in South Auckland after the Counties Manukau Steelers repelled a spirited Otago challenge 29-25 in Pukekohe today.
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King Country and Poverty Bay have shown plenty of intent in the opening round of the Heartland Championship season, dispatching visitors to their respective home turfs.
Castres’ miserable start to the new Top 14 season continued as Toulouse eased to a dominant bonus-point 35-6 victory at Stade Ernest Wallon on Friday
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Jean de Villiers has said that he is hoping that his team can dominate in the forwards like they are used to ahead of Saturday's game.
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In a hard-fought battle in Nelspruit it was the Pumas who were able to absorb pressure and turn the tide to beat the Griquas 33-15 on Firday.
The Tasman Makos will unveil their new Fijian flanker Nemani Nagusa tomorrow in Tauranga as they look to build on their promising start to this year’s ITM Cup provincial rugby competition.
The South Canterbury Rugby Union is happy to fund loan players on a case-by-case basis but the problem is location not money, according to chairman Brent Isbister.
Both Argentina and South Africa are aiming to win Saturday’s Rugby Championship test match in Salta. Belief within the Argentine squad and from supporters appears to suggest that the home side considers itself as having a greater chance of winning than was the case in the two matches played in Mendoza against the Springboks in 2012 and 2013. Former South African representative Thando Manana rates Los Pumas as being better than previous sides but still thinks the team is two years away from reaching the level it needs to win Rugby Championship matches.
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The All Blacks and Wallabies accepted a challenge issued by Springbok great Joost van der Westhuizen, to take an "ice bucket challenge".