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Pearls lose final in France with maiden title already securedTim Walsh’s team head to Rio Olympics in confident moodAustralia’s first world rugby sevens champions dropped just their second tournament of …
Australia’s women made history in France on Sunday as they became the first Australian team to claim a World Rugby Sevens Series title. The post Canada win, Australia claim Series appeared first on Planetrugby.com.
Toulouse booked their place in the end-of-season play-offs with a 22-11 win over French Top 14 leaders Clermont on Sunday. Wins for Castres and Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday had put the pressure on Toulouse, the most successful club in France, but French internationals Louis Picamoles and Gael Fickou scored first-half tries while four separate players notched […] The post Toulouse book Top 14 play off spot appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.
Portia Woodman began day two of the Clermont Sevens in the same way as she started day one – with a hat-trick.
Sensational rugby and some surprises marked day one at the Clermont Sevens in France.
The Aussie women’s sevens team – The Pearls – are in red-hot contention to make history and win their first world series this weekend, as they head to France for the final leg needing at least a 6th place finish to win the damn thing. The post Your Guide To The Aussie Women’s Sevens (Before Bruce McAvaney Jumps On The Bandwagon) appeared first on Green and Gold Rugby.
If the news that Steffon Armitage is about to join Pau from French rivals Toulon is confirmed, it will at least save us from further press speculation about his non-existent England career. “Armitage for England” calls from the English rugby media have been something of a regular thing during Armitage’s successful 5 year stint at Toulon, despite the RFU’s clear stipulation throughout that players must play their club rugby in England to be eligible for international selection.
We pick seven players set to weave their magic in France in the final round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series – the last chance to shine before Rio 2016.
While England and Scotland host finals, its the penultimate week of the regular season in France and there is plenty going on. The post Top 14 Preview: Round 25 appeared first on Planetrugby.com.
Toulon have managed to acquire the services of former France international Vincent Clerc for the upcoming season.
The Chiefs head to Sydney to face the cream of Australia’s Super Rugby crop, the Waratahs. Commentary below with sports writer Marvin France. PLAY-BY-PLAY: Chiefs v Waratahs STATS AND SCORECARD: Summarise and compare
Toulon have announced that former France international wing Vincent Clerc has put pen to paper on a one-year deal. The post Clerc signs for Toulon appeared first on Planetrugby.com.
Saints centre Luther Burrell says that he is relishing being back with England under new head coach Eddie Jones. The last time Burrell played for England was when his side were beaten 25-20 by France in their Rugby World Cup warm-up fixture in Paris, and Burrell is delighted to be back involved with a rejuvenated England. “I am really excited about being part of this group again,” said Burrell, sp
The initial 39 man Wallabies squad for the England series has been announced and there’s a few eye-brow raisers in it. Cheika has called on four internationally-based players for the initial camp, including former Qantas Wallabies skipper James Horwill (Harlequins, UK), Queensland Reds signee Leroy Houston (Bath, UK), France-based prop Sekope Kepu (Bordeaux) and newly re-signed NSW Waratahs flyer Taqele Naiyaravoro (Glasgow).
Canada and USA – contrasting experiences when playing at home France this weekend become the seventh country to act as hosts (discounting Dubai, who do not play). They start the weekend just six points behind Canada.
Jarryd Hayne enjoyed a 90-second cameo in Fiji’s 40-7 quarterfinal thrashing of France at Twickenham on Sunday morning (local time).
Jarryd Hayne came on late in Fiji’s Cup Quarter Final against France and was shown up on defence straight away, as he overshot and had to turn to chase a break down the right wing. He managed to save face though, putting in an excellent ankle tap that proved to be a try-saver.
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Southern Kings coach Deon Davids named France-bound lock Steven Sykes as captain of the team to take on the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Portugal are never a team to take for granted. They have a deserved reputation for upsetting higher ranked teams and they have already started the sevens season in great form, looking the strongest side at last week’s Centrale Sevens in France before narrowly missing out in the semi-finals to eventual winners, Tribe.Read more about Portugal: ready to break hearts
Port Elizabeth Super Rugby franchise the Southern Kings have confirmed that captain Steven Sykes and tighthead prop, Jacobie Adriaanse will be moving on after the Super Rugby season completes. Southern Kings Chief Operating Officer, Charl Crous confirmed that Sykes will be moving to Oyonnax, in France, while Adriaanse will join the Blue Bulls at the […] The post Kings Captain and Prop to leave after Super Rugby appeared first on Super Rugby | Super 18 Rugby and Rugby Championship News,Results and Fixtures from Super XV Rugby.
There has not been an offiical announcement from the WRU but the union responded to our query with the following statement. “Rhys Edwards has left his role as Head Coach for the Women’s National Squad by mutual consent. The WRU thanks Rhys for his commitment to the role and wishes him the best for the future.” Edwards had been head coach since 2011, leading Wales to eighth place at the 2010 World Cup in France.Read more about Wales part company with Edwards
Montpellier’s multinational team may have lifted the European Champions Cup but they’re struggling to win over the hearts of the FrenchWe are the champions! Montpellier lift the 2016 European Challenge Cup. Photo: Getty ImagesMontpellier’s multinational team may have lifted the European Champions Cup but they’re struggling to win over the hearts of the French
Virimi Vakatawa has had a stunning World Sevens Series so far and it continued in front of a home crowd at the Paris Sevens this past weekend, as the French flyer picked up a spot in the Dream Team, as well as claiming the DHL Impact Player award. Vakatawa was at the fore as France won the third-place playoff against Argentina, scoring six tries during the tournament as well as making 28 carries and producing 10 offloads. The Fijian-born flyer now has 58 tries in just 77 matches and is playing so well that the French national team actually picked him for the Six Nations, despite not having played a game of 15s in over two years.
In England, France and Italy club rugby is building towards a climax, and referees will be sharper than ever.
Former England flanker Steffon Armitage is targeting a return to England after telling Toulon that he wants to leave the French club. Thirty-year-old flanker won five caps for England before he left for France where he took his game to new heights and has been on of the triple European cup winners star players. In […] The post Armitage wants to return to England appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: France have made a number of changes for the final leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series in London, with captain Terry Bouhraoua left out.
Vannes became the first team from Brittany to secure a place in France’s second division ProD2 after they beat RC Massy 57-44 in the FÃ©dÃ©rale 1 play-off on Saturday. They will play fellow promotees Soyaux AngoulÃªme XV in the final in June. In such a high scoring match, it was difficult to select the best of the tries, but one that stood out in particular was an 80m effort finished off by full back Anthony Bouthier
France welcome back Elodie Guiglion, Rose Thomas and Christelle le Duff as they look to reach a first Cup final on home soil in Clermont-Ferrand.
The New Zealand women’s sevens team has been bolstered by the inclusion of three experienced players for the final leg of the World Sevens Series in France later this month.
REACTION: It might have been almost 10 years in the making, but club bankrollers in England and France will no doubt be looking to Saracens as the new blueprint for success on the continent.
Four teams still unbeaten at Paris Sevens