• September 21, 2021

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1st-half struggles cost Canadian men in rugby 7s quarter-final at Vancouver

1st-half struggles cost Canadian men in rugby 7s quarter-final at Vancouver

An early turnover and a penalty resulted in a pair of tries for Britain in a 31-5 triumph over Canada in a men’s quarter-final Sunday at the World Rugby Sevens Series. Canada possessed the ball…

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Canada, U.S. Eagles renew rivalry in Rugby World Cup qualifying series

Canada, U.S. Eagles renew rivalry in Rugby World Cup qualifying series

Canada and the U.S. Eagles will both be missing players from their starting lineup when they kick off their two-legged Rugby World Cup qualifying series Saturday in St. John’s, N.L. Star fly half A.J. MacGinty,…

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Rugby – Lions tour may be postponed

Rugby – Lions tour may be postponed

A South African rugby chief has said the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour could be suspended if fans can’t travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Warren Gatland is set to coach the Lions in…

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Toronto Wolfpack pull out of remainder of rugby’ Super League season

Toronto Wolfpack pull out of remainder of rugby’ Super League season

The Toronto Wolfpack won’t be taking the pitch when the Super League season restarts Aug. 2 in England, citing “unexpected and overwhelming financial challenges” due to the global pandemic. In a statement Monday, the transatlantic…

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Carter to play in blue and white in Canterbury

Carter to play in blue and white in Canterbury

Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will make a return to his native Canterbury for his first rugby match in New Zealand since 2015 at the weekend, but will still wear the blue and white…

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Former France captain Poirot retires from international rugby

Former France captain Poirot retires from international rugby

Former France captain Jefferson Poirot is retiring from international rugby at the age of 27 after saying he no longer had the motivation to keep playing for Le Bleus. Poirot, who has 36 caps, last…

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Springboks Rugby World Cup winner Warrick Gelant signs for Stormers from Super Rugby rival Bulls

Springboks Rugby World Cup winner Warrick Gelant signs for Stormers from Super Rugby rival Bulls

South Africa fullback Warrick Gelant has made the switch from the Bulls to Super Rugby rivals the Stormers, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Gelant, 25, will swap Pretoria for Cape Town, having been signed to fill the gap…

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Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen says no further cancellations

Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen says no further cancellations

Postmedia emailed Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen last week to get an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting operations and planning. The French Barbarians cancelled their North American tour, which included the game…

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Rugby: Club World cup could replace Champions Cup

Rugby: Club World cup could replace Champions Cup

Seismic modifications to rugby could see a new Club World Cup replace the Heineken Champions Cup in the future, as the sport considers a monumental overhaul to increase finances. French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte…

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RFU cancels domestic season bar Premiership

RFU cancels domestic season bar Premiership

The English Rugby Football Union has put an end to all its domestic competitions with the only exception of the Premiership due to coronavirus. Premiership Rugby has been suspended for at least five-weeks, but whether…

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Canada defeats South Africa to claim the bronze medal in Vancouver

Canada defeats South Africa to claim the bronze medal in Vancouver

They thrilled us. They broke our hearts. They engaged us throughout and saved the best for last. Team Canada drew us in and teased us. We, and they, dared to believe a podium conclusion was…