Rugby

4:29 PM BST England flanker Brad Shields will be sidelined for four to six weeks after damaging a ligament in his foot at a training camp in Italy last week, assistant coach John Mitchell said on Tuesday. Shields, 28, was replaced by Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt at the training camp and the Wasps back-row forward’s recovery
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11:49 PM BST WELLINGTON — Outside back Jordie Barrett has committed to the All Blacks for three more years in a win for New Zealand Rugby. The versatile 22-year-old, who can cover most positions in the backline and has scored eight tries in 10 Tests, has chosen to stick with his Super Rugby team the
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11:24 PM BST SYDNEY — Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has signed a one-year contract with the NSW Waratahs, driven by the desire to win more silverware. Beale said winning just one premiership (2014) as well as two Rugby Championships (2011 and 2015) from a professional career that began in 2007, was the prime motivation to
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32′ 8-3 Try – Reece Hodge , Australia 31′ Try time Australia! The Wallabies are in through Reece Hodge who finishes off a nice set-play and break from Marika Koroibete. 29′ Scrum Australia. A nice box-kick from Will Genia is shelled by Sanchez at the back, but Folau Fainga’a makes the wrong decision to kick
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11:07 AM BST Wasps flanker Brad Shields has been withdrawn from England’s training camp in Italy due to a ligament injury in his foot and will be replaced by Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) confirmed via Twitter on Thursday that Shields, who sustained the injury during England’s 12-day heat camp in Treviso,
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6:18 AM BST The Wallabies have a discipline problem. That’s probably not breaking news for even casual rugby supporters of the past couple of years, nor is the sound of Michael Cheika complaining about a decision — or series of decisions — following a defeat unfamiliar, either. But as the countdown to Rugby World Cup
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