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# test - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Another injury blow for Wales as Ospreys flanker ruled out of Six Nations

Dan Lydiate will miss the rest of the season after requiring surgery on a bicep injury.

# test - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations

Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau have already been ruled out for the Welsh ahead of the tournament.

# test - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018

Phil Simmons will lead the country into Test cricket.

# test - Saturday 9 December, 2017

England cricket player dropped after pouring drink over teammate's head on night out

‘I’m disappointed. With what we have had to go through already with these problems, it is not acceptable.’

# test - Friday 8 December, 2017

I was 'stitched up' by Aussies over headbutt incident – Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow reiterated there was no wrongdoing following his coming together with Cameron Bancroft prior to the Ashes.

# test - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

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Photos: More than 500 members of Defence Forces take part in major terrorist incident exercise

The Defence Forces practiced various operational and tactical procedures while undertaking the exercise.

# test - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach

Coetzee was asked about his future following his side’s defeat to Wales this afternoon.

# test - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test

Wales face South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday a week after the November window ended for most nations.

# test - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland

Australia succumbed to a chastening 53-24 loss against Scotland at Murrayfield, with Sekope Kepu’s dismissal proving costly for the visitors.

# test - Monday 20 November, 2017

Gatland: 'At some stage I'll probably be dressed up as a clown again this week'

The New Zealand media were not too favourable of Warren Gatland as Lions coach, but he will not rise to any future jibes.

# test - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy

This was no work of art in Florence.

# test - Friday 17 November, 2017

Cheika disrespected referee with England bully claims, insists Eddie Jones

The England head coach does not expect referee Ben O’Keeffe to be influenced by the former Leinster boss’s words.

# test - Monday 13 November, 2017

Jones apologises for foul-mouthed rant as he's called out by his 93-year-old mother

Eddie Jones’ frustration got the better off him at Twickenham on Saturday.

# test - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules

The All Blacks star was unaware of the rule that led to his yellow card against France, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

# test - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Wallabies' impressive form continues as Gatland's Wales beaten again

Wales have not beaten Australia since 2008 and their miserable run against the Wallabies continued in Cardiff on Saturday.

# test - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina

Eddie Jones has stuck with Henry Slade and Sam Underhill in his side to face the Pumas, while Elliot Daly has been passed fit.

# test - Monday 6 November, 2017

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks

The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but O’Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for Ireland.

# test - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup

Coaching in the Premiership or France is on Rob Howley’s bucket list as he plans to leave his position with Wales after the 2019 World Cup.

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland

Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will hope to make their international debuts.

# test - Monday 23 October, 2017

England trio Hartley, Hughes and Marler facing bans after European citings

Indiscipline at club level could cost Eddie Jones three players for the November internationals.

# test - Saturday 21 October, 2017

After seven successive defeats Australia claim long-awaited win over All Blacks

New Zealand were denied a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep in Brisbane, where Australia outscored them by three tries to two.

# test - Friday 20 October, 2017

Scotland suspend flanker Hardie, but give no explanation why

Scottish Rugby have offered no details as to why he is unavailable for selection.

# test - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Coles relishing one last battle with 'one of the greats' Stephen Moore

The Wallabies hooker is on his final lap of an impressive Test career.

Sopoaga earns first All Blacks start in two years as Beauden Barrett is ruled out with concussion

Lima Sopoaga will make his first All Blacks start for over two years in the absence of Beauden Barrett in Brisbane.

# test - Monday 16 October, 2017

Wales have spoken to around 10 candidates to succeed Gatland after the World Cup

Wales have drawn up a shortlist in preparation for life after Gatland.

# test - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

England suffer another injury setback ahead of November internationals

England could be without Jack Nowell during their November internationals due to a fractured cheekbone and eye socket.

Irish out-half Ian McKinley gets his first call-up for Italy

The former Leinster player had retired from rugby in 2011 after losing the sight in his left eye.

# test - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales

The Lions scrum-half last week announced he was leaving Ospreys next season.

# test - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Out-of-favour Cooper will get the chance to impress Cheika when he faces the Wallabies

He’ll captain the Barbarians in Sydney next month.

# test - Saturday 30 September, 2017

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Dubai successfully tests pioneering two-seater air taxi service

The prototype can fly for 30 minutes at a maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour (62mph).

# test - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Kane Hames gets his first start as All Blacks make 7 changes for Springboks

New Zealand take on South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage

Australia star Israel Folau’s refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.

# test - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'It's not going to stop us' - Cheika defiant despite home hammering against All Blacks

The Wallabies capitulated in today’s first half against New Zealand.

# test - Monday 14 August, 2017

Barrett hails Lions wake-up call for All Blacks and brushes off kicking concerns

New Zealand drew with the British and Irish Lions, a result that Beauden Barrett believes was “just what we needed”.

# test - Friday 28 July, 2017

Sonny Bill appeals suspension in bid to face Australia in Rugby Championship opener

The All Blacks believe their shortened warm-up fixture against Counties Manukau and Taranaki should count in SBW’s ban.

# test - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Wallabies captain Moore set to retire from international rugby

The 34-year-old came close to a move to Munster in the past.

# test - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

All Blacks vice-captain Smith to take sabbatical

He will miss the majority of the Rugby Championship after exercising the option to take a career break.

# test - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland

The All Blacks had many chances to put the tourists aways, but Warren Gatland’s men were gritty.

# test - Monday 3 July, 2017

'These are the ones you remember' - Aaron Smith is well up for this weekend's Lions decider

The fired-up All Blacks star “could play today”.

# test - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Huge scare in Castlebar but Mayo do just enough to see off gutsy Derry

Stephen Rochford’s side won by 11 points, but only after extra-time.

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