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#Test

# test - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Cheika subjected to 'crazy' threats over Folau stance

The player was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for a “high-level breach” of contract

# test - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Success Down Under: Remembering Ireland's first Series win in Australia since 1979

Despite losing the first Test, the Six Nations champions defeated the Wallabies 2-1 in June 2018.

# test - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare

Trevor Nyakane was forced off against Japan on Friday.

# test - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Blow for England as Vunipola and Nowell look set to miss at least two World Cup games

The Saracens forward has a hamstring injury while the Exeter Chiefs player has been dealing with an ankle injury and appendicitis.

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal

Steve Hansen’s side fell just short of scoring 100 points in Hamilton.

# test - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Gatland names strong Wales team to face Ireland in Dublin

Alun Wyn Jones captains the visitors from the second row in both sides’ final World Cup warm-up.

# test - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad

The Harlequins centre’s selection raises doubts about the fitness of Jonathan Joseph and Henry Slade.

# test - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Sam Skinner won’t be travelling to Japan after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win against France.

# test - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Stokes stars as England beat Australia by one wicket to win third Test and keep Ashes alive

England required perfection to keep their series afloat and got just that courtesy of the 28-year-old’s performance.

# test - Friday 23 August, 2019

Uncapped teen sensation included as Cheika names Australia's World Cup squad

Jordan Petaia is among the 31 players who will be travelling to the tournament in Japan.

# test - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Dan Biggar makes his point against England as Wales go top of the world for the first time

George North scored the only try in a 13-6 win over England.

# test - Monday 12 August, 2019

Kolisi poised for 'limited minutes' on South Africa return

The Springbok captain missed out on the Rugby Championship win due to a knee injury, but is on track to boost his side in Japan.

Jones takes aim at World Rugby over 'ridiculous' Barrett red card

England’s head coach took a swipe at the governing body over the tackle laws after their win against Wales.

# test - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Australia dominate England in Ashes opener

Matthew Wade marked his first Test for nearly two years with a fine 110.

# test - Friday 2 August, 2019

Burns' unbeaten century puts England back in the driving seat The Ashes This post contains videos

Burns' unbeaten century puts England back in the driving seat

England ended day two of the first Ashes Test trailing Australia by just 17 runs.

# test - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

India youngster handed 8-month drugs ban after cough-syrup mix-up

Prithvi Shaw will be banned from cricket until mid-November, his suspension having been backdated to March.

All Blacks star Jordie Barrett commits to Hurricanes after Beauden's switch

The 22-year-old has renewed his contract with New Zealand Rugby ahead of the World Cup.

# test - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Rassie Erasmus satisfied after 'lucky' Springboks deny All Blacks in Wellington

South Africa’s director of rugby had mixed feelings after his side’s draw with New Zealand on Saturday.

# test - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Tuesday nights, James was always out' - Genia backs newly mature O'Connor to shine for Wallabies

Will Genia believes James O’Connor will grasp his chance if a six-year Wallabies exile comes to an end when Australia face Argentina.

# test - Monday 22 July, 2019

Cipriani dropped from England training squad as uncapped Marchant called up

Eddie Jones’ side continue their World Cup preparations with a training camp in Italy.

# test - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks

The Rugby Championship got underway in Johannesburg.

# test - Friday 19 July, 2019

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# test - Friday 12 July, 2019

All Blacks star Barrett swaps Hurricanes for Super Rugby rivals Blues

The 28-year-old will remain in New Zealand until after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Wallabies' Bernard Foley to leave Waratahs and Australia after World Cup

The 29-year-old is set to move to Japan’s Top League.

# test - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer

Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.

# test - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Scotland's most capped international announces retirement from rugby

Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford is to move into strength and conditioning coaching.

# test - Thursday 13 June, 2019

England defence coach a contender to succeed Jones as he signs new contract

John Mitchell has renewed terms with the RFU until 2021.

# test - Friday 17 May, 2019

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

The fullback has 72 hours to appeal.

# test - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

How well will you do in our very difficult Premier League 2018-19 quiz?

We look back on a memorable campaign in the English top flight.

# test - Friday 10 May, 2019

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

A look back at a very memorable few days of sporting action.

# test - Sunday 28 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA Driving Test

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA

Complaints include drivers being told to disregard speed limits and testers getting into shouting matches.

# test - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row

Lood de Jager is to leave the Bulls and join the Premiership side on a three-year contract.

# test - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

The Wallabies star has requested a code of conduct hearing.

# test - Friday 12 April, 2019

Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts

A statement from Saracens says that the England player’s post is ‘inconsistent’ with the club’s values, and they will be handling the matter internally.

# test - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

All Black Cane cleared for contact training six months after breaking neck

The Chiefs say they will take no risks with the New Zealand flanker.

# test - Monday 1 April, 2019

'My head would be pounding from it... You were thinking: when is this going to end?'

Leigh Halfpenny was out for three months after suffering a head injury while playing for Wales in November.

# test - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

# test - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'One bad half and now everyone's questioning' - Vunipola defends captain Farrell

Owen Farrell has come in for criticism since the draw with Scotland, but Billy Vunipola says it’s unwarranted.

# test - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England

The hosts squandered a 31-point lead and needed a last-gasp try to snatch a draw against Scotland.

# test - Saturday 16 March, 2019

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat

The Azzurri once again ended their Six Nations campaign without a win.

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