Tag Archives: rugby

Rugby – Marler calls condensed Six Nations proposal 'ridiculous'

REUTERS: England prop Joe Marler believes the proposal to condense the Six Nations to a six-week tournament is “ridiculous”, saying some international players may need to sit out tours in order to recover from the hectic schedule. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is looking to scrap one of the two rest weeks in the tournament… Read More »

Rugby: Australia growing inferiority complex against NZ – Kafer

MELBOURNE: The Australian teams’ continuing struggles against their New Zealand counterparts in Super Rugby is fuelling an inferiority complex that is ultimately self-perpetuating, former Wallabies flyhalf Rod Kafer has said. Australia’s five Super Rugby teams have yet to beat a New Zealand opponent in 11 matches over the six weeks of the current season and… Read More »

Paris merger sends French rugby into chaos

PARIS: Stade Francais players went on strike on Tuesday following the shock announcement of a planned merger with fellow Parisian powerhouse Racing 92, with the chief of the national players’ union calling the fusion “disgusting”. Players and fans reacted angrily to Monday’s announcement, and players’ union chief Robins Tchale-Watchou said the Stade Francais players will… Read More »

Rugby – Australia to be a 'different beast' at Eden Park, says Kaino

WELLINGTON: Australia will be a “different beast” to the side that suffered back-to-back thrashings by the All Blacks in August when they line up for another clash at Eden Park on Saturday, according to flanker Jerome Kaino. The Wallabies were destroyed by the All Blacks in the opening two matches of the Rugby Championship but… Read More »