Female police officer injured by England rugby star Danny Cipriani

FEMALE police officer injured when England rugby star Danny Cipriani grabbed her by the collar while screaming ‘Get the f*** off me’ in nightclub bust-up – as player issues ‘heartfelt apology’ Cipriani ordered to pay Jodie Botterill, 33, £250 compensation by magistrates England star, 30, reportedly told her: ‘These wrists are gold, loosen the cuffs’ PC Botterill is a star […]

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'Twiggy' recruits World Rugby deputy to head mining push in Argentina

Political intrigue has hit international rugby with Australian officials fuming over Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's recruitment of a high-ranking World Rugby official to head up his Latin American mining interests. As Rugby Australia (RA) and the billionaire iron ore magnate are locked in an increasingly adversarial arm-wrestle over the fate of Forrest's rebel World Series Rugby competition, it emerged that Forrest […]

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Stephen Larkham makes World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Wallabies five-eighth and 1999 World Cup winner Stephen Larkham is the latest Australian to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The 102-Test veteran was part of three Rugby World Cup campaigns, which included victory in 1999 and the loss to England in the 2003 final in Sydney. Australia’s Stephen Larkham, left, charges with the ball pursued […]

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Wallabies bolter Pete Samu gunning for back-to-back Super Rugby titles

When Pete Samu turns up to his first ACT Brumbies preseason later this year, he'll likely arrive with back-to-back Super Rugby titles and about 10 Wallabies caps. Not bad for a bloke who most Australian rugby fans had barely heard of two months ago. Brumbies-bound Pete Samu will play his second straight Super Rugby final for the Crusaders on Saturday […]

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Exiled Reds rugby trio to make NRC return

Banished Queensland Reds trio Quade Cooper, James Slipper and Karmichael Hunt will be placed in rugby's shop window after being named to play in the National Rugby Championship (NRC) starting next month. Brisbane City pair Cooper and Hunt didn't play a minute of Super Rugby this season. Out in the cold: Reds players Quade Cooper and Karmichael Hunt. Cooper was […]

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England boss Eddie Jones warned to stop foul-mouthed rants by rugby chiefs

England head coach Jones met RFU chief executive Steve Brown after the team’s 2-1 series defeat in South Africa and was told his behaviour was inappropriate. In March, a video was leaked showing Jones on stage at a corporate bash calling Wales a “s*** place” and branding the Irish “scummy”. Then in June, Aussie Jones accused Bath owner Bruce Craig […]

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Canberra rugby drama: Eagles' finals fate rests with eligibility rule

ACT rugby union officials are scrambling to find a solution to a finals eligibility debacle, which threatens to end the Gungahlin Eagles' play-off charge before they get a chance to play this weekend. It's understood the Eagles are in danger of losing their spot in the John I Dent Cup finals just days before their scheduled knockout clash against the […]

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How to fix rugby league's refereeing crisis in Retro Round: sack everyone

It’s Retro Round in the NRL this weekend, which is Fox Sports’ initiative to stir interest during the post-Origin lull for those of us who aren’t on holidays in Greece or Croatia or Bali and posting Instagram selfies for the benefit of those who aren’t on holidays in Greece or Croatia or Bali. Retro Round allows us to reminisce about […]

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Prince Harry looks a real hotshot as he tries his hand at archery at a charity event for injured rugby players

He jokingly aimed a foam-tipped arrow at the Press but bounced it wide of the target. Harry, 33, who was visiting men and women badly hurt while playing rugby, called out: “Oh, come on!” He also had a go at a version of bowls called boccia in his role as patron of the RFU Injured Players Foundation at Twickenham. He […]

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If a tweet becomes more relevant than rugby itself, we have a problem

We'll let Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee kick off this week's Super Rugby wrap. "There was a guy who was red-carded last night for a poor act. I don't think we should be talking about a tweet," Lee said in a radio interview on Saturday. The subsequently deleted Hurricanes tweet. There's a few things to unpack here. First, the Hurricanes' […]

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