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Rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield runs 101 miles in 24 hours for motor neurone disease charity

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Rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield says he is "broken" after completing a 101 mile run over 24 hours in aid of motor neurone disease (MND) research. The former Leeds Rhinos star raised over $ 1 million for the MND ...

US President Joe Biden called Irish rugby union team to congratulate them on their win over New Zealand

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The Irish rugby union team has friends in high places. In a video call from Camp David on Saturday, US President Joe Biden congratulated the team on its stunning 29-20 win over New Zealand's All Blacks on Saturday, ...

French rugby match sees brutal tackle in the middle of tight game

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In a Top 14 match, Bordeaux’s Maxime Lucu was kicking the ball away when he was speared by Castres Olympique’s Ryno Pieterse with the contest tied 23-23. Lucu had already kicked the ball, landed and probably had time...

Former Rugby World Cup star Toutai Kefu and family attacked in Brisbane home

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Former Australian rugby player and Rugby World Cup winner Toutai Kefu and his family have been injured after being attacked in their home in Brisbane, Australia. Brisbane's Regional Crime and Intelligence Coordinato...

New Zealand beats France to clinch gold in women’s rugby 7s

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It was like grief for something lost, but it's been supplanted now by memories of happiness, hugs and, of course, a haka. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Woodman's New Zealanders won a coveted Olympic titl...

US rugby star Ilona Maher delivers brutal stiff-arm in Olympics matchup vs. Japan

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Maher and the U.S. defeated Japan 17-7 in their Pool C game. Maher gave the stiff- arm to her Japanese opponent and finished with the score. She had five points in the U.S. win. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . ...

In the market for a medal, US rugby 7s finish just short

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Gamesmanship because his U.S. team is full of talented, athletic players, has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the world sevens series and entered the Tokyo Games as a contender for an Olympic medal. Showmanship becau...

Rugby player Quade Cooper denied Australian citizenship despite representing the country 70 times

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Rugby union player Quade Cooper says Australia has repeatedly denied him citizenship -- despite representing the country 70 times as a member of the national team. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Cooper moved to Aust...

No Tokyo Games for rugby sevens gold medalist Emilee Cherry

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Cherry, a former women’s sevens player of the year, gave birth to a daughter in 2019 but made a return to rugby in pursuit of another Olympics. She announced her retirement Friday, ruling herself out of the Australia...

Jarryd Hayne, former Australian rugby league international, jailed for sexual assault

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Former Australian international rugby league player Jarryd Hayne has been jailed for five years and nine months after being found guilty of sexual assault. Hayne, who is 33, was sentenced Thursday after being found ...

NZ Rugby debates selling All Blacks share to US investors

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New Zealand’s 26 provincial unions will vote on a recommendation from New Zealand Rugby that it should bundle its commercial interests into a new entity and sell a 12.5 percent stake in that entity to California-base...

2023 Rugby World Cup draw confirmed as New Zealand face host France in pool stage

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Three-time winner New Zealand will face host France at the 2023 Rugby World Cup after the pool stage draw was made on Monday. Both the All Blacks and France, which last hosted the tournament in 2007, will be confid...

National rugby players sing Australia’s national anthem in Indigenous language for first time before match

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National rugby players sang an Indigenous version of Australia's national anthem for the first time on Saturday, a move that won widespread praise and spurred calls to make it a permanent feature at Australian sport...

Argentina rugby captain Pablo Matera, two other players suspended for ‘discriminatory and xenophobic’ social media posts

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Pablo Matera has been stripped of his role as Argentina's rugby captain and suspended alongside teammates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for "discriminatory and xenophobic" social media posts dating from between 20...

France rugby legend Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

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France rugby legend Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48, according to his former club Stade Francais. "It is with immense sadness and deep sorrow that the Stade Francais Paris learns of the passing of Chri...

Rugby league mourns the passing of 20-year-old Keith Titmuss

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Rugby league is mourning the death of promising star Keith Titmuss who one official said "had the world at his feet" after the 20-year-old died suddenly on Monday. According to his club the Manly Warringah Sea Eagle...