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Sunwolves humiliate Blues

The Blues have melted in the Tokyo heat, going down 48-21 to an unfancied Sunwolves outfit in their Super Rugby dead rubber in Japan. In temperatures reaching 42 degrees in the Japanese capital, the Tana Umaga-coached Aucklanders could do nothing right in the second half and wer...

Jubilant Sunwolves humiliate Blues in Tokyo heatwave

The Blues have melted in the Tokyo heat, going down 48-21 to an unfancied Sunwolves outfit in their Super Rugby dead rubber in Japan. In temperatures reaching 42 degrees in the Japanese capital, the Tana Umaga-coached Aucklanders could do nothing right in the second half and wer...

Absolute scenes as Sunwolves smash Blues

In temperatures reaching 42 degrees in the Japanese capital, the Tana Umaga-coached Aucklanders could do nothing right in the second half and were duly flattened by their enthusiastic opponents. With the heat clearly taking its toll, the Sunwolves ran in an unanswered 34 second ...

Sunwolves humiliate Blues in Super Rugby

The Sunwolves have stunned the Blues 48-21 in 42-degree heat in their Super Rugby clash in Tokyo. (AAP) The Blues have finished off their Super Rugby season with an undignified 48-21 loss to the Sunwolves in sweltering Tokyo conditions. The Blues have melted in the Tokyo heat, ...

Leigh Halfpenny's Toulon replacement named

Toulon have signed their replacement for Wales star Leigh Halfpenny... and it's not the marquee name normally associated with the French heavyweights. Last month when prodigious points scorer Ha...

Lions tour: Sonny Bill Williams' ban is a blessing for 'bloodied' All Blacks - UK media

Sonny Bill Williams' four-week ban could be a blessing in disguise for the "bloodied" All Blacks, according to British and Irish media. Williams was told of his suspension at a hearing in Wellin...

Sonny Bill Williams ban could be blessing for the All Blacks | Gerard Meagher

Not long after Warren Gatland had named his British & Irish Lions squad in April, Steve Hansen warned his compatriot against trying to replicate Ireland’s method of victory against the All Blac...

Fekitoa called up to All Blacks squad

Cape Town - Centre Malakai Fekitoa has been called into the All Blacks squad for the decisive third Test against the British and Irish Lions. Initially, it was Ryan Crotty who was ruled out of t...

Lions scrum-half Conor Murray expects a 'big response' from the All Blacks

Lions scrum-half Conor Murray expects a 'big response' from the All Blacks Last Updated: 01/07/17 10:54pm ...

Gwyn Jones: A Lions loss would end Gatland's spell at world rugby's summit

Former Wales captain and top TV pundit Gwyn Jones writes a popular rugby column for WalesOnline every week during the international window. These are the strongly-held views he offered ahead of t...

Worcester's Gary Gold says Ben Te'o a victim of the Lions' muddled thinking

Worcester director of rugby Gary Gold believes that the omission of Warriors centre Ben Te’o for the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington is another example of the Lions’ muddled thi...

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