Smith leads Suntory to Japan Top League title

Follow @RedefinedRugby Former Australia flanker George Smith led Suntory Sungoliath to a second straight Japanese rugby title with an all-action performance as the Tokyo side beat their city rivals Toshiba Brave Lupus 19-3 on Sunday. Two tries by winger Daishi Murata and one from Samoan utility back Tusi Pisi helped Suntory extend

All Blacks edge past Wallabies

Aug 18, 2012 The All Blacks have made a winning start to their 2012 Rugby Championship campaign with a hard fought 27-19 win over Australia at ANZ Stadium in Sydney tonight. The All Blacks outscored the Wallabies two tries to one, and always looked good for the win, but never really hit

Hernandez returns for Pumas’ Championship debut

August 15, 2012 Argentina flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez will make his first Test appearance in three years in the Rugby Championship match against South Africa on Saturday. The 30-year-old has suffered a string of injuries since helping his country finish third at the 2007 World Cup. His last test was against England


August 9, 2012 The Rugby Championship will be one of the world’s premier international rugby competitions and the new trophy that will represent the ultimate symbol of Southern Hemisphere supremacy has been revealed by SANZAR. The exciting new evolution of the Tri-Nations kicks off on 18 August with the Rugby Championship featuring three

Foley steps down as Waratahs coach

July 31, 2012 Michael Foley has handed in his resignation as Waratahs coach, the Super Rugby club confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. Widespread reports in the Australian press claim Foley will now take over the helm at the Western Force next season. Foley's decision to stand down comes just 24 hours after NSW

Sharks name touring squad for Chiefs - (30/07/2012) The Sharks have added Pat Lambie and Paul Jordaan to the match 22 that defeated the Stormers on Saturday for a 24 man touring squad that will head to Sydney, Australia on Sunday afternoon. Both players were in a race against time to be fit for the semi-final, and

Walsh to referee decider

Jul 30, 2012 Referee Steve Walsh will oversee this weekend's Super Rugby grand final between the Chiefs and sixth-placed wildcard finisher the Sharks. The final will take place on Saturday night at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. "Steve thoroughly deserves this appointment to the final, having been arguably our most consistent performer in the