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  • Rugby Roundup: Billy Vunipola a serious Six Nations doubt with fractured forearm rUGBY 123017(PhatzRadio Sports /ESPN)    —-   England have suffered a serious injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after it was confirmed that Billy Vunipola has fractured his forearm. Vunipola was withdrawn at half-time of Saracens’ 15-15 draw at Ospreys Saturday and a subsequent x-ray has revealed the extent of the fracture. The No. 8 will see a specialist ...
  • Rugby Roundup: Bath back to winning ways with record win over Worcester Bath wing Anthony Watson scored his side's third try at Sixways. David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images(PhatzRadio Sports / ESPN)    —   Bath halted a run of three successive Aviva Premiership defeats as they moved fifth in the table following an impressive bonus point victory at Sixways. A 46-25 success provided just the lift they needed before resuming their European Champions Cup quarterfinal quest against Recreation Ground visitors the Scarlets next Friday. Flankers Paul ...
  • Rugby Roundup: Northampton Saints have it all to do after humbling Harlequins defeat rUGBY 123017(PhatzRadio Sports / ESPN)    —-    Alan Gaffney will have little doubt about the size of the task facing him at Northampton Saints following their 50-21 Aviva Premiership defeat to Harlequins at Twickenham. It is unclear how much of Saints’ season the incoming technical coaching consultant — who arrives in the UK Sunday — will have seen ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Edinburgh 18-17 Glasgow: Late Chris Dean try hands Edinburgh derby bragging rights skysports-williams-saracens-rugby-premiership_4102978(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —    Chris Dean’s last-gasp try settled matters as Edinburgh edged Glasgow 18-17 in the first game of this season’s 1872 Cup, ending the Warriors’ 10-game winning streak in the Guinness PRO14 this term. The result came despite the hosts losing prop Simon Berghan to a red card in the sixth minute. Glasgow had ...
  • Rugby Roundup: Ospreys 32-15 Northampton: Struggling Saints fall again skysports-rhys-webb-ospreys-northampton_4185427(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —-   Replacement scrum-half Rhys Webb scored twice as Ospreys completed a European Champions Cup double over struggling Northampton with a 32-15 bonus-point victory at a wet Liberty Stadium. Ospreys, who backed up their 43-32 success at Franklin’s Gardens in the last round, have given themselves a fighting chance in Pool Two but ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Harlequins 5-17 Ulster: John Cooney’s boot guides visitors to victory in the snow skysports-john-cooney-ulster_4179283(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)    —-    Harlequins’ hopes of progression to the Champions Cup quarter-finals were virtually extinguished as they crashed to a third consecutive defeat in Europe, a 17-5 loss at home to Ulster. It was the first time since the 2009-10 season that Quins had lost three European games on the bounce and this defeat ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Wales 24-22 South Africa: Wales fend off Boks fightback skysports-hallam-amos-wales-rugby-union_4172243(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —-   Wales piled more misery onto South Africa with a narrow 24-22 win over the Springboks at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. The Boks were stunned in the first 10 minutes as the conceded two easy tries as Wales took advantage of some poor defence from the visitors. Hadleigh Parkes scored twice on ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Saracens 18-20 Exeter: Chiefs extend lead at the top with win at Allianz Park skysports-moray-low-exeter-chiefs_4167232(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —   Replacement prop Moray Low scored the winning try as Exeter extended their lead over Saracens at the top of the Aviva Premiership with an impressive 20-18 win at Allianz Park. It ends a run of 19 successive league victories at Saracens’ north London home, as the hosts suffered a fourth straight ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Team of the week: Jessica Breach among Home Nations’ standouts skysports-sonny-bill-williams-scotland-new-zealand_4159642(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —   Jessica Breach’s dazzling debut gets her into our team of the week along with several standouts from the Home Nations. We enjoyed another weekend jam-packed with rugby action and as such have a XV loaded with players from 10 different teams… 15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland) What a performance Hogg put in against the ...
  • Rugby Roundup – France 18-38 New Zealand: All Blacks survive France fightback NZ v AUS vaea-fifita(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —   New Zealand held off a second-half comeback from France to claim their 11th straight win over Les Bleus with a 38-18 win at Stade de France on Saturday. France have not beaten New Zealand at home since winning in Marseille in 2000, and anywhere since an away success in Dunedin in ...
  • Rugby Roundup: New Zealand see off spirited Barbarians 31-22 NZ v AUS vaea-fifita(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —   New Zealand got their European tour off to a winning start when their so-called second-string side beat the Barbarians 31-22 in an entertaining contest at Twickenham. A Barbarians side made up entirely of players from the southern hemisphere took it to the world champions in the non-cap game, combining flashes of ...
  • Rugby Roundup: Munster beat Racing in bruising Champion’s Cup battle skysports-henry-slade-lachlan-turner-exeter-montpellier_4135055(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —   Conor Murray’s 60th-minute charge-down try set Munster on their way to a gritty 14-7 European Champions Cup win over Racing 92 at Thomond Park. After a scoreless but absorbing opening hour in windy conditions, converted scores from Murray and replacement Andrew Conway returned Munster’s opening Pool 4 win. However, a late Leone ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Castres 17-17 Munster: Two match points each after error-ridden draw -sean-maitland-saracens-rugby-union_4089822(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —-    Munster and Castres played out a 17-17 draw at the Stade Pierre-Antoine in Champions Cup Pool 4 in a scrappy affair which will do little to satisfy either camp. A frenetic first half saw tries from Robert Ebersohn and Julien Dumora for Castres and a Simon Zebo effort for Munster, with ...
  • Rugby Roundup – South Africa 24-25 New Zealand: All Blacks hold off gutsy Springboks skysports-kurtley-beale-wasps-rugby-union_3850395(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)    —    New Zealand were pushed every step of the way by a spirited South African side on their way to completing a clean sweep of Rugby Championship victories with a 25-24 win on Saturday. A 76th-minute penalty from Lima Sopoaga provided a sufficient cushion to withstand South Africa’s final advances in a ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Argentina 10-36 New Zealand: All Blacks wrap up title rugby-lionstour-lions-in-2017-all-blacks_3855830(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —   New Zealand celebrated their fifth Rugby Championship in six years with four tries in a devastating first half to beat Argentina 36-10 at Velez Sarsfield on Saturday. Captain Kieran Read scored two tries and earned a yellow card as New Zealand flaunted its depth in a 36-10 Rugby Championship win over ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Newcastle 7-29 Saracens: Saracens secure convincing win in United States skysports-williams-saracens-rugby-premiership_4102978Saracens returned to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership with a 29-7 victory over Newcastle Falcons in a showcase fixture staged at the Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. A try from USA international Chris Wyles and 17 points from fly-half Owen Farrell carried Sarries to the win with a late penalty try, condemning the high-flying Falcons ...
  • Rugby Roundup – New Zealand 39-22 Argentina: All Blacks survive Pumas scare rugby-lionstour-lions-in-2017-all-blacks_3855830New Zealand fought back with three second-half tries to beat Argentina 39-22 and go top of the Rugby Championship standings. New Zealand scored three tries in the first half to take a 15-9 lead shortly before the break, but the Pumas hit back in the final play of the half to take a one-point lead at ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Saracens 55-24 Northampton: Sarries demolish Saints -sean-maitland-saracens-rugby-union_4089822(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)    —-    Saracens demolished a poor Northampton 55-24 in their opening Aviva Premiership game at Twickenham. Sarries scored nine tries in all – seven in a very impressive first half against a Northampton side who failed to turn up in the first 40 minutes. The back-to-back European champions led 41-3 at the break, needing ...
  • Rugby Championship: South Africa punish Argentina’s indiscipline with 41-23 win South Africa's flanker Siya Kolisi (R) celebrates with lock Eben Etzebeth (L) and lock Franco Mostert after scoring his team's third try(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —-   South Africa scored five tries as they thumped Argentina 41-23 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday in Salta. The victory, the Springboks’ first away after four home wins this season, lifted South Africa level with title holders New Zealand on nine points apiece after two rounds. Australia have one point and ...
  • Rugby Roundup: South Africa 37-15 Argentina za V ag gettyimages-835533632(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)    —-    South Africa remain unbeaten in 2017 after they beat Argentina 37-15 in their Rugby Championship opener in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Tries from Courtnall Skosan, Raymond Rhule, Siya Kolisi and Pieter-Steph du Toit gave the Boks a winning start to the southern hemisphere campaign which comes on the back of their ...
  • Rugby Roundup: Western Force axed from Super Rugby by Australian Rugby Union -brad-barritt-saracens-rugby-union_3917643(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —-  The Australian Rugby Union has axed Western Force from next season’s Super Rugby competition. The ARU decided to discontinue the Force’s Super Rugby licence following weeks of consultation with rugby bodies and stakeholders, including government and commercial partners. “The ARU Board has today made the decision to discontinue the Western Force as ...
  • Rugby Roundup: Crusaders secure Super Rugby title with win over Lions Crusaders'rugby team players celebrate with the trophy during the price ceremony after winning the Super XV rugby final match between Lions and Crusaders at the Ellis Park Rugby stadium on August 5, 2017 in Johannesburg. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTIAAN KOTZE        (Photo credit should read CHRISTIAAN KOTZE/AFP/Getty Images)(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)    —-   The Crusaders survived a rally by 14-man Lions to triumph 25-17 in Johannesburg on Saturday and win a record-extending eighth Super Rugby title. The match at Ellis Park stadium took a decisive turn just before half-time when Lions flanker Kwagga Smith was red-carded for tackling airborne Crusaders full-back David Havili. An already ...
  • Rugby Roundup – Lions 44-29 Hurricanes: Lions come from 19 points down to shock Canes in Super Rugby semi-final -elton-jantjies-super-rugby-lions-stormers_3935975(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —-    The Lions came back from 22-3 down against the Hurricanes to secure a magnificent 44-29 victory after a superlative second half display at Ellis Park. A try from prop Jacques van Rooyen in the final minute of the first half, plus scores from Ross Cronje, Malcolm Marx, Elton Jantjies, Harold Vorster, ...
  • Sharks 10-27 Lions: Last year’s losing finalists finish top of the Super Rugby standings Britain Rugby Union - England v Australia - 2016 Old Mutual Wealth Series - Twickenham Stadium, London, England - 3/12/16 England's Ben Youngs celebrates scoring their third try Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSUI0X(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)   —-   The Lions ground out a 27-10 final-round victory against the Sharks to top the overall standings, which guarantees home advantage in every knock-out match they play. The teams clash again next weekend in the quarter-finals of the annual southern hemisphere championship, with the Johannesburg-based Lions playing in front of their supporters. A ...
  • Rugby Roundup: New Zealand and British and Irish Lions share series spoils / World Scores rugby-lionstour-lions-in-2017-all-blacks_3855830(PhatzRadio Sports / SkySports)    —-    Owen Farrell kicked a penalty two minutes from time as the British and Irish Lions claimed a dramatic 15-15 draw against world champions New Zealand at Eden Park. In doing so, a pulsating Test series also ended 1-1, with one Test drawn, as both sides fought themselves to a standstill. The All ...

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