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NZ retain World Cup Sevens title

All Blacks prove too strong for England SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, (AFP): New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns here Sunday, completing a clean sweep of titles with a 33-12 defeat of England in the final at AT&T Park. The New Zealanders …

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Australia ‘down’ England in brutal World Cup final – Sale sink Worcester

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 2, (Agencies): Australia has retained the Rugby League World Cup title with a 6-0 win over England in a brutal defense-oriented final. Boyd Cordner crashed over in the 15th minute after Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk worked across field and Michael Morgan popped a short ball onto …

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NZ tame England in thriller to lift WC – Natua ends game with hat-trick

BELFAST, Aug 27, (AFP): New Zealand produced a stunning second-half performance to beat England 41-32 in Belfast and win the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Trailing 17-10 at half-time, the Black Ferns were irresistible after the break, scoring five tries at the Kingspan Stadium to go with their two from …

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Crusaders ‘march’ to 8th Super Rugby title – Lions suffer 2nd straight final loss

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 5, (AFP): Canterbury Crusaders survived a rally by 14-man Golden Lions to triumph 25-17 in Johannesburg 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 …

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NSW avoid Origin clean sweep – Late Jennings try gives New South Wales consolation win

SYDNEY, July 13, (AFP): Centre Michael Jennings scored with two minutes to go to give New South Wales a thrilling 18-14 win over Queensland in the third State of Origin rugby league match on Wednesday. The win gave the NSW Blues some consolation after Queensland won the opening two games …

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Carter kicks NZ to historic WC win – All Blacks retain title

TWICKENHAM, United Kingdom, Oct 31, (AFP): Dan Carter bowed out as king of rugby Saturday when he kicked the All Blacks to a historic 34-17 World Cup victory over Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. Carter kicked a decisive 19 points in his final match for New Zealand as they became …

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Ashley-Cooper’s hat-trick sends Australia into final – Pumas hopes end

LONDON, Oct 25, (RTRS): Winger Adam Ashley Cooper’s hat-trick of tries sent Australia into a first World Cup final since 2003 after a 29-15 victory over Argentina on Sunday secured a showdown with holders New Zealand at Twickenham next weekend. The Wallabies were superior at the breakdown with David Pocock …

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Wales determined to end Wallaby hoodoo – Prince William presents Wales shirts

TWICKENHAM, United Kingdom, Oct 9, (AFP): Wales are determined to snap their losing streak against Australia in their World Cup clash on Saturday, assistant coach Shaun Edwards said. Both countries are already through to the quarter finals. But on top of deciding who is the best in Pool A, Australia …

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Wales battle to Fiji victory at WCup; Pressure on Aussies, England; All Blacks wary of gargantuan Georgian

CARDIFF, United Kingdom, Oct 1, (Agencies): Gareth Davies guided Wales to a nail-biting 23-13 victory over Fiji on Thursday to pile the pressure on Pool A rivals Australia and England. Even though there was no bonus, the win was the third for Warren Gatland’s Welsh team after having beaten Uruguay …

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Australia second string crush Uruguay 65-3 at ‘World Cup’

BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept 27, (AP): Australia’s second-string showed how to finish with an 11-try blitz, thumping Uruguay 65-3 in their Rugby World Cup Pool A match on Sunday. Left winger Drew Mitchell scored two of them to take his test tally to 32 — including 12 in World Cups. Flankers …

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