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Iranian women's rugby team take to the field wearing modesty-preserving headscarves and tracksuits

If the rugby-playing women of Iran's national sevens team had cauliflower ears, no-one could tell. Kitted out in tight-fitting headscarves and full tracksuits to protect their modesty, the players caused quite a stir when they played in Europe for...

Hong Kong wants Lions match in 2013

Reuters Africa 31.07.2010
Hong Kong wants Lions match in 2013

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) has held preliminary talks about hosting a British and Irish Lions match before the tour of Australia in 2013, local media reported on Saturday.

Bledisloe Cup to be staged in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has confirmed that it will host a Bledisloe Cup match in October.

Rugby: Gritty Arabian Gulf see off Hong Kong  in HSBC Asian Five Nations

The Arabian Gulf overcame a nail-biting final few moments to register a 16-9 win over Hong Kong in last night's HSBC Asian Five Nations (A5N) clash in Saar.

Hong Kong Stun Korea, Kazakhs Pip Arabian Gulf In HSBC A5N Top 5 Openers

Hong Kong stunned South Korea 32-8 in the opening game of the 2010 HSBC Asian Five Nations (HSBC A5N) Top 5 competition to take a massive step forward in their IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 qualifying campaign.

Pattaya 10's Rugby Tournament to be held May 1-2, 2010

The Pattaya 10's Rugby Tournament is now 10 years old and the 10th anniversary of the event, now known as the Chris Kays Memorial Tournament, will take place from May 1-2.

Jackson played for Scotland in the 2008 World Cup

Beaten Challenge Cup finalist Paul Jackson is among six players to be released by Huddersfield Giants at the end of the season.

I ordered blood scam - Richards

BBC Sport 19.08.2009
Richards has yet to decide whether he will appeal against his ban

Former Harlequins rugby director Dean Richards has admitted he ordered the fake blood substitution of Tom Williams that led to his own three-year ban.

Lipman, Crockett and Higgins each played over 100 games for Bath

Former Bath trio Michael Lipman, Alex Crockett and Andrew Higgins have been suspended for nine months after being found guilty of missing two drug tests.

South Africa 28-19 New Zealand

BBC Sport 26.07.2009
South Africa opened their Tr-Nations campaign with a win over New Zealand

South Africa survived a second-half comeback from New Zealand to open their Tri-Nations campaign with a victory.

Borthwick will captain both England and Saracens next season

Saracens have announced that England skipper Steve Borthwick will captain the team next season.

Colorado City Finds a Sales Pitch in a Rugby Pitch

JOHN BRANCH The New York Times 14.07.2009
A recent match between the development squads of the U.S. and Canadian women’s national rugby teams in Glendale, Colo.

The conference room next to the mayor’s office overlooks the well-mowed pitch of the country’s only municipal rugby stadium. Infinity Park could hold almost all 4,800 citizens of this tiny urban island, an enclave surrounded by the city of Denver ...

Flutey played for Wellington against the Lions in 2005

Riki Flutey and Joe Worsley will start against South Africa on Saturday as the injury-hit British and Irish Lions make a host of changes for the third Test.

Coach defends Schalk Burger after Lions 'gouging' ban

David Hands, Rugby Correspondent, Johannesburg Times Online 29.06.2009
Coach defends Schalk Burger after Lions 'gouging' ban

A cartoon in The Citizen newspaper yesterday showed the Lions down and out, battered and bruised, with Peter de Villiers standing tall but almost equally battered and bruised. The first black coach of South Africa does not lack critics and his tou...

Burger and Botha are both out of the third Test against the Lions

South Africa flanker Schalk Burger has been handed an eight-week ban after being found guilty of making contact with Luke Fitzgerald's eye area.

Emerging Springboks 13-13 Lions

Simon Austin BBC Sport 23.06.2009
De Waal kept his nerve to land a superb touchline conversion

A brilliant touchline conversion with the last kick of the game prevented the Lions from getting back to winning ways in Cape Town.

Ex-Bath quartet to face RFU panel

Four former Bath players will face a Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary panel charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game.

Lions eager to keep Springboks on back foot

David Hands, Rugby Correspondent, Port Elizabeth Times Online 15.06.2009
Lions eager to keep Springboks on back foot

James Hook given another chance to stake claim as side is named for final warm-up match before first international

Schalk Burger may miss first international against Lions

David Hands, Rugby Correspondent, Cape Town Times Online 11.06.2009
Schalk Burger may miss first international against Lions

Hard on the heels of the Lions completing the fourth win of their tour comes the possibility that South Africa may not be able to field Schalk Burger in the first international in Durban a week tomorrow.

Jones inspired Wales to the Grand Slam in his first season as captain

Wales's Ryan Jones has been called up by the British and Irish Lions after Stephen Ferris was ruled out of their tour of South Africa by a knee injury.

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