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Jonathan Kaplan Blasts Nigel Owens’ Decision To Rule Out Henry Speight’s Second Half Try

Australia v England

Jonathan Kaplan wasn’t impressed by the performance of Nigel Owens. Although New Zealand’s 27 point winning margin suggests the All Blacks recorded an easy win over Australia this morning, the game’s momentum shifted in favour of the home side in the space of eight controversial minutes. First the Wallabies thought they had equalised when Nigel Owens awarded a try to Australia after …

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Michael Cheika Makes Five Substantial Changes To Wallabies Squad

New Zealand v Australia

Australia will be looking to bounce back after back-to-back losses against New Zealand. When the Wallabies take to the field against South Africa next weekend, they will be looking to overturn an unenviable run of six consecutive test match defeats. However form is not the only difficulty the Wallabies will have to overcome against South Africa. Injuries suffered by Matt …

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Titanium Mesh Keeps Henry Speight’s Olympic Dreams Alive

Henry Speight - titanium mesh.

ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been cleared for take-off in the pursuit of a spot at the Rio Olympic Games, but he’ll have to do it wearing specially made headgear to protect the titanium mesh in his skull, the Canberra Times reports. Speight’s dream of playing Sevens for Australia at the Rio Olympics was dealt a tremendous blow in …

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The Honeybadger Has Just Joined The Australian Sevens Team

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Nick Cummins poses for a portrait during an Australian Sevens training session at the Sydney Academy of Sport on March 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Recently ARU TV brought us the news many of us have been waiting for for a while: Nick Cummins, AKA the Honeybadger, has joined up with the Australian Sevens team in the hope of making the team for the Rio Olympics. A big name that also recently joined the Aussie team was Toulon’s Quade Cooper, and he had a tough time …

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Looking At The Toulon Duo At The Las Vegas Sevens

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Bryan Habana of South Africa charges forward during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

RC Toulonnais had two of their stars on display in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at how they performed. Much of the talk for weeks and months has been about Quade Cooper joining the race for Olympic Gold in Rio. There was less talk about the other Toulon star out in the Nevada desert: Bryan Habana. Habana is a flyer …

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One Of The Fastest Players In 15s Rugby Added To Blitzboks Squad

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Bryan Habana of South Africa charges forward during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

News broke earlier today that another world-class 15s player has been given a chance to represent his country at the Rio Olympics. One of the fastest men in 15s rugby will join the Blitzbokke – Bryan Habana. He has been selected by the Blitzbokke for the Las Vegas and Vancouver legs of the World Series and it has been confirmed …

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The Quade Cooper Sevens Experiment

Quade Cooper must have been angry at Mourad Boudjellal for making him stay last weekend, even though his contract stipulated he could join the Australian Sevens team for the Wellington and Sydney Sevens. Because of that decision, he now joins the team only a few days ahead of their home tournament. And what’s worse for him, there is no certainty he will actually …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Matt Cassidy is here with today’s edition of Who’s Hot & Who’s Not, as we reflect on a good week for the Brumbies and a bad one for Aaron Cruden, amongst others. Who’s Hot Henry Speight The Brumbies’ winger was at his rampant best in Canberra as he produced another brilliant performance. Speight’s stunning statistics of 13 carries, 11 defenders …

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