Rugby Union http://au.rd.yahoo.com/news/rss/top_stories/*http://au.news.yahoo.com/top/ en-au Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:05:27 +1200 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 Super Rugby: Bird won't miss game despite ban (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22800634 Crusaders lock Dominic Bird won't miss a Super Rugby game despite copping a one week ban by the SANZAR judiciary. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:35:05 +1200 Medical issue sidelines Schwalger (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22800461 Hurricanes prop John Schwalger has been ruled out of the rest of the Super Rugby season after developing blood clots in his lungs. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:28:21 +1200 Bird, Fitzgerald cop one-week Super bans (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22767224 Dangerous tackles from Crusaders lock Dominic Bird and Chiefs counterpart Michael Fitzgerald have resulted in one-week bans for both. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:14:59 +1200 Super Rugby: Fekitoa says Blues didn't give him a fair chance (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22767324 A former Blues player has put more heat on the struggling franchise labelling it negative and saying he's glad he got out when he did. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:21:08 +1200 Sharks open Super 15 lead over Brumbies, Chiefs (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22765342 Sydney (AFP) - The Coastal Sharks opened a six-point break at the top of Super Rugby with a South African derby win as champions Waikato Chiefs lost narrowly at home this weekend. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:30:45 +1200 Aussie teams sitting pretty in Super Rugby (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22764866 Australian teams are in line to fill three finals spots for the first time in 18 years of Super Rugby after a promising start to the 2014 competition. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:27:18 +1200 Aussie teams sitting pretty in Super Rugby (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22764887 Australian teams are in line to fill three finals spots for the first time in 18 years of Super Rugby after a promising start to the 2014 competition. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:18:37 +1200 Super Rugby: More concussion concerns (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22764856 Fresh concussion concerns for three New Zealand Super Rugby franchises. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:14:47 +1200 Super Rugby: Chiefs backline injury crisis set to ease (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22764855 The Chiefs are hopeful a backline injury crisis will have eased in time for next weekend's Super Rugby game against the Brumbies. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:12:50 +1200 Waratahs to break shackles against Kiwis (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/22764007 The NSW Waratahs are hoping midfield playmaker Kurtley Beale recovers from an ankle injury in time to face Super Rugby dangers the Blues in Auckland. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:25:52 +1200