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. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:06:43 +1200 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 Australia's Speight ruled out for month by injury (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24588689 SYDNEY (Reuters) - Winger Henry Speight will be sidelined for a month by a hamstring injury and has been replaced in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championship by Peter Betham.
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Betham replaces Speight in Wallabies squad (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24587634 In-form Brumbies flyer Henry Speight has been replaced by Peter Betham in the Wallabies 32-man squad ahead of The Rugby Championship. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:46:10 +1200 Smith gets warm-ups ahead of Bledisloe Cup (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24587390 All Blacks centre Conrad Smith will play two 40-minute halves of rugby as he recovers from injury ahead of the Bledisloe Cup clash next month. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:06:24 +1200 Snaring Folau proves a masterstroke (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24586425 Injured captain Dave Dennis says two mid-season matches against New Zealand opposition proved the turning point in the NSW Waratahs' season. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:59:05 +1200 All Blacks' Smith to make low-key return from thumb injury (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24586812 WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Injured All Blacks centre Conrad Smith will make his return to the field after recovering from a broken thumb in a rare outing for his provincial side Wellington on Friday.
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Super Rugby: Crusaders confident for final (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24586545 Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder feels his side is fresh and better prepared for this Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Waratahs. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:02:07 +1200 Provincial New Zealand to host the All Blacks (Fuseworks) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24586105 A group of All Blacks will again fly around the country into provincial New Zealand next week in the latest instalment of their All Blacks to the Nation tour - with five regional centres to enjoy a visit. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:23:02 +1200 Waratahs wary of returning winger Nadolo (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24586030 WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Nemani Nadolo's thick Australian accent is just one tell-tale sign the New South Wales Waratahs' decision to let the rampaging winger slip through their fingers could come back ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:18:04 +1200 Ex-Springboks coach puts the boot in (Yahoo Sport) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24585307 Former Springboks and Italy coach Nick Mallett has slammed South Africa's rugby style, saying they won't succeed until they become more expansive. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:18:17 +1200 Rugby: Smith to prove fitness (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24585200 The All Blacks are sending Conrad Smith to Wellington to test out his thumb. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:55:39 +1200