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, 23 Oct 2014 14:35:33 +1300 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 Tasman prop Perry ruled out of NPC final (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25329962

Tasman prop Tim Perry has injured his achilles tendon and will miss the NPC final against Taranaki in New Plymouth.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:45:40 +1300
'Flash' cuts no dash with England boss (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25329176

London (AFP) - Consistency rather than a fondness for the "flash stuff" has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster's selections at fly-half for next month's internationals at Twickehham.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:39:37 +1300
Hawke's Bay's Buckman out of NPC final (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25327234

Hawke's Bay fullback Richard Buckman will miss the NPC Championship division final against Manwatu because of a knee injury.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:32:15 +1300
Former boss backs Cheika to shine (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25326669

Irish rugby club Leinster took a punt on Michael Cheika back in 2005 and the club's boss believes he'll succeed as Wallabies coach.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:30:10 +1300
England name uncapped Fijian winger (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25326656

Fijian wing Semesa Rokoduguni is a strong chance to start on the wing against the All Blacks after breaking into England's squad.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:21:14 +1300
Rugby: Fiji-born soldier included in England squad (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25326504

Fijian-born British Army soldier Semesa Rokoduguni is one of three uncapped players included in the England squad for next month's internationals at Twickenham.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:14:51 +1300
Rokoduguni gets England call as Robshaw retains captaincy (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25325754

London (AFP) - Bath's Fijian-born British Army solider Semesa Rokoduguni was one of three uncapped players included in the England squad named by coach Stuart Lancaster on Wednesday for next month's internationals at Twickenham.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:42:12 +1300
Uncapped five in Cheika's first Wallaby squad (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25323709

Sydney (AFP) - New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika included five debutants in his first squad unveiled Wednesday for the November Tests in England, France, Ireland and Wales.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:17:20 +1300
Injury-hit Pumas promote two locks for European tour (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25325212

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina, who recently broke their Rugby Championship duck, are braced for another tough task when the Pumas embark on their European tour, a year ahead of the World Cup.
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:50:50 +1300
Rokoduguni marches into England squad (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25324363

By Mitch Phillips
LONDON (Reuters) - England coach Stuart Lancaster has dropped Chris Ashton from his squad for the November internationals and handed a first call to Fiji-born wing Sem...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:27:49 +1300