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. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:38:17 +1200 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 Giteau sticks with Toulon (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25051361 Former Wallabies five-eighth Matt Giteau has re-signed with French champions Toulon for at least another two seasons. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:56:14 +1200 No excuses, Japan must produce at World Cup, says Jones (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25051124 (Reuters) - If Japan do not reach the rugby World Cup quarter-finals next year it will not be because the players are too small or are being held back by "farmers' mentality", coach Eddie Jones said o... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:29:58 +1200 ARU bids for 2017 Lions tour-opener (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25048702 ARU boss Bill Pulver wants the British and Irish Lions to kick off their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:20:03 +1200 Taranaki beat Northland to go top of NPC (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25050813 Taranaki underlined their NPC play-off credentials, scoring four tries in a 31-20 defeat of Northland in Whangarei. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:38:28 +1200 2015 Super Rugby draw (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25049753 2015 Super Rugby draw. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:38:37 +1200 Australian bid to lure NZ-bound Lions (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25049510 ARU boss Bill Pulver wants the British and Irish Lions to kick off their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:27:17 +1200 Super Rugby: 2015 draw announced (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25048502 The 2014 finalists have both drawn home games for the opening round of Super Rugby next year. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:30:52 +1200 Henry says defeat good for All Blacks (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25048558 Wellington (AFP) - New Zealand's World Cup-winning former coach Graham Henry has expressed concerns about the All Blacks' long unbeaten streak and suggested Thursday it might do them good to lose before the 2015 World Cup. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:30:47 +1200 ITM Cup: Taranaki confident in team culture (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25048382 Taranaki's ITM Cup rugby side are crediting team culture for the run of wins which sees them sitting second on the premiership ladder. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:18:43 +1200 Crusaders to kick off 2015 Super Rugby season (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/25047820 Seven-time champions Canterbury Crusaders will kick off the 2015 Super Rugby campaign against the Melbourne Rebels at home on February 13, organisers SANZAR said Thursday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:27:07 +1200