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, 01 Sep 2014 23:10:16 +1200 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 Racing's Sexton sidelined with broken jaw (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24869283 Paris (AFP) - Racing Metro's Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after fracturing his jaw in the weekend win over Toulon, his French Top 14 club reported on Monday. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:32:56 +1200 Rugby: Nonu-Smith combination looks likely (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24868230 After over two months apart, Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu look set to rekindle their nine-year All Black partnership on Saturday night. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:47:40 +1200 Wallaby McCabe's triple neck-break sparks prevention call (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24867847 Sydney (AFP) - Experts have warned rugby players not to rely on neck-braces to stop spinal injuries but to focus on prevention as concerns grow over increasingly heavy collisions following the three neck fractures suffered by Australia's Pat McCabe. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:55:26 +1200 Wallabies flop not Beale's fault (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24865414 The Wallabies will be aiming to bounce back from their heavy loss to the All Blacks when they lock horns with South Africa in Perth on Saturday night. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:45:11 +1200 Rugby: Shield fever cured by All Blacks visit (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24864113 They've got their prized possession back, but the Ranfurly Shield will rarely be seen in Hawke's Bay this week. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:59:58 +1200 Wallabies not on Hunt's radar (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24863146 Karmichael Hunt says proving himself at the Queensland Reds is his primary goal before he can think about trying to make next year's rugby World Cup. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:45:11 +1200 ITM Cup: Tasman just adrift of lead (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24860802 Tasman is three points adrift of the lead in the ITM Cup Premiership after a 16-all draw with Auckland at Eden Park. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:22:41 +1200 Rugby: All Blacks catch Shield fever (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24860818 Ranfurly Shield fever has infected some members of the All Blacks in Napier. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:22:41 +1200 Rugby: Mealamu takes Harris under his wing (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24860807 Keven Mealamu is taking Nathan Harris under his wing with news the Bay of Plenty youngster will likely make his All Blacks debut on the Rugby Championship tour. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:22:41 +1200 Warm Perth welcome for Springboks (Fuseworks) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/24859521 The Springboks were greeted with pleasant conditions when they arrived in Perth on Sunday afternoon, after three days of training in a very cold Johannesburg. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:28:01 +1200