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Former Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones has announced his retirement from international rugby.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:26:24 +1300
Wales's Adam Jones retires from Test rugby (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26091025

Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones has announced his retirement from international rugby union, in an interview published with Britain's Sunday Times.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:07:31 +1300
Rugby union-Wales prop Adam Jones retires from internationals (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26090963

LONDON (Reuters) - Wales' British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones has retired from international rugby, he has told The Sunday Times.
The 33-year-old Cardiff Blues player featured 95 ti...

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:56:44 +1300
England's Parling and Wood suffer injuries (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26090803

LONDON (Reuters) - England forwards Geoff Parling and Tom Wood are potential injury doubts for the Six Nations opener in Wales next month after suffering injuries playing for their clubs in the Europe...

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:06:38 +1300
Leinster save Irish pride with last-eight spot (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26090216

Paris (AFP) - Three-time champions Leinster squeezed into the European Champions Cup quarter-finals on Saturday after allowing a 14-point half-time lead slip in a 20-20 draw at Wasps.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:50:31 +1300
Fruean savouring return for Crusaders (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26090389

Robbie Fruean's return to the red and black jersey has been a big confidence boost for the midfielder.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:01:18 +1300
Ruthless Racing run Saints ragged to secure home quarter-final (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26090370

By Justin Palmer
NORTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) - An afternoon that began on a high note for Premiership champions Northampton ended with a 32-8 drubbing by Racing Metro on Saturday whi...

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:51:06 +1300
Leinster clinch quarter-finals spot, Wasps wait (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26090034

LONDON (Reuters) - Former champions Leinster sealed top spot in Pool Two and a place in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals despite letting slip a commanding halftime lead to draw 20-20 at Wasps...

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:34:04 +1300
Crusaders halfback Heinz breaks leg (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26088802

The Crusaders have suffered a big blow with halfback Willi Heinz getting a broken leg in their pre-season loss to the Highlanders in Timaru.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:25:06 +1300
Crusaders halfback Heinz breaks leg (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26088637

The Crusaders have suffered a big blow with halfback Willi Heinz getting a broken leg in their pre-season loss to the Highlanders in Timaru.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:53:19 +1300