Rugby Union* en-au Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:06:43 +1200 Yahoo New Zealand Sport 144 36 Australia's Speight ruled out for month by injury (Reuters) 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Betham replaces Speight in Wallabies squad (AAP) In-form Brumbies flyer Henry Speight has been replaced by Peter Betham in the Wallabies 32-man squad ahead of The Rugby Championship.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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) The All Blacks are sending Conrad Smith to Wellington to test out his thumb. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:55:39 +1200