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File image of New Zealand players performing the haka.(AP)

Australia, New Zealand withdraw from Rugby League World Cup

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 01:44 PM IST
  • In a joint statement on Thursday, the Australian Rugby League Commission and NZRL suggested that the tournament be postponed until 2022 to avoid the risk of a player catching COVID-19.
Australian Wallabies players celebrate winning the third Bledisloe Cup rugby union match against the New Zealand All Blacks at Lang Park in Brisbane, Australia, October 21, 2017.(REUTERS)
Australian Wallabies players celebrate winning the third Bledisloe Cup rugby union match against the New Zealand All Blacks at Lang Park in Brisbane, Australia, October 21, 2017.(REUTERS)

Australia open to sharing Rugby World Cup games with New Zealand

Sydney | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 06:13 PM IST
New Zealand and Australia co-hosted the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987. After an initial plan to co-host the 2003 tournament, Australia went it alone. New Zealand hosted it in 2011, winning the title on home soil for a second time.
South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe celebrates scoring their second try with teammates(REUTERS)
South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe celebrates scoring their second try with teammates(REUTERS)

South Africa thrash England 32-12 to win Rugby World Cup

Yokohama | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Star player Kolbe put the icing on the cake for the Springboks with only six minutes to go, adding to a scintillating try from Mapimpi and six penalties from outstanding fly-half Handre Pollard.
Surging waves hit against the breakwater while Typhoon Hagibis approaches at a port in town of Kiho, Mie.(AP)
Surging waves hit against the breakwater while Typhoon Hagibis approaches at a port in town of Kiho, Mie.(AP)

Powerful Typhoon in Japan jeopardizes Formula One and Rugby World Cup

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 03:32 PM IST
Overnight, Typhoon Hagibis was downgraded slightly from its “super typhoon” status, but was still forecast to be packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometres per hour (134 miles per hour) when it makes landfall late Saturday.
They belong to Vietnam’s only rugby programme for locals, rolled out for kids in a remote commune where some players have to travel by boat to training sessions often held against a backdrop of rice terraces and curious onlookers.(Unsplash)
They belong to Vietnam’s only rugby programme for locals, rolled out for kids in a remote commune where some players have to travel by boat to training sessions often held against a backdrop of rice terraces and curious onlookers.(Unsplash)

Rice terraces and ‘turtle shell’ scrums: Barefoot rugby in Vietnam

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Hoa Binh, Vietnam
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 05:11 PM IST
Vietnam is one of the few countries in Southeast Asia with no rugby federation, and international games are not regularly aired on cable television. That means the sport remains on the margins, making the rugby clinic in Kim Boi something of an oddity.
The Indian women’s rugby team claimed a historic first-ever international Rugby 15s victory((Source: Rugby India/Twitter))
The Indian women’s rugby team claimed a historic first-ever international Rugby 15s victory((Source: Rugby India/Twitter))

Indian women team finishes 3rd in Asian Rugby XVs Championship

Manila | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 02:23 AM IST
The Indian women’s rugby team claimed a historic first-ever international Rugby 15s victory with a 21-19 win over Singapore to finish third in the Asia Women’s - Division 1 Rugby XVs Championship.
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