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Rugby-Bok centre De Allende out for three months with ankle injury

CAPE TOWN, Feb 28 South Africa centre Damian de Allende has been ruled out for the next three months after sustaining a serious ankle injury in the Super Rugby match against the Bulls, the Stormers confirmed on Tuesday.

Rugby-Toulon boss says O'Connor to be suspended for cocaine bust

Feb 28 Former Wallaby James O'Connor will be suspended by Toulon and may not have his contract extended following his detention by Paris police for an alleged attempt to buy cocaine, the French club's president Mourad Boudjellal has said.

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UPDATE 1-Rugby-SA Rugby backs coach Coetzee despite woeful year

* Springboks won just four of 12 tests in 2016 (adds quotes)

27 Feb 2017

Rugby-Guinness PRO12 Fixtures

Feb 27 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Guinness PRO12 matches FRIDAY, MARCH 3 FIXTURES (GMT) Connacht v Zebre (1935) Edinburgh Rugby v Ospreys (1935) Ulster v Benetton Rugby Treviso (1935) SATURDAY, MARCH 4 FIXTURES (GMT) Glasgow Warriors v Newport Gwent Dragons (1500) Cardiff Blues v Munster (1715) Leinster v Scarlets (1935)

27 Feb 2017

Rugby-Aviva Premiership Fixtures

Feb 27 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Aviva Premiership matches FRIDAY, MARCH 3 FIXTURES (GMT) Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs (1945) Sale Sharks v Northampton (2015) SATURDAY, MARCH 4 FIXTURES (GMT) Bath Rugby v Wasps (1500) Gloucester Rugby v Harlequins (1500) SUNDAY, MARCH 5 FIXTURES (GMT) Newcastle Falcons v Saracens (1400) Worcester Warriors v Bristol Rugby (1500)

27 Feb 2017

Rugby-Super Rugby Fixtures

Feb 27 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Super Rugby matches THURSDAY, MARCH 2 FIXTURES (GMT) Western Force v Reds (1030) FRIDAY, MARCH 3 FIXTURES (GMT) Chiefs v Blues (0635) SATURDAY, MARCH 4 FIXTURES (GMT) Hurricanes v Rebels (0415) Highlanders v Crusaders (0635) Brumbies v Sharks (0845) Sunwolves v Southern Kings (1055) Lions v Waratahs (1305) Stormers v Jaguares (1515) Cheetahs v Bulls

27 Feb 2017

Rugby-SA Rugby backs coach Coetzee despite woeful year

CAPE TOWN, Feb 27 South Africa have retained beleaguered head coach Allister Coetzee following a review of the worst season in the country’s test history in 2016, SA Rugby said on Monday.

27 Feb 2017

Rugby-Ryan and Woodward back Italy over ruck tactic

LONDON, Feb 27 Ben Ryan, the Englishman who coached Fiji to Olympic Rugby Sevens gold, has defended Italy's no-ruck tactic in Sunday's Six Nations game at Twickenham and accused England coach Eddie Jones of double standards.

27 Feb 2017

Rugby-Injured Mnisi to miss the remainder of Super Rugby season

CAPE TOWN, Feb 27 Lions centre Howard Mnisi has been ruled out for the remainder of the Super Rugby competition after he suffered a serious knee injury in his team's opening weekend 28-25 victory over the Cheetahs on Saturday.

27 Feb 2017

Rugby-Drug charge all but ends O'Connor's Wallabies hopes

MELBOURNE, Feb 27 Two weeks after declaring himself "mature" and ready to reclaim his Wallabies jersey, James O'Connor's international hopes turned to dust in the holding cell of a Paris police station at the weekend.

27 Feb 2017

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