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Rugby-Reds' global coaching search lands Queenslander Stiles

MELBOURNE, July 26 The Queensland Reds' five-month "global" search for a top-notch coach has ended in the Super Rugby team's own backyard after co-caretaker Nick Stiles was confirmed in the head role for the next two seasons on Tuesday.

Rugby-Super Rugby semifinal Fixtures

July 25 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Super Rugby Semifinal matches on Saturday SATURDAY, JULY 30 FIXTURES (GMT) Hurricanes v Chiefs (0735) Lions v Highlanders (1300)

25 Jul 2016

Rugby-RFU and Premiership Rugby agree eight-year partnership

July 25 The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL) have agreed on an eight-year partnership to strengthen the England team and domestic rugby in the country, the organisations said on Monday.

25 Jul 2016

Rugby-Hansen decision allows NZ to plan for succession

WELLINGTON, July 25 All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's decision to stay on with the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan has now thrown up another question in the rugby-mad country. Who is going to replace him?

Japan 25 Jul 2016

UPDATE 2-Rugby-All Blacks coach Hansen to stay on until 2019 World Cup

* Targets third straight World Cup title (Adds details, quotes)

25 Jul 2016

FACTBOX-All Blacks' record under Steve Hansen

WELLINGTON, July 25 All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has extended his contract with the world champions through the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Here is the team's record under Hansen since he took over as head coach following the 2011 World Cup. P W D L 57 52 2 3 - - 2016 57 Wales 46-6 Dunedin June 25 56 Wales 36-22 Wellington June 18 55 Wales 39-21 A

25 Jul 2016

Rugby-All Blacks coach Hansen commits until 2019

WELLINGTON, July 25 All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has extended his contract with the world champions through the 2019 World Cup in Japan, New Zealand Rugby said on Monday.

Japan 25 Jul 2016

Rugby-S African Burger puts new club Saracens before country

CAPE TOWN, July 24 South Africa flanker Schalk Burger is making himself unavailable for the national team for this year's Rugby Championship to concentrate on playing for English club Saracens.

24 Jul 2016

Rugby-Lions stand alone against NZ supremacy in Super semis

SYDNEY, July 24 - Cellar dwellers for most of their current incarnation, South Africa's Lions were left standing as the only threat to New Zealand domination of Super Rugby after the weekend's first round of playoffs.

24 Jul 2016

Rugby-Vanquished Stormers criticise Super Rugby format

CAPE TOWN, July 24 Stormers coach Robbie Fleck and captain Schalk Burger joined a growing chorus of criticism of the cumbersome Super Rugby format after the undercooked South African team were dumped out of the competition at the weekend by New Zealand's Chiefs.

24 Jul 2016

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