March 23 Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale was named the Six Nations Player of the Championship for a record-breaking seven tries in his country's grand-slam winning campaign.
Mar 23 (OPTA) - summaries from the Super Rugby matches on Friday Crusaders (21) 33 Tries: Barrett (14), Taylor (27), Goodhue (38,48), Bridge (72) Conversions: Hunt (15,28,39,48) Yellow cards: Perry (25) Bulls (7) 14 Tries: Ismaiel (30), van Staden (68) Conversions: Pollard (32,69) Referee: Federico Anselmi ................................................................
Mar 23 (OPTA) - results from the Super Rugby matches on Friday Crusaders (21) 33 Bulls (7) 14 Rebels (15) 46 Sharks (7) 14 Saturday, March 24 fixtures (GMT) Sunwolves v Chiefs (04:15) Hurricanes v Highlanders (06:35) Stormers v Reds (15:15) Jaguares v Lions (21:40)
A confident Melbourne Rebels side ran in six tries for a bonus point victory as they secured their maiden Super Rugby win over South Africa's Sharks at the sixth attempt on Friday.
WELLINGTON, March 23 Bullocking centre Jack Goodhue scored two tries as the Canterbury Crusaders snapped a two game losing streak with a 33-14 victory over South Africa's Bulls on a rain-soaked evening in Christchurch on Friday.
Mar 23 (OPTA) - Super League fixtures for this weekend Friday, March 23 fixtures (GMT) Hull v Catalans (19:45) Leeds v Castleford (19:45) Warrington v Wakefield (19:45) Hull Kingston Rovers v St Helens (20:00) Wigan v Huddersfield (20:00)
Mar 23 (OPTA) - Super Rugby fixtures for this weekend Friday, March 23 fixtures (GMT) Crusaders v Bulls (06:35) Rebels v Sharks (08:45) Saturday, March 24 fixtures (GMT) Sunwolves v Chiefs (04:15) Hurricanes v Highlanders (06:35) Stormers v Reds (15:15) Jaguares v Lions (21:40)
March 23 The Sunwolves are conceding too many soft tries and must tighten up their defence if they are to start winning matches, assistant coach Tony Brown has said ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby showdown against the Waikato Chiefs.
March 23 Premiership Rugby have named former Rugby Football Union chief Ian Ritchie as their new non-executive chairman, the English top-flight's governing body has said.
WELLINGTON, March 23 The Cook Islands have advanced to the next stage of qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after Tahiti were found to have breached player eligibility regulations in their Oceania Cup clash last year.