AUCKLAND, May 22 Auckland's Eden Park may not host another test match with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) pondering the use of a redeveloped Western Springs Stadium as an alternative venue in the country's most populous city.
LONDON, May 22 Lucas Noguera Paz's decision to leave the Jaguares Super Rugby team and join Bath in the English Premiership might seem counter-productive considering the ban on foreign-based players representing Argentina.
May 21 (OPTA) - Super League fixtures for this week Thursday, May 24 fixtures (GMT) Castleford v St Helens (17:45) Friday, May 25 fixtures (GMT) Warrington v Hull (17:45) Hull Kingston Rovers v Wigan (18:00) Salford v Huddersfield (18:00) Widnes v Wakefield (18:00) Saturday, May 26 fixtures (GMT) Catalans v Leeds (15:00)
May 21 (OPTA) - Super Rugby fixtures for this week Friday, May 25 fixtures (GMT) Crusaders v Hurricanes (06:35) Rebels v Sunwolves (08:45) Jaguares v Sharks (18:40) Saturday, May 26 fixtures (GMT) Chiefs v Waratahs (06:35) Reds v Highlanders (08:45) Bulls v Brumbies (12:05) Stormers v Lions (14:15)
* Gustard replaces Kingston at inconsistent Quins (Adds detail, background)
May 21 Paul Gustard is set to leave his role as England defence coach and take over as head of rugby at Premiership side Harlequins, according to multiple reports in the British media.
WELLINGTON, May 21 All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has concerns about his squad's discipline ahead of the June tests against France, saying suspended props Joe Moody and Owen Franks needed to give themselves a "wee uppercut" while on the sidelines.
May 20 (OPTA) - results from the Super League matches on Sunday Hull Kingston Rovers (10) 22 Hull (24) 34 Salford (6) 12 Catalans (10) 26 Wakefield (6) 22 Huddersfield (19) 25 Thursday, May 24 fixtures (GMT) Castleford v St Helens (17:45) Friday, May 25 fixtures (GMT) Warrington v Hull (17:45) Hull Kingston Rovers v Wigan (18:00) Salford v Huddersfield (18:00) Widnes
May 20 (OPTA) - summaries from the Super League matches on Sunday Hull Kingston Rovers (10) 22 Tries: Moss (12,26,55), Lee (73) Goals: Shaw (28,56,73) Yellow cards: Scruton (51) Hull (24) 34 Tries: Taylor (19), Shaul (23,37), Harris (30), Logan (66), Connor (68) Goals: Connor (20,24,31,38,69) Referee: Ben Thaler Ground: St. James' Park ......................................
CAPE TOWN, May 20 Brumbies lock Rory Arnold will miss Australia's first test against Ireland as he has been suspended for three weeks after being shown a red card in Saturday’s 42-24 Super Rugby loss to the Lions, officials said on Sunday.