Rugby union http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23957/all en Rugby-Boxing clever for Cooper's confidence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-boxing-clever-coopers-confidence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Sparring for his professional boxing debut has given controversial Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper a confidence boost ahead of the upcoming Super Rugby season, Queensland Reds coach Ewan McKenzie said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old New Zealand-born back steps into the ring on Feb. 8 on the undercard of close friend and World Cup winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams' bout with Francois Botha.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-boxing-clever-coopers-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia national rugby union team CDATA Ewan McKenzie James Horwill Person Career Quade Cooper Queensland Reds Quotation Rugby union Sports Will Genia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:50 +0000 5731506 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Flood escapes punishment for alleged tip tackle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-flood-escapes-punishment-alleged-tip-tackle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - England and Leicester flyhalf Toby Flood was cleared on Tuesday by an RFU disciplinary panel of making an alleged dangerous tip tackle on Worcester's Andy Goode in an English Premiership match.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-flood-escapes-punishment-alleged-tip-tackle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:30:38 +0000 5731884 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Businessman Pulver new Australia Rugby Union chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-businessman-pulver-new-australia-rugby-union-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Wealthy businessman Bill Pulver was named as the new chief executive of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) on Wednesday and said his goal was to help the Wallabies become the number one team in the world again.</p> <p>He replaces John O'Neill, who was responsible for the successful organisation of the 2003 Rugby World Cup and stood down early from his second term as chief executive last October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-businessman-pulver-new-australia-rugby-union-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Rugby Union Entertainment Robbie Deans Rugby union Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:30:24 +0000 5731956 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Clark and Twelvetrees drafted in to England squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rugby-clark-and-twelvetrees-drafted-england-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Northampton flanker Calum Clark, who recently returned from a 32-week ban for breaking an opponent's arm, and Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees were included in England's 33-man Elite Player Squad (EPS) on Wednesday.</p> <p>The uncapped duo were the stand-out names in the squad revealed by coach Stuart Lancaster as he continues his preparation for the Six Nations championship which begins next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rugby-clark-and-twelvetrees-drafted-england-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billy Twelvetrees David Strettle Rugby union Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:15:38 +0000 5732122 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Injured O'Connell has doubts over Lions selection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rugby-injured-oconnell-has-doubts-over-lions-selection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Ireland lock Paul O'Connell said his absence from the Six Nations championship through injury will make it very difficult to earn a place in the British and Irish Lions' tour of Australia starting in June.</p> <p>O'Connell, who captained the Lions during their last tour in South Africa four years ago, has been ruled out of action until April after undergoing surgery on his back for the second time at the end of last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rugby-injured-oconnell-has-doubts-over-lions-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British and Irish Lions Paul O'Connell Paul O'Connell Rugby union Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:30:04 +0000 5732355 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Cooper pitted against Muay Thai veteran in pro-boxing debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rugby-cooper-pitted-against-muay-thai-veteran-pro-boxing-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper was on Thursday pitted against Muay Thai veteran Barry Dunnett for his professional boxing debut scheduled in Brisbane next month.</p> <p>The 24-year-old New Zealand-born back is currently honing his punching skills in Brisbane ahead of the charity bout which will keep him out of the Queensland Reds' second and final pre-season trial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rugby-cooper-pitted-against-muay-thai-veteran-pro-boxing-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby football Rugby union Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:30:31 +0000 5732510 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Trio return to Italy Six Nations squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rugby-trio-return-italy-six-nations-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Flanker Paul Derbyshire, centre Gonzalo Garcia and fullback Paolo Buso have been recalled to the Italy squad for their first two Six Nations championship games against France and Scotland next month.</p> <p>Coach Jacques Brunel has otherwise stuck with the squad which beat Tonga in November before spirited displays in defeats by New Zealand and Australia.</p> <p>Derbyshire won the last of his 16 caps under former coach Nick Mallett in October 2011, the same month Garcia last wore the Azzurri colours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rugby-trio-return-italy-six-nations-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leonardo Ghiraldini Paolo Buso Rugby union Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:25 +0000 5732617 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Bastareaud and Dusautoir back in France Six Nations squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/rugby-bastareaud-and-dusautoir-back-france-six-nations-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - France have recalled former captain Thierry Dusautoir and centre Mathieu Bastareaud to the preliminary squad for their first Six Nations championship game in Italy next month.</p> <p>Manager Philippe Saint-Andre stuck mainly with the squad who thrashed Australia then beat Argentina and Samoa in the November internationals when he named 33 players on Friday, all of them with previous experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/rugby-bastareaud-and-dusautoir-back-france-six-nations-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Thierry Dusautoir Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:32 +0000 5733096 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Heineken Cup results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rugby-heineken-cup-results-and-standings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Heineken Cup group stage results and standings on Saturday (fixture times GMT). Pool One Playing on Sunday Munster v Racing Metro 92 (1245) Saracens v Edinburgh (1245) P W D L F A BP PTS 1. Saracens 5 4 0 1 140 69 2 18 2. Munster 5 3 0 2 104 67 3 15 3. Racing Metro 92 5 3 0 2 97 96 0 12 4.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rugby-heineken-cup-results-and-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011–12 Heineken Cup Heineken Heineken Cup Leinster Rugby Rugby union Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:45:26 +0000 5733866 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Ten uncapped players named in Scotland training squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/rugby-ten-uncapped-players-named-scotland-training-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - Scotland have named 10 uncapped players in a 35-man training squad ahead of the Six Nations Championship in February and March.</p> <p>Injured internationals Chris Cusiter, Nick De Luca, John Barclay, Ross Rennie, Scott Lawson and Jon Welsh were invited to join the squad as they recover from injuries while forward Alasdair Strokosch will miss the Jan. 20-23 camp with his wife expecting their second child.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/rugby-ten-uncapped-players-named-scotland-training-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alasdair Rugby union Rugby union in Scotland Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:30:17 +0000 5734132 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-New Zealand start Championship defence in Sydney http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-new-zealand-start-championship-defence-sydney <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - New Zealand will begin the defence of their Rugby Championship crown against Australia in Sydney on Aug. 17, organisers said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The World Cup-winning All Blacks will then host the Wallabies in Wellington before facing Argentina in Hamilton and South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland.</p> <p>They finish their campaign on the road, firstly taking on Argentina before moving on to Johannesburg to face the Springboks on Oct. 5.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-new-zealand-start-championship-defence-sydney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union South Africa national rugby union team Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 05:00:22 +0000 5734527 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Cooper back for Australia's Lions training squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-cooper-back-australias-lions-training-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - Controversial flyhalf Quade Cooper returned to the Australia squad on Tuesday, with coach Robbie Deans naming a large 49-man training group ahead of the test series against the British and Irish Lions in June and July.</p> <p>Cooper had looked set to miss the three-test series after a public row with Deans last year when he described the Wallabies training camp as a 'toxic environment', but the Queensland Reds back patched up his differences and signed a new three-year deal in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-cooper-back-australias-lions-training-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Rugby union Super Rugby Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:15:23 +0000 5734557 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Wales squad for Six Nations championship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-wales-squad-six-nations-championship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Wales named the following 35-man squad on Tuesday for the Six Nations championship:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-wales-squad-six-nations-championship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ospreys Rugby union Scarlets Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:30:41 +0000 5734643 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Five uncapped players in Wales' Six Nations squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-five-uncapped-players-wales-six-nations-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Injury-hit Wales named five uncapped players in a 35-man squad on Tuesday for the defence of their Six Nations championship title which gets underway next month.</p> <p>Unable to call on locks Alun Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris and Bradley Davies through injury, interim coach Rob Howley called up James King and Andrew Coombs for the first time.</p> <p>Back-row forwards Josh Navidi and Andries Pretorius were also selected, along with wing Eli Walker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-five-uncapped-players-wales-six-nations-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Wales rugby union captains Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:45:43 +0000 5734649 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rugby-Five uncapped players in Wales' Six Nations squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-rugby-five-uncapped-players-wales-six-nations-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Injury-hit Wales named five uncapped players in a 35-man squad on Tuesday for the defence of their Six Nations championship title which gets underway next month.</p> <p>Unable to call on locks Alun Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris and Bradley Davies through injury, interim coach Rob Howley called up James King and Andrew Coombs for the first time.</p> <p>Back-row forwards Josh Navidi and Andries Pretorius were also selected, along with wing Eli Walker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-rugby-five-uncapped-players-wales-six-nations-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ospreys Rugby union Scarlets Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:00:15 +0000 5734677 at http://www.globalpost.com