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Rugby World Cup "group of death" could happen again in Japan 2019

Organisers refused to rule out another group of death in Japan 2019.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Springboks youngster Kriel enjoying RWC roller-coaster

Young South African Jesse Kriel has had a roller-coaster RWC but that has not stopped the centre enjoying every minute.

Rugby World Cup 2015: No time to reflect for ton-up Australians Moore, Giteau

Australia captain Stephen Moore and centre Matt Giteau are poised to win their 100th caps in the RWC quarterfinals.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Injured Ireland captain Paul O'Connell out of World Cup

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell's international career came to a premature end when he was ruled out of the RWC.

Lou Vincent says he didn't report Chris Cairns: 'He was my mentor'

Lou Vincent came under cross examination in the witness box on Tuesday.

Luke Fitzgerald's golfing gaffe leaves Rory McIlroy and Ireland in hysterics

It's a good thing Ireland's Luke Fitzgerald can play rugby because he would never make it as golfer.

Chris Cairns trial: Lou Vincent says match fixing almost impossible to detect

Average person can't tell if a cricket match is fixed, says Lou Vincent.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Marc Lievremont takes aim at France after Ireland defeat

Marc Lievremont has harsh words for former side, but what affect will it have this time?

Chris Cairns trial: Ex-NZ cricketer Lou Vincent has tough opening day on witness stand

Former Black Cap weathers tough opening day on the witness stand during Cairns perjury trial.

Kiwi star Volkstok'n'barrell confirmed for Caulfield Cup on Saturday

Kiwis Mongolian Khan, Who Shot Thebarman, Lucia Valentina and Rising Romance for Caulfield Cup.

Waikato players take prized Ranfurly Shield to strip club in Hamilton

The prized Log o' Wood has another tale to add to its vast collection.

Global news network CNN goes behind the haka with All Blacks greats

Global news network attempts to explain the All Black haka to the rest of the world.

Mitchell Santner stars as New Zealand A whitewash Sri Lankan counterparts

Mitchell Santner top scores as New Zealand A thrash Sri Lanka A in final one-dayer.

James O'Connor released by Queensland Reds for 'personal issues'

Former Wallabies star James O'Connor released by Queensland Reds for 'personal issues'

Kiwi V8 Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard makes move to Team Penske

New Zealand driver Fabian Coulthard will join Team Penske for the 2016 V8 Supercars season.

Rugby World Cup 2015: All Blacks refuse to be spooked by French ghosts of past

All Blacks won't be sucked into suffocating analysis of their Cardiff quarterfinal replay.

Frustrations for Corey Webster as New Orleans Pelicans topple Chicago Bulls

Kiwi basketballer has limited chances in his visit to the stadium made famous by Michael Jordan.

Manny Pacquiao looking to return to boxing ring by March 2016

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao will be ready to return to the ring by next March, the says.

Five reasons to get excited about the other three Rugby World Cup quarterfinals

There's far more to the World Cup playoffs than just the All Blacks against France. Here's why you must watch the other three quarter-finals.

All Blacks great Zinzan Brooke rates Wallabies as favourites to win Rugby World Cup

All Blacks great believes Australia are the team to beat as World Cup's knockout phase starts.

Bowlers look to step up for Northern Districts after Graeme Aldridge's retirement

The retirement of Northern Districts' all-time leading wicket-taker means others will be leading the attack this summer.

Injured David Warner in fitness race to face Black Caps in Brisbane test

Explosive opener David Warner's broken thumb is yet to heal, three weeks out from the first test against New Zealand.

Kiwis Peter Burling, Blair Tuke up for world sailor of the year honours again

New Zealand duo to battle it out for the world sailor of the year title.

All Blacks virtually ignored in World Cup's best team while Wallabies dominate

The British press have virtually ignored the All Blacks in their teams of tournament - for now.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Ten lessons from the Pool stage

There are lessons to be learnt from the pool stages, but there's no doubt that the this has been an engaging and open World Cup.

Rugby World Cup Power Rankings: Wallabies edge All Blacks from top spot

All Blacks on the upward trend but can't knock Wallabies off their perch at the top.

Waikato confirm Brad Weber's departure to Hawke's Bay

Inspirational halfback to head back home for next year's national provincial championship.

Mika Vukona travels and to be game-day decision for NZ Breakers

The ANBL's champions will give their inspirational skipper every chance to shake off a high hamstring strain and play against Illawarra.

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw meets the Queen: 'It's pretty cool'

The All Blacks captain says he is lucky to have had the chance for a second visit to Buckingham Palace.

New Zealand cricketers central to match fixing in Indian Cricket League, jury told

Cairns, Vincent and Tuffey key figures in match fixing.

Rugby World Cup: Fast facts and stats on the four quarterfinals

Richard Knowler runs the rule over the four quarterfinals.

Investigation to begin into Jamie Whincup's Bathurst mishap

Jamie Whincup's title defence looks to be in tatters after he ignored team orders.

Rugby World Cup: French unpredictability the main concern for All Blacks rugby writers Liam Napier, Toby Robson and Richard Knowler discuss the upcoming quarterfinal.

Phil Gifford: Pass the sick bag, Wayne Barnes may get another All Blacks quarter

OPINION: The first time he watched a replay of the 2007 quarterfinal, Sir Graham Henry was physically ill.

England beat Lithuania to end Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with perfect record

Roy Hodgson's side only sixth team to end Euro qualifying campaign with a 100 per cent record after 3-0 win in Lithuania.

NRL star Todd Carney to sue Cronulla Sharks for $3 million over unfair dismissal

Troubled former Australian playmaker suing Cronulla for close to $3m in a bid to protect fellow players.

Kiwi prop Kylie Leuluai helps Leeds Rhinos to glory with heart condition

The 37-year-old put retirement on hold to help Leeds Rhinos win an historic domestic treble.

Six-pack of New Zealand coaches who have succeeded overseas

Olympic golds, Origin titles, Six Nations rugby glory - they've all been achieved by Kiwis helping other nations.

Relaxed Dan Carter says All Black tee boy Richie McCaw should stick to playing rugby

Richie McCaw may have been the most famous tee boy in test history, but he was also one of the worst, according to Dan Carter.

Springboks focus on discipline for Wales showdown

Defence coach John McFarland believes try-scoring opportunities against Wales will be limited in the quarterfinals.

Man of match system to be adjusted for Rugby World Cup knockout phase

Embarrassments during pool phases see RWC bosses adjust the social media format for business end of tournament.

Paula Ngauamo banned for Dan Carter tackle, Ireland's Sean O'Brien cited

Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo banned for 3 weeks for trip tackle on Dan Carter, while Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been cited.

Sir Graham Henry says All Blacks will right his wrongs against France

The former coach says NZ "will be anxious" but All Blacks will embrace the challenge and wipe out the bad 2007 memories.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic strikes again as flat Sweden head for Euro 2016 playoffs

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his eighth goal in Euro 2016 qualifying but the playoffs await Sweden after Russia's win.

Former Fifa secretary-general Michel Zen Ruffinen asked to stand for presidency

The former Fifa secretary-general says he has been asked to stand in the search for Sepp Blatter's replacement.

Rugby World Cup 2015: All Blacks only fifth-ranked team for match attendances

Wales draw most fans to matches and surprises for Springboks and Japanese as organisers release figures from pool phase of tournament.

All Blacks won't be fooled: This time they are ready for typical French backlash

The All Blacks are well aware France could again find inspiration from being written off.

Rugby World Cup: SBW's unique insight into what makes the French team tick

Sonny Bill Williams has had a unique insight into the French psyche and what makes their head coach tick.

Around the grounds: How the Rugby World Cup quarterfinalists are shaping up

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knockout phase, we look at how the quarterfinalists are preparing.

Lewis Hamilton denies spraying Vladimir Putin with champagne after Russian GP

F1 world champion dismisses reports he soaked Russian President with bubbly after winning Russian Grand Prix.
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