Super League: Luke Robinson to discuss permanent Huddersfield Giants head coach role | Rugby League News

Luke Robinson will hold talks with Huddersfield Giants over the possibility of becoming permanent head coach. Robinson is currently interim coach of the Giants after Ian Watson’s exit last week and is keen to turn the club’s form around. Huddersfield have lost nine of their last 10 games in all competitions and face Salford Red…

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State of Origin: New South Wales beat Queensland in fiery decider in Brisbane | Rugby League News

New South Wales scored two late tries to beat Queensland 14-4 and win a fiery State of Origin decider in Brisbane for the first time since 2005. Blues coach Michael Maguire celebrated a series victory in his first season in charge as his side rallied from trailing 4-2 as late as the 61st minute at…

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Ian Watson: Huddersfield Giants coach steps down with immediate effect ahead of Super League match with Leigh Leopards | Rugby League News

Ian Watson has stepped down as Huddersfield Giants head coach with immediate effect ahead of their match against Leigh Leopards on Saturday. Watson joined Huddersfield ahead of the 2021 season and had signed a new four-year deal in 2022 but will not manage the club when they take on Leigh – live on Sky Sports…

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New Zealand vs England: Fin Baxter replaces injured Joe Marler in tourists’ only change for second Test | Rugby Union News

Fin Baxter will make his first start for England in place of the injured Joe Marler in the only change to England’s line-up for Saturday’s crucial second and final Test against New Zealand, live on Sky Sports. The Harlequins prop came off the bench for his senior debut last Saturday in England’s narrow 16-15 loss…

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South Africa vs Ireland: Unchanged home team for second Test creates most experienced Springboks XV | Rugby Union News

South Africa have named an unchanged matchday 23 for Saturday’s second Test against Ireland in Durban. The world champions lead the two-match series 1-0 following last weekend’s 27-20 victory in Pretoria. Rassie Erasmus’ starting XV – captained by flanker Siya Kolisi – is the most experienced in Springboks history with 990 caps combined, three more…

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Super League in Las Vegas: Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves set for showdown at Allegiant Stadium in 2025 | Rugby League News

Three English teams will head for Las Vegas next March to add international flavour to the NRL’s return to the USA in 2025, live on Sky Sports. Wigan Warriors, the reigning Betfred Super League champions, have agreed to switch their home league fixture against Warrington Wolves – a rematch of last month’s Challenge Cup Final…

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George Furbank: New Zealand’s Stephen Perofeta wary of threat posed by England full-back for second Test | Rugby Union News

Stephen Perofeta has warned New Zealand they must be prepared for the threat posed by England full-back George Furbank in the second Test on Saturday. Furbank gained 85 metres with the ball in hand, plus 27 post-contact metres, and beat a team-highest six defenders as England were edged out 16-15 by the hosts in Dunedin…

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Zak Hardaker to join Hull FC for 2025 season from Leigh Leopards | Rugby League News

Hull FC have announced the signing of Zak Hardaker from Leigh Leopards for the 2025 Betfred Super League season. Hardaker has signed a two-year deal with the Black & Whites. The outside back has amassed over 360 senior appearances since his professional debut over the past 15 years, scoring over 1,100 points throughout his career,…

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Melvyn Jaminet: France suspend full-back for racist comment made on social media | Rugby Union News

France have suspended full-back Melvyn Jaminet after a video surfaced online of the Toulon player making a racist remark. Jaminet, who came off the bench and kicked a penalty during France’s 28-13 win over Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday, put the clip up on his Instagram account. It was subsequently deleted but has been shared…

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Australia vs Wales: Josh Hathaway to make his debut and Aaron Wainwright earns 50th cap in Sydney opening Test | Rugby Union News

Josh Hathaway will make his Test debut, Aaron Wainwright earns his 50th international cap and Ben Thomas has been handed the fly-half role for when Wales face Australia in Sydney on Saturday. Aberystwyth-born Gloucester back Hathaway, who has represented Wales and England at under-20 level, starts on the wing. Wales head coach Warren Gatland moved quickly to secure the…

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