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Kevin Brown case shows rugby league just hasn't learnt about concussion

England's Kevin Brown took a heavy knock at the Rugby League World Cup. He's pictured here in a May clash with Samoa. OPINION: A major Aussie Rules player - one-time Geelong and Essendon premiership player John Barnes - emerged this week as the lead plaintiff in a proposed concussion action against

STUFF - 2017-11-25 01:21:01

Robshaw relaxed over England role

Bagshot (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Chris Robshaw returns to England's openside flanker berth against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday with a renewed understanding of the highs and lows of international rugby union. The Harlequins back-row, who will co-captain the side with George Ford against the Pacif

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-25 00:04:07

Samoa: A land of beauty, culture and of hard workers

OPINION: It did not occur to many of us that we were leaving until we stood in the departure lounge before our families and friends, taking the last few photos before we walked through customs. We left Auckland on Saturday, September 30, at 4pm and arrived in Samoa at 9:30pm, local time. We had a fu

STUFF - 2017-11-24 03:43:42

'We hit hard too' insist England ahead of Samoa clash

England rugby union Defence Coach Paul Gustard, pictured in 2016, said the perception of Pacific island teams like Samoa as uniquely physical comes from a "stereotype" and the English side has "big hitters" too (AFP Photo/NIKLAS HALLE'N) Twickenham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - England defence coach Paul

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 21:17:29

Rich against poor as England face Samoa at Twickenham

London (AFP) - There is a cruel irony in financial firm Old Mutual Wealth being the sponsor for Saturday's match between England and Samoa at Twickenham. For while England's Rugby Football Union is indeed the 15-a-side code's oldest and wealthiest national governing body, there's precious little tha

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 02:51:53

Eddie Jones: England's Australian coach on The Ashes

England rugby union coach Eddie Jones will lead his side against Samoa at the weekend, but the Australian will also be keeping an eye on The Ashes. But who does he want to win? England rugby union coach Eddie Jones will lead his side against Samoa at the weekend, but the Australian will also be keep

SONETHING.COM - 2017-11-24 03:44:00

Hartley ready for finisher role

England captain Dylan Hartley is fully prepared to support the squad in his role as a finisher in the final Old Mutual Wealth Series game against Samoa on Saturday. Saracens hooker Jamie George replaces Hartley and will make his first start for England at hooker after coming on as finisher 19 times

ENGLANDRUGBY.COM - 2017-11-24 05:51:00

Samoa coach eager to put on Twickenham show

Samoa's rugby side, pictured on November 11, 2017, hope to win against England to boost morale amid dire athletic and financial straits (AFP Photo/ANDY BUCHANAN ) London (AFP) - Samoa coach Titimaea Tafua hopes his side can produce a stirring display against England at Twickenham on Saturday as they

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 18:50:44

Samoa holiday home built from people's rubbish

Terry Dixon's sea-view home in Samoa is a work of art. And most of it was built from rubbish found at Hamilton's dump. The thrifty electrician has spent the past four years buying castoff materials from Hamilton's Refuse Transfer Station and Recycling Centre and shipping them to Western Samoa. CHR

STUFF - 2017-11-24 01:08:55

Record-breaker Holmes hits Fiji for six as Australia march into final

Red-hot winger Valentine Holmes claimed a record-breaking six-try haul and Billy Slater also made history as irrepressible Australia eased into the Rugby League World Cup final with a 54-6 demolition of Fiji. Holmes scored five tries - a record for a World Cup match - in a quarter-final rout of Samo

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-24 11:32:53

Premiership stories to look out for in round nine

The Aviva Premiership remains in full swing as Christmas approaches on the horizon and there are two more weeks of action before the break for European rugby. Ahead of round nine, there is another top flight debut for a referee, a new signing set for a first appearance and the return of a maverick f

ENGLANDRUGBY.COM - 2017-11-24 21:54:00

Australia beats Fiji 54-6 in Rugby League World Cup semi

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Winger Valentine Holmes became the first player to score six tries in a test as defending champion Australia beat Fiji 54-6 in the first semifinal of the Rugby League World Cup on Friday. Holmes had been the first player to score five tries in a test last weekend in Austra

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 12:11:59

Six-Try Holmes Steers Australia Into World Cup Final

BRISBANE - Australia winger Valentine Holmes kept up his record-breaking exploits with six tries as the Kangaroos blew away Fiji 54-6 on Friday to set up a Rugby League World Cup final against England or Tonga. Winger Holmes set a World Cup record with five tries in last week's quarter-final victory

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-24 11:57:34

Robshaw has chance vs Samoa to show he's more than a 6

Australia wraps up its end-of-year European rugby tour with a test at Scotland, and England and Ireland look to complete a sweep of November wins by beating Samoa at Twickenham and Argentina at Lansdowne Road. Italy plays South Africa in hope that lightning can strike twice, and France will try to s

ESPN - 2017-11-24 03:09:00

Dunbar fails concussion test and misses Wallabies clash

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Alex Dunbar has failed concussion tests and will be replaced by Peter Horne at centre in Scotland's team to face Australia at Murrayfield on Saturday. Britain Rugby Union - Scotland v Italy - Six Nations Championship - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland - 18/3/17 Scot

REUTERS - 2017-11-24 12:37:56

Finding 'Amazing Grace' in Samoa

John Poynton was a well-known British and mostly liked painter in Samoa. I knew him from my time in Peace Corps. He laughed when he told me this. His home, a hovel at the foot of mountain on which Robert Luis Stevenson is buried, is spartan, but even a spartan home needs cleaning. So he hired a girl

THECALIFORNIAN.COM

WWE News: Samoa Joe Speaks Out For Net Neutrality, Latest Episode of Game Night

- Samoa Joe shared his support for Net Neutrality on Wednesday. The WWE star posted to Twitter to share his thoughts on the matter. The FCC revealed plans this week to repeal the regulations, which has generated strong opposition online as the move would potentially allow ISPs to throttle services a

411MANIA.COM - 2017-11-23 17:49:41

Jamie George and Sam Simmonds start for England v Samoa

Jamie George and Sam Simmonds will make their first England starts in Saturday's Test against Samoa at Twickenham, live on Sky Sports Action from 2.30pm. George, who starts ahead of Dylan Hartley, wears the England No 2 shirt for the first time as Eddie Jones makes nine changes to the team that defe

SUN-FM.COM - 2017-11-23 17:16:00

England name side to face Samoa

Eddie Jones has named his squad to play Samoa in the final Test of the Old Mutual Wealth Series on Saturday (KO 3pm live on Sky Sports). Jones has made nine changes to the starting line-up that beat Australia 30-6 last weekend at Twickenham Stadium. George Ford (Leicester Tigers) and Chris Robshaw

ENGLANDRUGBY.COM - 2017-11-23 17:50:00

Grabbing chances paramount for All Blacks in Cardiff as big guns prepare for 2018 comeback

Kane Hames and Nepo Laulala (right) have done an admirable job as replacements for the injured Joe Moody and Owen Franks on the All Blacks' northern tour. OPINION: It's one thing to dive out of the long shadows once cast by All Blacks in absentia. Proving you deserve to keep baking under the bright

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