Rugby

Matt Toomua has made a surprise appearance while Will Genia produced strong return in the Bledisloe Cup trial at Sydney’s Leichhardt Oval. Toomua, who on Wednesday signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Australian Rugby and the Melbourne Rebels, started at five-eighth in the Cheika’s Choice team chosen by Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, in their 57-12
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Argentina have named former hooker Mario Ledesma as the new coach of their national rugbyside, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) said on Wednesday. Ledesma replaces Daniel Hourcade, who resigned in June after back to back losses at home to Wales left his side with just two wins in 17 games. The 45-year-old Ledesma played in
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England internationals Mako and Billy Vunipola have extended their contracts with Premiership champions Saracens until 2022. The brothers have played a major part in Saracens’ recent success, winning three Premiership titles and two European Cups since 2014. Prop Mako, 27, joined from Bristol in 2011 while No. 8 Billy, 25, moved from Wasps two years
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