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Jul 8, 2014

Uncompromising forwards the backbone of Cheika’s Waratahs

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Anyone looking for the secrets to the success of the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby this season would do well to remember that coach Michael Cheika was an uncompromising forward in his playing days.

As a number eight who helped form the platform which allowed the likes of Mark Ella and David Campese strut their stuff in the green of the Randwick club back in the 1980s, Cheika knows how important it is that the “big fellas” do their bit.

Jul 8, 2014

Rugby-Uncompromising forwards the backbone of Cheika’s Waratahs

SYDNEY, July 8 (Reuters) – Anyone looking for the secrets to the success of the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby this season would do well to remember that coach Michael Cheika was an uncompromising forward in his playing days.

As a number eight who helped form the platform which allowed the likes of Mark Ella and David Campese strut their stuff in the green of the Randwick club back in the 1980s, Cheika knows how important it is that the “big fellas” do their bit.

Jul 6, 2014

Rugby -Waratahs top but Super Rugby playoff picture still fuzzy

SYDNEY, July 6 (Reuters) – New South Wales Waratahs looked every inch champions-elect as they locked up top spot in the Super Rugby standings on Sunday but the playoff picture beneath them was not much clearer after the penultimate week of the regular season.

Fullback Israel Folau’s 12th try of the campaign helped the Waratahs to a dominant 44-16 victory over the Otago Highlanders that gave them an unassailable 53 points and guaranteed them home advantage for the semi-finals, and potentially the final.

Jun 25, 2014

Suarez no-show but controversy dominates Uruguay training

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – Luis Suarez, the striker at the centre of the biggest story of the World Cup, disappointed a healthy cohort of the world’s media by failing to show up at Uruguay training in Natal on Wednesday.

The allegation that Suarez bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during the 1-0 victory that sent Uruguay into the last 16 and the Azzurri home was, however, the sole topic of conversation at the Maria Lamas Farache stadium.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Suarez no-show but controversy dominates Uruguay training

NATAL, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Luis Suarez, the striker at the centre of the biggest story of the World Cup, disappointed a healthy cohort of the world’s media by failing to show up at Uruguay training in Natal on Wednesday.

The allegation that Suarez bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during the 1-0 victory that sent Uruguay into the last 16 and the Azzurri home was, however, the sole topic of conversation at the Maria Lamas Farache stadium.

Jun 25, 2014

Suarez storm as Godin header sends Uruguay through

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – Another biting storm involving Uruguay striker Luis Suarez overshadowed a dramatic 1-0 World Cup victory over Italy on Friday which sent the South Americans through to the last 16 and the four-times champions home.

The Italians were still complaining about Suarez’s apparent bite on defender Giorgio Chiellini when Diego Godin scored the winner nine minutes from time to give Uruguay the victory they needed to progress from Group D.

Jun 25, 2014

FIFA probing Suarez bite furore, lengthy ban seen

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting during the South Americans’ 1-0 Group D victory at the World Cup on Tuesday.

The probe means Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, may be hit with another lengthy suspension despite escaping punishment during the match.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-FIFA probing Suarez bite furore, lengthy ban seen

NATAL, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting during the South Americans’ 1-0 Group D victory at the World Cup on Tuesday.

The probe means Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, may be hit with another lengthy suspension despite escaping punishment during the match.

Jun 25, 2014

Suarez in bite furor, faces lengthy World Cup ban

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – Uruguay’s Luis Suarez could be banned from the World Cup for the second successive tournament after he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during the South Americans’ 1-0 win on Tuesday.

FIFA is investigating the incident which has become a worldwide talking point, and Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, looks likely to be hit with another lengthy suspension despite escaping punishment during the match.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Suarez storm as Godin header sends Uruguay through

NATAL, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Another biting storm involving Uruguay striker Luis Suarez overshadowed a dramatic 1-0 World Cup victory over Italy on Friday which sent the South Americans through to the last 16 and the four-times champions home.

The Italians were still complaining about Suarez’s apparent bite on defender Giorgio Chiellini when Diego Godin scored the winner nine minutes from time to give Uruguay the victory they needed to progress from Group D.

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