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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Sunday 11 March, 2018

England lose two forwards for Twickenham showdown with Ireland

Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes have been ruled out of Saturday’s round five clash.

# rugby-union - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Beauden Barrett reaches Super Rugby milestone in Canes win

The Hurricanes’ second win of the Super Rugby season saw Beauden Barrett and Ben May reach personal milestones.

# rugby-union - Friday 9 March, 2018

'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea

Wales may have made 10 changes for the visit of Italy, but that is not a sign of disrespect according to Conor O’Shea.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

England pair ruled out and captain Hartley doubtful for Six Nations clash with France

Wing Jack Nowell and openside Sam Underhill won’t feature in the penultimate game at the Stade de France this weekend.

# rugby-union - Monday 5 March, 2018

Jones ponders breaking up Ford-Farrell partnership

The duo are not certain starters for England’s clash with France, according to their coach.

'It's part of the job': Eddie Jones keen to put abuse behind him

The England coach wants the attention to turn to his side’s clash with France at the weekend.

# rugby-union - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Jones rejects Woodward criticism over Hartley rotation

The former England coach said his heart sank when the hooker was withdrawn against Scotland.

Wales centre Davies provides hospital 'taxi service' in Storm Emma

“I think there was about 20 or so volunteers — it was good to see that people were helping out and doing their bit.”

# rugby-union - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Daly returns to England squad ahead of crunch France clash

England have received a boost with Elliot Daly, Sam Simmonds and Kyle Sinckler all in the squad to prepare for the clash with France.

# rugby-union - Friday 2 March, 2018

Kings slay Dragons in Port Elizabeth to record first ever Pro14 win following 16 defeats Up And Running This post contains videos

Kings slay Dragons in Port Elizabeth to record first ever Pro14 win following 16 defeats

The Southern Kings scored six tries against Dragons to claim their first Pro14 victory.

# rugby-union - Thursday 1 March, 2018

England coach Eddie Jones to avoid public transport following train abuse Unacceptable This post contains videos

England coach Eddie Jones to avoid public transport following train abuse

Jones was reportedly subjected to physical and verbal abuse on a train journey and has vowed to avoid public transport from now on.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Kaino ends All Blacks career and announces France switch

New Zealand back row Jerome Kaino will move to France at the end of the Super Rugby season, ending his time as an All Black.

# rugby-union - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Crusaders seal 7-try win over Chiefs in Super Rugby opener

Ronan O’Gara saw his new side score seven tries to get start their Super Rugby season with a hard-fought win over the Chiefs.

# rugby-union - Friday 23 February, 2018

Bastareaud stars as disjointed France end wait for first Six Nations win

France ended their wait for a first win in the Six Nations, eventually easing past Italy 34-17 at the Stade Velodrome.

'I think Wales have surprised a few people': Johnson not counting on dream decider

England cannot afford to give Scotland the scent of victory in the closing stages at Murrayfield, says Martin Johnson.

# rugby-union - Thursday 15 February, 2018

France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery

A long wait for an international comeback continues after the 29-year-old’s impressive form for Clermont Auvergne earned him a recall.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Leicester move to bolster pack with signing of Scottish back row forward

David Denton is leaving Worcester at the end of this season.

# rugby-union - Friday 9 February, 2018

England have All Blacks' strength in depth - Shane Williams

England’s strength in depth is comparable to the All Blacks, according to Wales legend Shane Williams.

# rugby-union - Monday 5 February, 2018

England scrum-half Ben Youngs ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations

England’s victory in their Six Nations opener against Italy was soured by an injury for Youngs, which has ended his tournament early.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

James Haskell confirms he'll leave Wasps at the end of the season

The England international is considering his options as he prepares to leave the club for a second time.

# rugby-union - Monday 29 January, 2018

England add suspended duo Marler and Haskell to Six Nations squad

Eddie Jones’ side face Italy in Rome on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Sunday 28 January, 2018

English club struggles could spill into Six Nations, says Gatland

Reigning European champions Saracens are England’s sole representatives in the Champions Cup quarter-finals, catching Warren Gatland’s eye.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Wales hit by Liam Williams setback after Biggar blow

Wales coach Warren Gatland said Liam Williams will be “rehabbed extensively over the next couple of weeks” but may require an operation.

# rugby-union - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Wales dealt Priestland blow ahead of Six Nations

Warren Gatland will not be calling up a replacement.

# rugby-union - Friday 12 January, 2018

'At least Joe is trying to clear a ruck, albeit illegally': Quins chief hits out at Marler ban

Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston believes teams will target Joe Marler due to his poor disciplinary record.

# rugby-union - Thursday 11 January, 2018

18-year-old English star out-half signs first pro deal with 'Quins

The Premiership club have tied Marcus Smith to a ‘long-term’ contract.

Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed

Lima Sopoaga has announced he will leave New Zealand later in 2018 and sign for the Premiership side.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Suspension sidelines England prop Marler for opening rounds of Six Nations

Marler was red-carded in the second half of Harlequins’ 30-29 defeat at Sale Sharks on Saturday.

Another injury blow for Wales as Ospreys flanker ruled out of Six Nations

Dan Lydiate will miss the rest of the season after requiring surgery on a bicep injury.

# rugby-union - Sunday 7 January, 2018

First loss in English Premiership since September for Exeter as Saracens close gap

Sarries took full advantage of Exeter’s loss to Newcastle.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Blow for Wales as injury-stricken George North a doubt for Six Nations opener

The winger suffered a fresh injury that will require four weeks of rehabilitation.

Stuart Hogg closing in on return with Six Nations looming

Scotland’s chances of Six Nations glory are sure to be improved by the imminent return of Stuart Hogg.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations

Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau have already been ruled out for the Welsh ahead of the tournament.

# rugby-union - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Wallabies star Hunt stood down from all rugby activity as he faces drug charges

Rugby Australia have released a statement this morning.

# rugby-union - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Wallabies and Reds back Hunt charged with drug possession

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union launched an investigation after Karmichael Hunt was arrested.

# rugby-union - Friday 29 December, 2017

No place for Tuilagi in England squad for pre-Six Nations training camp

Bath prop Beno Obano and Newcastle flanker Gary Graham have received their first call-ups.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Bath fined for releasing Faletau to play for Wales

The Premiership side want a rule change.

# rugby-union - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Sort it early! Wales want to appoint Gatland's successor in 2018

The identity of his successor at the helm could be known more than a year before he is due to leave the role.

# rugby-union - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club

Prop Loni Uhila has put pen-to-paper on a new deal as he recovers from a broken arm.

# rugby-union - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Wales confident of keeping Gatland despite Northampton links

Northampton Saints may be interested in Warren Gatland, but Wales expect him to stay until his contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

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