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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Maro Itoje emerges as a Six Nations concern for England

England will anxiously await further news on the 23-year-old after he suffered a jaw fracture on Sunday.

# rugby-union - Monday 4 December, 2017

Wales scrum-half Davies to swap boyhood club Scarlets for Ospreys

The Ospreys have announced that Wales scrum-half Aled Davies will join from Pro14 rivals the Scarlets from next season.

# rugby-union - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach

Coetzee was asked about his future following his side’s defeat to Wales this afternoon.

O'Driscoll hopes defensive improvement can lift Irish World Cup hopes BOD

O'Driscoll hopes defensive improvement can lift Irish World Cup hopes

The Ireland icon believes the gap between the southern and northern hemispheres has narrowed as the 2019 World Cup nears.

# rugby-union - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test

Wales face South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday a week after the November window ended for most nations.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Scotland out-half Russell says Dan Carter exit played no part in Racing move

The Glasgow 10 will move to France at the end of this season.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland

Australia succumbed to a chastening 53-24 loss against Scotland at Murrayfield, with Sekope Kepu’s dismissal proving costly for the visitors.

# rugby-union - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Sensational Scotland run riot against Wallabies

The hosts delighted their fans with an emphatic 53-24 victory.

# rugby-union - Thursday 23 November, 2017

North is 'a Ferrari in the garage' but Northampton 'can't find the key'

Former Northampton Saints team manager Lennie Newman on George North’s departure.

# rugby-union - Monday 20 November, 2017

Gatland: 'At some stage I'll probably be dressed up as a clown again this week'

The New Zealand media were not too favourable of Warren Gatland as Lions coach, but he will not rise to any future jibes.

# rugby-union - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Leinster's Champions Cup opponents capitalise on Saracens defeat to top Premiership

The Premiership has a new leader after Exeter Chiefs beat Harlequins earlier.

# rugby-union - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy

This was no work of art in Florence.

# rugby-union - Friday 17 November, 2017

Cheika disrespected referee with England bully claims, insists Eddie Jones

The England head coach does not expect referee Ben O’Keeffe to be influenced by the former Leinster boss’s words.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

South African Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process

South Africa were favourites to stage the World Cup in six years’ time, but the tournament will return to France.

# rugby-union - Monday 13 November, 2017

Jones apologises for foul-mouthed rant as he's called out by his 93-year-old mother

Eddie Jones’ frustration got the better off him at Twickenham on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules

The All Blacks star was unaware of the rule that led to his yellow card against France, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

# rugby-union - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Wallabies' impressive form continues as Gatland's Wales beaten again

Wales have not beaten Australia since 2008 and their miserable run against the Wallabies continued in Cardiff on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina

Eddie Jones has stuck with Henry Slade and Sam Underhill in his side to face the Pumas, while Elliot Daly has been passed fit.

# rugby-union - Monday 6 November, 2017

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks

The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but O’Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for Ireland.

# rugby-union - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup

Coaching in the Premiership or France is on Rob Howley’s bucket list as he plans to leave his position with Wales after the 2019 World Cup.

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland

Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will hope to make their international debuts.

# rugby-union - Monday 23 October, 2017

England trio Hartley, Hughes and Marler facing bans after European citings

Indiscipline at club level could cost Eddie Jones three players for the November internationals.

# rugby-union - Saturday 21 October, 2017

After seven successive defeats Australia claim long-awaited win over All Blacks

New Zealand were denied a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep in Brisbane, where Australia outscored them by three tries to two.

# rugby-union - Friday 20 October, 2017

Scotland suspend flanker Hardie, but give no explanation why

Scottish Rugby have offered no details as to why he is unavailable for selection.

# rugby-union - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Coles relishing one last battle with 'one of the greats' Stephen Moore

The Wallabies hooker is on his final lap of an impressive Test career.

Sopoaga earns first All Blacks start in two years as Beauden Barrett is ruled out with concussion

Lima Sopoaga will make his first All Blacks start for over two years in the absence of Beauden Barrett in Brisbane.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Hansen defends under-fire Sonny Bill Williams after calls to drop the centre

Simple – ‘He is playing well.’

# rugby-union - Monday 16 October, 2017

Toulon-bound Rhys Webb out in the cold as Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law'

Wales’ new selection policy is set to cost the scrum-half his place in the national team.

Wales have spoken to around 10 candidates to succeed Gatland after the World Cup

Wales have drawn up a shortlist in preparation for life after Gatland.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

England suffer another injury setback ahead of November internationals

England could be without Jack Nowell during their November internationals due to a fractured cheekbone and eye socket.

Irish out-half Ian McKinley gets his first call-up for Italy

The former Leinster player had retired from rugby in 2011 after losing the sight in his left eye.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales

The Lions scrum-half last week announced he was leaving Ospreys next season.

# rugby-union - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Australia overcome Pumas in hard-fought win to finish second in Rugby Championship

The Wallabies completed their Rugby Championship with victory over Argentina in Mendoza.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Out-of-favour Cooper will get the chance to impress Cheika when he faces the Wallabies

He’ll captain the Barbarians in Sydney next month.

# rugby-union - Friday 22 September, 2017

Eddie Jones includes 18-year-old out-half in England training squad for November

Teenager Marcus Smith has been rewarded for some fine early season performances for Harlequins.

All Blacks confirm Israel Dagg is out for the season with a knee injury

Israel Dagg will spend the rest of 2017 resting a knee injury after a stop-start year for the All Blacks and Crusaders.

# rugby-union - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Australia come from behind to seal first Rugby Championship win Bonus Boys This post contains videos

Australia come from behind to seal first Rugby Championship win

Israel Folau broke a six-Test scoring drought in a very important victory for the Wallabies.

Ruthless All Blacks humiliate Springboks with record-breaking shutout Black Ops This post contains videos

Ruthless All Blacks humiliate Springboks with record-breaking shutout

New Zealand scored eight tries in Albany to move a step closer to another Rugby Championship triumph.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Kane Hames gets his first start as All Blacks make 7 changes for Springboks

New Zealand take on South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Northampton sign Springbok flanker Brussow to fill Picamoles void

The 31-year-old flanker has made 23 appearances in the South African back row.

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