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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

England prop Joe Marler says he's seeking psychological help after recent on-field incidents

He’s received a pair of two-week bans in the past two months.

# rugby-union - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Irish international Jamie Hagan makes first Super Rugby start in 10-try thriller Super Rugby This post contains videos

Irish international Jamie Hagan makes first Super Rugby start in 10-try thriller

Blues and Rebels served up a classic while Highlanders ended their losing run.

# rugby-union - Friday 29 April, 2016

# rugby-union - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Racing playmaker seeking revenge in Champions Cup final against Saracens

Last season’s quarter-final exit was a tough one to take for the Top 14 side

# rugby-union - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Chiefs edge Hurricanes in Super Rugby classic

Chiefs laid down yet another marker in Super Rugby by beating Hurricanes in a high quality clash in Wellington.

Conor O'Shea defends Joe Marler over kick

He’s just back after his ‘gypsy boy’ comment ban.

# rugby-union - Friday 22 April, 2016

Bad night for Jackman's Grenoble as classy Quins storm into Challenge Cup final

Jamie Roberts, the returning Nick Evans and George Lowe all scored tries this evening.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Patriots' Ebner has '50-50 chance' of making USA Olympic rugby squad

“We need to work on his passing and make it more efficient and increase the power and pace,” says

# rugby-union - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Brad Thorn has a new job as Reds assistant coach

The former Leinster man has been appointed until the end of the season.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

France international given 8-week ban for trampling on opponent's face

Marc Andreu will miss the rest of the Top 14 regular season as a result of his actions.

# rugby-union - Friday 8 April, 2016

Brian O'Driscoll is not tempted by coaching BOD

Brian O'Driscoll is not tempted by coaching

Brian O’Driscoll and the Hoff. Together at last.

# rugby-union - Monday 4 April, 2016

'We need to change the Six Nations - it needs a promotion/relegation system'

Bernard Lapasset believes the Six Nations needs to open up to other competitors in the future.

# rugby-union - Friday 1 April, 2016

Ex-Stormers boss Coetzee to take over Springboks ahead of Ireland Tests

South Africa’s next head coach will be announced on 12 April after SARU’s general council ratified its preferred candidate.

# rugby-union - Sunday 27 March, 2016

SANZAR dismiss EPCR claims over game between Super Rugby and Champions Cup winners

Andy Marinos described the statement as “a premature bullet”.

# rugby-union - Friday 25 March, 2016

Mils Muliaina agrees move to USA’s new PRO Rugby championship

The ex-Connacht player made 100 appearances for New Zealand and will now ply his trade in the US.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

‘I can’t remember the trophy presentation’ – Hartley

The England captain was replaced after being knocked unconscious while attempting to make a tackle against France.

# rugby-union - Thursday 17 March, 2016

World Rugby calls for explanation on why Marler wasn’t punished for ‘gypsy boy’ jibe

The Six Nations organisers have been put under scrutiny following the remark aimed at Wales prop Samson Lee.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

The Six Nations will not punish Joe Marler for ‘gypsy boy’ slur Let Off This post contains videos

The Six Nations will not punish Joe Marler for ‘gypsy boy’ slur

The Harlequins man will also not be banned for striking an opponent.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Scotland lose Gray and Denton to injury ahead of Dublin trip

The Scots take on Ireland at the Aviva this weekend.

# rugby-union - Sunday 13 March, 2016

England are Six Nations champions after unlikely Scots conjure brilliant win over France

Les Bleus needed to win to stand a chance of claiming the title.

# rugby-union - Saturday 27 February, 2016

O’Connor denies heart-attack rumours, set for two-week absence

James O’Connor has insisted he did not have a heart attack after Toulon’s win at Oyonnax but will be out for two weeks.

# rugby-union - Friday 26 February, 2016

‘You have to be careful we don’t sanitise it too much or the game might turn to touch rugby’

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones expresses his concerns.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Elliot Daly in line for debut against Ireland as Jones names 23-man squad

Eddie Jones has rewarded Elliot Daly’s hard work in training with a spot in England’s squad to face Ireland in the Six Nations.

‘England players aren’t fit enough for international rugby’ – Jones

The Australian coach says he is working the squad hard to get them up to speed.

# rugby-union - Friday 19 February, 2016

Read to take over from McCaw as All Blacks captain

The back-rower was named World Player of the Year in 2013.

# rugby-union - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Eddie Jones has already improved England – Cheika

The Australia coach has been impressed with what he’s seen so far.

‘Ireland are formidable when they get going’: England back Brown aims to keep Ireland at low ebb

Mike Brown expects England’s toughest test of the Six Nations when they face Ireland, despite Joe Schmidt’s side’s stuttering start.

Ex-World Rugby doctor says North should be one concussion away from considering retirement

A word of warning for the Wales star from Dr Barry O’Driscoll.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Cheika confident Pocock will snub move to England that would make him world’s highest paid player

Wasps are reportedly aiming to bring the Wallabies back-rower to the Premiership in a deal worth more than £1.4m a season.

# rugby-union - Monday 15 February, 2016

‘I wonder if we have the firepower in our backline to handle Ireland and Wales’

Jason Robinson isn’t getting carried away by England’s positive start to their Six Nations campaign.

# rugby-union - Friday 12 February, 2016

Lawes, Vunipola and Youngs to start as England make three changes

Eddie Jones feels he has selected the strongest possible line-up for England’s trip to Italy.

# rugby-union - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Gatland has no qualms with Schmidt over gamesmanship suggestions

“As coaches it’s a case of making sure we stick together and not try and allow anyone to put wedges between us.”

New Zealand avoid punishment for fielding 8 players in rugby 7s match

World Rugby won’t be taking any action.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Rugby star sidelined after bagel accident Woe

Rugby star sidelined after bagel accident

Leicester Tigers captain Ed Slater will be absent for an extended period.

Kearney reveals Ireland looking to target ‘soft’ France defence

The Leinster winger, who came on as a substitute against Wales, believes France are vulnerable out wide.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Jones: Billy Vunipola can be the best number 8 in the world

A key player in last week’s Six Nations win over Scotland, Billy Vunipola has impressed Eddie Jones.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Jones includes uncapped duo as cover for England’s opener

The in-form Maro Itoje and Elliot Daly will travel as reserves for the 23-man match-day squad.

# rugby-union - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Sonny Bill Williams makes instant 7s impact with try and sublime offload on his debut

The two-time World-Cup winner shone for New Zealand in Wellington this morning.

# rugby-union - Friday 29 January, 2016

Understrength Leinster go down to Dragons and miss out on Pro12 top spot

Captain Luke McGrath scored but Dragons were 23-13 victors as Leinster failed to displace Scarlets.

# rugby-union - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Lancaster being considered to lead Lions on New Zealand tour

Chief also open to negotiating contract issue that Joe Schmidt believes would prevent him from taking the position.

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