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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Good news for the Wallabies as a key man opts to stay in Australia

In a huge boost for the Wallabies and Australian rugby, Israel Folau has re-signed.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

New Zealand is mourning the loss of another former All Black RIP

New Zealand is mourning the loss of another former All Black

Norm Berryman played in a match to commemorate the late Jerry Collins last week.

Tana Umaga has landed a Super Rugby head coach’s job

He’s got a tough job on his hands in Auckland.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

No prizes for guessing who Jonny Wilkinson reckons will win the World Cup

England’s drop-goal hero thinks the four previous winners will be on two apiece come November.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Former England captain says Steffon Armitage is ‘not worth breaking the rules for’

Martin Corry: “I’d say, ‘this is the ruling’ and stick to it.”

# rugby-union - Thursday 23 April, 2015

‘To wear the All Black jersey you have to play in New Zealand’ — NZRU not following Australian lead

New Zealand won’t copy the Wallabies’ eligibility policy change, according to NZRU chief.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Conor O’Shea: ‘I want to see Mike Brown right when he’s in his 50s’

The fullback suffered his initial concussion on 14 February and is unlikely to feature for his club again this season.

Australia have made a major change to their policy on selecting overseas-based players

Good news for Matt Giteau, George Smith and Drew Mitchell.

# rugby-union - Friday 10 April, 2015

Leaders Glasgow ease past Cardiff as Ospreys collect bonus-point win

Leaders Glasgow Warriors beat Cardiff Blues 36-17 in the Pro12, while Ospreys were 33-13 winners at Benetton Treviso.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Clive Woodward thinks bonus points in the Six Nations are the way forward

“Rugby’s a great game when it’s played properly,” the former England coach added.

# rugby-union - Monday 30 March, 2015

Jonny Wilkinson quashes talk of England role RWC

Jonny Wilkinson quashes talk of England role

Jonny Wilkinson says he is “not involved in any way” with the England team following reports he is to take on a consultancy coaching role.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Gatland makes two enforced changes for Wales finale

Rob Evans and Aaron Jarvis have been called into the Wales XV for their pivotal Six Nations encounter against Italy.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Ireland v England clash could decide the Six Nations – Williams

Sunday’s clash in Dublin may well be decisive in the title race, according to former Wales international Rhys Williams.

# rugby-union - Monday 23 February, 2015

Slammin’ Sam Burgess frustrated by rugby union progress

The rugby league convert is finding the going tough early in his career with Bath Rugby.

George Ford: Our plan for Dublin is much more than ‘stop Sexton’

England fly-half George Ford warned there is more to Ireland than Jonathan Sexton leading into Sunday’s Six Nations showdown.

# rugby-union - Sunday 22 February, 2015

There’ll be no repeat of 2011 Dublin collapse, warns England star Haskell

England are less likely to buckle under pressure with Stuart Lancaster at the helm, according to forward James Haskell.

Pape considering appealing suspension, says Saint-Andre Ban

Pape considering appealing suspension, says Saint-Andre

Pascal Pape is thinking about appealing his 10-week ban for kneeing Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip in the back.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

England promising fast start against Ireland next week

Hooker Tom Youngs revealed England are worried about their slow starts after two matches in the 2015 Six Nations.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Belgian rugby team enjoys incredible 356-3 win

The match on Sunday was as one-sided as victories come.

# rugby-union - Monday 9 February, 2015

Wales to take action following George North concussion controversy

The star’s injuries on Friday has prompted Warren Gatland’s side to introduce touchline replays for the benefit of medical staff.

# rugby-union - Friday 6 February, 2015

Revenge on Lancaster’s mind if not on his tongue

The England coach says the 2013 loss to Wales hurt but insists it’s not all he’s thinking about.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Danny Cipriani is part of England’s 34-man training squad for the Six Nations

36-year-old Nick Easter has also been handed the chance to rebuild his international career.

# rugby-union - Sunday 18 January, 2015

New Zealand want Sonny Bill’s star power to boost 7s side at Rio 2016

Two codes of rugby (and a bit of boxing) aren’t enough to keep SBW busy.

# rugby-union - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Ireland can win World Cup – Paul O’Connell

Joe Schmidt has enjoyed a fruitful first full year as head coach, guiding his players to Six Nations glory.

# rugby-union - Sunday 21 December, 2014

London Irish deny reports of approach for Declan Kidney

Bob Casey has played down talk of a move for the former Ireland and Munster coach.

Dylan Hartley elbow downplayed by Mallinder

Irish official JP Doyle sent the England international off for this latest incident.

# rugby-union - Friday 12 December, 2014

Cheika builds World Cup squad as Cooper signs new deal with Beale set to follow

Australia lost to Ireland, England and France during the recent Autumn Internationals.

# rugby-union - Monday 1 December, 2014

Jean De Villiers is facing a real fight to be fit for the World Cup next year

The former Munster man suffered a horrific looking knee injury in Cardiff.

# rugby-union - Friday 14 November, 2014

Like Ireland, Scotland have never beaten the All Blacks… can they make history this weekend?

It’s the Boys in Green in Glasgow for Scotland, and then the All Blacks tomorrow in Edinburgh.

# rugby-union - Thursday 13 November, 2014

RFU investigating homophobic and racist abuse of ref Nigel Owens at Twickenham

The Welsh referee was in charge of England’s defeat to the All Blacks on Saturday.

Dan Carter back at the reins in much changed All Blacks XV to take on Scotland

Steve Hansen has named Richie McCaw at blindside at started heartbreaker Ryan Crotty in the centre.

# rugby-union - Friday 31 October, 2014

Wallabies’ Kurtley Beale fined again for in-flight argument

Beale’s in trouble again.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

It would be ‘an honour’ to work with BOD – Leinster code hopper Te’o

The 27-year-old looks set for his first-team debut against Edinburgh on Friday night at the RDS.

# rugby-union - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Despite being cleared to play Australia omit disgraced Beale from tour squad

Michael Cheika’s side face Ireland in Dublin next month.

# rugby-union - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Hansen delighted with All Blacks three-peat

The All Blacks beat Argentina 34-13 in La Plata to get it done.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Toulon could terminate Halfpenny contract over persistent injuries

The Welsh international has yet to play for the French club.

# rugby-union - Saturday 30 August, 2014

This pass from an All Blacks scrum-half will make your knees weak

You best watch this sumptuous behind the back pass sitting down.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Crotty to make full debut as All Blacks gear up for Australia rematch

The sides drew 12-all in Sydney last weekend.

# rugby-union - Monday 28 July, 2014

Rejuvenated Dan Carter back in All Blacks squad

The sabbatical is over for the talismanic No 10.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Peter O’Mahony undergoes second operation to fix other shoulder OP

Peter O’Mahony undergoes second operation to fix other shoulder

Rob Penney says the Munster skipper is getting both ‘tidied up’.

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