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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash

Samu Kerevi, who played 13 through the June series with Ireland, will miss out through injury.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Legendary hooker Ledesma appointed Argentina's new head coach

After impressing in his first season with the Jaguares, Mario Ledesma takes charge of the Pumas.

SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty

The All Blacks will take on Australia without the influential centre and hooker this month.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics

Ahead of the Super Rugby final, Lions coach Swys de Bruin has called for his side to get a “fair deal” against the Crusaders.

# rugby-union - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Ronan O'Gara's Crusaders cruise past Sharks to book Hurricanes semi-final

The last two champions of Super Rugby will meet in the semi-finals after the Crusaders made light work of the Sharks.

# rugby-union - Friday 20 July, 2018

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Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis

Either the Crusaders or the Sharks will be the semi-final opponents for the Hurricanes after they saw off the Chiefs in the last eight.

# rugby-union - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Warburton overwhelmed by support following shock retirement announcement

“Never in a million years expected this much support. I cannot put into words how much it means to me.”

# rugby-union - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'There's so many options': Folau in no rush to settle future amid Reds rumours

The Reds are reportedly interested in poaching Israel Folau from the Waratahs, and the Australia star admits he has a decision to make.

# rugby-union - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Exeter Chiefs prop forced to retire after suffering a stroke in training

Premiership winner Carl Rimmer is embarking on life after rugby, having cut short his career on medical advice.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

All Black captain Read to return for Crusaders after back surgery

Ronan O’Gara’s team have a big south island derby date on Friday at Wyatt Crockett Stadium.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Folau handed one-match ban for aerial challenge on Ireland captain O'Mahony

The Wallabies fullback faced a disciplinary hearing with World Rugby and is now set to miss the Waratahs’ Super Rugby clash against the Rebels.

# rugby-union - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Jones: England back on road to being world's best

After ending his worst stretch as coach, Jones believes England are back on track to challenge at the World Cup.

Scotland run riot in Argentina to end tour with record-breaking win

Daniel Hourcade’s final game in charge of Argentina ended in heavy defeat.

# rugby-union - Friday 22 June, 2018

France hard done by? I can squeal about that too, says All Blacks boss

Steve Hansen says it’s “pointless” to complain about refereeing decisions ahead of this weekend’s final Test.

# rugby-union - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Scotland make 8 changes for Pumas Test after defeat to USA

Captain Stuart McInally heads up the tourists as they meet an Argentina side sore after losing to Wales.

All Blacks ring the changes as France drop Bastareaud for series finale

After naming the same side for the first two Tests, Steve Hansen has shuffled his deck for Dunedin.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Struggling England under scrutiny but Eddie Jones is 'absolutely loving it'

The England head coach is under pressure after a dire run of results, but he sees success on the horizon.

# rugby-union - Monday 18 June, 2018

Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision

“Unlike the referee, we had the benefit of all the video footage, which showed various angles of the incident.”

# rugby-union - Saturday 16 June, 2018

All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card

Referee Angus Gardner sent the French fullback off in a decision which overshadowed this morning’s second Test.

# rugby-union - Friday 15 June, 2018

England still have belief despite bruising South Africa defeat, says captain Farrell

England continue to believe in themselves ahead of their second Test against South Africa, according to their skipper.

'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture

The winger was shocked that the referee did not take action against the All Black players who fractured his skull in the first Test.

# rugby-union - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Outstanding Hooper 'stoked' as Wallabies wreak havoc at the breakdown

The Australia captain played a key role in disrupting Irish ball alongside David Pocock.

Second-half surge sees Japan beat Italy

An excellent second half helped Japan beat Italy in Oita, the Brave Blossoms taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

# rugby-union - Thursday 7 June, 2018

EPCR stands by decision to block German club from Challenge Cup

EPCR say they made Dr Hans-Peter Wild, benefactor of Heidelberger RK and now chairman of Stade Francais, aware of the regulations last year.

Kiwi forward Shields in line for England debut against South Africa

The 27-year-old has been named on the bench by Eddie Jones, with Joe Launchbury missing out through injury.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Springboks hit with double injury blow before England series

Bismarck du Plessis and Frans Steyn have both been ruled out.

# rugby-union - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Erasmus: Pressure on the Springboks already after late Wales defeat

South Africa face England in a three-Test series, and Erasmus knows huge improvements will need to be made.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Ben Te'o ruled out through injury as England make three changes for South Africa tour

Eddie Jones has been forced to bring in three replacements for the upcoming series against the Springboks.

All Blacks legend Ma'a Nonu to put career on hold 'for family reasons' as he leaves Toulon

It was reported that the 36-year-old centre would prolong his stay in France.

# rugby-union - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'We all know where our nipples are': All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes tackle trial

World Rugby’s proposed new law to protect players in the tackle has been endorsed by the All Blacks head coach.

# rugby-union - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Australia prop suspended for two months after twice testing positive for cocaine

James Slipper was suspended and fined by Rugby Australia after testing positive for cocaine.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Young Wasps star ruled out for up to a year after receiving first England call-up

Jack Willis sustained significant multi-ligament knee damage during Saturday’s defeat to Saracens.

# rugby-union - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Record-breaking Farrell stars for Saracens in 90-point Premiership semi-final

Owen Farrell was successful with all 11 strikes from the tee as his side got the better of Wasps.

# rugby-union - Monday 14 May, 2018

Gloucester the landing spot for recalled England out-half Cipriani

Danny Cipriani has kept his hopes of playing in the World Cup in Japan next year alive by joining Gloucester.

# rugby-union - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Kiwi-born Shields ready to 'earn respect' after pledging allegiance to England

Eddie Jones this week named Brad Shields in his squad for the Test series against South Africa next month.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Big boost for high-flying Falcons as Dean Richards signs new three-year deal

The Newcastle director of rugby has guided the club into the Premiership playoffs for the first time this season.

# rugby-union - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Racing 92 batter Bordeaux as race for Top 14 semi-final spot goes down to the wire

A bonus-point win over Bordeaux-Begles gives Racing a narrow lead over Toulouse with one match to play.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Former captain Strauss open to Springboks return under Rassie

Adriaan Strauss says he would consider an offer to return to the South Africa national team seriously.

Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire

‘It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time…’

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