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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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

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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.

‘It’s exactly the challenge I came for’: Dan Carter impressed by Top 14′s improvement since Perpignan days DC

‘It’s exactly the challenge I came for’: Dan Carter impressed by Top 14′s improvement since Perpignan days

The All Black superstar hailed the development of the league in his six years away.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Jones backs ‘unburdened’ Robshaw to shine at blindside

“The next part of his career is going to be the best part of his career.”

# rugby-union - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Chris Ashton must take responsibility for his actions – Eddie Jones

England will be without Chris Ashton for the Six Nations after the winger was hit with a 10-week ban.

# rugby-union - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Eddie Jones wants Jonny Wilkinson to join England coaching staff

Eddie Jones wants Jonny Wilkinson to join England coaching staff

After retiring in 2014, Jonny Wilkinson has been offered the opportunity to be a part of the England coaching staff by Eddie Jones.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

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Another Kiwi bound for London Irish as ‘Canes back James Marshall signs up

The Taranaki man will see out this season in Wellington before heading to London.

Ireland appoint ex-England defence coach Andy Farrell on three-year contract D

Ireland appoint ex-England defence coach Andy Farrell on three-year contract

The rugby league legend won’t start work with Ireland until after the Six Nations.

# rugby-union - Monday 4 January, 2016

‘We aim to play a different form of rugby’ – Noves explains Bastareaud omission

The France boss hasn’t ruled out recalling the Toulon centre.

# rugby-union - Friday 1 January, 2016

JJ Hanrahan helps Northampton beat high-flying Exeter

The Saints inflicted a second defeat of the season on Exeter.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Bath have signed one of Japan’s Rugby World Cup heroes

Amanaki Mafi scored two tries at the tournament.

# rugby-union - Saturday 26 December, 2015

London Irish end six game pointless run in the most dramatic fashion

After six games without a point London Irish finally got off the bottom of the Premiership table with a 25-23 win over Northampton Saints.

# rugby-union - Thursday 24 December, 2015

England captain Chris Robshaw grateful to ‘incredible’ Conor O’Shea

“The World Cup is still lingering in the back of your mind.”

# rugby-union - Thursday 17 December, 2015

The one that got away for Munster, Stephen Moore confirms move to Queensland Reds

The Brumbies say they’re really disappointed with the decision.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Munster call on fans to show respect in wake of jeers for Keatley

The province have released a statement to promote “sportsmanship and positive participation”.

Trust fund set up to support family of Lomu after New Zealand legend dies broke

The All Blacks great tragically passed away last month, leaving behind two young sons.

# rugby-union - Monday 7 December, 2015

Conor O’Shea rejects Italy approach

The Italians wanted the Irishman to replace Jacques Brunel as head coach.

I enjoy watching rugby more than football – Beckham

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star has revealed he prefers the atmosphere at Twickenham.

# rugby-union - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Carter dreams of emulating Wilkinson at Racing 92

Star fly-half has set his sights on matching the achievements of former England No 10 in France.

# rugby-union - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Bad-boy Dylan Hartley has to be next England captain, insists former Lions boss

“This situation needs a strong personality,” said the former Lions coach, Ian McGeechan.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Carter: Departures won’t curb dominance of All Blacks

New Zealand rugby is in safe hands, according to fly-half.

# rugby-union - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Cheika backs Jones to revitalise England

Australia coach Michael Cheika has tipped compatriot Eddie Jones to revitalise England after their Rugby World Cup disappointment.

Bath snap up experienced Welsh international from Racing 92

Luke Charteris will swap Paris for Somerset next season.

# rugby-union - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Richie McCaw – a brilliant career in numbers

After debuting in 2001, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has called it quits.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Richie McCaw confirms retirement after record-breaking career with All Blacks

The most-capped player in international rugby union went out on a high.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

‘It’s almost like they don’t want anyone else to do well.’ Is Sam Burgess having a pop at Gordon D’Arcy?

Former Ireland centre’s scathing criticism of rugby league convert made news across the globe in September.

# rugby-union - Thursday 5 November, 2015

After a difficult World Cup, Sam Burgess is reportedly quitting rugby union

The 26-year-old has ended his contract with Premiership club Bath early for a return to rugby league with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Argentina are not underestimating Australia – De La Fuente

Australia were not at their best in the Rugby World quarter-finals but Argentina remain wary ahead of Sunday.

# rugby-union - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Agony for Scotland as Australia snatch Twickenham thriller

Scotland were seconds from a World Cup shock.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

‘I was angry’ – Scotland’s Strauss not pleased with double suspension for this tackle

Here’s the incident that has ruled Ford and Gray out of the tournament.

James O’Connor is ‘the greatest waste of Australian rugby talent’

The winger cut short his Queensland Reds stay and former Wallaby Greg Martin had some choice words for him.

# rugby-union - Saturday 10 October, 2015

England end their World Cup campaign by putting 60 points on Uruguay

Ten tries in total for Stuart Lancaster’s side.

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