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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Friday 28 August, 2015

Two key Wallabies have penned new contracts to stay in Australia

Good news for the Aussies ahead of the World Cup.

# rugby-union - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Scrapped national stadium means Japan must issue fresh Rugby World Cup plan

World Rugby has demanded updated plans from Japan’s 2019 World Cup organising committee to allay concerns about the event’s viability.

# rugby-union - Friday 21 August, 2015

Horwill, White miss out on Wallabies World Cup squad

Despite failing to win the Bledisloe Cup, Australia believe they have what it takes to win the Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

England’s Mike Brown ‘massively excited’ for return after 5 months out with concussion

The Harlequins fullback will start in this weekend’s Test against France.

# rugby-union - Saturday 15 August, 2015

O’Driscoll pays tribute to McCaw after losing Tests record BOD

O’Driscoll pays tribute to McCaw after losing Tests record

After losing his caps record to Richie McCaw, BOD hailed the New Zealand legend’s achievement.

# rugby-union - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Cheika names Hooper and Pocock in Wallabies XV for All Blacks showdown

Australia and New Zealand meet in Sydney in a clash that will decide the 2015 Rugby Championship winners.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Danny Cipriani back in World Cup contention after being re-bailed

Out-half re-bailed until November following drink-driving arrest

# rugby-union - Monday 3 August, 2015

George North is still not over concussion and won’t be risked Saturday

Neil Jenkins does not expect George North to feature for Wales against Ireland this weekend as they begin their World Cup preparations.

# rugby-union - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Hooper free to face All Blacks after SANZAR appeal dismissed

Michael Hooper has been given the green light to play for Australia in the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study

A major study have revealed some startling facts.

# rugby-union - Monday 27 July, 2015

Quade Cooper explains his ‘zero f**ks given’ Twitter rant

After lashing out on Twitter, the Australian has explained his motivation.

# rugby-union - Friday 10 July, 2015

It’s time to book the camper van… the Lions tour details to New Zealand have been announced

This is one to talk about with friends over the weekend.

# 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.

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