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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Pocock ruled out of remainder of Rugby Championship with hand injury

Australia will face the last two games of the Rugby Championship without the back-row.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'England should have at least 15 in Lions squad'

Eddie Jones believes the Lions have a real opportunity to beat the All Blacks and thinks England should be heavily represented in the squad.

# rugby-union - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Nakaitaci bags a hat-trick as Top 14 champions Racing suffer 37-point trouncing against Clermont

There were tries aplenty as Clermont exacted a measure of revenge.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

England World Cup winner backs Itoje for Lions captaincy

The Saracens star has leadership qualities similar to those of Martin Johnson, says Lewis Moody.

# rugby-union - Friday 2 September, 2016

New concussion technology to debut in the English Premiership this season

Pitch-side technology will be available to medics so head injuries can be referred to the team doctor for review.

# rugby-union - Monday 29 August, 2016

Beauden Barrett re-signs with New Zealand until after 2019 World Cup

Barrett has re-committed to New Zealand in a huge boost for the All Blacks and Hurricanes.

# rugby-union - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Hansen denies ref meeting ahead of Wallabies clash

The All Blacks chief met with assistant referee Jaco Peyper before New Zealand beat Australia, but not with Romain Poite.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Matt Giteau admits he may have played his last game for Australia

After breaking his ankle against New Zealand, Giteau could step aside to let the next generation come through.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Cheika: Wallabies face 'biggest' challenge yet

The former Leinster coach admits that Australia are up against it following their 42-8 defeat to the All-Blacks at the weekend.

# rugby-union - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Hansen snipes at Cheika as Bledisloe mind games rumble on

The war of words between Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika shows no sign of abating less than a week away from their Bledisloe Cup opener.

# rugby-union - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Brumbies centre Lealiifano diagnosed with leukaemia

Following a brief illness, investigations have led to Australia international Christian Lealiifano being diagnosed with leukaemia.

# rugby-union - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Wasps pull off another coup as they add South African international to squad for new season

They’re building quite a squad at the Ricoh Arena.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Bordeaux-Begles aren't a bit happy with Adam Ashley-Cooper's inclusion in the Australia squad

“I’m mad at the ARU… They were not very graceful.”

# rugby-union - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Rampant Lions to face the Hurricanes as they secure first Super Rugby final appearance

The Highlanders failed in their bid to set up a second successive Super Rugby final clash with the Hurricanes as they lost to the Lions.

Hurricanes beat Chiefs to reach Super Rugby final

Beauden Barrett helped himself to 15 points as Hurricanes set up a Super Rugby final against either Highlanders or Lions.

# rugby-union - Friday 29 July, 2016

Record-setting Nick Easter retires to focus on coaching 'Quins

The number eight had planned to be a player-coach this season, but has opted to concentrate on the new job.

# rugby-union - Monday 25 July, 2016

All Blacks extend Hansen's contract through to 2019 World Cup

Joe Schmidt may stick around a little longer then.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Two South African rugby union players fail drugs tests

The players are from two separate unions.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Haskell posts positive report after toe surgery that could keep him out until 2017

He even ‘broke his number one rule’ to celebrate.

# rugby-union - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Habana left out of South Africa Olympic 7s squad, but sends classy note of thanks

“I’ll be your biggest supporter and cheering you on loudly from Toulon!”

# rugby-union - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Toe injury rules out England and Wasps star for up to six months

James Haskell could be out until early 2017.

# rugby-union - Friday 1 July, 2016

Former NFL player Jarryd Hayne could now be set for a move to Super Rugby

Hayne, who played for the San Francisco 49ers last season, is currently with the Fiji sevens squad.

# rugby-union - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Allister Coetzee lauds resilient Springboks after series comeback

The Springboks held off Ireland to claim the three-Test series 2-1 in Port Elizabeth.

# rugby-union - Saturday 25 June, 2016

France ensure tied series with Argentina rout

That’s all you’ll be winning this weekend, lads.

Joe Schmidt on our radar along with Gatland and Cotter, says All Blacks chief

The Kiwis are planning for Steve Hansen’s exit.

# rugby-union - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Rugby Championship introduces a new bonus-point system for this year

Outscoring opponents by three or more tries will be rewarded during this year’s championship.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Early blow for Conor O'Shea as injury forces Andrea Masi into retirement

The versatile back, who was Six Nations Player of the Championship in 2011, won 95 caps for Italy.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Toulon president Boudjellal insists Goromaru signing is not a marketing stunt

“There is certainly a window to Asia, but we do not have the means to pay only for a showcase.”

# rugby-union - Monday 20 June, 2016

Wallabies skipper defends attacking approach in demoralising loss to England

Stephen Moore’s side passed up opportunities to kick for goal when trying to reel in Eddie Jones’ side.

Vermeulen top of Springbok injury concerns ahead of series-deciding third Test

The dramatic comeback against Ireland could have come at a cost.

# rugby-union - Sunday 19 June, 2016

'Absolutely no' - Eddie Jones rules out leading the Lions in New Zealand

The England head coach currently has no interest in a job which Warren Gatland is expected to land again.

Michael Cheika apologises to Australia fans after series defeat to England

The home side slumped to a first ever series defeat in their own backyard to their bitter rivals.

# rugby-union - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Halfpenny returns from nine-month absence to steer Toulon to Top 14 final

In his first game since last September, the Welsh full-back chipped in with 17 points Roazhon Park.

Gatland proud despite series loss to New Zealand

After suffering a 36-22 loss to New Zealand that sealed their fate in the series, Wales coach Warren Gatland nonetheless expressed pride.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Cheika dumps props for second Test as he looks for instant response against England

Australia’s team for Melbourne shows four changes from the first Test defeat.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Gatland critical of fringe players after Chiefs battering

The Wales coach saw his side humbled.

# rugby-union - Monday 13 June, 2016

Jones scathing of England's 'disrespectful' treatment in Australia

England coach Eddie Jones has been less than impressed with how his team has been treated in Australia.

George North ruled out of New Zealand tour

The WRU have confirmed the disappointing news.

# rugby-union - Friday 10 June, 2016

Conor O'Shea aims to create best Italy team ever

Italy have the potential to create their best ever team, the side’s new Irish coach Conor O’Shea has said.

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