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#Rugby Union

# 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.

# rugby-union - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Eddie Jones gives the nod to Burrell and Farrell for clash with Australia

George Ford drops to the bench for England’s first Test against Australia, with Owen Farrell returning to his usual position of fly-half.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Cutting out diving and lost time at the scrum the target of World Rugby law changes

World Rugby announced that minor amendments to rules for northern hemisphere rugby union will come into effect from July 1.

# rugby-union - Monday 30 May, 2016

England call in Burrell to replace injured Tuilagi for Australia tour

The Northampton man played his first international since the World Cup warm-ups yesterday, and could partner Ben Te’o down under.

# rugby-union - Sunday 29 May, 2016

England run in five tries against Wales in tour warm-up at Twickenham

The margin of victory would have been even greater had George Ford not missed six of his seven kicks.

New era: Seven uncapped All Blacks named in first squad since World Cup triumph

New Zealand will play three Tests against Wales next month.

# rugby-union - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Horwill makes surprise return as Wallabies name 10 debutants

Australia will host England in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney next month.

# rugby-union - Monday 23 May, 2016

Leaving Chris Ashton out of England squad was an 'easy call'

Eddie Jones feels Marland Yarde is better-equipped to work in his back three.

# rugby-union - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Wallabies coach Cheika signs on until 2019 World Cup

The former Leinster boss guided Australia to the Rugby World Cup final and their first Rugby Championship in his first year in charge.

# rugby-union - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Wasps-bound Kurtley Beale could be out for up to a year with 'significant' knee injury

Daryl Gibson’s medical team fear the Wallaby utility back ruptured his patellar tendon.

# rugby-union - Friday 13 May, 2016

Waratahs urge Beale to reject deal to make him the highest-paid player in England

The Wallaby has reportedly agreed a £1.5million deal with Wasps.

# rugby-union - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Trio of All Blacks among 5 stood down by Hurricanes after breaking curfew

They returned late to the team hotel in South Africa last week.

# rugby-union - Sunday 8 May, 2016

London Irish have been relegated after 20 seasons in the English top flight

Bedford’s exit from the Championship play-offs means London Irish’s Premiership stay is over.

Cipriani recalled as England begin preparations for tour of Australia

The Sale Sharks out-half has been named in a 26-man squad for a training camp later this month.

# rugby-union - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Hartley finally fit for return after suffering concussion in Six Nations triumph seven weeks ago

It comes as a boost for Northampton Saints in their bid to secure Champions Cup rugby for next season.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Quins out-half pays tribute to O'Shea as he moves to France to replace Trinh-Duc

Italian scrum-half Tito Tebaldi is also leaving The Stoop.

# rugby-union - Monday 2 May, 2016

Wasps hooker retiring at end of season to take up theatre career in the West End

From the front row to the West End – Edd Shervington is planning a career on the stage.

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