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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

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Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision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

# rugby-union - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Wallabies centre Horne forced to retire a week after suffering arm injury

Northampton Saints confirmed the news this morning.

Challenge Cup kings Gloucester book ticket to Bilbao with emphatic win

A third European Challenge Cup crown is a win away for Gloucester after they easily disposed of Newcastle Falcons on Friday.

# rugby-union - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Joseph likely to miss England's tour of South Africa

England’s options for the summer are likely to be further restricted, with Jonathan Joseph ruled out for the season.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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The man who broke Irish hearts at Croke Park confirms imminent retirement from rugby

Vincent Clerc, winner of 67 international caps for France, has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Four men summoned to English court in relation to Eddie Jones abuse

British Transport Police have confirmed four men will appear in court on 16 May in relation to abuse aimed at England coach Eddie Jones.

# rugby-union - Monday 16 April, 2018

Israel Folau offered to quit but stands by homosexuality comments

The Australia and Waratahs full-back avoided punishment for the remarks.

# rugby-union - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Jones will enjoy challenge of reviving England, insists Gregan

England’s results have tailed off alarmingly, but George Gregan thinks they will soon be back to winning ways under Eddie Jones.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Wales' most capped player agrees terms for 14th season with the Blues

Gethin Jenkins is playing on for another year at least.

Plans in place to deliver Springbok success - Erasmus

South Africa’s coaches and players are aware of what they must do in the June internationals, according to Rassie Erasmus.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Sale show support for England winger after four-week ban for homophobic slur

Denny Solomona was handed a suspension for the incident during his side’s win over Worcester last month.

'Strong role model' Folau agrees 'to think about' impact of social media posts

The Australia international has avoided punishment over his controversial post on Instagram last week.

# rugby-union - Monday 9 April, 2018

Wales to face Scotland for charity in rare all-northern November clash

Australia, Tonga and South Africa will also play Tests against Wales in November, the WRU has revealed.

Kingston to leave Harlequins after 17-year service

Director of rugby John Kingston will depart Harlequins at the end of the season, the Premiership club have confirmed.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Israel Folau in trouble again as he says 'God's plan' for gay people is to go to 'hell'

Rugby Australia has distanced itself from homophobic comments made by the player on social media.

# rugby-union - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Former Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones to retire at the end of the season

Jones will remain with Premiership club Harlequins as assistant forwards coach when he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Ex-Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer heads to Top 14 for first job since 2015 World Cup

Meyer has taken over at struggling Stade Francais.

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