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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

Racing centre Chavancy fills Fofana void in France squad

After scoring in Thomond Park, the centre got a call from Guy Noves.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Sale Sharks suspend player over alleged tactics leak to brother

Tom and Luke Arscott met in the days before their respective clubs played and Sale Sharks are not happy about the outcome.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Another Six Nations blow for England as Harlequins confirm Marler leg fracture

The 46-times capped prop joins Mako Vunipola, Billy Vunipola and Chris Robshaw on the sidelines.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Richard Cockerill could be in line for England coaching job after Leicester sacking

Eddie Jones is open to the idea of bringing the 46-year-old on board.

# rugby-union - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Injury worry for Manu Tuilagi as Saracens see off Leicester

While one England centre hobbled off, another continued to excel.

# rugby-union - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Farrell: Six Nations bonus-point system will suit Ireland - and the Lions

There’s a big 2017 ahead for the Ireland and the Lions defence coach.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina confirms French move

The 46-times capped New Zealand international will play for Toulouse next season.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Harlequins and Gloucester serve up 52 points in front of 77,000 fans at Twickenham

Gloucester threatened a late comeback in the Premiership encounter.

Welsh landmark for Dan Biggar as Ospreys leapfrog Leinster into second

The Ospreys are two points behind Munster after an important derby win in Swansea.

# rugby-union - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Ashton returns from biting ban to score in Sacracens' Christmas Eve win

Saracens remain top of the Premiership after beating Newcastle, but Wasps thrashed Bath to go level on points at the summit.

# rugby-union - Monday 19 December, 2016

Wasps fear referee error in Galway could cost them qualification

Mathieu Raynal’s error gave Connacht the platform to maul their way to victory.

All Blacks skipper Read could take sabbatical

The 31-year-old could follow in the footsteps of former captain Richie McCaw by taking a long-term break before the Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-union - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'Dylan Hartley has let Northampton Saints down'

The team’s boss Jim Mallinder was counting on the experienced player giving his struggling side a lift.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'He's got credit in the bank' - England rugby chief backs Hartley to remain captain

RFU CEO Ian Ritchie says the Northampton hooker has been ‘the perfect ambassador’ since joining the setup.

# rugby-union - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Beale thanks Wasps after Connacht win for helping him through 'dark days'

The Australian starred on his return from a serious knee injury.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Craig Joubert announces retirement from refereeing Test rugby

Joubert will take up a new role at World Rugby in 2017 where he will help to develop new referees.

ARU boss says Cheika's job is safe despite losing 9 of 15 Tests this year

Bill Pulver is confident the Wallabies can still make progress under the former Leinster head coach.

# rugby-union - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Lydiate to miss the Six Nations - and probably the Lions tour too

Damage to his anterior cruciate ligament means the Wales flanker will require surgery.

'He wasn't knocked out' - Northampton defend decision to allow George North to play on

Concerns over a head injury have been calmed by the club.

Best is yet to come from England after Wallabies win caps undefeated 2016

George Ford insists England were nowhere near their best despite a 16-point defeat of Australia.

# rugby-union - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Cheika hesitant to label England northern hemisphere's best

England’s gritty style is not one that the Australia coach is keen to replicate.

# rugby-union - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Dan Lydiate injury sours dominant Wales win over South Africa

Wales may be more concerned about a knee injury to their flanker than their routine win over a sorry South Africa in Cardiff.

Elliot Daly red doesn't prove costly as England punish the Pumas

Daly was sent off in the fifth minute but England coped manfully, extending their perfect run thanks to a 27-14 win.

# rugby-union - Monday 21 November, 2016

Launchbury banned for England's remaining Tests after 'recklessly' kicking opponent

England will be without the Wasps captain for their games against Argentina and Australia.

England head coach Jones believes Ford can be better than Barrett

“People rave about Beauden Barrett, but I don’t. I’ll leave it at that.”

# rugby-union - Monday 14 November, 2016

All Blacks dominate World Rugby Player of the Year awards

As the All Blacks were named the World Rugby Team of the Year, Beauden Barrett took the individual prize.

# rugby-union - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Wales see off Pumas to end losing streak

Tries from Liam Williams and Gareth Davies, plus the boot of Leigh Halfpenny, led Wales to a morale-boosting win over Argentina.

# rugby-union - Thursday 10 November, 2016

12 changes to All Black side following Ireland defeat

New Zealand have named a much-changed team for their Test against Italy in Rome.

# rugby-union - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Billy Vunipola wants to make it in the NFL

Vunipola is a key part of England’s rugby union side but has his eye on an NFL career at in the future.

Argentina turn on the style in seven-try rout of Japan

Nicolas Sanchez amassed 29 points in Tokyo to lead the Pumas to a comfortable win against Japan.

# rugby-union - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Steve Hansen names his All Blacks squad for November Tests

Kieran Read captains the 36-man squad.

# rugby-union - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Wallabies hit out at 'clowns' jibe after All Blacks defeat

A New Zealand Herald front page depicting Michael Cheika as a clown has drawn the ire of the Australia head coach.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Savea, Cruden and Fekitoa return for history-chasing All Blacks

Steve Hansen makes three changes for Saturday’s game in Auckland.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Pocock nearing return as Australia make tough trip to Auckland this weekend

Australia may have 30 years of history against them in New Zealand on Saturday, but they might also have their influential back row in harness.

# rugby-union - Monday 17 October, 2016

'It's hard to believe, to be honest' - Michael Cheika pays tribute to Anthony Foley

The former Leinster coach Michael Cheika reflected on the tragic death of a ‘special person’.

# rugby-union - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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Taranaki edge 9-try thriller with late score against Auckland

Taranaki sealed a home semi-final berth in the Mitre 10 Cup.

# rugby-union - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Parra extends Clermont's Top 14 lead as Castres suffer defeat before trip to Dublin

Here’s your weekly round-up of the Top 14 action.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

All Black scrum-half suspended after 'entering airport toilet cubicle with female'

New Zealand will be without Aaron Smith when they meet South Africa this weekend.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Surgery for Warburton after JVDF clash, flanker hopes to return in time for Wales' November Tests

The Wales captain suffered a fractured cheekbone in the loss to Leinster.

# rugby-union - Sunday 2 October, 2016

All Blacks smash Pumas to close in on Test win record

Argentina were no match for the unstoppable All Blacks in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

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