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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Saturday 24 June, 2017

No Ford fiesta as Scotland fail in Fiji a week after Wallabies win

Veteran hooker Ross Ford made history in Suva, becoming Scotland’s most capped player.

# rugby-union - Friday 23 June, 2017

Samoa run experimental Wales side close but fall just short

Two second-half scores from Steff Evans in only his second Test ensured Wales head home with two tour wins out of two.

'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour

Tour manager John Spencer was confronted at a restaurant.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Former Scottish and Lions player reveals that he is suffering with motor neurone disease

Doddie Weir earned 61 Scotland caps during an illustrious career.

Sale bring in Australian back O'Connor as marquee signing on three-year deal

The 27-year-old is returning to the Premiership.

# rugby-union - Monday 19 June, 2017

Michael Cheika using angry fan's Facebook rant to motivate his Australia squad

Michael Cheika called an irate fan who was moved to write a lengthy critique of the Wallabies’ pride in the jersey after their loss to Scotland.

# rugby-union - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Another step in the right direction - Farrell positive after Lions win

He kicked all of the British and Irish Lions’ 12 points in their win over the Crusaders and Owen Farrell sees improvement in the tourists.

'A lot of people had written us off, there had been a lot of criticism'

After an unconvincing start to the tour, Warren Gatland was pleased to see the British and Irish Lions improve in defeating the Crusaders.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Under-pressure Gatland has made a rod for his own back, says Eddie O'Sullivan

The former Ireland boss says the Lions are under pressure to perform against the Blues thanks to Warren Gatland.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'I said it in jest' - Jones rows back on Gatland criticism

The England coach claims he meant no disrespect when criticising the tactics of the Lions boss.

Lions schedule criticised by All Blacks coach Hansen

Warren Gatland’s side arrive in New Zealand tomorrow.

# rugby-union - Friday 26 May, 2017

14-man Northampton deliver magnificent comeback to claim play-off win over Stade

Ahsee Tuala scored the winning try to ensure the Saints’ place in next season’s competition.

# rugby-union - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Robshaw and Ford to lead inexperienced England side against the Barbarians

Eddie Jones has opted to name the pair as co-captains for Sunday’s clash.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Australia second row Dean Mumm announces retirement to focus on charity work

The 33-year-old will retire from all rugby at the end of the year.

# rugby-union - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Montpellier lose their cool as ROG's Racing book Clermont semi-final

Francois Steyn entered the sin bin and Jannie Du Plessis was sent off as Racing 92 dumped Montpellier out of the Top 14 finals.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure

The mind games have started.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'We know they will be tough': All Blacks coach on drawing Springboks at Rugby World Cup

Steve Hansen expects South Africa and Italy to provide stern tests, but was “okay” with the draw.

# rugby-union - Monday 8 May, 2017

Three new caps, but no Duncan Weir in Gregor Townsend's first Scotland squad

John Barclay will captain the squad for a gruelling travelling schedule that will take them through Singapore, Australia and Fiji.

# rugby-union - Saturday 6 May, 2017

WATCH: Lions and Chiefs power to dominant victories in Super Rugby

It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Blues, meanwhile.

Broken thumb leaves All Blacks' Squire a doubt for Lions opener

“With Kieran Read out, Liam was probably next cab off the rank”.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

England star's honest assessment of Lions omission: 'Peter O'Mahony played his way in — I failed'

James Haskell was left out of Warren Gatland’s squad for this summer’s New Zealand tour.

# rugby-union - Monday 1 May, 2017

Mauger lands Highlanders role just over a month after Leicester sacking

The former All Black will move to Dunedin after agreeing a two-year contract with the 2015 Super Rugby champions.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Warburton learned of Lions honour in supermarket car park

For the second British and Irish Lions tour running, Sam Warburton has been named captain.

# rugby-union - Monday 17 April, 2017

Wallabies and Toulon wing Drew Mitchell announces his decision to retire

Only two players have scored more Rugby World Cup tries than Australia’s Mitchell, who is set to end his illustrious career.

# rugby-union - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Lopeti Timani handed four-week ban for kicking opponent in the head

The Australia number eight will now miss the next month of Super Rugby action.

# rugby-union - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Brian Moore recovering in hospital after suffering heart attack

The BBC pundit has thanked staff for saving his life after suffering a heart attack.

# rugby-union - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Sonny Bill set for first 15s appearance since 2015 World Cup final Sbw

Sonny Bill set for first 15s appearance since 2015 World Cup final

He hasn’t played since tearing his Achilles tendon on sevens duty during the Rio Olympics.

# rugby-union - Friday 31 March, 2017

Wilkinson: Lions leadership group more important than captaincy

Having a leadership group should be paramount for the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand, says Jonny Wilkinson.

# rugby-union - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Players' union launch petition to keep five Aussie Super Rugby sides as Force future threatened

Reducing the number of Australian franchises in Super Rugby could have big consequences, the union warned.

Toulon move will dampen Ashton's 'burning desire' to play for England again

The winger still craves a return to the international stage almost three years after winning his last cap.

# rugby-union - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Lions injury scare for Alun Wyn Jones as Wales captain ruled out for 'initial' six weeks

The positive is that he doesn’t require surgery on his shoulder.

Eddie Jones makes a case for a four-captain Lions' leadership group

England head coach Eddie Jones thinks a captain from each country would suit the Lions in New Zealand.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Watch: Quade Cooper handed three-week ban for this high shot in Super Rugby Seeing Red This post contains videos

Watch: Quade Cooper handed three-week ban for this high shot in Super Rugby

The Australia fly-half pleaded guilty to a dangerous tackle on Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

# rugby-union - Monday 20 March, 2017

Warren Gatland considering Owen Farrell for Lions captaincy

Gatland says the England back is among the candidates for the role.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

'We weren't allowed to live near each other' - Phillips shocked by Racing-Stade merger

The Welsh scrum-half spent three years in Paris.

# rugby-union - Monday 13 March, 2017

Shaun Edwards plays down row over 'harmless' middle-finger gesture during win over Ireland

‘There was nothing in it whatsoever.’

# rugby-union - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Comeback kings Crusaders defy injuries to prevail, Highlanders also win at a cost

A host of All Blacks – Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Waisake Naholo and Lima Sopoaga – suffered injuries as their teams won in Super Rugby.

# rugby-union - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'He ran into my dog' - Jones provides mischievous update on Farrell injury scare

The England playmaker sustained an apparent leg problem today.

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