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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

One of the Premiership's all-time leading try scorers set to make sensational switch to NFL - reports

Christian Wade has not been included in Wasps’ squad to face Bath on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Thursday 18 October, 2018

England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch

England will be without Nathan Hughes for three of their November internationals after he was banned for six weeks.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs

The Aussie playmaker wants to go one better than last time at next year’s tournament in Japan.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season

The five point-penalty issued to Toulon has been upheld, but following an appeal it will only be suspended for one season.

# rugby-union - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Wallabies stage record comeback to beat Pumas and ease pressure on Michael Cheika

The Wallabies avoided finishing bottom of the table and back-to-back losses to the Pumas for the first time in history.

# rugby-union - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Ruthless Chiefs warm-up for Munster clash with rip-roaring second half display

That’s now six wins out of six for Exeter in the Premiership this term.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban

Marler said that comments he recently made about looking for an “easy way out” of England duty were taken out of context.

# rugby-union - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown Back To Black This post contains videos

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown

Rieko Ioane’s double against Argentina helped secure another title for the world champions.

Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss

The Wallabies have lost four of five games and eight of their past 10 Tests but boss Michael Cheika is digging in.

# rugby-union - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'All Blacks are well known for coming back strong after a defeat... they don't experience a lot of them'

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has made changes for a clash with Argentina after losing at home to South Africa.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby

The Harlequins forward said it was “a very difficult decision” to end his England career at the age of 28.

# rugby-union - Monday 24 September, 2018

New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell

England’s new defence coach believes they are good enough to win next year’s tournament in Japan.

Toulon appeal EPCR's punishment over Boudjellal's 'Mormon' comments

The French club will challenge a five-point deduction, which is suspended for three seasons, following comments made by their president.

# rugby-union - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Hansen not 'bitching' about ref call in All Blacks' shock loss

The New Zealand coach would not blame referee Nigel Owens or fly-half Beauden Barrett for the defeat to South Africa.

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career Rassie This post contains videos

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career

What a moment for the former Munster director of rugby.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'A question of when rather than if' - Rugby World Cup could be set for expansion

Japan will host the 2019 World Cup, which could be the last time 20 nations contest the rugby showpiece.

# rugby-union - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"'

Despite the late withdrawals of Adam Coleman and Israel Folau, Australia secured a hard-fought 23-18 victory over South Africa.

Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again

The Wallabies scored a five-point win against South Africa.

All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run

It was a far from convincing victory from the All Blacks.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina

A much-changed New Zealand line-up will take on Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Zebo opens his Top 14 account but Racing hammered by Clermont

There was also defeat for Paddy Jackson and Perpignan this afternoon.

Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk

The 45-year-old says he will not be leaving his role as South Africa head coach to take over the Bulls.

# rugby-union - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable' Rugby Championship This post contains videos

Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable'

The former Munster boss says the clash with the Wallabies is ‘win at all costs’.

# rugby-union - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing

All Blacks captain Kieran Read insisted this morning’s 40-12 win did not come easily.

# rugby-union - Friday 24 August, 2018

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup

‘I can’t believe these kinds of rumours still float around.’

# rugby-union - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

# rugby-union - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

# rugby-union - Monday 20 August, 2018

Danny Cipriani fined £2,000 by Gloucester after nightclub incident

The England fly-half pleaded guilty to the two charges last week.

# rugby-union - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Wales defence coach Edwards takes role with Ospreys

The Wales assistant coach will juggle his international commitments with a role at the Ospreys in the Pro14 this season.

# rugby-union - Monday 13 August, 2018

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash

Samu Kerevi, who played 13 through the June series with Ireland, will miss out through injury.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Legendary hooker Ledesma appointed Argentina's new head coach

After impressing in his first season with the Jaguares, Mario Ledesma takes charge of the Pumas.

SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty

The All Blacks will take on Australia without the influential centre and hooker this month.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics

Ahead of the Super Rugby final, Lions coach Swys de Bruin has called for his side to get a “fair deal” against the Crusaders.

# rugby-union - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Ronan O'Gara's Crusaders cruise past Sharks to book Hurricanes semi-final

The last two champions of Super Rugby will meet in the semi-finals after the Crusaders made light work of the Sharks.

# rugby-union - Friday 20 July, 2018

Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis Blowback This post contains videos

Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis

Either the Crusaders or the Sharks will be the semi-final opponents for the Hurricanes after they saw off the Chiefs in the last eight.

# rugby-union - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Warburton overwhelmed by support following shock retirement announcement

“Never in a million years expected this much support. I cannot put into words how much it means to me.”

# rugby-union - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'There's so many options': Folau in no rush to settle future amid Reds rumours

The Reds are reportedly interested in poaching Israel Folau from the Waratahs, and the Australia star admits he has a decision to make.

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