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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

Carter dreams of emulating Wilkinson at Racing 92

Star fly-half has set his sights on matching the achievements of former England No 10 in France.

# rugby-union - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Bad-boy Dylan Hartley has to be next England captain, insists former Lions boss

“This situation needs a strong personality,” said the former Lions coach, Ian McGeechan.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Carter: Departures won’t curb dominance of All Blacks

New Zealand rugby is in safe hands, according to fly-half.

# rugby-union - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Cheika backs Jones to revitalise England

Australia coach Michael Cheika has tipped compatriot Eddie Jones to revitalise England after their Rugby World Cup disappointment.

Bath snap up experienced Welsh international from Racing 92

Luke Charteris will swap Paris for Somerset next season.

# rugby-union - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Richie McCaw – a brilliant career in numbers

After debuting in 2001, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has called it quits.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Richie McCaw confirms retirement after record-breaking career with All Blacks

The most-capped player in international rugby union went out on a high.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

‘It’s almost like they don’t want anyone else to do well.’ Is Sam Burgess having a pop at Gordon D’Arcy?

Former Ireland centre’s scathing criticism of rugby league convert made news across the globe in September.

# rugby-union - Thursday 5 November, 2015

After a difficult World Cup, Sam Burgess is reportedly quitting rugby union

The 26-year-old has ended his contract with Premiership club Bath early for a return to rugby league with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Argentina are not underestimating Australia – De La Fuente

Australia were not at their best in the Rugby World quarter-finals but Argentina remain wary ahead of Sunday.

# rugby-union - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Agony for Scotland as Australia snatch Twickenham thriller

Scotland were seconds from a World Cup shock.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

‘I was angry’ – Scotland’s Strauss not pleased with double suspension for this tackle

Here’s the incident that has ruled Ford and Gray out of the tournament.

James O’Connor is ‘the greatest waste of Australian rugby talent’

The winger cut short his Queensland Reds stay and former Wallaby Greg Martin had some choice words for him.

# rugby-union - Saturday 10 October, 2015

England end their World Cup campaign by putting 60 points on Uruguay

Ten tries in total for Stuart Lancaster’s side.

Here are the best bits from a memorable game between Australia and Wales You Shall Not Pass This post contains videos

Here are the best bits from a memorable game between Australia and Wales

Unmissable stuff from Twickenham.

Australia produce a heroic performance to beat Wales in an epic encounter

It was enthralling stuff today at Twickenham.

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

Who will claim top spot in Pool A?

# rugby-union - Friday 9 October, 2015

England coaches banned for Uruguay after referee contact against Australia

Farrell and Rowntree have been banned from the changing rooms for the duration of the game

Jersey worn by Irish-born former All Blacks captain sells for world record €243,000

Dave Gallaher was born in Ramelton, Donegal.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

‘We got a rude awakening on the physicality side of things’ – Sean O’Brien

The Ireland flanker is ready for Sunday’s clash with France — “a far more dangerous side”.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

‘It’s f****** horrible’ – Jamie Cudmore says it as it is after agonising defeat

Cudmore was pretty blunt when asked what the mood was like in the Canadian dressing room.

‘That belief didn’t disappear with the Japan defeat’ – Habana proud of how Springboks bounced back

Habana isn’t thinking about breaking the World Cup try record.

# rugby-union - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Has the World Cup shown that the Six Nations should be expanded? The Georgia coach thinks so

Milton Haig wants wants Georgia to join a ‘Seven Nations’ .

‘OK, our execution wasn’t great’ – Steve Hansen defends All Blacks after unconvincing win

Georgia put it up to the world champions last night.

# rugby-union - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Finn Russell injury a huge blow for Scotland ahead of crunch Springbok game

Scotland’s Blair Cowan will make his Rugby World Cup bow against South Africa.

Wallabies make 14 changes for England showdown

Michael Cheika has returned to the Wallabies who opened their Rugby World Cup as his side prepare to face England.

# rugby-union - Saturday 26 September, 2015

The other ex-Leinster boss at the RWC is confident about the big calls he’s made before Uruguay clash

Australia coach Michael Cheika expects his side to maintain their winning Rugby World Cup start against Uruguay despite a raft of changes.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Toulon make light of doping claims with T-shirt range

Top 14 giants Toulon have come up with a novel way of making light of doping allegations made against the club.

# rugby-union - Sunday 20 September, 2015

John Smit: Springboks in a ‘dark hole’ after Japan defeat

John Smit says South Africa must win the remainder of their Rugby World Cup pool fixtures after a surprise defeat to Japan.

# rugby-union - Saturday 19 September, 2015

‘We let South Africa down with Japan loss’

The Springboks did South Africa a disservice by losing to Japan at the Rugby World Cup, coach Heyneke Meyer has said.

# rugby-union - Friday 28 August, 2015

Two key Wallabies have penned new contracts to stay in Australia

Good news for the Aussies ahead of the World Cup.

# rugby-union - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Scrapped national stadium means Japan must issue fresh Rugby World Cup plan

World Rugby has demanded updated plans from Japan’s 2019 World Cup organising committee to allay concerns about the event’s viability.

# rugby-union - Friday 21 August, 2015

Horwill, White miss out on Wallabies World Cup squad

Despite failing to win the Bledisloe Cup, Australia believe they have what it takes to win the Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

England’s Mike Brown ‘massively excited’ for return after 5 months out with concussion

The Harlequins fullback will start in this weekend’s Test against France.

# rugby-union - Saturday 15 August, 2015

O’Driscoll pays tribute to McCaw after losing Tests record BOD

O’Driscoll pays tribute to McCaw after losing Tests record

After losing his caps record to Richie McCaw, BOD hailed the New Zealand legend’s achievement.

# rugby-union - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Cheika names Hooper and Pocock in Wallabies XV for All Blacks showdown

Australia and New Zealand meet in Sydney in a clash that will decide the 2015 Rugby Championship winners.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Danny Cipriani back in World Cup contention after being re-bailed

Out-half re-bailed until November following drink-driving arrest

# rugby-union - Monday 3 August, 2015

George North is still not over concussion and won’t be risked Saturday

Neil Jenkins does not expect George North to feature for Wales against Ireland this weekend as they begin their World Cup preparations.

# rugby-union - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Hooper free to face All Blacks after SANZAR appeal dismissed

Michael Hooper has been given the green light to play for Australia in the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study

A major study have revealed some startling facts.

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