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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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

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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.

# rugby-union - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Ospreys reclaim top spot as their Welsh rivals face Leinster and Munster

Wales out-half Sam Davies did his hopes of earning more international action no harm last night.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Former All Black lock stripped of Racing role for 'unforgivable' mistake

Ali Williams’s arrest for allegedly buying drugs with Toulon back James O’Connor last weekend.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

George North returns as Wales make just one change for Murrayfield trip

Rob Howley has named his team for the Six Nations clash with Scotland.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Bastareaud and Chouly ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland

The French pair will not travel to Dublin after sustaining injuries.

# rugby-union - Monday 20 February, 2017

Billy Vunipola admits he 'probably won't make' Six Nations finale against Ireland

The Saracens back row was the a clear key to England’s resurgence under Eddie Jones last year.

# rugby-union - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Solomona weeks away from England eligibility following hat-trick against Wasps

The rugby league convert has scored eight tries in five games for Sale.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

England fly-half George Ford returning to Leicester Tigers

The 23-year-old is leaving for their Premiership rivals at the end of the season with Freddie Burns going in the other direction.

# rugby-union - Monday 13 February, 2017

All Black lock to join Pat Lam at Bristol next season

“I have a fantastic relationship with Pat and I enjoyed working with him at the Blues,” said Steven Luatua

# rugby-union - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Donncha O'Callaghan's Worcester shock Saracens

It’s just a third defeat of the season for the reigning English and European champions.

Owens clarifies high tackle laws: 'We don't want to get rid of big hits'

World Rugby has introduced measures aimed at limiting both reckless and accidental contact with the head.

# rugby-union - Friday 3 February, 2017

Rugby star Quade Cooper wins third pro boxing fight with brutal stoppage KO

Rugby star Quade Cooper wins third pro boxing fight with brutal stoppage

Once again Australia rugby star Quade Cooper proved more than adept in the boxing ring.

# rugby-union - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Daly starts as injury-hit England make changes for France

Eddie Jones has made five changes to the side, with Joe Marler starting just four weeks after breaking his leg.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

36-year-old Rougerie to extend his Clermont career into 19th season

Age has proved to be no barrier for the former France centre.

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