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#Rugby Union

# 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.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

France? Non! Milner-Skudder commits to All Blacks and Hurricanes

The outrageously talented wing will stay in his native country through the 2019 World Cup.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

England stars Haskell and Clifford to have injuries assessed ahead of Six Nations

Ireland play the old enemy in the tournament finale.

# rugby-union - Sunday 22 January, 2017

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.

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