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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News


# rugby-union - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Steve Hansen names his All Blacks squad for November Tests

Kieran Read captains the 36-man squad.

# rugby-union - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Wallabies hit out at 'clowns' jibe after All Blacks defeat

A New Zealand Herald front page depicting Michael Cheika as a clown has drawn the ire of the Australia head coach.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Savea, Cruden and Fekitoa return for history-chasing All Blacks

Steve Hansen makes three changes for Saturday’s game in Auckland.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Pocock nearing return as Australia make tough trip to Auckland this weekend

Australia may have 30 years of history against them in New Zealand on Saturday, but they might also have their influential back row in harness.

# rugby-union - Monday 17 October, 2016

'It's hard to believe, to be honest' - Michael Cheika pays tribute to Anthony Foley

The former Leinster coach Michael Cheika reflected on the tragic death of a ‘special person’.

# rugby-union - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Taranaki edge 9-try thriller with late score against Auckland Npc This post contains videos

Taranaki edge 9-try thriller with late score against Auckland

Taranaki sealed a home semi-final berth in the Mitre 10 Cup.

# rugby-union - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Parra extends Clermont's Top 14 lead as Castres suffer defeat before trip to Dublin

Here’s your weekly round-up of the Top 14 action.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

All Black scrum-half suspended after 'entering airport toilet cubicle with female'

New Zealand will be without Aaron Smith when they meet South Africa this weekend.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Surgery for Warburton after JVDF clash, flanker hopes to return in time for Wales' November Tests

The Wales captain suffered a fractured cheekbone in the loss to Leinster.

# rugby-union - Sunday 2 October, 2016

All Blacks smash Pumas to close in on Test win record

Argentina were no match for the unstoppable All Blacks in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ben Te'o one of seven uncapped players included in England squad

Eddie Jones’ side are preparing for Tests against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

'I have always played fair' - Ashton protests innocence following 13-week ban

The England and Saracens wing has been punished for biting Northampton Saints prop Alex Waller.

# rugby-union - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Rieko Ioane wins hat-trick battle in 82-point thriller NZ This post contains videos

Rieko Ioane wins hat-trick battle in 82-point thriller

Ioane’s breaks gave Auckland the edge as Joe Tupe scored a treble of his own for Bay of Plenty.

# rugby-union - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Pocock ruled out of remainder of Rugby Championship with hand injury

Australia will face the last two games of the Rugby Championship without the back-row.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'England should have at least 15 in Lions squad'

Eddie Jones believes the Lions have a real opportunity to beat the All Blacks and thinks England should be heavily represented in the squad.

# rugby-union - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Nakaitaci bags a hat-trick as Top 14 champions Racing suffer 37-point trouncing against Clermont

There were tries aplenty as Clermont exacted a measure of revenge.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

England World Cup winner backs Itoje for Lions captaincy

The Saracens star has leadership qualities similar to those of Martin Johnson, says Lewis Moody.

# rugby-union - Friday 2 September, 2016

New concussion technology to debut in the English Premiership this season

Pitch-side technology will be available to medics so head injuries can be referred to the team doctor for review.

# rugby-union - Monday 29 August, 2016

Beauden Barrett re-signs with New Zealand until after 2019 World Cup

Barrett has re-committed to New Zealand in a huge boost for the All Blacks and Hurricanes.

# rugby-union - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Hansen denies ref meeting ahead of Wallabies clash

The All Blacks chief met with assistant referee Jaco Peyper before New Zealand beat Australia, but not with Romain Poite.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Matt Giteau admits he may have played his last game for Australia

After breaking his ankle against New Zealand, Giteau could step aside to let the next generation come through.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Cheika: Wallabies face 'biggest' challenge yet

The former Leinster coach admits that Australia are up against it following their 42-8 defeat to the All-Blacks at the weekend.

# rugby-union - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Hansen snipes at Cheika as Bledisloe mind games rumble on

The war of words between Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika shows no sign of abating less than a week away from their Bledisloe Cup opener.

# rugby-union - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Brumbies centre Lealiifano diagnosed with leukaemia

Following a brief illness, investigations have led to Australia international Christian Lealiifano being diagnosed with leukaemia.

# rugby-union - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Wasps pull off another coup as they add South African international to squad for new season

They’re building quite a squad at the Ricoh Arena.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Bordeaux-Begles aren't a bit happy with Adam Ashley-Cooper's inclusion in the Australia squad

“I’m mad at the ARU… They were not very graceful.”

# rugby-union - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Rampant Lions to face the Hurricanes as they secure first Super Rugby final appearance

The Highlanders failed in their bid to set up a second successive Super Rugby final clash with the Hurricanes as they lost to the Lions.

Hurricanes beat Chiefs to reach Super Rugby final

Beauden Barrett helped himself to 15 points as Hurricanes set up a Super Rugby final against either Highlanders or Lions.

# rugby-union - Friday 29 July, 2016

Record-setting Nick Easter retires to focus on coaching 'Quins

The number eight had planned to be a player-coach this season, but has opted to concentrate on the new job.

# rugby-union - Monday 25 July, 2016

All Blacks extend Hansen's contract through to 2019 World Cup

Joe Schmidt may stick around a little longer then.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Two South African rugby union players fail drugs tests

The players are from two separate unions.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Haskell posts positive report after toe surgery that could keep him out until 2017

He even ‘broke his number one rule’ to celebrate.

# rugby-union - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Habana left out of South Africa Olympic 7s squad, but sends classy note of thanks

“I’ll be your biggest supporter and cheering you on loudly from Toulon!”

# rugby-union - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Toe injury rules out England and Wasps star for up to six months

James Haskell could be out until early 2017.

# rugby-union - Friday 1 July, 2016

Former NFL player Jarryd Hayne could now be set for a move to Super Rugby

Hayne, who played for the San Francisco 49ers last season, is currently with the Fiji sevens squad.

# rugby-union - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Allister Coetzee lauds resilient Springboks after series comeback

The Springboks held off Ireland to claim the three-Test series 2-1 in Port Elizabeth.

# rugby-union - Saturday 25 June, 2016

France ensure tied series with Argentina rout

That’s all you’ll be winning this weekend, lads.

Joe Schmidt on our radar along with Gatland and Cotter, says All Blacks chief

The Kiwis are planning for Steve Hansen’s exit.

# rugby-union - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Rugby Championship introduces a new bonus-point system for this year

Outscoring opponents by three or more tries will be rewarded during this year’s championship.

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