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#Internationals

# internationals - Monday 24 August, 2020

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals

Clubs are usually obliged to release players to national teams during those parts of the calendar.

# internationals - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Biggar and Liam Williams set to be fit for Wales' England clash

The experienced duo are expected to be fit for a daunting trip to Twickenham.

# internationals - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Finn Russell holds 'positive discussions' over Scotland return

The Racing 92 playmaker was disciplined for a ‘breach of team protocol’.

# internationals - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Foster named new All Blacks head coach

New Zealand appoint Ian Foster as he replaces Steve Hansen on a two-year deal.

# internationals - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa

Georgia will also face South Africa for only the second time following two Springboks Tests against the Scots.

# internationals - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

South Africa great 'The Beast' retires from international rugby after World Cup triumph

Tendai Mtawarira picked up 117 caps throughout his career.

# internationals - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job

The New Zealand playmaker has suggested they should promote from within to replace Steve Hansen.

# internationals - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Cheika subjected to 'crazy' threats over Folau stance

The player was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for a “high-level breach” of contract

# internationals - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare

Trevor Nyakane was forced off against Japan on Friday.

# internationals - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Blow for England as Vunipola and Nowell look set to miss at least two World Cup games

The Saracens forward has a hamstring injury while the Exeter Chiefs player has been dealing with an ankle injury and appendicitis.

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal

Steve Hansen’s side fell just short of scoring 100 points in Hamilton.

# internationals - Friday 6 September, 2019

Wallabies flanker Pocock to retire from Tests after Rugby World Cup

The upcoming tournament will mark David Pocock’s last matches for the Wallabies.

# internationals - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Sam Skinner won’t be travelling to Japan after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win against France.

# internationals - Friday 23 August, 2019

Uncapped teen sensation included as Cheika names Australia's World Cup squad

Jordan Petaia is among the 31 players who will be travelling to the tournament in Japan.

# internationals - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Dan Biggar makes his point against England as Wales go top of the world for the first time

George North scored the only try in a 13-6 win over England.

# internationals - Thursday 15 August, 2019

'Hungry' Wallabies stick with winning formula for All Blacks

Australia have made one change to their starting team to face New Zealand, with Adam Coleman replacing Rory Arnold.

# internationals - Monday 12 August, 2019

Kolisi poised for 'limited minutes' on South Africa return

The Springbok captain missed out on the Rugby Championship win due to a knee injury, but is on track to boost his side in Japan.

Jones takes aim at World Rugby over 'ridiculous' Barrett red card

England’s head coach took a swipe at the governing body over the tackle laws after their win against Wales.

# internationals - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34

Shannon Frizell and Karl Tu’inukuafe are among the men to miss out as the window to reach the World Cup narrows.

# internationals - Monday 22 July, 2019

Cipriani dropped from England training squad as uncapped Marchant called up

Eddie Jones’ side continue their World Cup preparations with a training camp in Italy.

# internationals - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Scotland's most capped international announces retirement from rugby

Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford is to move into strength and conditioning coaching.

# internationals - Thursday 13 June, 2019

England defence coach a contender to succeed Jones as he signs new contract

John Mitchell has renewed terms with the RFU until 2021.

# internationals - Friday 17 May, 2019

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

The fullback has 72 hours to appeal.

# internationals - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row

Lood de Jager is to leave the Bulls and join the Premiership side on a three-year contract.

# internationals - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

The Wallabies star has requested a code of conduct hearing.

# internationals - Friday 12 April, 2019

Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts

A statement from Saracens says that the England player’s post is ‘inconsistent’ with the club’s values, and they will be handling the matter internally.

# internationals - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

All Black Cane cleared for contact training six months after breaking neck

The Chiefs say they will take no risks with the New Zealand flanker.

# internationals - Monday 1 April, 2019

'My head would be pounding from it... You were thinking: when is this going to end?'

Leigh Halfpenny was out for three months after suffering a head injury while playing for Wales in November.

# internationals - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

# internationals - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'One bad half and now everyone's questioning' - Vunipola defends captain Farrell

Owen Farrell has come in for criticism since the draw with Scotland, but Billy Vunipola says it’s unwarranted.

# internationals - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England

The hosts squandered a 31-point lead and needed a last-gasp try to snatch a draw against Scotland.

# internationals - Saturday 16 March, 2019

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat

The Azzurri once again ended their Six Nations campaign without a win.

# internationals - Monday 4 March, 2019

Russell back in contention for Scotland but Hogg ruled out of Wales clash

The Glasgow fullback is still recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in a challenge by Peter O’Mahony.

Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad

Itoje has been missing since England’s big win over Ireland, while Robshaw has played just four matches since returning in January.

# internationals - Monday 25 February, 2019

Six Nations over for England lock Lawes

The Northampton second row will be out for four weeks with a calf injury.

# internationals - Monday 18 February, 2019

Injury from O'Mahony challenge rules Hogg out of Scotland's trip to France

Gregor Townsend has added six players to his squad ahead of Saturday’s game in Paris.

Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes

The back-row forward is off after the 2019 World Cup.

# internationals - Friday 15 February, 2019

Wales won't be fazed by Eddie Jones' mind games, insists Neil Jenkins

It’s ramping up ahead of the game in Cardiff next weekend.

# internationals - Monday 11 February, 2019

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'

England may be top of the Six Nations table after two bonus-point wins, but Eddie Jones is wary of a Wales team that has won 11 straight.

# internationals - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France

A hat-trick from Jonny May helped England to a second bonus-point victory in the Six Nations at Twickenham.

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