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#Internationals

# internationals - Monday 4 January, 2021

5 Irish internationals who could be on the move
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

5 Irish internationals who could be on the move

Jan 4th 2021, 5:38 PM 15,405 Views 8 Comments

After Jack Byrne sealed his APOEL deal today, we look at others who could be set for pastures new as the transfer window opens.

# internationals - Monday 24 August, 2020

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals
# Changes
# Changes

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals

Aug 24th 2020, 11:59 PM 5,911 Views 2 Comments

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
# Boost
# Boost

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 10:13 PM 3,069 Views 1 Comment

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
# Hope
# Hope

Finn Russell holds 'positive discussions' over Scotland return

Mar 1st 2020, 10:47 PM 5,514 Views 1 Comment

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

# internationals - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Foster named new All Blacks head coach
# Taking Charge
# Taking Charge

Foster named new All Blacks head coach

Dec 11th 2019, 7:12 AM 13,241 Views 10 Comments

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
# Voluntary Defence
# Voluntary Defence

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

Nov 20th 2019, 3:21 PM 6,226 Views 2 Comments

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
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

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

Nov 6th 2019, 9:35 PM 33,449 Views 14 Comments

Tendai Mtawarira picked up 117 caps throughout his career.

# internationals - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job
# Continuity
# Continuity

Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job

Nov 5th 2019, 10:27 AM 9,503 Views 10 Comments

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
# Anger
# Anger

Cheika subjected to 'crazy' threats over Folau stance

Sep 14th 2019, 1:32 PM 8,837 Views 8 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Sep 8th 2019, 11:16 AM 7,439 Views 0 Comments

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
# Injury List
# Injury List

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

Sep 7th 2019, 11:03 AM 12,599 Views 3 Comments

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
# Absolute Annihilation
# Absolute Annihilation

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

Sep 7th 2019, 9:37 AM 10,023 Views 31 Comments

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
# Man At Work
# Man At Work

Wallabies flanker Pocock to retire from Tests after Rugby World Cup

Sep 6th 2019, 8:12 AM 8,708 Views 9 Comments

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
# Big Sam
# Big Sam

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

Aug 27th 2019, 3:31 PM 3,845 Views 0 Comments

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
# Made The Cut
# Made The Cut

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 8:53 AM 11,601 Views 5 Comments

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
# Top Of The World
# Top Of The World

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

Aug 17th 2019, 5:44 PM 13,655 Views 37 Comments

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
# Men At Work
# Men At Work

'Hungry' Wallabies stick with winning formula for All Blacks

Aug 15th 2019, 8:01 AM 4,818 Views 13 Comments

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
# Strength To Strength
# Strength To Strength

Kolisi poised for 'limited minutes' on South Africa return

Aug 12th 2019, 7:05 PM 5,908 Views 5 Comments

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
# Blacks Shook
# Blacks Shook

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

Aug 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 15,739 Views 6 Comments

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
# Neighbours
# Neighbours

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

Jul 31st 2019, 7:58 AM 7,142 Views 3 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Cipriani dropped from England training squad as uncapped Marchant called up

Jul 22nd 2019, 4:02 PM 8,675 Views 1 Comment

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
# Hanging Up His Boots
# Hanging Up His Boots

Scotland's most capped international announces retirement from rugby

Jun 27th 2019, 10:51 AM 11,183 Views 1 Comment

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
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

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

Jun 13th 2019, 4:09 PM 7,253 Views 6 Comments

John Mitchell has renewed terms with the RFU until 2021.

# internationals - Friday 17 May, 2019

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

May 17th 2019, 7:56 AM 15,811 Views 120 Comments

The fullback has 72 hours to appeal.

# internationals - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row
# New Challenge
# New Challenge

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row

Apr 24th 2019, 6:01 PM 12,288 Views 7 Comments

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
# Sacking
# Sacking

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

Apr 17th 2019, 8:12 AM 35,735 Views 139 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
# Support
# Support

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

Apr 12th 2019, 1:28 PM 15,348 Views 82 Comments

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
# Recovery
# Recovery

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

Apr 9th 2019, 11:18 AM 4,451 Views 1 Comment

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?'
# Head First
# Head First

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

Apr 1st 2019, 5:02 PM 13,999 Views 6 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Mar 21st 2019, 5:30 PM 3,201 Views 1 Comment

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
# Faith In Farrell
# Faith In Farrell

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

Mar 20th 2019, 12:51 PM 7,260 Views 7 Comments

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
# Learning Curve
# Learning Curve

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

Mar 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 9,431 Views 9 Comments

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
# Missed Opportunities
# Missed Opportunities

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

Mar 16th 2019, 4:38 PM 8,336 Views 6 Comments

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
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

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

Mar 4th 2019, 1:03 PM 3,254 Views 2 Comments

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
# BIG GUNS
# BIG GUNS

Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad

Mar 4th 2019, 11:16 AM 3,567 Views 1 Comment

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
# Lock Out
# Lock Out

Six Nations over for England lock Lawes

Feb 25th 2019, 9:16 AM 6,904 Views 11 Comments

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
# Indisponible
# Indisponible

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

Feb 18th 2019, 2:49 PM 8,516 Views 28 Comments

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
# Taking Flight
# Taking Flight

Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes

Feb 18th 2019, 11:11 AM 8,163 Views 1 Comment

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
# Tidy
# Tidy

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

Feb 15th 2019, 10:23 AM 3,593 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Best Of The Best
# Best Of The Best

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

Feb 11th 2019, 7:30 AM 5,717 Views 8 Comments

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.

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