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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

Scarlets trio sign new contracts after Wales' impressive Grand Slam heroics

The Scarlets have signed up Wales trio Jonathan Davies, Ken Owens and Rob Evans to new deals.

# rugby-union - Monday 18 March, 2019

Argentina scrum-half to join Harlequins after World Cup

Martin Landajo is on his way to the Premiership.

# rugby-union - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Grand Slam winners Wales dominate Six Nations Player of the Championship shortlist

The six-man shortlist for the Six Nations’ Player of the Championship award features four Wales players and two from England.

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.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Wales motivated to seize Grand Slam chance - Gatland

The Dragons can complete a Six Nations whitewash this weekend and head coach Gatland is pleased with his players’ attitude.

Final Six Nations start for Fofana among six France changes from Ireland defeat

The Clermont centre will start as the French look to sign off on a poor campaign with victory in Rome.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby

Gatland has won three Six Nations titles, two Grand Slams and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup.

# rugby-union - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'

Next Saturday in Cardiff should be tasty.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

New Ospreys chairman: 'PRB cynically left it to the regions to have a shoot-out for survival'

The back-and-forth between the Ospreys, Scarlets and PRB continued on Wednesday.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'No doubt' Welsh players distracted by merger talk, says Gatland

Warren Gatland has called for people to ‘take a breath’, and insists the proposed Welsh rugby restructure is region-led, not WRU-led.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Blues prop Michael Tamoaieta passes away suddenly at the age of 23 RIP

Blues prop Michael Tamoaieta passes away suddenly at the age of 23

Tributes have been paid after the Blues forward passed away suddenly.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'One of rugby's truly great players' - Saracens announce Burger departure

The former World Player of the Year will return to his native South Africa at the end of the season.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel

The French head coach described the move as ‘a sporting choice’.

# rugby-union - 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.

I am still contracted to my team: Savea responds to Toulon owner's scathing outburst

Mourad Boudjellal told Julian Savea he is not welcome at Toulon, but the ex-All Black promised to keep giving his all for the team.

Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes

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

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - 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.

May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam

Eddie Jones’ men were 44-8 winners this afternoon, with wing May scoring three of his side’s six tries at Twickenham.

# rugby-union - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal

The Australia fullback will remain with the Waratahs until 2022 after penning a new long-term deal.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Injured Hartley joins up with England squad but return date remains uncertain

England fared well without Dylan Hartley in Dublin, but defence coach John Mitchell is keen to have the co-captain back involved.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

All Blacks centre Laumape rejects overseas interest to sign new Hurricanes deal

Steve Hansen expects to see the 25-year-old play for the All Blacks ‘for years to come’ after he opted to stay with the Hurricanes.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener

The 19-year-old is the youngest player in any of this year’s squads as he prepares to face Wales.

# rugby-union - Monday 28 January, 2019

'I truly believe we can win the Six Nations,' says Scotland's Stuart Hogg

The full-back believes his side are on the path to ‘something incredibly special’.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France

Leigh Halfpenny has been all but ruled out of Wales’ first two games in this year’s Six Nations as he recovers from a concussion.

# rugby-union - Monday 21 January, 2019

Townsend forced to call four new players into Scotland's Six Nations squad

Hamish Watson has dropped out with a hand injury.

Excellent business as Exeter tie England trio down to new deals

Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all signed fresh two-year deals with the Premiership club.

# rugby-union - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Former Springbok Lambie retires from rugby after succession of head injuries

The 28-year-old suffered two serious collisions in the space of a year between 2016 and 2017.

# rugby-union - Friday 18 January, 2019

'This is the first game but there's an extra layer because it's Ireland'

Billy Vunipola says England are ‘quietly confident’ as they prepare for their opening Six Nations game in Dublin.

# rugby-union - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Vunipola backs Farrell to 'lead by example' in solo leadership role after Hartley absence

Billy Vunipola believes Owen Farrell can thrive as captain in the absence of Dylan Hartley during the Six Nations.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Scotland Six Nations squad includes seven uncapped players

Hookers David Cherry, Jake Kerr and Grant Stewart are among the uncapped players in Gregor Townsend’s selection.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Pat Lam's Bristol snatch England international Hughes from Wasps

‘We are striving to be a Champions Cup team and a player of Nathan’s quality can help us along our journey.’

# rugby-union - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Thomas off injured as Racing warm up for Belfast trip with Toulon win

The French winger could miss next weekend’s game against Ulster.

# rugby-union - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Halfpenny to see specialist as headaches persist after November concussion

The Wales fullback was due to return against Cardiff Blues, but is ‘still picking up the odd issue’.

England duo Vunipola and Launchbury to make long-awaited injury returns

Eddie Jones has been given a boost ahead of the Six Nations, with both players returning for their clubs this weekend.

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