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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Kidney's London Irish make winning Premiership return at Wasps

Wasps fell just short in their comeback bid as Declan Kidney and Les Kiss’ men made a winning start in their return to the top flight.

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try Feeling Bleu This post contains videos

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try

Ross Moriarty’s late score was awarded by the TMO as Wales advanced through to the semis.

# rugby-union - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future

The Wallabies boss said he did not appreciate the topic of his future being raised so soon after the World Cup exit.

Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia

The head coach says he’s like to face the All Blacks in the last four.

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'

After Australia lost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to England, the former Leinster boss struggled to contain his disappointment.

Lam's Bristol start Premiership season with derby battering of Bath

Nathan Hughes made a big impact on his Premiership debut, while Luke Morahan claimed a brace.

# rugby-union - Friday 18 October, 2019

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash

The England chief is braced for the quarter-final meeting with rivals Australia in Oita.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

Seiji Hirao passed away three years ago on Sunday having established himself as one of the country’s most important figures in the sport.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA

Agen will be without Paula Ngauamo for a substantial period after he kicked an opponent in the face.

Vunipola 'very likely' to line out for England against Australia

The number eight has returned to full training and England are confident he’ll be ruled fit for Saturday morning’s clash.

# rugby-union - Friday 11 October, 2019

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash

The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.

# rugby-union - Monday 7 October, 2019

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# rugby-union - Monday 30 September, 2019

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes

The New Zealand head coach has adjusted his side significantly for Wednesday’s game against Canada.

# rugby-union - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies

The Wallabies head coach was left frustrated by Romain Poite’s performance in his side’s defeat to Wales.

# rugby-union - Saturday 28 September, 2019

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'

Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell were left speechless in the ITV studio.

# rugby-union - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'I promised the guys an old-school night' - O'Shea rewards Italy players before South Africa showdown

The Azzurri are two wins from two at the World Cup after cruising past Canada.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men Reckless This post contains videos

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men

Samoa went down to 13 men during the first half, but Russia failed to capitalise before Steve Jackson’s side cruised to a bonus-point win.

# rugby-union - Monday 23 September, 2019

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga

The Aussie was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for expressing homophobic views.

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral

The former Leinster boss is unhappy with the decision to refer his player.

# rugby-union - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia

Warren Gatland has named an experienced side for Monday’s World Cup clash.

# rugby-union - Friday 20 September, 2019

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga

England have decided to start their strongest team in the Rugby World Cup clash with Tonga.

# rugby-union - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Wales great Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive diagnosis

The former international says he refuses to live in “fear and shame” of having HIV and wants to “break the stigma” over the virus.

# rugby-union - 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

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad

The Harlequins centre’s selection raises doubts about the fitness of Jonathan Joseph and Henry Slade.

# rugby-union - Monday 2 September, 2019

Picamoles named in France World Cup squad as Lyon and La Rochelle pair dropped

Felix Lambey and Dany Priso have been left out of the 31-man selection travelling to Japan.

# rugby-union - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Hill named in Wales World Cup squad despite leg fracture while Patchell also included On The Plane This post contains videos

Hill named in Wales World Cup squad despite leg fracture while Patchell also included

Rob Evans and Samson Lee are the surprise omissions from Warren Gatland’s 31-man squad.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters

The All Blacks will make do without their powerful lock during the pool phase.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Top 14 move confirmed for ex-Leinster centre Te'o to provide World Cup cover

The England international has signed for Toulon on a short-term deal.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul

Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.

# rugby-union - Thursday 8 August, 2019

O'Connor to make first Wallabies start since 2013 in Bledisloe opener

Michael Cheika has made four changes for Saturday’s showdown

# rugby-union - Friday 2 August, 2019

Pro14 side Southern Kings abort search for new head coach amid confusion

Robbi Kempson will now take interim charge for the new season.

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