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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Brumbies break New Zealand duck to end Chiefs' winning start, Reds up and running in style

Australian Conference rivals the Brumbies and the Reds enjoyed big wins on Saturday, the leaders recovering from an outbreak of mumps.

# rugby-union - Friday 21 February, 2020

First-half blitz sends Crusaders to top of Super Rugby standings

Four tries in the first half helped the champions to see off the Highlanders today in Christchurch.

# rugby-union - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Ruan Pienaar comes on to kick winning points as Cheetahs stage remarkable comeback

Rhyno Smith scored twice in the closing stages against Southern Kings to again secure the bragging rights for the Cheetahs.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Saracens prepare to tell stars if players must be offloaded

The club’s interim CEO has also said he is not giving any thought to the prospect of relegation.

# rugby-union - Monday 6 January, 2020

Worcester second row Fatialofa to undergo surgery on neck injury

The New Zealander was injured against Saracens on Sunday.

# rugby-union - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Brumbies relocate training base as bushfires ravage Australia

With hazardous air quality in Canberra, the Brumbies have temporarily relocated to Newcastle.

# rugby-union - Saturday 4 January, 2020

10-try Sarries crush Worcester, Gloucester claim derby win over Bath

Five tries in each half saw Premiership basement side Saracens make light work of the Warriors.

# rugby-union - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Henry Slade emerges as a Six Nations concern for England

An injury sustained last weekend is expected to sideline the Exeter Chiefs centre for up to two months.

Exeter Chiefs win thrilling clash with Saracens to regain Premiership top spot

Sarries mounted a late push but were unable to avoid losing to Rob Baxter’s side at Sandy Park this afternoon.

# rugby-union - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Scarlets confirm return of Liam Williams from Saracens

The Wales and Lions full-back is returning home after a trophy-laden spell in London.

# rugby-union - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach

The European champions were severely sanctioned for breaching spending rules that will now be subject to a review.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career

After making 55 appearances over a six-year period, the Glasgow Warriors player has retired from Scotland duty.

Foster named new All Blacks head coach

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

# rugby-union - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute

Negotiations over Israel Folau’s claim to recoup 14 million Australian dollars from Rugby Australia have reached a conclusion.

# rugby-union - Monday 2 December, 2019

Steve Hansen confirms move to Japanese outfit

The former New Zealand boss has accepted a role at Toyota Verblitz.

# rugby-union - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Lam's Bristol held by Kidney's 14-man Irish in thrilling finish

London Irish battled to claim a draw at Bristol Bears despite seeing Ollie Hoskins sent off on the stroke of half-time.

# rugby-union - Friday 29 November, 2019

Wales re-name entrance at Principality Stadium in honour of ex-coach Gatland

The main entrance into the ground will be called ‘Gatland’s Gate.’

# rugby-union - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Franco Smith to take over as Italy's interim head coach for Six Nations

The South African will take over from Conor O’Shea, who stood down over the weekend.

# rugby-union - 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.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Saracens fined for Champions Cup launch no-show

After opting not to appeal against a huge fine for breaching the salary cap, the club have forked out for another sanction breach.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby

The former Ulster and Ireland captain will lead the side when they take to the field against Fiji.

# rugby-union - 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.

Saracens could face EPCR action for snubbing Champions Cup launch

The European and English champions were yesterday docked 35 Premiership points and fined £5.36million.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'Shocked and disappointed by heavy-handed sanctions' - Saracens to appeal 35-point deduction

The Premiership club have also been ordered to pay €6.2m, but insist they are not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job

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

# rugby-union - Friday 25 October, 2019

Saracens to face Munster without the European Player of the Year

Injury will rule Alex Goode out of the December double-header against Johann van Graan’s side.

# 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.

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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.

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