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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Stade offer free entry to Ospreys clash for all fans in tribute to teenager

Nicolas Chauvin tragically passed away this week and Stade Francais have made tickets for their next match free.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Erasmus to work with Bulls as Springbok coaches assist Super Rugby sides

‘We believe this is an approach that can work for South African rugby in its broadest sense.’

# rugby-union - Monday 10 December, 2018

Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup

The former Munster boss will instead focus on his director of rugby duties with South Africa.

# rugby-union - Friday 7 December, 2018

England star Itoje emerges as injury doubt for Six Nations opener

The second row is nursing a knee problem.

# rugby-union - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year

The former Munster boss has led a resurgence in South African rugby that could lead them to a World Cup clash with Ireland.

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'

The 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series gets underway in Dubai this weekend.

'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals

The hooker will join Montpellier on a three-year deal.

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid

White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika ahead of the World Cup.

All Black Crockett to skipper Barbarians against Pumas at Twickenham

There’s a South African flavour to the Barbarians XV this weekend.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Wales flanker hopeful for World Cup after sustaining serious knee injury

It is feared Ellis Jenkins suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage against the Springboks last weekend.

Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear'

Exeter will be without the England winger for a period of eight weeks.

I made the wrong call on Farrell non-penalty, admits ref

Angus Gardner concedes he made the wrong decision over the contentious challenge on South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen.

# rugby-union - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France

Les Bleus had never lost to their opponents in nine previous attempts.

# rugby-union - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Big injury blow for Wales as flanker Jenkins suffers suspected ACL damage

‘You have to really feel for him,’ Warren Gatland said.

# rugby-union - Friday 23 November, 2018

Wallabies' backs to the wall but 'disarray' a little bit harsh, insists Cheika

Michael Cheika says Australia will ‘have a good time’ at Twickenham as they look to put breaches of team discipline behind them.

# rugby-union - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'When we play like that and we are not rewarded, I'm angry': O'Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try

Tito Tebaldi’s first-half try was ruled out as Italy came up short against Australia.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Tuilagi on course to end 32-month England absence against the Wallabies

The last of centre Tuilagi’s 26 England caps came against Wales at Twickenham in March 2016.

# rugby-union - Monday 12 November, 2018

Scotland call up Newcastle flanker who featured in England's Six Nations squad

‘I’m Scottish through-and-through but England asked me first,’ explained Gary Graham.

# rugby-union - Monday 5 November, 2018

'The blood alcohol test was negative': Toulon set the record straight over Savea car crash

The All Black winger fell asleep behind the wheel of the car he was driving on Saturday night.

England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash

The pair missed England’s victory over South Africa, but could face the world champions this weekend.

# rugby-union - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Defiant England coach Jones backs Farrell to avoid citing

Referee Angus Gardner’s decision to leave Farrell’s late hit go unpunished caused huge debate.

Davies scores on return as Wales beat sloppy Scotland in Cardiff

Warren Gatland’s side started their November international schedule with victory over their Six Nations rivals.

Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan Tries Galore This post contains videos

Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan

There was no shortage of action in Tokyo this morning as New Zealand won a contest that featured 15 tries.

# rugby-union - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Eight debutants named in All Blacks' 23 for opening Test of November series

Plenty of new faces in the New Zealand line-up for this weekend’s meeting with Japan in Tokyo.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Scotland without Laidlaw as Cardiff clash falls outside international window

Gregor Townsend has effectively named an Edinburgh-Glasgow select side for Saturday’s game against Wales.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Eddie Jones brings 'specialist in leadership' Will Carling to England backroom team

‘He understands what made English rugby great,’ says the England head coach of the 90s star.

# rugby-union - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Auckland snap Canterbury's stranglehold on New Zealand rugby in extra-time thriller

Leon Fukofuka’s try sealed the Mitre 10 Cup title.

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash Clean Sweep This post contains videos

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash

New Zealand out-half Beauden Barrett scored his sixth try in three Tests against Australia this year.

# rugby-union - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Edinburgh outclass troubled Toulon, while Wasps and Bath play out thrilling draw

Wasps, without Christian Wade, battled back to draw.

# rugby-union - Friday 19 October, 2018

One of the Premiership's all-time leading try scorers set to make sensational switch to NFL - reports

Christian Wade has not been included in Wasps’ squad to face Bath on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Thursday 18 October, 2018

England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch

England will be without Nathan Hughes for three of their November internationals after he was banned for six weeks.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs

The Aussie playmaker wants to go one better than last time at next year’s tournament in Japan.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season

The five point-penalty issued to Toulon has been upheld, but following an appeal it will only be suspended for one season.

# rugby-union - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Wallabies stage record comeback to beat Pumas and ease pressure on Michael Cheika

The Wallabies avoided finishing bottom of the table and back-to-back losses to the Pumas for the first time in history.

# rugby-union - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Ruthless Chiefs warm-up for Munster clash with rip-roaring second half display

That’s now six wins out of six for Exeter in the Premiership this term.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban

Marler said that comments he recently made about looking for an “easy way out” of England duty were taken out of context.

# rugby-union - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown Back To Black This post contains videos

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown

Rieko Ioane’s double against Argentina helped secure another title for the world champions.

Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss

The Wallabies have lost four of five games and eight of their past 10 Tests but boss Michael Cheika is digging in.

# rugby-union - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'All Blacks are well known for coming back strong after a defeat... they don't experience a lot of them'

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has made changes for a clash with Argentina after losing at home to South Africa.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby

The Harlequins forward said it was “a very difficult decision” to end his England career at the age of 28.

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