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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal

The 29-year-old is set for a first Wallabies appearance in six years.

# rugby-union - Friday 12 July, 2019

All Blacks star Barrett swaps Hurricanes for Super Rugby rivals Blues

The 28-year-old will remain in New Zealand until after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Wallabies' Bernard Foley to leave Waratahs and Australia after World Cup

The 29-year-old is set to move to Japan’s Top League.

# rugby-union - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Genia and Cooper leave Rebels to join Japanese second-tier side

The pair have agreed moves to Kintetsu Liners.

# rugby-union - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer

Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Quins land prolific Fijian Goneva after Newcastle's relegation

The 35-year-old will continue to play Premiership rugby next season.

# rugby-union - Monday 1 July, 2019

Gatland's Chiefs deal a shrewd move, says former All Blacks star Fitzpatrick

Gatland's Chiefs deal a shrewd move, says former All Blacks star Fitzpatrick

The 55-year-old will take over the Super League side on a four-year deal that will allow him to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

# rugby-union - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Crusaders keep Super Rugby three-peat dream alive

Ronan O’Gara’s side are on track for a hat-trick of titles.

Jaguares crush Brumbies to reach first Super Rugby final

A fast start helped the hosts books their place in the showpiece.

# rugby-union - Friday 28 June, 2019

Gatland signs Chiefs deal, raising All Blacks speculation

The Chiefs announced the appointment of Warren Gatland as their head coach on a four-year contract.

# rugby-union - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Scotland's most capped international announces retirement from rugby

Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford is to move into strength and conditioning coaching.

# rugby-union - Monday 24 June, 2019

Israel Folau's GoFundMe campaign shut down for breaching terms

After receiving more than 700,000 Australian dollars in donations, the page was shut down due to a violation.

# rugby-union - Thursday 13 June, 2019

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

John Mitchell has renewed terms with the RFU until 2021.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Wales to face Gatland's Barbarians in Pivac's first game in charge

Gatland will make a swift return to Cardiff to take on his former side this November.

# rugby-union - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Simon Zebo grabs a hat-trick as Perpignan are routed by Racing 92

Perpignan suffered a 23rd loss in 25 Top 14 games, going down 52-14 to the side from Paris.

# rugby-union - Friday 17 May, 2019

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

The fullback has 72 hours to appeal.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Springbok Kriel the latest star to depart the Bulls as he heads for Japan

Jesse Kriel is signing with Canon Eagles, while Handre Pollard yesterday confirmed his move to France.

# rugby-union - Monday 6 May, 2019

Meyer signs Stade extension as owner promises €100 million investment

The former South Africa head coach will remain in charge of the French club for another two years.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Bastareaud says Major League Rugby move is 'not a loan at all'

Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud explained why he is headed for New York after the Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-union - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Watson returns from 13-month lay-off to give World Cup boost to England

The British & Irish Lion has not played a game since he was injured during the 2018 Six Nations.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row

Lood de Jager is to leave the Bulls and join the Premiership side on a three-year contract.

# rugby-union - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Clermont complete all-French Challenge Cup final after La Rochelle edge past Sale Sharks

Harlequins fell to Clermont this evening after La Rochelle progressed past Sale Sharks earlier on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Friday 19 April, 2019

Ex-Leinster centre Te'o to leave Worcester Warriors amid Top 14 rumours

The England international is one of eight players who will be departing Sixways at the end of the season.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Blackadder to leave Bath at end of the season despite extending contract in September

Bath are on the search for a new director of rugby.

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

The Wallabies star has requested a code of conduct hearing.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Toulouse to pay tribute to Notre Dame against Leinster

Sunday’s semi-final against will see the French side wearing a special kit.

# rugby-union - Friday 12 April, 2019

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

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.

# rugby-union - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Louth man named in Australia U20 squad ahead of World Cup meeting with Ireland

Michael McDonald has been included in the Junior Wallabies squad for the Oceania Championships.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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

The Chiefs say they will take no risks with the New Zealand flanker.

# rugby-union - Monday 8 April, 2019

Wade: 'It's making me emotional thinking about the risk I took and the magnitude of the move'

Now a member of the Buffalo Bills, Christian Wade believes his decision to trade rugby union for the NFL has been vindicated.

Former Wasps star Wade to pursue NFL dream with Buffalo Bills

Christian Wade has joined the Bills as part of the International Player Pathway Program.

# rugby-union - Sunday 7 April, 2019

14-man Toulon end Toulouse's unbeaten run ahead of Dublin semi-final

The Top 14 leaders were beaten in Marseille on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Monday 1 April, 2019

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

Leigh Halfpenny was out for three months after suffering a head injury while playing for Wales in November.

# rugby-union - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Struggling Tigers lose Denton for rest of season due to concussion

The Scotland back-row has still not recovered from a head injury he suffered in October.

# rugby-union - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Wasps reveal Edwards talks amid confusion over Wales coach's future

Shaun Edwards had been expected to join Wigan Warriors as head coach for the 2020 Super League season.

# rugby-union - Friday 22 March, 2019

World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship

Rugby’s tier-one nations should have the future of the sport in mind when they consider World Rugby’s proposed changes, says Brett Gosper.

Tokyo's Sunwolves axed as Super Rugby reverts to 14-team format

The Japanese side will bow out at the end of 2020 after just five seasons in the competition.

# rugby-union - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

SANZAAR to clarify Super Rugby future amid reports of Sunwolves axe

Australian media reported that the Tokyo-based franchise will be cut after the 2020 season.

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

Owen Farrell has come in for criticism since the draw with Scotland, but Billy Vunipola says it’s unwarranted.

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