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Grand Slam winners weigh up Wales exits

20th March 2019, 10:52

Wales' Gareth Anscombe says the crisis in regional rugby has lead many international stars weighing up moves abroad.

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Adams joins Cardiff Blues

20th March 2019, 00:26

Wales international Josh Adams will join Cardiff Blues from Worcester in time for next season, the club have announced.

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Edwards replacement in place – Pivac

19th March 2019, 15:59

Incoming head coach Wayne Pivac insists Wales have already lined up a replacement for defence coach Shaun Edwards.

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Jones says Wales are allowed to dream

19th March 2019, 00:37

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says it is fine for the whole nation to dream of World Cup glory, but there is work to be done.

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Gustard excited to work with Argentina prop

18th March 2019, 15:55

Head of Rugby Paul Gustard is eager to get to work with new signing Santiago Garcia Botta after confirming his arrival for next season.

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Dawson revels in Cullen's new deal

18th March 2019, 12:17

Leo Cullen's decision to sign a two-year extension as Leinster head coach is a huge moment for the club, CEO Mick Dawson said.

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Schmidt says Ireland will come good

17th March 2019, 19:27

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says his side will be ready for this year’s World Cup following a disappointing Six Nations.

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Jones calls for Wales progress

17th March 2019, 12:23

Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones says his team must continue to improve as everyone now knows what they are about ahead of the World Cup.

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Jones admits England lacking mental strength

17th March 2019, 12:22

England head coach Eddie Jones claims his team need to address the mental side of their game after their collapse against Scotland.

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Ford grabs draw at Twickenham

16th March 2019, 19:15

Replacement fly-half George Ford scored a late try to salvage a 38-38 draw for England after a remarkable comeback from Scotland.

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Winning habit excites Anscombe

16th March 2019, 17:14

Wales' Gareth Anscombe hailed his side's winning habit after they beat Ireland 25-7 to seal the Grand Slam.

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McInally not interested in Twickenham record

15th March 2019, 19:38

Captain Stuart McInally says Scotland must forget about their dismal Twickenham record when they go up against England on Saturday.

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No Furlong doubts from O'Mahony

15th March 2019, 14:59

Ireland's Peter O'Mahony says he has not doubts about Tadhg Furlong's selection to face wales on Saturday.

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Jones out to protect Cokanasiga

14th March 2019, 19:24

England coach Eddie Jones is looking to protect talented youngster Joe Cokanasiga from all the hype.

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Four England changes for England's Scotland clash

14th March 2019, 13:55

England boast four changes for the Six Nations clash against Scotland with Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Ben Moon and Mark Wilson starting.

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Williams included in unchanged Wales side

14th March 2019, 13:18

Liam Williams has been cleared to start at fullback in an unchanged Wales team for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Ireland.

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Winger closing on Dragons return

14th March 2019, 02:56

Ashton Hewitt says he is finally making good progress from his shoulder injury and hopes to be back playing for the Dragons soon.

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Tuilagi to stay with Leicester

13th March 2019, 14:19

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has signed a new contract with the club, ending speculation about a move to France.

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Irish duo in fitness race

13th March 2019, 01:16

Rob Kearney and Joey Carbery are facing a race to prove their fitness ahead of Ireland's Six Nations clash with Wales.

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Tuilagi will make 'right decision' over future - Ford

12th March 2019, 18:52

George Ford loves playing alongside Manu Tuilagi with England and Leicester Tigers but would back him if he leaves to join Racing.

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Louw talks up Bath future

12th March 2019, 13:12

Francois Louw feels the future of Bath is an exciting one after extending his stay with the Premiership outfit by a further year.

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Moriarty says Wales are ready for Irish

12th March 2019, 02:46

Wales are wary of the threat Ireland possess but are determined to see out the job and win the Six Nations, Ross Moriarty says.

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England still without Itoje for Scots' clash

11th March 2019, 15:31

Maro Itoje has failed to recover from a knee injury in time for England's final Six Nations clash against Scotland at Twickenham.

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Scotland injury woes mount

11th March 2019, 13:22

Scotland back three Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour and Blair Kinghorn have all been ruled out of the clash with England on Saturday.

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Ireland beat France to stay in Six Nations race

10th March 2019, 18:24

Ireland defeated France 26-14 and now need a win against Wales next weekend to have any chance of defending their Six Nations crown.

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Jones dishes out warning to England

10th March 2019, 14:36

England coach Eddie Jones says his team must be wary of Scotland when they meet next week in their final Six Nations match.

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No Ireland fear for Gatland

10th March 2019, 10:51

Warren Gatland says he is relishing the prospect of seeing his Wales side take on Ireland next weekend in Cardiff.

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England keep Six Nations hopes alive following Italy rout

9th March 2019, 19:23

England still have an outside chance of winning this year's Six Nations following Saturday's 57-14 thrashing of Italy at Twickenham.

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Wales remain on course for Grand Slam success

9th March 2019, 17:59

Wales remain on course for Grand Slam glory in the Six Nations after edging past Scotland 11-18 on Saturday.

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Best hints at retirement after World Cup

9th March 2019, 15:13

Ireland captain Rory Best has revealed he is likely to retire from international rugby after this year's World Cup.

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Quins suffer Mulchrone blow

8th March 2019, 18:35

Harlequins scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone has been ruled out of the rest of the campaign after sustaining a concussion against Bath.

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Ireland drop O'Brien for France battle

8th March 2019, 18:31

Flanker Sean O'Brien has been omitted from the Ireland matchday squad to play France in Sunday's Six Nations match in Dublin.

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Townsend expecting Laidlaw impact

8th March 2019, 08:56

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend says he fully expects Greig Laidlaw to make on impact off the bench on Saturday against Wales.

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Centre earns praise from Saints coach

7th March 2019, 16:30

Northampton Saints boss Chris Boyd has hailed centre Rory Hutchinson for taking his big opportunity at Franklin's Gardens this year.

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Farrell lauds England backline

7th March 2019, 14:17

England fly half Owen Farrell admits he would not like to face up against the backline they are deploying against Italy on Saturday.

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Warriors hoping for injury boost

7th March 2019, 03:25

Worcester Warriors star Marco Mama is expected to be passed fit to face Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs on Saturday afternoon.

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Easterby refusing to rule out Cronin

6th March 2019, 18:12

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby claims Sean Cronin has not lost his World Cup place after being dropped this week.

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Read to end New Zealand career in 2019

6th March 2019, 11:12

New Zealand captain Kieran Read has announced he will retire from international rugby after this year's World Cup.

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England duo in race to face Azzurri

6th March 2019, 00:25

Maro Itoje and Jack Nowell face a battle to make England's Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday as they recover from injury.

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Scots pair ruled out of Wales clash

5th March 2019, 14:40

Scotland winger Sean Maitland and centre Chris Harris have both been ruled out of the Six Nations clash against Wales on Saturday.

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Beard recalled by Wales for Scotland clash

5th March 2019, 14:29

Six Nations leaders Wales have made one change for the Scotland game as second-row Adam Beard comes into the starting XV.

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De Jager hit by injury blow

5th March 2019, 00:39

South African star Lood De Jager has suffered a shoulder injury and is facing at least four months on the sidelines.

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Edwards respects Scots challenge

4th March 2019, 18:59

Assistant coach Shaun Edwards feels Wales have more to give but is wary of the threat posed by Scotland.

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Key forwards among eight added for Wales clash

4th March 2019, 14:10

Scotland have added flanker Hamish Watson and prop WP Nel to their Six Nations squad for Wales' visit to Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Restless England ready for Italy - Youngs

4th March 2019, 09:20

Ben Youngs says England can't wait to get back into the thick of the action in Saturday's Six Nations clash with Italy.

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Scarlets star backed for Wales recall

3rd March 2019, 16:27

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac has backed full-back Leigh Halfpenny to secure a return to the Wales starting side.

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Warburton surprised at Gatland England link

3rd March 2019, 12:52

Sam Warburton claims Warren Gatland is an "honorary Welshman" so he would be surprised if he replaced Eddie Jones as England coach.

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Price calls for Wales performance

2nd March 2019, 17:12

Scotland scrum-half Ali Price believes his team are due a performance as they prepare to welcome Wales to Murrayfield on March 9.

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Lam proud of Bears after taking down Gloucester

2nd March 2019, 13:40

Coach Pat Lam could not hide his pride after watching Bristol beat Gloucester in the Premiership on Friday evening.

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Pacific Islands throw World Cup into doubt

2nd March 2019, 11:46

The Pacific Island nations have said they could boycott this year's World Cup in a protest against plans to introduce a World League.