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Jones handed Vunipola blow

19th January 2020, 18:32

England coach Eddie Jones looks set to be without No.8 Billy Vunipola for the Six Nations due to a suspected broken arm.

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Saracens respond to relegation punishment

19th January 2020, 10:53

Saracens say they "understand the decision" from Premiership Rugby to relegate the club at the end of the season.

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Saracens to be relegated at end of seaosn

18th January 2020, 20:47

Saracens will play in the Championship next season after confirmation they will be relegated from the top flight.

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Saints cling on after Lyon scalp

18th January 2020, 19:59

Northampton still have hopes of reaching the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals after a bonus-point, 36-24 victory at Lyon.

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Munster hand Nash his European debut

17th January 2020, 15:48

Munster have handed Calvin Nash his European Rugby Champions Cup debut in Sunday's must-win encounter with Ospreys.

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Saracens handed deadline to comply with cap

17th January 2020, 08:28

Saracens could lose their place in the Premiership in the next few days if they fail to comply with salary cap rules.

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Warriors return excites Gray

16th January 2020, 15:17

Richie Gray has revealed his excitement after agreeing to return to Glasgow Warriors on a two-year deal next season.

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Townsend slams Sarries' schedule

16th January 2020, 14:37

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has revealed Saracens' playing schedule has affected his Six Nations squad selection.

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Ireland confirm Sexton as new skipper

15th January 2020, 18:43

Johnny Sexton admits it will be the "biggest honour" of his career to lead Ireland in the Six Nations after being named captain.

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Six Nations call up for Tompkins

15th January 2020, 14:49

Saracens' Nick Tompkins is among five uncapped players called up to Wales' first Six Nations squad by new coach Wayne Pivac.

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Italy great outlines plans for Azzurri farewell

15th January 2020, 07:59

Italy legend Sergio Parisse says he plans to play his final Test for his country in Rome in the upcoming Six Nations Championship.

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Green forced to undergo surgery

14th January 2020, 17:00

Scrum-half Max Green will have surgery after fracturing his leg in Bath’s Champions Cup defeat to Harlequins.

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Saints confirm Reinach departure

14th January 2020, 15:23

Northampton director of rugby Chris Boyd has admitted at the end of the season he'll be disappointed to lose scrum-half Cobus Reinach.

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Rees-Zammit commits future to Gloucester

14th January 2020, 05:41

Louis Rees-Zammit has penned a long-term contract with Gloucester.

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Jones completes England reshuffle

13th January 2020, 16:00

Eddie Jones has added World Cup-winning South Africa forwards coach Matt Proudfoot to his England coaching team.

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Retirement date set for Hook

13th January 2020, 08:45

Former Wales back James Hook has confirmed he will retire from the sport at the end of the season.

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Gallagher closing in on Munster switch

12th January 2020, 18:23

Matt Gallagher is on the verge of completing his move from Saracens to Munster, with talks reportedly at an "advanced stage".

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Henderson refusing to 'underestimate' Bath

12th January 2020, 15:20

Iain Henderson insists Ulster can’t afford to "underestimate" Bath after their exit from the Champions Cup.

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McCall heaps praise on 'outstanding' Sarries

11th January 2020, 16:53

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall believes his side were "outstanding" during their European Champions Cup victory at Ospreys.

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Hooper cools England and Bath fears over Watson

11th January 2020, 08:44

Bath's Stuart Hooper says he doesn't believe Anthony Watson suffered a serious injury in Friday's 25-19 loss to Harlequins.

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Sarries ace targets different type of double

10th January 2020, 18:32

Alex Lozowski says avoiding relegation from the Premiership and winning the Champions Cup would be Saracens' greatest ever success.

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Rising England star Underhill pens Bath extension

10th January 2020, 13:52

England flanker Sam Underhill believes club side Bath are on the way up after signing a new three-year contract.

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Exeter star talks up European chances

10th January 2020, 08:42

Exeter Chiefs star Stuart Hogg says he and the rest of the squad are determined to do "something extra special" in Europe this term.

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Cardiff secure Lewis future

9th January 2020, 17:40

Wales prop Dillon Lewis has penned a new three-year deal with Cardiff Blues.

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Halfpenny open to Williams deal

9th January 2020, 12:23

Full-back Leigh Halfpenny says he would welcome his fellow Wales international Liam Williams joining the Scarlets this season.

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Ollivon handed captaincy of inexperience France team

8th January 2020, 19:29

France coach Fabien Galthie has selected Charles Ollivon as his captain as part of a youthful squad for the upcoming Six Nations.

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Ireland's Carbery ruled out of Six Nations

8th January 2020, 19:11

Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery will miss this year's Six Nations due to the wrist ligament damage he suffered while playing for Munster.

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Williams could join Scarlets early

8th January 2020, 02:16

Liam Williams could return to Scarlets before the end of the season, Saracens have revealed.

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Century of tries the aim for Ashton

7th January 2020, 17:42

Sale Sharks wing Chris Ashton says he is aiming to become the first player in the history of the Premiership to reach 100 tries.

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Griffiths - Sarries close to salary cap plan

7th January 2020, 13:09

Saracens' chief executive Edward Griffiths says the club are in the "final stages" of deciding how to move on under the salary cap.

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Wright wary over Nakarawa return

6th January 2020, 13:12

Former Scotland prop Peter Wright claims Leone Nakarawa must bring the right attitude on his return to Glasgow Warriors.

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Lemairtre unhappy with Webb

6th January 2020, 08:57

Toulon owner Bernard Lemairtre has slammed the attitude of Rhys Webb after he agreed to rejoin Ospreys next season.

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Warriors forward Fatialofa suffers horror injury

6th January 2020, 07:01

Michael Fatialofa is "stable in intensive care" after suffering a serious neck injury while playing for Worcester Warriors.

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Double injury worry for Wales

5th January 2020, 16:23

Wales face uncertainty over the fitness of Ospreys pair Justin Tipuric and George North heading into the Six Nations.

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Amor to be handed England coaching role

5th January 2020, 16:05

Simon Amor is reportedly set to be handed a role as England’s attack coach in the coming days.

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Leicester land huge Bristol win

4th January 2020, 18:15

Leicester Tigers have eased their relegation fears after beating Bristol 31-18 at Welford Road on Saturday.

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Gustard hits out at Marler

4th January 2020, 12:11

Harlequins coach Paul Gustard has slammed Joe Marler following the prop's sin-binning in Friday's 48-10 defeat at Sale.

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No Scarlets exit for Halfpenny

4th January 2020, 12:01

Brad Mooar is adamant that Scarlets have no intention of allowing Leigh Halfpenny to depart.

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Gray arrival leaves Baxter delighted

3rd January 2020, 19:17

Rob Baxter says new Exeter Chiefs signing Jonny Gray "ticks a lot of boxes" after it was confirmed he will be joining the club.

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Navidi ambitious after agreeing new Cardiff contract

3rd January 2020, 15:08

Flanker Josh Navidi believes Cardiff Blues can fight for the top prizes soon after he penned a new deal to extend his stay until 2024.

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Webb set for Six Nations appearance

3rd January 2020, 12:36

Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb will be allowed to play in the Six Nations after being granted permission by the Welsh Rugby Union.

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Nakarawa returns to Glasgow

2nd January 2020, 10:01

Leone Nakarawa has returned to Glasgow Warriors following his sacking by French club Racing 92.

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Warriors star heading to chiefs

2nd January 2020, 05:10

Glasgow lock Jonny Gray is expected to join Exeter Chiefs when he falls out of contract at the end of the season.

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Chiefs star sets sights on titles

1st January 2020, 15:39

Fly-half Gareth Steenson says Exeter are in a "great place" and can secure some silverware this season.

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Ford extends Leicester stay

1st January 2020, 13:11

George Ford says he loves Leicester Tigers and wants to help them succeed after signing a new contract.

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Ospreys agree Webb deal

31st December 2019, 14:34

Wales international Rhys Webb has announced he will return to Ospreys after agreeing to leave Toulon at the end of the campaign.

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Clarke and Ospreys part ways

31st December 2019, 08:10

Ospreys have revealed they have now formally parted company with head coach Allen Clarke after reaching a legal agreement.

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Harris agrees new Dragons deal

30th December 2019, 10:32

Brok Harris says he is happy to be a part of an improving Dragons side after he put pen-to-paper on a contract extension.

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Slade injury setback for England

30th December 2019, 09:31

England ace Henry Slade is set to miss the start of the Six Nations after suffering a broken ankle.

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Baxter praises 'fantastic' Exeter

29th December 2019, 18:26

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter hailed an "absolutely fantastic" display from his side as they overcame Saracens 14-7.