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Tigers star excited about Welford return

21st September 2018, 12:08

George Ford says Leicester will be looking to make the most of home comforts when they welcome Worcester on Sunday.

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Hogg out till December after operation

21st September 2018, 11:13

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg has had an ankle operation and is set to be out for around three months.

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Under-Fire Jones needs simple selection policy

20th September 2018, 21:25

It's not been the best of years for England coach Eddie Jones - a miserable Six Nations was followed by a dismal tour of South Africa.

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South Africa trio to miss Rugby Championship finale

20th September 2018, 17:05

South Africa have confirmed a trio of backs have been ruled out of the final two matches of this year's Rugby Championship.

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Jones confirms Cipriani omission

20th September 2018, 11:29

Danny Cipriani has been omitted from coach Eddie Jones' 36-man squad for England's training camp on rugby grounds alone.

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Irish skipper eyes Connacht clash for comeback

19th September 2018, 17:05

Rory Best reckons Ulster's home game against Connacht in October is the perfect time to make his first appearance of the season.

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Tigers rocked by four-week Spencer ban

19th September 2018, 08:54

Leicester Tigers' Will Spencer will be missing for the next four weeks after being suspended for his dangerous tackle against Wasps.

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Mitchell added to EJ staff

18th September 2018, 15:11

Eddie Jones says John Mitchell will bring a "wealth of experience" to the camp after being named as England’s new defence coach.

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Cockerill calls for ref improvements

18th September 2018, 08:08

Edinburgh boss Richard Cockerill feels it is vital officiating in the Pro 14 improves after incidents he has seen this season.

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Saints confirm Gray departure

17th September 2018, 16:37

Northampton Saints have confirmed that Joe Gray has departed for a second time after his short-term injury cover spell came to an end.

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Judge joins Saracens on short-term deal

17th September 2018, 14:22

Saracens have brought in cover for injured prop Juan Figallo by signing Christian Judge on a three-week loan from Cornish Pirates.

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All Blacks forward ruled out of Championship remainder

16th September 2018, 12:42

New Zealand have confirmed forward Liam Squire will not feature again in the Rugby Championship due to a hand injury.

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Hook tips North to surpass Williams' record

16th September 2018, 11:49

James Hook has backed Ospreys team mates George North to overtake Shane Williams and become Wales' record try-scorer.

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Hansen confident of immediate response

15th September 2018, 19:44

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is confident his side will bounce back after their defeat to South Africa in Wellington.

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Springboks hold on to down All Blacks

15th September 2018, 13:19

South Africa beat New Zealand 36-34 in Wellington on Saturday to end a run of two defeats in the Rugby Championship.

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Ackermann - Tough talking made the difference

15th September 2018, 11:48

Gloucester boss Johan Ackermann says some harsh words at half-time made the difference in Friday's 35-13 win over Bristol.

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Willams a doubt for Wales' autumn internationals

14th September 2018, 15:30

Ospreys centre Scott Williams is a doubt for the start of Wales' autumn internationals after picking up a hamstring injury.

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Dragons urged to up game by Jackman

14th September 2018, 14:17

Dragons coach Bernard Jackman says his side will have to be on top form to down champions Leinster in the Pro14 on Saturday.

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Warriors star can't speak after Launchbury clash

14th September 2018, 13:08

Worcester Warriors' Cornell du Preez has revealed how a throat injury has rendered him literally speachless for the next four weeks.

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Yaha excited by union challenge

13th September 2018, 13:57

Fouad Yaha says he's excited to get started at Agen after calling time on his rugby league career with Catalans Dragons.

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Triple boost for All Blacks

13th September 2018, 02:54

Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams and Rieko Ioane will all return for the All Blacks when they take on South Africa this weekend.

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Springbok switches to Bears on loan

12th September 2018, 12:12

Dragons full-back Zane Kirchner has signed a month-long loan deal for Bristol Bears to replace injured ex-All Black Charles Piutau.

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Tigers rumours denied by Lancaster

12th September 2018, 00:50

Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster has distanced himself from reports linking him with the Leicester Tigers job.

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Bennett ruled out for Edinburgh

11th September 2018, 17:23

Edinburgh star Mark Bennett is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected hamstring rupture.

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Folau expected to make Wallabies return

11th September 2018, 11:09

Australia's Dane Haylett-Petty says he is expecting Israel Folau to resume his duties at full-back when the Wallabies face Argentina.

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Boks boss reveals job concerns

10th September 2018, 13:42

Rassie Erasmus says he is under pressure in his role as South Africa director of rugby after a poor start to the Rugby Championship.

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Clarke concerned over Williams blow

10th September 2018, 13:35

Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke says the club will have to wait to find out the full extent of Scott Williams' hamstring injury.

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Murphy wants more after winning start

9th September 2018, 16:41

Leicester interim head coach Geordan Murphy was pleased with his first win against Newcastle but knows there's plenty to work on.

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All Blacks star close to comeback

9th September 2018, 14:22

Sonny Bill Williams could make his New Zealand return against South Africa next week after three months on the sidelines.

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Barbarians bring in South African trio

8th September 2018, 15:52

South African trio Eben Etzebeth, Handre Pollard and Tendai Mtawarira have all been added to the Barbarians squad.

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Read 'stoked' with Pumas scalp

8th September 2018, 13:30

All Blacks skipper Kieran Read was delighted his men got the better of a tough Argentina unit in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash.

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England star set to make comeback

7th September 2018, 15:41

Billy Vunipola will make his latest comeback from injury when Saracens entertain Bristol in the Premiership on Saturday.

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Ford drafted in by Germany

7th September 2018, 15:29

Former Bath coach Mike Ford has accepted the role of head coach with Germany for their world Cup qualifying campaign.

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Ulster tie down Cooney to new deal

6th September 2018, 15:48

Pro14 outfit Ulster have tied down scrum-half John Cooney to a new contract to keep him on board until the end of the 2022 season.

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Cockerill calls for more from Edinburgh

6th September 2018, 14:43

Richard Cockerill says Edinburgh need to be "better across the board" when they face Ulster in the Pro14 on Friday.

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Chiefs hit by Woodburn injury absence

5th September 2018, 17:26

Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that Olly Woodburn has suffered a broken jaw and is now facing some time on the sidelines.

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Newcastle to host England against Italy

5th September 2018, 15:26

Newcastle United's St James' Park is to host an England rugby union Test match against Italy for the first time next September.

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Jones refuses to rule out Cipriani recall

5th September 2018, 15:01

Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani could still return to the England fold in the future, according to head coach Eddie Jones.

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Murphy wants full-time Tigers role

4th September 2018, 16:24

Leicester Tigers interim head coach Geordan Murphy admits it would be a dream to take over on a full-time basis.

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Mercer revels in new Bath deal

4th September 2018, 15:26

Zach Mercer is excited to see what the future holds after signing a two-year contract extension with Bath.

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Axe falls on O'Connor

3rd September 2018, 19:37

Leicester's opening defeat to Exeter has seen Matt O'Connor removed from his position as Tigers' head coach.

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Quins youngster reveals England ambition

3rd September 2018, 15:59

Fly-half Marcus Smith is hoping his fine start to the season with Harlequins will help in his pursuit of an England call.

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De Preez blow rocks Warriors

3rd September 2018, 15:37

Worcester have been hit by the news that back-row forward Cornell du Preez will need further surgery on his larynx.

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Bristol boosted by Piutau injury update

3rd September 2018, 14:22

Bristol have been boosted by the news Charles Piutau will return sooner than expected because his shoulder injury doesn't need surgery.

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Ledesma earns backing from All Blacks coach

2nd September 2018, 18:41

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has praised Argentina counterpart Mario Ledesma ahead of next Saturday's clash between the two sides.

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Jackman accepts fan criticism

2nd September 2018, 14:38

Dragons coach Bernard Jackman says he understands the flak he is taking from fans at the moment as they lost to Benetton in the Pro14.

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Mixed feelings for Cockerill

1st September 2018, 13:51

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill felt aspects of his side's 17-13 Pro14 loss to Ospreys were acceptable as he was left frustrated.

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Lam stoked by Bristol response

1st September 2018, 13:16

Bristol coach Pat Lam was full of praise for the way his side hit back to beat Bath in their Premiership opener.

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Wasps speedster ready to push even further

31st August 2018, 17:50

Christian Wade hopes his hard work over the summer can help him make a flying start to the new season with Wasps.

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Boyd ready for Gloucester threats

31st August 2018, 14:16

Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd says his team must watch out for star individuals in the Gloucester side on Saturday.