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Duncan free to speak with other clubs

16th July 2019, 08:34

Worcester Warriors have granted head coach Rory Duncan permission to talk to other clubs.

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Trio urged to focus on World Cup fitness

15th July 2019, 13:46

England boss Eddie Jones has sent Danny Cipriani, Sam Underhill and Anthony Watson to do more fitness work ahead of the World Cup.

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Sale allow Strauss to depart for Bulls switch

15th July 2019, 12:26

Josh Strauss has left Sale Sharks in order to sign a three-year contract with Super Rugby side Blue Bulls.

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Wallabies star suffers minor injuries in snatch and run

14th July 2019, 15:01

Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou has revealed how he sustained minor injuries in a robbery near the team hotel in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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Owens seeking World Cup gametime

14th July 2019, 11:59

Hooker Ken Owens has revealed a desire to have an impact at the World Cup for Wales later this year.

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Erasmus will 'split resources' in Rugby Championship

13th July 2019, 17:36

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus will field a weakened side in the Rugby Championship opener on July 20 but still wants to win.

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Smith hopes to claim Blues centre spot

13th July 2019, 15:33

Garyn Smith hopes to establish himself as a regular at centre for Cardiff Blues next season but is happy to "slot in" on the wing.

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Addison joins Ireland squad

12th July 2019, 16:03

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is happy to have Ulster utility back Will Addison among his World Cup training squad ranks.

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Genia to call time on Wallabies

12th July 2019, 07:48

Australia scrum-half Will Genia has revealed he will be retiring from Test rugby after the World Cup in Japan.

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Australia duo confirm moves to Japan

11th July 2019, 10:10

Australia internationals Will Genia and Quade Cooper have confirmed they will join Japanese club Kintetsu Liners later this year.

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Hansen's assistant throws his hat ring for top job

11th July 2019, 09:31

All Blacks assistant head coach Ian Foster has thrown his hat into the ring to take over from Steve Hansen after the Rugby World Cup.

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Ireland sweat on Sexton fitness

10th July 2019, 17:35

Ireland have reportedly suffered an injury blow ahead of the World Cup after learning Johnny Sexton has dislocated his thumb.

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Lees swaps Exeter for Brive

10th July 2019, 12:57

Exeter Chiefs have confirmed lock Mitch Lees has departed and joined French Top 14 side CA Brive.

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Phillips takes role on Scarlets staff

9th July 2019, 17:08

Former Wales hooker Emyr Phillips has taken a role as a development skills coach with Scarlets.

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Two more years at Ospreys for Wyn Jones

9th July 2019, 13:38

Ospreys lock Alun Wyn Jones has ended speculation by signing a new two-year contract at the club.

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Jones to keep monitoring Hartley progress

8th July 2019, 19:52

England coach Eddie Jones insists Dylan Hartley is still working hard to be fit for the upcoming World Cup campaign.

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Former bad boy to train with Wallabies

8th July 2019, 15:09

James O'Connor will link up with the Wallabies squad in South Africa ahead of his official return to Australian rugby with Queensland.

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England players expected to behave in Japan - Jones

7th July 2019, 13:58

Head coach Eddie Jones is confident his England players will behave themselves and represent England well at the Word Cup in Japan.

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Rugby Championship challenge has Hooper buzzing

7th July 2019, 13:46

Australia captain Michael Hooper is looking forward to the Rugby Championship and hopes they can improve on a poor run of results.

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Hansen worried over Williams

6th July 2019, 15:59

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen says there are big doubts over Sonny Bill Williams' fitness at the moment.

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North convinced about Wales’ mental capacity

6th July 2019, 15:28

Wales wing George North says he has total confidence in his team ahead of the Rugby World Cup this autumn.

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Mulchrone puts coaching move on hold until after World Cup

5th July 2019, 12:45

Scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone has signed a new short-term deal with Harlequins to provide cover during the World Cup.

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Retirement U-turn for Marler

4th July 2019, 13:23

Eddie Jones has confirmed Joe Marler has been added to England's World Cup training squad after ending his international retirement.

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Steenson confirms Plymouth coaching link-up

4th July 2019, 12:35

Gareth Steenson has confirmed he has taken on a coaching role with Plymouth Albion alongside his playing duties at Exeter Chiefs.

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Springboks will take no risks with Kolisi - Erasmus

3rd July 2019, 19:30

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus says he will not be taking any risks with injured captain Siya Kolisi ahead of the World Cup.

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Quins pounce for Falcons winger Goneva

3rd July 2019, 12:25

Premiership side Harlequins have signed Fiji international winger Vereniki Goneva from Newcastle Falcons for the 2019-20 season.

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Sharks land England's Wilson from Falcons

3rd July 2019, 11:55

England back-row Mark Wilson will join Sale Sharks on loan from Newcastle Falcons for the 2019/20 season.

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Quins’ ambition key in Ismaiel decision

2nd July 2019, 15:17

Winger Travis Ismaiel says Harlequins’ ambition played a key role in convincing him to sign from Super Rugby side Bulls.

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Sharks tie down Phillips to deal extension

2nd July 2019, 11:26

Premiership outfit Sale Sharks have handed James Phillips a new one-year contract extension.

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Veteran Lambert agrees Quins extension

1st July 2019, 15:15

Premiership outfit Harlequins have moved to tie down veteran prop Mark Lambert to a 17th season at Twickenham Stoop.

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Toulon bag Italian skipper

1st July 2019, 14:48

Italy captain Sergio Parisse has signed a one-year deal with French club Toulon.

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Fitness concerns for Crusaders ahead of Super Rugby Final

30th June 2019, 16:18

The Crusaders have injury concerns over New Zealand duo Ryan Crotty and Scott Barrett ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby final.

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Dunbar joins Brive

30th June 2019, 12:27

Scotland international Alex Dunbar has joined French Top 14 side Brive from Glasgow, signing a one-year deal.

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Chiefs tie down teen starlet Tshiunza

29th June 2019, 16:37

Premiership side Exeter Chiefs have moved to hand an "excited" Christ Tshiunza a four-year contract with their academy.

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Wilson attracting plenty of suitors

29th June 2019, 14:51

Multiple clubs are reportedly chasing the signature of Newcastle Falcons flanker Mark Wilson for next season.

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Parisse's Stade Francais departure announced

28th June 2019, 17:05

Stade Francais skipper Sergio Parisse's contract with the Top 14 club has been terminated by mutual consent.

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Cipriani drafted into England training squad

28th June 2019, 14:53

Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been called into England's squad for their latest World Cup training camp.

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Edinburgh 'adventure' excites Groom

27th June 2019, 16:25

Scrum-half Nic Groom says he is excited to embark on a new "adventure" with Edinburgh after completing a switch from Lions.

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Scotland record-holder announces retirement

27th June 2019, 10:33

Scotland's most-capped player, Ross Ford, has confirmed his retirement from playing with immediate effect.

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South delighted to sign for 'top club'

26th June 2019, 16:44

Ex-Harlequins forward Stan South wants to get "stuck in" with Exeter Chiefs as he looks to get his career back on track.

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Brown hopeful on warm-up games return

26th June 2019, 11:08

Hooker Fraser Brown is hopeful he can recover from his foot injury in time to feature in Scotland's World Cup warm-up matches.

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Australia bring in Leicester’s medical boss

25th June 2019, 18:21

Australia have drafted in Leicester Tigers' head of medical services Ed Hollis for the 2019 Rugby Championship and World Cup.

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Wales can win World Cup – Henry

25th June 2019, 17:53

Wales have a great chance of winning the 2019 World Cup, according to former head coach Graham Henry.

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Leicester Tigers put up for sale

25th June 2019, 11:31

Leicester Tigers have announced the Premiership outfit have been put up for sale with reports of a £60million asking price.