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Saints no match for Leinster

7th December 2019, 19:17

Leinster downed Northampton 43-16 at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday and are yet to be beaten in this season's European Champions Cup.

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Ulster edge out Quins

7th December 2019, 19:16

Ulster beat Harlequins 25-24 in a thrilling encounter to make it three wins from three in this season's European Champions Cup.

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Bresler sees bright future with Warriors

6th December 2019, 14:35

Lock forward Anton Bresler has set his sights on helping Worcester Warriors into Europe after penning a new contract.

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Cockerill out to avoid Wasps string

6th December 2019, 08:06

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill feels his side will have to be at their best if they are to beat Wasps on Friday night.

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Folau: Rugby Australia 'did not back down'

5th December 2019, 15:47

Raelene Castle, a leading figure in Australian rugby union's governing body, has defended the Israel Folau settlement.

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Jones to bide his time with Saracens players

5th December 2019, 09:32

England boss Eddie Jones confirms he wants to meet the Saracens players before he names his squad for the Six Nations in 2020.

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Harlequins facing fight to retain Sinckler

4th December 2019, 10:16

Head of rugby Paul Gustard fears Harlequins could be priced out of a deal to retain England prop Kyle Sinckler.

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Gatland pleased with eight-game Lions tour

4th December 2019, 09:51

British & Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland says he is pleased with the make-up of the 2021 eight-game tour of South Africa.

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Bath duo avoid going under the knife

3rd December 2019, 20:03

Bath duo Charlie Ewels and Zach Mercer face two to three months on the sidelines, although neither will require surgery.

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Matavesi eager to make Saints impact

3rd December 2019, 14:09

Fiji hooker Sam Matavesi says he hopes to make the most of the "fantastic opportunity" after earning a move to Northampton Saints.

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Edinburgh stay delights Schoeman

3rd December 2019, 13:50

Pierre Schoeman has revealed his delight after he put pen to paper on a new contract extension with Edinburgh.

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Baxter uncertain over length of Cuthbert absence

2nd December 2019, 13:10

Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has revealed experienced wing Alex Cuthbert is set for another spell on the sidelines.

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Hansen lands position in Japan

2nd December 2019, 11:30

Former New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has started a new coaching consultancy role with Toyota Verblitz.

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All Black's forward Savea facing lengthy lay-off

1st December 2019, 15:08

Ardie Savea will miss up to six months of action for Hurricanes with a knee injury picked up playing for New Zealand at the World Cup.

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Sopoaga set for Wasps exit

1st December 2019, 11:51

Lima Sopoaga is expected to leave Wasps at the end of the campaign after two years with the Premiership outfit.

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Pivac makes winning start as Wales coach

30th November 2019, 19:24

Wayne Pivac enjoyed a winning start as Wales coach after they claimed a 43-33 victory over the Barbarians in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Bristol eyeing Europe and silverware – Thacker

30th November 2019, 12:11

Bristol hooker Harry Thacker insists they aren’t considering a relegation battle as they look to challenge for silverware.

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Farrell plays starring role in Sarries win

30th November 2019, 11:58

Owen Farrell kicked 20 points as champions Saracens bolstered their Premiership survival hopes with 25-12 win at Bath on Friday.

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RFU look to O'Shea

29th November 2019, 12:49

Conor O'Shea has revealed his delight after he was confirmed as the Rugby Football Union director of performance rugby for next year.

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Yeandle blow for chiefs

29th November 2019, 00:25

Exeter Chiefs club captain Jack Yeandle has been ruled out until the New Year with a broken bone in his arm.

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McCall excited for Bath battle

28th November 2019, 17:51

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall says his team are confident as they prepare to face Bath in the Gallagher Premiership.

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Wasps moving in right direction – Launchbury

28th November 2019, 14:14

Joe Launchbury feels Wasps are moving in the right direction after committing his future to the Premiership club.

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Jones right man for England - Tindall

28th November 2019, 13:59

Former international Mike Tindall believes Eddie Jones is the "right man" to take England to the 2023 World Cup.

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Tigers told the truth by Cockerill

27th November 2019, 19:05

Richard Cockerill says Leicester Tigers need to realise they are in a relegation scrap before it is too late.

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McFarland eyeing more from Ulster

27th November 2019, 12:13

Head coach Dan McFarland is adamant Ulster are not the finished article yet despite a strong start in Europe this season.

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Lam revels in Radrada deal

27th November 2019, 08:38

Director of Rugby Pat Lam has expressed his delight after Bristol confirmed the signing of "world class performer" Semi Radrada.

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Edwards ready to get to work with Les Bleus

26th November 2019, 15:35

Defence coach Shaun Edwards says he is excited to finally get to work with France next month.

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Clarke leaves Ospreys post

26th November 2019, 14:50

Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke has left his position following a terrible start to the 2019-20 campaign.

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New Wasps deal for Umaga

26th November 2019, 14:48

Wasps fly-half Jacob Umaga has signed a new long-term contract with the Ricoh Arena outfit.

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Dickens takes England role after leaving Saints

25th November 2019, 20:14

Alan Dickens has become the new England Under-20 head coach after leaving his role as Northampton Saints defence coach.

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Exeter's chief delighted with Nowell comeback

25th November 2019, 13:01

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter says he's delighted to have Jack Nowell back and says there's even more to come from the winger.

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Boyd keeping Saints grounded

25th November 2019, 13:01

Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd has demanded more from his players after their 35-32 win on Saturday at Benetton.

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Bath not happy with handling of Cokanasiga

24th November 2019, 16:03

Bath Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper has suggested the club are unhappy with the RFU following an injury to Joe Cokanasiga.

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Tipuric backs Pivac for success

24th November 2019, 15:25

Flanker Justin Tipuric says new Wales head coach Wayne Pivac must be given time to instill his coaching ideas into the squad.

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Sarries end difficult week with a win

23rd November 2019, 19:03

Saracens returned to winning ways in style on Saturday by claiming a bonus-point victory over Ospreys in the European Champions Cup.

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Ashton keen on England recall

23rd November 2019, 14:55

Sale winger Chris Ashton says he is hoping to earn a recall to Eddie Jones' England squad for next year's Six Nations.

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Henderson - Ulster intensity down to training

23rd November 2019, 11:28

Ulster captain Iain Henderson credited the club's training regime as the reason for their excellent European start.

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Wales appoint legend Williams as manager

22nd November 2019, 18:06

Wales have announced that former skipper Martyn Williams has been appointed as the new team manager of the national team.

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Tuilagi committed to Leicester cause

22nd November 2019, 08:44

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi claims he's happy at Welford Road and is solely focused on performing for the Tigers this season.

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England must keep hold of Jones – Hartley

21st November 2019, 12:36

Former captain Dylan Hartley believes England must keep Eddie Jones on as head coach for the 2023 World Cup.

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Lions prop ready for cancer fight

21st November 2019, 10:05

Former British & Irish Lions prop Tom Smith says he is ready to fight after he revealed he has stage four cancer.

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Kiwi agrees to take charge of Australia

20th November 2019, 12:07

Rugby Australia say they had a “significant fight” to bring in Dave Rennie Rennie as Michael Cheika’s successor.

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Rennie set for Wallabies job

20th November 2019, 00:27

New Zealander Dave Rennie is expected to be announced as the new coach of the Wallabies following the departure of Michael Cheika.

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Ospreys add McKenzie

19th November 2019, 18:37

Ospreys have confirmed that fly-half Marty McKenzie will join them until the end of the season.

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Exeter lose Francis to injury

19th November 2019, 08:59

Exeter Chiefs Tomas Francis will miss the start of the Six Nations due to a shoulder problem.

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Sarries stars could snub Six Nations says Jones

19th November 2019, 03:44

Some Saracens players could turn their back on the Six Nations to help their club avoid relegation, England coach Eddie Jones believes.

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Saracens not contesting Premiership sanctions

18th November 2019, 13:34

Premiership champions Saracens have confirmed they won't be contesting their 35-point deduction and fine for salary cap breaches.

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Joseph commits to Brave Blossoms

18th November 2019, 10:47

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph says he has "great expectations" for his team after committing to a new contract with the JRFU.

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Saracens look set to accept punishment

17th November 2019, 13:51

Saracens have reportedly performed a U-turn and will accept their punishment for breaching the Premiership salary cap.

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O'Shea bids farewell to the Azzurri

17th November 2019, 12:24

Head coach Conor O'Shea has stepped down from his position with Italy after three years in the job.