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Leinster rocked by Toner blow

20th May 2019, 13:39

Leinster have been hit by the news Ireland lock Devin Toner will be missing for Saturday's Pro 14 final with Glasgow.

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Botha deal delights Kidney

20th May 2019, 13:20

London Irish chief Declan Kidney has revealed his delight after the Exiles secured the services of Sharks forward Ruan Botha.

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Hansen plays down Williams concerns

20th May 2019, 10:02

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen claims Sonny Bill Williams only needs to prove his fitness to be considered for a World Cup spot.

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Traynor announces plans to retire

19th May 2019, 15:53

Gloucester prop Kyle Traynor has announced that he will call time on his career at the end of the Premiership season.

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Hartley comeback hopes for Saints

19th May 2019, 13:15

Dylan Hartley could return from a long-term knee injury in Northampton's Premiership play-off semi-final at Exeter next Saturday.

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Price can’t wait for Pro 14 final

18th May 2019, 18:07

Glasgow Warriors scrum half Ali Price says the fans must make the Pro 14 final against Leinster a special occasion.

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Leinster reach Pro 14 final

18th May 2019, 17:42

Reigning champions Leinster are through to the final of the Pro 14 and will play Glasgow after beating Munster 24-9.

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Blues quintet commit to extensions

17th May 2019, 15:13

Cardiff Blues have handed contract extensions to Scott Andrews, Rhys Gill, Brad Thyer, Kirby Myhill and Ethan Lewis.

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Rugby Australia sack Folau after social media post

17th May 2019, 09:41

Rugby Australia have announced they have terminated Israel Folau's contract following his anti-LGBT social media posts last month.

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Wales expectation not a concern for Adams

16th May 2019, 13:40

Wales winger Josh Adams claims his side will embrace the expectation on them ahead of the World Cup in Japan.

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McCall issues Vunipola hope to England

16th May 2019, 12:06

Saracens prop Mako Vunipola is expected to recover from a "significant" hamstring injury in time for England's World Cup campaign.

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Carter not considering World Cup return

15th May 2019, 14:31

Former New Zealand international Dan Carter insists he isn't planning to return to the fold for this year's World Cup.

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Salmon departs Exeter for relegated Falcons

15th May 2019, 14:22

Exeter Chiefs' lock Toby Salmon has departed after agreeing a two-year contract with Newcastle Falcons for their Championship return.

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Goodrick-Clarke makes London Irish move

15th May 2019, 14:12

Premiership new-boys London Irish have moved to bring in prop Will Goodrick-Clarke from Championship outfit Richmond.

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Dragons challenge inspires Ryan

14th May 2019, 18:32

Dragons' new director of rugby Dean Ryan says he is excited about tackling the difficulties that come with coaching the club.

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Scarlets hand out new deals to trio

14th May 2019, 17:34

Tom Prydie, Steff Hughes and Paul Asquith have put pen to paper on new contracts with Pro14 outfit Scarlets.

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Cheetahs boss makes Italy switch

14th May 2019, 17:33

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea will be replaced by Franco Smith after the 2019 World Cup, according to Pro14 side Cheetahs.

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Sarries star secures Euro award

13th May 2019, 14:27

Saracens full-back Alex Goode beat off strong competition to earn the European Player of the Year.

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Sharks raid Sharks for Oosthuizen

13th May 2019, 12:10

Sale Sharks have signed South African prop Coenie Oosthuizen from Super Rugby side Sharks on a three-year contract.

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Worcester boss tips Palframan to shine

12th May 2019, 14:00

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons believes new signing Richard Palframan will be ready to shine next season.

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Sexton disappointed by Champions Cup display

12th May 2019, 13:53

Leinster skipper Jonathan Sexton believes his team deserved to lose the Champions Cup final after failing to take their chances.

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Saracens the kings of Europe

11th May 2019, 19:37

Saracens defeated Leinster on Saturday to become the first English side to win three Champions Cups.

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Ospreys confirm eight to leave this summer

11th May 2019, 15:44

Ospreys have revealed defence coach Brad Davis is one of eight people that will be leaving at the end of the season.

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Kayser hails Clermont success

11th May 2019, 13:19

Clermont Auvergne hooker Benjamin Kayser hailed his side's "incredible" 36-16 European Challenge Cup final win over La Rochelle.

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Cullen prepared for Sarries threat

10th May 2019, 11:48

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says his team are fully aware of the different threats Saracens will pose when they meet on Saturday.

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Gatland back to take on the Boks

10th May 2019, 09:00

Wales boss Warren Gatland is set to return to the British & Irish Lions head coach role for the 2021 tour to South Africa.

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Cipriani targets England call

9th May 2019, 17:15

Danny Cipriani wants a place in England's World Cup training squad after being named the Rugby Players' Association Player of the Year.

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Coleman joins new arrivals at Exiles

9th May 2019, 15:53

London Irish have continued strengthening for the 2019-20 Premiership season with the signing of Australia lock Adam Coleman.

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Harris edging closer to Falcons exit

8th May 2019, 15:02

Gloucester are lining up a bid for Newcastle centre Chris Harris after the Falcons' confirmed relegation, reports claim.

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New Zealand's Naholo agrees Irish switch

8th May 2019, 12:46

New Zealand winger Waisake Naholo has agreed to join London Irish ahead of their return to the Premiership next season.

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Vunipola hands Sarries fitness boost

7th May 2019, 18:42

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall expects Mako Vunipola to return for Saturday's European Champions Cup final against Leinster.

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Haskell announces retirement from rugby

7th May 2019, 11:46

England and Northampton Saints back-row James Haskell has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

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Lancaster turns down England return

7th May 2019, 00:31

Stuart Lancaster reportedly turned down offers from both Leicester and Bath and says he is no rush to return to English rugby.

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Murphy influence key for Clare call

6th May 2019, 14:01

Charlie Clare claims the passion of Geordan Murphy was the key factor behind him making a return to Leicester Tigers.

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Kepu relishing London Irish switch

6th May 2019, 12:28

Newly-promoted Premiership outfit London Irish have secured the signature of prop Sekope Kepu for next season.

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Howley could move to club rugby in Ireland

5th May 2019, 19:02

Wales attack coach Rob Howley could be set for a move to Irish rugby with Munster, according to reports.

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Falcons looking for rapid return - Richards

5th May 2019, 13:49

Director of rugby Dean Richards has said relegated Newcastle Falcons will look to get "back up immediately next season".

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Falcons relegated after Gloucester defeat

4th May 2019, 19:55

Newcastle's relegation from the Gallagher Premiership has been confirmed with defeat to Gloucester on Saturday afternoon.

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Tigers boss targets winning end

4th May 2019, 13:08

Geordan Murphy says he is desperate to see his Leicester side end the season on a winning note in a fortnight's time.

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Laporte eyeing Edwards deal

3rd May 2019, 09:55

French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte has confirmed he's been in negotiations with Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards.

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McKeller content to delay Pocock return

3rd May 2019, 09:42

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says he won't rush David Pocock's return as the flanker is set to miss Saturday's match with the Blues.

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Former Worcester boss set for Dragons role

2nd May 2019, 18:14

Former Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan is set to take charge of Dragons at the end of the season.

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Wales snubbed with Edwards new deal offer

2nd May 2019, 14:56

The Welsh Rugby Union have failed to entice Shaun Edwards to remain on Wales' coaching staff beyond the World Cup with a new deal.

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Ibuanokpe hoping to kick on at Saracens

1st May 2019, 14:20

Prop Josh Ibuanokpe believes new club Saracens will help to take his game to the next level after agreeing a switch from Harlequins.

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Pisi to leave Saints this summer

1st May 2019, 14:02

Samoa international Ken Pisi has confirmed he will leave Northampton Saints at the end of the campaign.

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Gatland confirms no England job talks

30th April 2019, 17:19

Warren Gatland has confirmed he has not spoken to England about the possibility of replacing Eddie Jones when he quits his Wales post.

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Uncapped duo handed World Cup training camp spots

30th April 2019, 13:23

Wales have named their 42-man squad for their pre-World Cup training camp with uncapped duo Owen Lane and Rhys Carre getting the nod.

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Gopperth ruled out for Wasps

30th April 2019, 00:23

Wasps will be missing Jimmy Gopperth for the final two games of the Premiership season after the playmaker broke his thumb.

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Prop Fairbrother extends Dragons stay

29th April 2019, 19:36

Prop Lloyd Fairbrother has penned a new deal at Welsh club Dragons, with head coach Ceri Jones delighted.

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Fogarty excited for Ireland future

29th April 2019, 10:45

Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty is excited to embark on a new chapter with Ireland after the 2019 World Cup.