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World Cup the target for Fonotia

16th July 2018, 19:38

New Scarlets centre Kieron Fonotia hopes to get back in the Samoa side by working hard after missing this summer's games.

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Williams bemused by Goode snub

16th July 2018, 09:04

Liam Williams says he doesn't understand why his Saracens team-mate Alex Goode is overlooked when it comes to England selection.

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Exeter role handed to Gibson

15th July 2018, 16:43

Exeter Chiefs have appointed New Zealander Rob Gibson as their new academy manager.

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Williams reveals World Cup belief

15th July 2018, 16:26

Liam Williams is hoping to be involved in Wales' 2019 World Cup squad in Japan because he believes they can win it.

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All Blacks future no problem for Dagg after Japan spell revealed

14th July 2018, 15:19

Israel Dagg has opted for a stint in Japan with the Canon Eagles and appears unconcerned about his All Blacks future.

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Watson handed injury blow

14th July 2018, 13:39

Bath winger Anthony Watson has been handed a serious setback during his recovery from an Achilles injury.

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Bristol veteran upbeat on survival hopes

13th July 2018, 15:44

Jordan Crane is confident Bristol Bears will be able to compete on their return to the Premiership.

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Cuthbert working hard in comeback

13th July 2018, 12:47

Exeter Chiefs new-boy Alex Cuthbert is working hard in training and expects to be fit for the new season after a pectoral injury.

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Toomua poised to exit Leicester

12th July 2018, 13:59

Matt Toomua is reportedly on the verge of leaving Leicester Tigers and moving to Australian outfit Melbourne Rebels.

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No Wales approach for Jones - Daniels

12th July 2018, 13:35

Wales have not approached Scarlets about taking their backs coach Stephen Jones, according to general manager Jon Daniels.

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Tigers ace loving life in the sun

11th July 2018, 13:53

Leicester Tigers flanker Brendon O'Connor has enjoyed a busy summer break and is loving pre-season training in the English sunshine.

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Burger ready to roll

11th July 2018, 12:46

Saracens star Schalk Burger says he is looking forward to the "new challenge" that will come with the 2018-19 campaign.

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Cilliers leaving Leicester

10th July 2018, 16:53

Leicester have confirmed that prop Pat Cilliers has left the club to join Championship outfit London Irish.

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Collins wants Blues stay

10th July 2018, 08:44

Michael Collins has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Scarlets and says he is staying in New Zealand with the Blues.

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Ulster land Burns from Gloucester

9th July 2018, 17:46

Ulster have announced they have agreed a deal to sign Gloucester's Billy Burns on a two-year deal.

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Glasgow announce deals for trio

9th July 2018, 16:33

Glasgow Warriors have confirmed they have signed Thomas Gordon, James Malcolm and Kevin Bryce ahead of the new season.

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Pivac the right man - Phillips

9th July 2018, 13:53

WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips says he is delighted Wayne Pivac has agreed to succeed Warren Gatland next year.

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Sale confirm Ross as skipper

8th July 2018, 14:41

Back-row Jono Ross has been named as Sale Sharks' new club captain for the 2018-19 season.

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Chiefs star forced to retire

8th July 2018, 13:22

Exeter Chiefs prop Carl Rimmer has been forced to retire from the game on medical grounds after suffering a stroke in January.

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Burger wary of tough Newcastle

7th July 2018, 14:17

Schalk Burger has warned Saracens to expect a difficult clash away at Newcastle Falcons in their opening Premiership fixture.

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Frisby arrival excites Rennie

7th July 2018, 13:29

Glasgow boss Dave Rennie says he is excited to see new boy Nick Frisby in action.

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Pyrgos pleased to make Edinburgh move

6th July 2018, 20:03

Scotland scrum-half Henry Pyrgos says he is "excited by the opportunity" after leaving Glasgow Warriors to join Edinburgh.

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Sanderson updates Vunipola situation

6th July 2018, 16:36

Billy Vunipola is showing positive signs in his recovery from a broken arm, Saracens coach Alex Sanderson has revealed.

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Baxter says business over for Exeter

6th July 2018, 13:47

Director of rugby Rob Baxter says he isn't planning any more signings this summer and is happy with his Exeter squad.

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Bakewell impact pleases Wells

5th July 2018, 14:51

Leicester lock Harry Wells claims he and the rest of the forwards have made a strong start under coach Mark Bakewell in pre-season.

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Vernon opens up on Scottish switch

5th July 2018, 13:38

Former Scotland centre Richie Vernon has revealed a lack of opportunities at Glasgow saw him make the call to join London Scottish.

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Strong start key for Tigers starlet

4th July 2018, 16:32

Leicester Tigers centre Charlie Thacker believes it is crucial that his side start the new Premiership season strongly.

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Catt - Squad strength a bonus at Bath

4th July 2018, 14:05

Nathan Catt believes Bath's strength in depth will serve them well as they prepare for the 2018-19 season.

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Parry facing longer spell out

3rd July 2018, 16:29

Ospreys say hooker Sam Parry could be absent for another four months after undergoing surgery on a bicep injury.

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Lam influence pleases Williams

3rd July 2018, 14:37

Dragons new signing Jordan Williams has hailed Bristol boss Pat Lam for the impact he has had on his career to date.

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Cardiff seal deal for Ospreys' Arhip

3rd July 2018, 12:23

Cardiff Blues have signed Ospreys' Moldova prop Dmitri Arhip after his expected switch to French Top14 side Montpellier fell through.

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No Blues move for Davies

2nd July 2018, 17:51

Wales lock Bradley Davies has confirmed his commitment to Ospreys and denied speculation that he will join Cardiff.

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Wasps snap up prop Zhvania

2nd July 2018, 12:38

Stade Francias' Georgia international prop Zurabi Zhvania has agreed to join Wasps ahead of the 2018-19 Premiership season.

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Hong Kong on course for Japan 2019

1st July 2018, 15:14

Hong Kong's hopes of earning a place at next year's World Cup have been boosted after a 26-3 win over the Cook Islands.

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Hurricanes man handed warning

1st July 2018, 14:20

Hurricanes number eight Gareth Evans has escaped with a warning following a nasty incident with Canberra’s David Pocock.

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McAlister quits playing rugby

30th June 2018, 17:28

New Zealander Luke McAlister has announced his retirement from the game at the age of 34.

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Wilson waves bye to Bath

30th June 2018, 13:40

Utility back James Wilson is on the lookout for a new club after it emerged Bath have not offered him a new deal.

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Brits backing for Kolisi

29th June 2018, 12:21

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has been backed to make up for Duane Vermeulen's absence by Schalk Brits.

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Six months out for Swinson

29th June 2018, 11:12

Glasgow have confirmed that Scotland lock Tim Swinson will miss the next six months of action due to a leg injury.

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Leicester star welcomes new additions

28th June 2018, 16:09

Ben Youngs has been impressed with Leicester Tigers' recruitment and he is looking forward to the new season.

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Williams hoping for international recall

28th June 2018, 11:50

Rhodri Williams has revealed one of his main goals is to earn a place back in the Wales side after ending his time in England.

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Fiji international heads to Falcons

27th June 2018, 18:37

Newcastle Falcons have confirmed the signing of Fiji international back-row forward Nemani Nagusa.

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Attwood returns to The Rec

27th June 2018, 17:08

Bath have confirmed that Dave Attwood will return to the club following his loan spell at Toulon.

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Cipriani arrival excites Gloucester chief

27th June 2018, 16:58

Gloucester owner Martin St Quinton admits he is excited to see what new boy Danny Cipriani can do for the team.

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Former Ireland stalwart calls it a day

26th June 2018, 14:04

Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer has announced his retirement at the age of 40.

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Toulon chief targets Ashton stay

26th June 2018, 12:23

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal says he's hopeful a deal can be agreed to keep winger Chris Ashton at the club for next term.

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Australia captain suffers injury blow

25th June 2018, 15:09

Australia captain Michael Hooper sustained a hamstring injury in the clash with Ireland and is likely to be ruled out for four weeks.

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Wane confirms Scottish Rugby role

25th June 2018, 13:52

Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane has revealed he will join Scottish Rugby as high performance coach later this year.