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Home quarter for Sarries after Warriors' scalp

19th January 2019, 19:08

Saracens beat a dogged Glasgow 38-19 at Allianz Park and will now play their Champions Cup quarter-final on home soil.

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England handed Farrell blow

19th January 2019, 15:24

England captain Owen Farrell requires a minor operation on his thumb, meaning he is a doubt for their Six Nations trip to Ireland.

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Dillane proud to pen extension

18th January 2019, 19:05

Connacht lock Ultan Dillane has revealed his delight after putting pen to paper on a contract extension.

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Quartet sign on at the Rec

18th January 2019, 17:34

Bath rugby director Todd Blackadder has confirmed the signings of four new faces for next term.

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England boss talks up squad strength

18th January 2019, 08:04

Head coach Eddie Jones feels his current England squad is the strongest he has had ahead of the 2019 Six Nations.

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Saracens poised to agree Itoje extension

17th January 2019, 16:04

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall says he expects Maro Itoje to put pen to paper on a new contract shortly.

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Toomaga-Allen drafted in by Wasps

17th January 2019, 12:18

Ex-New Zealand prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen has become the second Kiwi in two days to agree to join Wasps for next season.

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England without Hartley for Ireland trip

17th January 2019, 11:05

Dylan Hartley has been left out of England's squad for their Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 2.

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Big guns in for Ireland

16th January 2019, 18:51

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt has brought Robbie Henshaw and Sean O'Brien back into his squad for their Six Nations title defence.

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Wasps seal deal for All Blacks ace

16th January 2019, 15:49

New Zealand centre Malakai Fekitoa has agreed to join Premiership side Wasps from Toulon in the summer.

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Gatland eyes Six Nations success

16th January 2019, 01:04

Wales coach Warren Gatland believes they have what it takes to win the Six Nations but need to get off to a good start against France.

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Gloucester prop set for Connacht

15th January 2019, 17:45

Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister is to join Connacht from Premiership side Gloucester for next season, the Irish club have said.

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Young back in Wales' Six Nations squad

15th January 2019, 16:38

Wales have recalled Wasps flanker Thomas Young for the Six Nations, 18 months after he won the last of his two caps.

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Wales ace ruled out of Six Nations

15th January 2019, 04:51

Wales have been hit by the news Taulupe Faletau will miss their Six Nations campaign after the forward broke his arm for a second time.

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Harrison delight at fresh Saints terms

14th January 2019, 17:52

Teimana Harrison has spoken of his delight at signing a new long-term contract at Northampton Saints.

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Wasps prop pens new deal

14th January 2019, 17:13

Loosehead prop Zurabi Zhvania has agreed a new deal with Wasps that ties him to the club until the end of next season.

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Chiefs boss ready for Munster test

14th January 2019, 04:30

Rob Baxter says his Exeter Chiefs side are excited at the prospect of facing Munster in the Heineken Champions Cup.

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Saracens Champions Cup progress boost for McCall

13th January 2019, 18:42

Saracens have been urged by director of rugby Mark McCall to win Pool Three after beating Lyon to book a Champions Cup last-eight spot.

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Boyd confident over Biggar fitness

13th January 2019, 17:55

Northampton director of rugby Chris Boyd says there should not be major concern for Wales' Dan Biggar after an injury scare.

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Blackadder expects Faletau to star in Six Nations

13th January 2019, 15:22

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder firmly believes Taulupe Faletau will be fit and ready to play for Wales in the Six Nations.

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Falcons eliminated from Champions Cup

12th January 2019, 19:14

Newcastle Falcons' hopes of qualifying from their Champions Cup pool are over following their 45-8 defeat to Montpellier on Saturday.

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Stockdale inspires Ulster to win

12th January 2019, 18:49

Jacob Stockdale was the star of the show as Ulster kept their Champions Cup hopes alive by beating Racing 92 26-22 on Saturday.

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Saints snap up All Black Proctor

11th January 2019, 15:41

New Zealand centre Matt Proctor believes Northamton Saints "is a great fit" for him after his summer move to the club was confirmed.

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Underhill absence hurts England

11th January 2019, 13:00

England have been rocked by the news Sam Underhill is expected to miss the Six Nations after undergoing ankle surgery.

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Skipper back Sexton to progress further

11th January 2019, 07:04

Ireland skipper Rory Best has backed Leinster fly-half Jonathan Sexton to be an even better player in 2019.

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Baxter admits Chiefs couldn't keep winger

10th January 2019, 16:30

Exeter Chiefs could not afford to keep Argentina winger Santiago Cordero, who will join Bordeaux, says director of rugby Rob Baxter.

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Bath chief expecting more from departing Priestland

10th January 2019, 13:55

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder says Rhys Priestland will still play a key role this term despite him being set to depart.

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Worcester positive over Humphreys return

9th January 2019, 15:38

Perry Humphreys is expected to be sidelined for a "few weeks" after injuring his ankle in the win over Bath.

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Falcons secure Hardie future

9th January 2019, 00:32

John Hardie has committed his future to Newcastle Falcons after penning a new two-year deal with the club.

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Ospreys confirm Beard boost

8th January 2019, 17:16

Wales lock Adam Beard has escaped serious injury after Ospreys confirmed scans on his neck have come back all clear.

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Wales' Six Nations start too soon for Halfpenny

8th January 2019, 17:03

Leigh Halfpenny looks set to miss the start of Wales' Six Nations campaign as he continues his recovery from concussion.

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Henshaw set to hand Ireland timely boost

8th January 2019, 00:43

Ireland have been handed a boost ahead of the Guinness Six Nations with the news Robbie Henshaw is closing in on a return to action.

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New Worcester deal for Pennell

7th January 2019, 19:27

Long-serving full-back Chris Pennell has agreed a contract extension with Premiership strugglers Worcester Warriors.

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Cooper-Woolley to leave Wasps for Sale

7th January 2019, 15:16

Sale Sharks have signed tight-head prop Jake Cooper-Woolley on a three-year deal from Premiership rivals Wasps from next season.

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Hodge talks up Edinburgh progress

7th January 2019, 07:05

Edinburgh coach and former Scotland fly-half Duncan Hodge claims his team are in a good place ahead of a return to European action.

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No breakaway league plans for Premiership

6th January 2019, 18:32

Premiership Rugby have rejected claims they could form a breakaway league and are at "war" with the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

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Leicester close in on Blake appointment

6th January 2019, 15:29

Leicester Tigers are close to re-hiring Phil Blake as their new defence coach.

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Gloucester fly-half ready to commit

6th January 2019, 12:58

Fly-half Danny Cipriani has moved to end speculation over his future by revealed he is in talks with Gloucester over a new deal.

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Lam slams officials after defeat to Exeter

5th January 2019, 20:05

Bristol coach Pat Lam claims Exeter are taking advantage of referees not properly interpreting line-out rules after their defeat.

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Richards unhappy as Falcons slump again

5th January 2019, 18:03

Dean Richards has hit out at Newcastle Falcons for their display in a heavy 38-17 defeat at home against Harlequins on Saturday.

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Early SA return for Sale's Du Preez

5th January 2019, 12:14

Sale have confirmed back-rower Jean-Luc du Preez's spell in England has been brought to a premature end by injury.

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Edinburgh captain excited for future

4th January 2019, 16:44

Edinburgh captain Fraser McKenzie is hoping to enjoy a successful few years with the club after penning a new deal.

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Pivac provides Halfpenny injury update

4th January 2019, 09:49

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac has revealed Leigh Halfpenny is set to visit a specialist about his recent concussion.

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Wilson extends Newcastle stay

3rd January 2019, 17:19

Mark Wilson says he is very happy to be continuing his Newcastle Falcons career after signing a new contract until 2023.

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Saracens extend Gray deal

3rd January 2019, 00:21

Saracens have confirmed Joe Gray has signed a new deal to keep him with the club until the summer of 2020.

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Jones fires Scarlets warning

3rd January 2019, 00:20

Ceri Jones says the Dragons are expecting a backlash when they face Scarlets in Saturday's Pro14 derby clash.

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Reinach form delights Tuala

2nd January 2019, 18:41

Ahsee Tuala says he has enjoyed watching Northampton team-mate Cobus Reinach "ripping up the league" in recent weeks.

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Goode wants more from Sarries

2nd January 2019, 17:15

Alex Goode admits Saracens are not at their best at the moment and will need to improve their attacking play against Sale.

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England flanker doubtful for Six Nations

2nd January 2019, 15:59

Bath flanker Sam Underhill has been rated as doubtful for the start of England's Six Nations campaign due to injury.

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Felipe backs Sexton to learn

1st January 2019, 18:48

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi is confident Jonathan Sexton will learn after losing his cool against Munster.