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North and Moriarty free to go on Wales tour

23rd May 2018, 14:43

Wales' backs coach Rob Howley has said George North and Ross Moriarty are able to go on the country's summer tour.

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Wallabies boss revels in Irish test

23rd May 2018, 11:45

Australia coach Michael Cheika says it will be a "tough" series against Ireland but his squad is looking forward to the challenge.

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Edinburgh hit by new boy Barclay's injury lay-off

22nd May 2018, 14:03

John Barclay will miss the start of next season with his new club Edinburgh after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon.

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Baxter fires Exeter rallying call

22nd May 2018, 04:47

Rob Baxter is hoping Exeter put in a much better performance at Twickenham compared to their last two visits.

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Gloucester challenge excited Grobler

21st May 2018, 18:49

Second-row forward Gerbrandt Grobler is raring to go after signing for Gloucester for next season.

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Gustard excited with Harlequins opportunity

21st May 2018, 15:15

Paul Gustard says there was no way he could have turned down the chance to become Harlequins' new head of rugby.

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Hansen would have called up Shields

20th May 2018, 16:56

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says Brad Shields would have been named in his latest squad had he not opted to represent England.

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Quins move for Gustard

20th May 2018, 13:52

Harlequins have reportedly approached the RFU about appointing Paul Gustard as their new head coach.

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McCall - Sarries peaking at perfect time

19th May 2018, 17:39

Saracens boss Mark McCall admitted he felt his side were peaking at the right time after booking their place in the Premiership final.

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No conversation about summer break - Itoje

19th May 2018, 12:13

Maro Itoje says he is relishing the summer tour of South Africa and never considered skipping the series in order to rest up.

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Scarlets thrash Glasgow to set up Dublin revenge mission

19th May 2018, 12:09

Scarlets' Rob Evans says revenge was the main motivation for his team as they eased past Glasgow 28-13 in the Pro 14 semi-finals.

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Bell staying optimistic after surgery

18th May 2018, 15:51

London Irish back Tommy Bell is set for a lengthy spell out after surgery but is keeping a positive attitude.

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Aki announced as Baa-Baas skipper

18th May 2018, 13:58

Connacht and Ireland centre Bundee Aki has been selected as Barbarians captain to face England on May 27.

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Botha agrees to join Munster

17th May 2018, 13:11

Munster have agreed a deal to sign South Africa back row Arno Botha on a one-year deal.

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Wales forced to make changes to tour party

17th May 2018, 10:31

Wales have been forced to replace three English-based players in their summer tour squad while also losing Josh Navidi to injury.

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Hill eager to impress England staff

16th May 2018, 19:31

Northampton prop Paul Hill is confident the change of management at Northampton can kickstart his England career in the coming months.

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Saracens tie down Figallo to new deal

16th May 2018, 14:23

Prop Juan Figallo has signed a new contract extension to keep him at Premiership outfit Saracens until summer 2021.

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Borthwick keen to see England break the mould

16th May 2018, 11:56

Coach Steve Borthwick says the Six Nations taught England some valuable lessons and wants to put them into practice in South Africa.

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England call key in Cipriani Gloucester switch

15th May 2018, 16:46

Danny Cipriani says his England recall was a key factor in his decision to join Gloucester as he had offers from overseas.

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Care motivated to prove himself

15th May 2018, 13:40

Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care says he has fresh motivation to prove himself after being left out of the England squad.

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Cipriani excited at Gloiucester switch

14th May 2018, 12:13

Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani will join Premiership rivals Gloucester when his contract expires next month.

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Haskell to join Saints after Wasps exit

14th May 2018, 11:51

Flanker James Haskell has confirmed he will join Northampton Saints on a one-year deal after Wasps failed to renew his contract.

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Cullen praises players for grinding out title

13th May 2018, 13:59

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says his side secured the European Champions Cup the hard way after they edged out Racing 92.

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Russell sets sights on winning end at home

13th May 2018, 12:07

Glasgow's Finn Russell has set his sights on a winning end to his time at the club when they face Scarlets on Friday.

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Leinster crowned European champions

12th May 2018, 20:30

Isa Nacewa's late penalty helped Leinster to a 15-12 victory over Racing 92 in Saturday's European Champions Cup final.

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O'Driscoll feels Lancaster suited to club rugby

12th May 2018, 13:19

Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll feels coach Stuart Lancaster is suited to club rugby due to his influence at Leinster.

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Wilson not considering Cardiff U-turn despite European triumph

12th May 2018, 11:18

Cardiff coach Danny Wilson says he was over the moon to end his tenure with a European Challenge Cup final win over Gloucester.

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Williams a great addition - Richards

11th May 2018, 16:36

Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards says the club have signed a real talent after snapping up London Irish ace Johnny Williams.

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Latu set for Japan return

11th May 2018, 13:37

Nili Latu has revealed he will be returning to Japan after confirming he will leave Newcastle Falcons at the end of the season.

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Championship quintet heading to Wasps

11th May 2018, 13:36

Wasps are building ahead of the 2018-19 season after confirming they have signed five Championship players.

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Bath land London Irish wing Cokanasiga

10th May 2018, 18:08

Bath have snapped up Joe Cokanasiga from London Irish on a three-year deal.

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Jones believes England are right to call up Shields

10th May 2018, 13:25

England head coach Eddie Jones has brushed off the criticism to call-up New Zealand-born Brad Shields.

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Cipriani handed England chance

10th May 2018, 11:02

Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani has been selected in England's 34-man squad for this summer's tour of South Africa.

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England mull Cipriani recall

9th May 2018, 16:51

England head coach Eddie Jones has hinted he may include Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani in his squad to tour South Africa.

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Nansen agrees two-year Dragons deal

9th May 2018, 14:14

Dragons have sealed the signing of Stade Francais' Samoan lock Brandon Nansen on a two-year deal ahead of the 2018-19 Pro14 campaign.

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Wasps to cut ties with quartet

8th May 2018, 18:38

Kyle Eastmond, Paul Doran-Jones, Matt Symons and Brendan Macken are all set to leave Wasps this summer.

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Gatland names Hill and Jenkins Wales co-captains

8th May 2018, 13:44

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named his squad for this summer's tour, with Cory Hill and Ellis Jenkins selected as co-captains.

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Jones questions Hartley future

8th May 2018, 10:01

England coach Eddie Jones hopes his skipper Dylan Hartley has not played his last game of rugby due to the effects of concussion.

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Johnson concerned with England squad

7th May 2018, 17:03

England legend Martin Johnson says there are not enough players for England to choose from and they should produce more.

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McFadden to miss Leinster's Champions Cup final

7th May 2018, 16:53

Fergus McFadden has failed to overcome a hamstring injury in time for Leinster's Champions Cup final against Racing 92 on Saturday.

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Wasps sting Newcastle to seal third

6th May 2018, 21:03

Wasps have sealed third place in the Aviva Premiership after beating Newcastle Falcons 39-22 at Kingston Park.

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Tuilagi doubts England recall

6th May 2018, 12:24

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is not expecting to earn a recall for England ahead of this summer's tour of South Africa.

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Munster keep Pro14 hopes alive

5th May 2018, 19:13

Munster have kept their hopes of winning the Pro14 alive after seeing off Edinburgh 20-16 during Saturday's knockout tie.

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Coles looking to put injury troubles behind him

5th May 2018, 17:17

New Zealand hooker Dane Coles is looking to put his injury troubles behind him and he has set his sights on the 2019 World Cup.

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Faletau agrees new Bath contract

4th May 2018, 16:08

Taulupe Faletau says Bath is the "place I want to play, develop and win trophies" after he signed a new contract.

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Diack announces Ulster exit plan

4th May 2018, 14:24

Long-serving flanker Robbie Diack has announced he will be leaving Ulster at the end of the current campaign.

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Visser retires from Scotland duty

3rd May 2018, 12:09

Harlequins wing Tim Visser has brought his international career with Scotland to an end.

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Foden to end 10-year Saints stint

3rd May 2018, 10:20

Northampton Saints fullback Ben Foden will leave the Premiership club this summer after a 10-year stay at Franklin's Gardens.

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Vunipola suffers potential injury setback

2nd May 2018, 17:41

Saracens No.8 Billy Vunipola has suffered an injury scare after being forced to withdraw from training with a hamstring problem.

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Booth urges England to overlook Underhill

2nd May 2018, 10:12

Bath coach Toby Booth has asked the England hierachy to not consider flanker Sam Underhill for the tour of South Africa.