Rugby Union

Australia's Hooper braced for breakdown battle with Curry & Underhill

Rugby Union - 1 hour 45 min ago
Australia captain Michael Hooper expects England flankers Tom Curry and Sam Underhill be formidable opponents in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
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From shy teenager to World Cup hero - the rise of Japan's 'Ferrari' winger

Rugby Union - 3 hours 47 min ago
Kotaro Matsushima has lit up the World Cup with his dazzling wing play - can he lead Japan to the semi-finals?
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Ireland target first semi-final appearance as they prepare to face New Zealand

Rugby Union - 4 hours 36 min ago
Team news, stats and what they said as Ireland face holders New Zealand in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final in Tokyo.
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Best in the family? Youngs jokes with Toomua about 'playing second fiddle'

Rugby Union - 4 hours 38 min ago
England's Ben Youngs says Australia's Matt Toomua "knows my pain" as they joke about their sporting families before Saturday's Rugby World Cup meeting.
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Wales v France: Gatland's 'probably been planning this for 10 years' - Alun Wyn Jones

Rugby Union - 5 hours 37 min ago
Captain Alun Wyn Jones says Wales coach Warren Gatland has been building towards Sunday's World Cup quarter-final for a decade.
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England v Australia: Ex-team-mates Eddie Jones & Michael Cheika go head-to-head

Rugby Union - 6 hours 16 min ago
Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika shared the same dressing room as players at Randwick; now they go head-to-head in a World Cup quarter-final.
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Wales v France: 'Being favourites comes with the territory' - Gatland

Rugby Union - 6 hours 21 min ago
Coach Warren Gatland says being favourites against France "comes with the territory" after Wales' recent successes.
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France coach questions Biggar selection after two head injuries

Rugby Union - 6 hours 51 min ago
France coach Jacques Brunel says Dan Biggar would not be allowed to play in the World Cup quarter-finals under Top 14 rules.
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'Revolutionary and on a different level' - How Ireland's Schmidt made name as NZ schools coach

Rugby Union - 7 hours 11 min ago
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt established a reputation for attention to detail in the New Zealand schools system - as former All Blacks lock Jarrad Hoeata recalls.
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Japan v South Africa: Jamie Joseph promises Rugby World Cup surprise

Rugby Union - 7 hours 42 min ago
Jamie Joseph says Japan will have the element of surprise against South Africa in Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
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Leicester Tigers target trophies after 'worst period'

Rugby Union - 9 hours 10 min ago
How has Geordan Murphy tried to change Leicester's fortunes after the "worst period in the club's history"?
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Rugby World Cup: Wales full strength for France quarter-final

Rugby Union - 13 hours 31 min ago
Backs Dan Biggar, Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes are all fit to start Wales Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France in Oita on Sunday.
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Chris Ashton and Danny Care relive their highlight of Owen Farrell's wedding

Rugby Union - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 21:20
Former England team-mates Chris Ashton and Danny Care relive their highlight of World Cup captain Owen Farrell's wedding.
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England: Billy Vunipola says he often raises his performance levels when playing with brother Mako

Rugby Union - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 21:10
England's Billy Vunipola admits that he often raises his performance levels when his brother Mako lines up alongside him.
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Fit-again Vunipola wants to 'build England legacy'

Rugby Union - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:30
England's Billy Vunipola wants to "build a legacy" after being declared fit for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Australia.
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Premiership: Bristol Bears v Bath

Rugby Union - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 13:14
Team news as Bristol Bears host West Country rivals Bath in Friday's sold-out Premiership opener at Ashton Gate (19:45 BST).
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Rugby World Cup: England need pack leader to beat Australia - Matt Dawson column

Rugby Union - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:36
A World Cup quarter-final against Australia is time for the Eddie Jones project to deliver, says former England scrum-half Matt Dawson.
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Lions great Edwards supports crackdown on high tackles

Rugby Union - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:35
Wales and Lions legend Sir Gareth Edwards believes World Rugby's drive against dangerous challenges can improve the sport.
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Sarries & Chiefs among contenders again as Premiership season kicks off

Rugby Union - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:34
Despite having big names away at the World Cup, Saracens and Exeter lead the contenders as the Premiership season starts.
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Ireland must dismiss underdog tag to beat All Blacks - Schmidt

Rugby Union - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:15
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt urges his side to reject the idea they are underdogs in Saturday's quarter-final against New Zealand.
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