Rugby Union

Glasgow Warriors 'won't be bullied up front'

Rugby Union - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:10
Former captain Al Kellock says Glasgow Warriors will have a point to prove after claims they were overpowered by stronger packs last season.
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Hallam Amos: Wales speaks candidly about losing friends to suicide

Rugby Union - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:39
Wales international Hallam Amos speaks about losing two close friends to suicide and calls for mental-health drive.
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'Bold change' urged on rugby injury risks

Rugby Union - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:23
A leading sports injuries expert believes bigger inroads are needed in cutting risks to rugby players.
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England will fly back late for autumn Tests to replicate World Cup schedule

Rugby Union - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 20:31
England will attempt to replicate their World Cup schedule by flying back to London 48 hours before their first autumn international.
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Paul Grayson: Northampton Saints appoint former head coach as kicking consultant

Rugby Union - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:37
Northampton Saints appoint former player, head coach and leading points scorer Paul Grayson as a consultant kicking coach.
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Plenty cause of optimism - Humphreys and McWhirter on Ulster's prospects

Rugby Union - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:06
BBC Sport NI analysts Ian Humphreys and Tony McWhirter assess Ulster's prospects for the forthcoming season following a tumultuous 2017-18 campaign.
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Wales pair Leigh Halfpenny and Samson Lee add to Scarlets injuries

Rugby Union - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:52
Scarlets will be without 14 players for the Pro14 opener against Ulster in Belfast with Leigh Halfpenny and Samson Lee missing through injury.
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Alby Mathewson: Former All Black joins Munster in short-term deal

Rugby Union - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 19:02
Experienced scrum-half and former New Zealand international Alby Mathewson has joined Munster on a short-term basis.
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Hunger back after Ospreys move - North

Rugby Union - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 15:54
Wales wing George North says his move to Ospreys has seen his appetite for rugby return as he prepares to start the Pro14 season.
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Wasps' Gopperth out for up to nine months with ACL injury

Rugby Union - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:44
Wasps may be without playmaker Jimmy Gopperth for up to nine months after an ACL knee reconstruction.
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Touch Nationals: England coach Tim Osborne looks to World Cup

Rugby Union - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 06:07
England touch rugby coach Tim Osborne will check on his squads at the Nationals in Cambridgeshire before the World Cup in Malaysia in April.
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Hughes stars as Wasps cruise to pre-season win over Ulster

Rugby Union - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 15:29
England forward Nathan Hughes scores a hat-trick of tries for Wasps as the Premiership side cruise to a 31-14 win against Ulster.
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Sam Johnson: Glasgow Warriors centre released from hospital

Rugby Union - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 13:47
Glasgow Warriors' Sam Johnson has been discharged from hospital after suffering a head injury in the defeat by Northampton Saints.
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Dominant All Blacks beat Australia to win Bledisloe Cup for 16th consecutive year

Rugby Union - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 10:55
New Zealand win the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th consecutive year with a 40-12 victory over Australia in Auckland.
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Harlequins sign Fiji Sevens star Kunatani

Rugby Union - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 10:35
Harlequins sign Semi Kunatani, a star of the Fiji side that won rugby sevens gold at the 2016 Olympics, from Toulouse.
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Uncertainty over Ashton's ban dates as RFU queries Sale friendly

Rugby Union - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:22
The dates of Chris Ashton's seven-week ban for a dangerous tackle may be changed, which could hit the Sale winger's hopes of an England recall.
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Scott Wilson: Newcastle Falcons prop retires through neck injury aged 24

Rugby Union - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:44
Newcastle Falcons prop Scott Wilson is forced to retire from professional rugby at the age of 24 because of a neck injury.
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England wing Ashton gets seven-week ban for tip tackle

Rugby Union - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 18:14
England wing Chris Ashton is banned for seven weeks after his red card in Sale Sharks' pre-season friendly against Castres.
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England must judge Cipriani on the field, says Gloucester coach Ackermann

Rugby Union - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 14:11
Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann urges England's selectors to judge fly-half Danny Cipriani on his on-field displays.
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Ulster's Coetzee returns after 12 months out

Rugby Union - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 13:09
Flanker Marcell Coetzee returns from a 12-month injury layoff for Ulster in their pre-season friendly against Wasps on Friday.
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