rugby union

Folau to be fired: rugby world calls out ‘bigot’ and ‘bully’
Australia rugby union star Israel Folau has had his contract terminated
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Folau to be fired: rugby world calls out ‘bigot’ and ‘bully’

Rugby Australia intend to terminate Folau’s contract over anti-gay social posts
11 Apr 2019
NFL: Wade ‘speechless’ after signing for the Buffalo Bills
Ex-rugby star Christian Wade poses with a Buffalo Bills helmet
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NFL: Wade ‘speechless’ after signing for the Buffalo Bills

Former rugby union star takes major step towards American football dream
9 Apr 2019
Crusaders may change name after Christchurch mosque attacks
The knights on horseback will no longer feature before Crusaders home rugby matches
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Crusaders may change name after Christchurch mosque attacks

Super Rugby champions launch an independent review following the shootings
3 Apr 2019
Warren Gatland: Wales can bring the Rugby World Cup home
Wales head coach Warren Gatland will leave his role after the 2019 Rugby World Cup
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Warren Gatland: Wales can bring the Rugby World Cup home

Kiwi backs his side to triumph in Japan - and Clive Woodward agrees
19 Mar 2019
England’s mental weakness: Jones to hire team psychologist
Eddie Jones is the head coach of the England rugby union national team
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England’s mental weakness: Jones to hire team psychologist

Head coach questions his side’s ability to cope with pressure after 38-38 draw with Scotland in the Six Nations
18 Mar 2019
Six Nations: Wales fans celebrate title win and grand slam
Wales players celebrate winning the 2019 Six Nations, grand slam and triple crown
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Six Nations: Wales fans celebrate title win and grand slam

Warren Gatland’s side beat Ireland in Cardiff to secure the championship
16 Mar 2019
Six Nations: Gatland urges Wales to ‘embrace the emotion’
Welsh rugby fans will be hoping their team secures the 2019 Six Nations grand slam
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Six Nations: Gatland urges Wales to ‘embrace the emotion’

Wales one win from glory but England and Ireland are on the dragon’s tail
15 Mar 2019
Six Nations round five: title permutations, teams, squads
The 2019 Six Nations championship captains line up with the trophy
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Six Nations round five: title permutations, teams, squads

Wales, England and Ireland can win the title on ‘Super Saturday’
14 Mar 2019
Six Nations: Ford and England ready for Scotland tactics
England fly-half George Ford in action against Scotland in the 2018 Six Nations
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Six Nations: Ford and England ready for Scotland tactics

Eddie Jones names a 26-man squad to prepare for the Calcutta Cup clash
13 Mar 2019
Six Nations: Robshaw, Itoje and Joseph in England squad
Chris Robshaw missed England’s autumn internationals due to a knee injury
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Six Nations: Robshaw, Itoje and Joseph in England squad

Scotland are boosted by the return of five players from injury
4 Mar 2019
Rugby at war: stars criticise World Rugby’s big plan
Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton in action for the British & Irish Lions against New Zealand in 2017
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Rugby at war: stars criticise World Rugby’s big plan

Proposed 12-team World League has raised concerns over player welfare and the future of tier two nations
28 Feb 2019
Six Nations: Johnny Sexton left frustrated by Ireland’s form
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland during the 26-16 win against Italy in Rome
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Six Nations: Johnny Sexton left frustrated by Ireland’s form

Wales lock Cory Hill ruled out of the final two championship matches
27 Feb 2019
Six Nations: England call up Ewels to replace injured Lawes
Bath lock Charlie Ewels has won eight caps for England
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Six Nations: England call up Ewels to replace injured Lawes

Eddie Jones’s squad will train against Georgia this week in Oxford
26 Feb 2019
Gatland wants more from Wales after win against England
Wales players celebrate their 2019 Six Nations victory over England in Cardiff
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Gatland wants more from Wales after win against England

With a record 12 Test victories in a row Wales are on course for the grand slam
25 Feb 2019
Six Nations: Scotland aim for first win in France since 1999
Gregor Townsend was named Scotland’s head coach in May 2017
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Six Nations: Scotland aim for first win in France since 1999

Les Bleus in disarray but still ‘very dangerous’, warns Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend
22 Feb 2019
Wales vs. England: Jones and Gatland start the mind games
Gareth Anscombe of Wales is tackled by England’s Owen Farrell during the 2018 Six Nations clash
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Wales vs. England: Jones and Gatland start the mind games

Jones hails the ‘greatest Wales side ever’ as Gatland warns visitors of travel issues
22 Feb 2019
Gatland favourite to take over from Jones as England coach
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and England head coach Eddie Jones
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Gatland favourite to take over from Jones as England coach

Wales chief Gatland faces Jones’s England in the Six Nations on Saturday
20 Feb 2019
Six Nations: Scotland star Finn Russell to miss France clash
Scotland fly-half Finn Russell will miss the Six Nations trip to Paris to face France
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Six Nations: Scotland star Finn Russell to miss France clash

Maro Itoje won’t feature for England against Wales in Cardiff
19 Feb 2019
Six Nations: England tell Wales to bring on the abuse
Wales hooker Ken Owens in action against England in the 2018 Six Nations
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Six Nations: England tell Wales to bring on the abuse

Ken Owens and Kyle Sinckler are ready for the Cardiff showdown
18 Feb 2019
Six Nations: Wales full-back Halfpenny fit to face England
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny suffered concussion against Australia in November
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Six Nations: Wales full-back Halfpenny fit to face England

England prop Mako Vunipola is ruled out of the championship
12 Feb 2019
Sport in February 2019: major events and TV guide
The 2019 Carabao Cup final will be played at Wembley Stadium on 24 February
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Sport in February 2019: major events and TV guide

Wembley will host the Carabao Cup final between Man City and Chelsea
8 Feb 2019
Scotland ready for ‘biggest challenge’ against Ireland
Sean Maitland replaces Blair Kinghorn in the Scotland team to face Ireland at Murrayfield
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Scotland ready for ‘biggest challenge’ against Ireland

Wales travel to Italy and England face France at Twickenham
8 Feb 2019
England lock Maro Itoje ruled out of France and Wales games
England’s Maro Itoje was injured during the victory against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium
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England lock Maro Itoje ruled out of France and Wales games

Ireland No.8 CJ Stander also expected to miss the next two rounds
5 Feb 2019
Rugby X: can five-a-side format revolutionise rugby union?
rugby ball
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Rugby X: can five-a-side format revolutionise rugby union?

An international tournament is planned to be held in London this October
5 Feb 2019
Six Nations: England happy being underdogs against Ireland
Ireland centre Bundee Aki and England winger Elliot Daly clash in the 2018 Six Nations
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Six Nations: England happy being underdogs against Ireland

Coach Joe Schmidt expects an edge-of-the-seat match at home in Dublin
1 Feb 2019
Six Nations: Wales star Leigh Halfpenny out of French clash
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny suffered concussion against Australia in November
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Six Nations: Wales star Leigh Halfpenny out of French clash

Scotland add four players to squad after Hamish Watson breaks his hand
23 Jan 2019
Ireland vs. England: Sexton and Farrell should be fit
Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton was named the 2018 World Rugby player of the year
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Ireland vs. England: Sexton and Farrell should be fit

England head coach Eddie Jones adds Jonathan Joseph to his squad
23 Jan 2019
Six Nations: Ireland name squad for opening two rounds
Ireland players celebrate their Six Nations grand slam win at Twickenham in 2018
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Six Nations: Ireland name squad for opening two rounds

Head coach Joe Schmidt includes three uncapped players
18 Jan 2019
Sport on TV: Premier League, Australian Open, snooker, NFL
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard in action against Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny
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Sport on TV: Premier League, Australian Open, snooker, NFL

Arsenal face Chelsea in a Premier League London derby at the Emirates
18 Jan 2019
Six Nations: Dylan Hartley left out of England squad
Co-captain Dylan Hartley has won 96 international caps for England
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Six Nations: Dylan Hartley left out of England squad

Co-captain Hartley will miss the Ireland clash because of a knee injury
17 Jan 2019
Six Nations: England want Manu Tuilagi to ‘do some damage’
George Ford and Manu Tuilagi take part in an England rugby training session
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Six Nations: England want Manu Tuilagi to ‘do some damage’

George Ford says the Leicester centre is ready to make his mark
17 Jan 2019
Scotland’s strength in depth hailed by Gregor Townsend
Gregor Townsend was named Scotland’s head coach in May 2017
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Scotland’s strength in depth hailed by Gregor Townsend

Head coach names seven uncapped players in 39-man Six Nations squad
16 Jan 2019
Six Nations: England battle fatigue ahead of gruelling year
Eddie Jones England rugby coach Scotland Six Nations
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Six Nations: England battle fatigue ahead of gruelling year

Head coach Eddie Jones prepares to name his championship squad
16 Jan 2019
Six Nations: Wales name squad but are hit by Faletau injury
Wales No.8 Taulupe Faletau plays his club rugby for English side Bath
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Six Nations: Wales name squad but are hit by Faletau injury

Bath No.8 has broken his arm and is set to miss the tournament
15 Jan 2019
2019 sport predictions: the big winners and outside bets
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hopes to be celebrating at the end of the Premier League season
In Depth

2019 sport predictions: the big winners and outside bets

Who will be victorious in 2019? We try to predict the sporting future...
7 Jan 2019
Netball Superleague: why 2019 could be a huge year
England netball team
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Netball Superleague: why 2019 could be a huge year

Viewing figures have doubled in past 12 months and interest is at all-time high ahead of World Cup this summer
4 Jan 2019
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