rugby union

All Blacks coach Hansen to leave after the Rugby World Cup
New Zealand rugby union head coach Steve Hansen announces his decision
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All Blacks coach Hansen to leave after the Rugby World Cup

New Zealander’s departure will mark the end of an era in international rugby
14 Dec 2018
Woodward: RFU must get behind Jones, not discuss successors
England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones
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Woodward: RFU must get behind Jones, not discuss successors

Injured Itoje set for spell on the sidelines but should be fit for the Six Nations
10 Dec 2018
Mental health crisis for retired rugby union players
rugby ball
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Mental health crisis for retired rugby union players

New data reveals major issues for those who have left the professional game
7 Dec 2018
England rugby: could Gatland or Lancaster replace Jones?
Warren Gatland and Stuart Lancaster are possible candidates for the England job
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England rugby: could Gatland or Lancaster replace Jones?

RFU chief Nigel Melville says the plan is to find ‘the best coach for the job’
5 Dec 2018
Ireland, England and Wales ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Johnny Sexton Ireland vs All Blacks
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Ireland, England and Wales ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup

After the autumn internationals the northern hemisphere teams are in good shape
26 Nov 2018
Sport on TV: Women’s World T20 final, Premier League, rugby
Nat Sciver and Amy Jones will hope to lead England to glory in the ICC Women’s World T20 cricket final
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Sport on TV: Women’s World T20 final, Premier League, rugby

England face Australia in women’s cricket and rugby union
23 Nov 2018
Autumn internationals: final fixtures, times, TV guide
Rugby players are wearing rainbow laces in support of Stonewall’s campaign for LGBT equality
In Review

Autumn internationals: final fixtures, times, TV guide

Wales and France will wear rainbow laces to support Gareth Thomas
23 Nov 2018
England vs. Australia: teams, injury news, time, TV channel
England head coach Eddie Jones is ready to take on his home nation Australia
In Review

England vs. Australia: teams, injury news, time, TV channel

Eddie Jones aims to inflict a record sixth successive loss on his own country
23 Nov 2018
Ireland vs. All Blacks: who are the world’s best rugby team?
New Zealand beat Ireland 21-9 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 19 November 2016
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Ireland vs. All Blacks: who are the world’s best rugby team?

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen is excited about the clash in Dublin
12 Nov 2018
England pick Chris Ashton to face the All Blacks
England winger Chris Ashton came off the bench against South Africa on 3 November
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England pick Chris Ashton to face the All Blacks

Sale winger Ashton will make his first England start since 2014
8 Nov 2018
England vs. NZ: All Blacks go on Twickenham spying mission
Brodie Retallick and Ben Smith joined the fans at Twickenham to watch the England vs. South Africa match
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England vs. NZ: All Blacks go on Twickenham spying mission

Eddie Jones was wrong-footed by the All Blacks who were in the stands last weekend and not eating scones
6 Nov 2018
England vs. South Africa: Farrell fly-half, Ashton on bench
England co-captain Owen Farrell runs with the ball during a training session in Portugal
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England vs. South Africa: Farrell fly-half, Ashton on bench

Head coach Eddie Jones names side to face the Springboks at Twickenham
2 Nov 2018
Female ref Sara Cox to make history in Premiership Rugby Cup
In March 2016 Sara Cox became the first professional female rugby referee
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Female ref Sara Cox to make history in Premiership Rugby Cup

Cox will take charge of the Wasps vs. Northampton clash on Sunday
1 Nov 2018
England vs. South Africa: Mike Brown dropped for Boks Test
England rugby head coach Eddie Jones and full-back Mike Brown
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England vs. South Africa: Mike Brown dropped for Boks Test

Chris Ashton expected to start on the wing at Twickenham
31 Oct 2018
England rugby boss Eddie Jones: I don’t fear the sack
Eddie Jones faces the media after announcing his England squad for the autumn internationals
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England rugby boss Eddie Jones: I don’t fear the sack

Head coach hopes team will end poor run of results in upcoming matches against Springboks and All Blacks
19 Oct 2018
England rugby squad: Morgan and Ashton in, Cipriani left out
Gloucester No.8 Ben Morgan has been named in England’s 36-man squad
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England rugby squad: Morgan and Ashton in, Cipriani left out

Head coach Eddie Jones picks eight uncapped players for autumn internationals
18 Oct 2018
Autumn internationals: Robshaw adds to England injury woes
Chris Robshaw missed England’s autumn internationals due to a knee injury
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Autumn internationals: Robshaw adds to England injury woes

Wales and Scotland name their squads for the November Test matches
17 Oct 2018
All Blacks squad: New Zealand name players for autumn tours
Kieran Read will captain New Zealand on their 2018 northern tour this autumn
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All Blacks squad: New Zealand name players for autumn tours

Reigning world champions play Japan, England, Ireland and Italy in November
16 Oct 2018
England injury crisis: Vunipola ruled out of autumn fixtures
Saracens and England No.8 Billy Vunipola broke his left arm against the Glasgow Warriors
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England injury crisis: Vunipola ruled out of autumn fixtures

Coach Eddie Jones has a selection headache at No.8 after the Saracens star breaks his arm
16 Oct 2018
Marler retirement a ‘bombshell’ for England coach Jones
Joe Marler England rugby Eddie Jones
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Marler retirement a ‘bombshell’ for England coach Jones

Prop ends international career a year before the Rugby World Cup
27 Sep 2018
England training squad: Cipriani out, Tuilagi and Ashton in
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was named the Premiership’s player of the year in 2018-19
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England training squad: Cipriani out, Tuilagi and Ashton in

Pundits ‘baffled’ by Cipriani’s ‘eye-catching omission’ from Jones’s 36-man squad
20 Sep 2018
England rugby: Danny Cipriani handed lifeline by Eddie Jones
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was named the Premiership’s player of the year in 2018-19
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England rugby: Danny Cipriani handed lifeline by Eddie Jones

Gloucester fly-half Cipriani and Sale winger Chris Ashton remain in England’s plans
6 Sep 2018
Danny Cipriani escapes RFU ban - so why was he charged?
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was named the Premiership’s player of the year in 2018-19
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Danny Cipriani escapes RFU ban - so why was he charged?

Charge of prejudicial conduct upheld despite protests, but RFU elects not to punish England star
23 Aug 2018
Danny Cipriani: what now for the England rugby star?
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was named the Premiership’s player of the year in 2018-19
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Danny Cipriani: what now for the England rugby star?

Opinion split on whether Jersey nightclub fracas should spell the end for fly half
17 Aug 2018
Danny Cipriani arrested: England star charged with assault
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was named the Premiership’s player of the year in 2018-19
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Danny Cipriani arrested: England star charged with assault

Gloucester fly-half will appear in court after nightclub incident in Jersey
16 Aug 2018
England hit by injury blow to Watson and Joseph
Anthony Watson injury England rugby
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England hit by injury blow to Watson and Joseph

Bath duo will miss the autumn internationals in November
15 Aug 2018
Rugby union global fan base grows by 24% since 2013
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour
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Rugby union global fan base grows by 24% since 2013

World Rugby study reveals increase in followers and participation
7 Aug 2018
England rugby: Chris Ashton is named in pre-season squad
Rugby player Chris Ashton
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England rugby: Chris Ashton is named in pre-season squad

Sale Sharks winger Ashton has not played for England since 2014
2 Aug 2018
England head coach Eddie Jones warned results must improve
Eddie Jones England rugby coach Scotland Six Nations
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England head coach Eddie Jones warned results must improve

RFU backs the Australian but he must deliver success in the autumn internationals
31 Jul 2018
RFU plans to make women’s rugby fully professional
England women’s rugby professional RFU
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RFU plans to make women’s rugby fully professional

Sport’s governing body wants to professionalise women’s 15s and sevens during the coming season
31 Jul 2018
English rugby to trial lower tackling height law
English rugby tackling height trial law
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English rugby to trial lower tackling height law

New law will be introduced after a rise in injuries and concussions
25 Jul 2018
Wales name Wayne Pivac as Warren Gatland’s successor
Wayne Pivac Wales rugby coach WRU
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Wales name Wayne Pivac as Warren Gatland’s successor

Scarlets coach will take over after the 2019 Rugby World Cup
9 Jul 2018
South Africa vs. England: teams named for final Test
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was named the Premiership’s player of the year in 2018-19
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South Africa vs. England: teams named for final Test

England head coach Eddie Jones selects Danny Cipriani for the Newlands clash
21 Jun 2018
RFU backs Eddie Jones despite ‘horror’ show in South Africa
England rugby head coach Eddie Jones South Africa
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RFU backs Eddie Jones despite ‘horror’ show in South Africa

England’s 23-12 defeat in Bloemfontein was their fifth Test loss in a row
18 Jun 2018
Gloucester Rugby to pay for fans’ new tattoos
Gloucester rugby fan tattoos new logo
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Gloucester Rugby to pay for fans’ new tattoos

West Country club reveal new look after ditching their old crest
17 May 2018
England coach Eddie Jones sends warning to Danny Cipriani
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England coach Eddie Jones sends warning to Danny Cipriani

Wasps fly-half must be on his best behaviour during the tour of South Africa
11 May 2018
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