Rugby Union

Hurricanes captain Shields asks to be released for England

Rugby Union - 3 hours 23 min ago
Hurricanes captain Brad Shields looks set to tour South Africa with England in June after handing in a formal request to the New Zealand Rugby Union.
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Edinburgh Rugby: Richard Cockerill signs contract extension until 2021

Rugby Union - 4 hours 19 min ago
Head coach Richard Cockerill has signed a two-year contract extension with Edinburgh, committing him to the club until 2021.
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Brain injury forces Dragons centre to retire

Rugby Union - 6 hours 48 min ago
A brain injury forces Dragons centre Adam Hughes to retire from rugby, after receiving advice from a specialist.
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Champions Cup semi-final my biggest game for Scarlets - Barclay

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:00
John Barclay says the Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster will be the biggest game he has played for Scarlets.
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Biyi Alo: Worcester Warriors prop to leave for French side Soyaux Angouleme

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:18
Worcester prop Biyi Alo is to leave the Premiership club in the summer and join French second-tier side Soyaux Angouleme.
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Joseph set to miss England's tour of South Africa

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:11
Centre Jonathan Joseph is set to miss England's tour of South Africa as he requires surgery on a foot injury.
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Jamie Bhatti: Scotland prop agrees new deal at Glasgow Warriors

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:16
Glasgow Warriors prop Jamie Bhatti signs a new one-year contract following a "whirlwind" first full year as a professional.
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Christian Day: Northampton Saints lock to retire at end of season

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:46
Northampton Saints lock Christian Day is to retire at the end of the season after 17 years as a professional.
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Gloucester v Newcastle (Fri) - Challenge Cup semi-final preview

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:29
Team news as Gloucester host Newcastle Falcons in Friday's European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingsholm (19:45 BST).
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Champions Cup: Can Scarlets shine on their Dublin date with European destiny?

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:03
BBC Sport Wales' Dafydd Pritchard examines why Scarlets' Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster is so significant for the Welsh side.
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Dan Carter: All Blacks great targets Champions Cup swansong

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:43
All Blacks great Dan Carter says he is more motivated than ever as he looks to end his top-level career by winning the Champions Cup.
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Logovi'i Mulipola: Newcastle Falcons sign Leicester Tigers prop on undisclosed terms

Rugby Union - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:00
Newcastle Falcons sign Samoan prop Logovi'i Mulipola from Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers on undisclosed terms.
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Stuart Hogg: Scotland full-back says sports psychology 'made me a better player'

Rugby Union - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:56
Stuart Hogg endorses the benefits of sports psychology after Jason O'Halloran claims Scottish rugby is '20 years behind' New Zealand.
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Yorkshire Carnegie's Staples gets four-year doping ban

Rugby Union - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:34
Yorkshire Carnegie flanker Brandon Staples is banned for four years after testing positive for the presence of three steroids.
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Five Spain players banned for referee confrontation after Belgium defeat

Rugby Union - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:56
Five Spain players have been given bans for confronting the referee after their team's controversial World Cup qualifying defeat by Belgium in March.
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Whilst with Wayne Barnes, Danny Care and Ugo Monye disagree on what a forward pass is...

Rugby Union - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:49
In a special Rugby Union Weekly podcast with international referee Wayne Barnes, Danny Care and Ugo Monye disagree on what the forward pass rule should be.
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Israel Folau: New Zealand's Brad Weber condems anti-gay remarks

Rugby Union - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:41
New Zealand scrum-half Brad Weber becomes the first top-level rugby player to condemn Israel Folau's anti-gay comments.
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British tourist pleads not guilty to rugby star's assault

Rugby Union - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:03
The UK man will contest charges that he punched Australia's rugby sevens captain James Stannard.
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Telusa Veainu: Leicester Tigers wing expects niggles and punch-ups in training after Saints defeat

Rugby Union - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:03
Leicester's Telusa Veainu expects training to involve a few "punch-ups" after a below-par display in defeat by Northampton.
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Ulster players 'saddened' by Jackson and Olding's exit

Rugby Union - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:43
Ulster players express "sadness" at the departures of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding following the termination of their contracts.
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