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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia
# Wizard Of Oz
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# Wizard Of Oz

Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia

Oct 19th 2019, 11:44 AM 3,906 Views 0 Comments

The head coach says he’s like to face the All Blacks in the last four.

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'
# End Of The Road
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# End Of The Road

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'

Oct 19th 2019, 11:27 AM 5,258 Views 1 Comment

After Australia lost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to England, the former Leinster boss struggled to contain his disappointment.

Lam's Bristol start Premiership season with derby battering of Bath
# Friday Night Lights
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# Friday Night Lights

Lam's Bristol start Premiership season with derby battering of Bath

Oct 19th 2019, 8:04 AM 8,278 Views 3 Comments

Nathan Hughes made a big impact on his Premiership debut, while Luke Morahan claimed a brace.

# rugby-union - Friday 18 October, 2019

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash
# Warrior Code
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# Warrior Code

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash

Oct 18th 2019, 9:13 AM 5,949 Views 6 Comments

The England chief is braced for the quarter-final meeting with rivals Australia in Oita.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa
# Legend
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# Legend

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

Oct 16th 2019, 6:14 PM 10,097 Views 8 Comments

Seiji Hirao passed away three years ago on Sunday having established himself as one of the country’s most important figures in the sport.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA
# Punishment
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# Punishment

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA

Oct 15th 2019, 6:11 PM 10,029 Views 2 Comments

Agen will be without Paula Ngauamo for a substantial period after he kicked an opponent in the face.

Vunipola 'very likely' to line out for England against Australia
# Boost
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# Boost

Vunipola 'very likely' to line out for England against Australia

Oct 15th 2019, 1:57 PM 5,996 Views 11 Comments

The number eight has returned to full training and England are confident he’ll be ruled fit for Saturday morning’s clash.

# rugby-union - Friday 11 October, 2019

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash
# Man At Work
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# Man At Work

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash

Oct 11th 2019, 5:10 PM 5,370 Views 2 Comments

The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.

# rugby-union - Monday 7 October, 2019

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
# Crooked Feed
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# Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 4:13 PM 20,565 Views 26 Comments

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# rugby-union - Monday 30 September, 2019

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes
# Three Wise Men
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# Three Wise Men

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes

Sep 30th 2019, 10:16 AM 12,757 Views 3 Comments

The New Zealand head coach has adjusted his side significantly for Wednesday’s game against Canada.

# rugby-union - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies
# Not Happy
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# Not Happy

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies

Sep 29th 2019, 2:17 PM 17,294 Views 15 Comments

The Wallabies head coach was left frustrated by Romain Poite’s performance in his side’s defeat to Wales.

# rugby-union - Saturday 28 September, 2019

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'

Sep 28th 2019, 11:16 AM 17,370 Views 44 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell were left speechless in the ITV studio.

# rugby-union - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'I promised the guys an old-school night' - O'Shea rewards Italy players before South Africa showdown
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# Let The Hair Down

'I promised the guys an old-school night' - O'Shea rewards Italy players before South Africa showdown

Sep 26th 2019, 1:28 PM 18,266 Views 13 Comments

The Azzurri are two wins from two at the World Cup after cruising past Canada.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men
# Reckless
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# Reckless

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men

Sep 24th 2019, 1:58 PM 15,667 Views 19 Comments

Samoa went down to 13 men during the first half, but Russia failed to capitalise before Steve Jackson’s side cruised to a bonus-point win.

# rugby-union - Monday 23 September, 2019

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga
# Found Work
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# Found Work

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 6:13 PM 32,656 Views 66 Comments

The Aussie was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for expressing homophobic views.

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral
# Wallabies
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# Wallabies

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral

Sep 23rd 2019, 8:15 AM 19,894 Views 16 Comments

The former Leinster boss is unhappy with the decision to refer his player.

# rugby-union - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia
# Teamsheet
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# Teamsheet

Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia

Sep 21st 2019, 12:27 PM 7,467 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland has named an experienced side for Monday’s World Cup clash.

# rugby-union - Friday 20 September, 2019

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga

Sep 20th 2019, 7:59 AM 8,455 Views 9 Comments

England have decided to start their strongest team in the Rugby World Cup clash with Tonga.

# rugby-union - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Wales great Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive diagnosis
# Diagnosis
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# Diagnosis

Wales great Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive diagnosis

Sep 15th 2019, 10:19 AM 83,869 Views 31 Comments

The former international says he refuses to live in “fear and shame” of having HIV and wants to “break the stigma” over the virus.

# rugby-union - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Cheika subjected to 'crazy' threats over Folau stance
# Anger
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# Anger

Cheika subjected to 'crazy' threats over Folau stance

Sep 14th 2019, 1:32 PM 8,860 Views 8 Comments

The player was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for a “high-level breach” of contract

# rugby-union - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare

Sep 8th 2019, 11:16 AM 7,460 Views 0 Comments

Trevor Nyakane was forced off against Japan on Friday.

# rugby-union - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Blow for England as Vunipola and Nowell look set to miss at least two World Cup games
# Injury List
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# Injury List

Blow for England as Vunipola and Nowell look set to miss at least two World Cup games

Sep 7th 2019, 11:03 AM 12,622 Views 3 Comments

The Saracens forward has a hamstring injury while the Exeter Chiefs player has been dealing with an ankle injury and appendicitis.

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal
# Absolute Annihilation
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# Absolute Annihilation

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal

Sep 7th 2019, 9:37 AM 10,043 Views 31 Comments

Steve Hansen’s side fell just short of scoring 100 points in Hamilton.

# rugby-union - Friday 6 September, 2019

Wallabies flanker Pocock to retire from Tests after Rugby World Cup
# Man At Work
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# Man At Work

Wallabies flanker Pocock to retire from Tests after Rugby World Cup

Sep 6th 2019, 8:12 AM 8,719 Views 9 Comments

The upcoming tournament will mark David Pocock’s last matches for the Wallabies.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad
# Centre Of Attention
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# Centre Of Attention

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad

Sep 4th 2019, 9:42 AM 9,554 Views 4 Comments

The Harlequins centre’s selection raises doubts about the fitness of Jonathan Joseph and Henry Slade.

# rugby-union - Monday 2 September, 2019

Picamoles named in France World Cup squad as Lyon and La Rochelle pair dropped
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Picamoles named in France World Cup squad as Lyon and La Rochelle pair dropped

Sep 2nd 2019, 10:38 PM 10,999 Views 7 Comments

Felix Lambey and Dany Priso have been left out of the 31-man selection travelling to Japan.

# rugby-union - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Hill named in Wales World Cup squad despite leg fracture while Patchell also included
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Hill named in Wales World Cup squad despite leg fracture while Patchell also included

Sep 1st 2019, 3:17 PM 8,398 Views 9 Comments

Rob Evans and Samson Lee are the surprise omissions from Warren Gatland’s 31-man squad.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters

Aug 28th 2019, 10:47 AM 6,125 Views 2 Comments

The All Blacks will make do without their powerful lock during the pool phase.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign
# Big Sam
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# Big Sam

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Aug 27th 2019, 3:31 PM 3,861 Views 0 Comments

Sam Skinner won’t be travelling to Japan after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win against France.

# rugby-union - Friday 23 August, 2019

Uncapped teen sensation included as Cheika names Australia's World Cup squad
# Made The Cut
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# Made The Cut

Uncapped teen sensation included as Cheika names Australia's World Cup squad

Aug 23rd 2019, 8:53 AM 11,637 Views 5 Comments

Jordan Petaia is among the 31 players who will be travelling to the tournament in Japan.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Top 14 move confirmed for ex-Leinster centre Te'o to provide World Cup cover
# Moving On
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# Moving On

Top 14 move confirmed for ex-Leinster centre Te'o to provide World Cup cover

Aug 21st 2019, 8:38 PM 12,679 Views 14 Comments

The England international has signed for Toulon on a short-term deal.

# rugby-union - Thursday 15 August, 2019

'Hungry' Wallabies stick with winning formula for All Blacks
# Men At Work
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# Men At Work

'Hungry' Wallabies stick with winning formula for All Blacks

Aug 15th 2019, 8:01 AM 4,837 Views 13 Comments

Australia have made one change to their starting team to face New Zealand, with Adam Coleman replacing Rory Arnold.

# rugby-union - Monday 12 August, 2019

Kolisi poised for 'limited minutes' on South Africa return
# Strength To Strength
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# Strength To Strength

Kolisi poised for 'limited minutes' on South Africa return

Aug 12th 2019, 7:05 PM 5,916 Views 5 Comments

The Springbok captain missed out on the Rugby Championship win due to a knee injury, but is on track to boost his side in Japan.

Jones takes aim at World Rugby over 'ridiculous' Barrett red card
# Blacks Shook
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# Blacks Shook

Jones takes aim at World Rugby over 'ridiculous' Barrett red card

Aug 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 15,759 Views 6 Comments

England’s head coach took a swipe at the governing body over the tackle laws after their win against Wales.

# rugby-union - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul
# Tonking
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# Tonking

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul

Aug 10th 2019, 2:47 PM 11,917 Views 7 Comments

Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.

# rugby-union - Thursday 8 August, 2019

O'Connor to make first Wallabies start since 2013 in Bledisloe opener
# Bad Boy
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# Bad Boy

O'Connor to make first Wallabies start since 2013 in Bledisloe opener

Aug 8th 2019, 8:08 AM 8,107 Views 13 Comments

Michael Cheika has made four changes for Saturday’s showdown

# rugby-union - Friday 2 August, 2019

Pro14 side Southern Kings abort search for new head coach amid confusion
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Pro14 side Southern Kings abort search for new head coach amid confusion

Aug 2nd 2019, 2:17 PM 7,054 Views 6 Comments

Robbi Kempson will now take interim charge for the new season.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Folau begins legal proceedings against Rugby Australia and Waratahs
# Courts And Prayers
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# Courts And Prayers

Folau begins legal proceedings against Rugby Australia and Waratahs

Jul 31st 2019, 5:41 PM 6,052 Views 28 Comments

After failing to reach a settlement figure with Rugby Australia and the Waratahs, Israel Folau will go to court.

Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34
# Neighbours
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# Neighbours

Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34

Jul 31st 2019, 7:58 AM 7,154 Views 3 Comments

Shannon Frizell and Karl Tu’inukuafe are among the men to miss out as the window to reach the World Cup narrows.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

All Blacks star Jordie Barrett commits to Hurricanes after Beauden's switch
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

All Blacks star Jordie Barrett commits to Hurricanes after Beauden's switch

Jul 30th 2019, 8:58 AM 7,400 Views 1 Comment

The 22-year-old has renewed his contract with New Zealand Rugby ahead of the World Cup.