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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Rassie Erasmus satisfied after 'lucky' Springboks deny All Blacks in Wellington
# Springboks
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# Springboks

Rassie Erasmus satisfied after 'lucky' Springboks deny All Blacks in Wellington

Jul 27th 2019, 6:09 PM 11,290 Views 9 Comments

South Africa’s director of rugby had mixed feelings after his side’s draw with New Zealand on Saturday.

Shoulder injury leaves All Blacks with World Cup concern for Retallick
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Shoulder injury leaves All Blacks with World Cup concern for Retallick

Jul 27th 2019, 1:52 PM 11,673 Views 12 Comments

New Zealand face an anxious wait for further updates on Brodie Retallick’s dislocated shoulder.

Lealiifano enjoys winning Wallabies comeback against dismal Pumas
# Rebound
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# Rebound

Lealiifano enjoys winning Wallabies comeback against dismal Pumas

Jul 27th 2019, 1:22 PM 8,459 Views 3 Comments

The former Ulster man chipped in with 11 points as Australia got the better of Argentina.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Tuesday nights, James was always out' - Genia backs newly mature O'Connor to shine for Wallabies
# Second Chance
From The42
# Second Chance

'Tuesday nights, James was always out' - Genia backs newly mature O'Connor to shine for Wallabies

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:43 PM 8,946 Views 1 Comment

Will Genia believes James O’Connor will grasp his chance if a six-year Wallabies exile comes to an end when Australia face Argentina.

# rugby-union - Monday 22 July, 2019

Cipriani dropped from England training squad as uncapped Marchant called up
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Cipriani dropped from England training squad as uncapped Marchant called up

Jul 22nd 2019, 4:02 PM 8,691 Views 1 Comment

Eddie Jones’ side continue their World Cup preparations with a training camp in Italy.

# rugby-union - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks
# Boks
From The42
# Boks

Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks

Jul 20th 2019, 8:08 PM 15,650 Views 16 Comments

The Rugby Championship got underway in Johannesburg.

Cheika prepared to leap before he’s pushed after World Cup
# Win Or Bust
From The42
# Win Or Bust

Cheika prepared to leap before he’s pushed after World Cup

Jul 20th 2019, 1:10 PM 8,610 Views 1 Comment

Australia endured a miserable 2018 and there is no room for error in a World Cup year. But can their mixed bag of a squad succeed?

# rugby-union - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal
# Prodigal Son
From The42
# Prodigal Son

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal

Jul 17th 2019, 10:04 PM 22,758 Views 11 Comments

The 29-year-old is set for a first Wallabies appearance in six years.

# rugby-union - Friday 12 July, 2019

All Blacks star Barrett swaps Hurricanes for Super Rugby rivals Blues
# Ins And Outs
From The42
# Ins And Outs

All Blacks star Barrett swaps Hurricanes for Super Rugby rivals Blues

Jul 12th 2019, 8:55 AM 11,185 Views 8 Comments

The 28-year-old will remain in New Zealand until after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Wallabies' Bernard Foley to leave Waratahs and Australia after World Cup
# Big In Japan
From The42
# Big In Japan

Wallabies' Bernard Foley to leave Waratahs and Australia after World Cup

Jul 12th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,983 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old is set to move to Japan’s Top League.

# rugby-union - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Genia and Cooper leave Rebels to join Japanese second-tier side
# Rebels Without A Cause
From The42
# Rebels Without A Cause

Genia and Cooper leave Rebels to join Japanese second-tier side

Jul 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 9,695 Views 2 Comments

The pair have agreed moves to Kintetsu Liners.

# rugby-union - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer
# Comeback Kid
From The42
# Comeback Kid

Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer

Jul 4th 2019, 10:42 AM 7,401 Views 6 Comments

Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Quins land prolific Fijian Goneva after Newcastle's relegation
# Premiership
From The42
# Premiership

Quins land prolific Fijian Goneva after Newcastle's relegation

Jul 3rd 2019, 2:40 PM 4,182 Views 0 Comments

The 35-year-old will continue to play Premiership rugby next season.

# rugby-union - Monday 1 July, 2019

Gatland's Chiefs deal a shrewd move, says former All Blacks star Fitzpatrick From The42

Gatland's Chiefs deal a shrewd move, says former All Blacks star Fitzpatrick

Jul 1st 2019, 3:12 PM 7,835 Views 6 Comments

The 55-year-old will take over the Super League side on a four-year deal that will allow him to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

# rugby-union - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Crusaders keep Super Rugby three-peat dream alive
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

Crusaders keep Super Rugby three-peat dream alive

Jun 29th 2019, 11:55 AM 13,555 Views 30 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s side are on track for a hat-trick of titles.

Jaguares crush Brumbies to reach first Super Rugby final
# Super Rugby
From The42
# Super Rugby

Jaguares crush Brumbies to reach first Super Rugby final

Jun 29th 2019, 9:27 AM 15,253 Views 24 Comments

A fast start helped the hosts books their place in the showpiece.

# rugby-union - Friday 28 June, 2019

Gatland signs Chiefs deal, raising All Blacks speculation
# Home Team
From The42
# Home Team

Gatland signs Chiefs deal, raising All Blacks speculation

Jun 28th 2019, 8:01 AM 14,605 Views 38 Comments

The Chiefs announced the appointment of Warren Gatland as their head coach on a four-year contract.

# rugby-union - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Scotland's most capped international announces retirement from rugby
# Hanging Up His Boots
From The42
# Hanging Up His Boots

Scotland's most capped international announces retirement from rugby

Jun 27th 2019, 10:51 AM 11,199 Views 1 Comment

Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford is to move into strength and conditioning coaching.

# rugby-union - Monday 24 June, 2019

Israel Folau's GoFundMe campaign shut down for breaching terms
# Refund
From The42
# Refund

Israel Folau's GoFundMe campaign shut down for breaching terms

Jun 24th 2019, 8:16 AM 34,755 Views 169 Comments

After receiving more than 700,000 Australian dollars in donations, the page was shut down due to a violation.

# rugby-union - Thursday 13 June, 2019

England defence coach a contender to succeed Jones as he signs new contract
# Pen To Paper
From The42
# Pen To Paper

England defence coach a contender to succeed Jones as he signs new contract

Jun 13th 2019, 4:09 PM 7,275 Views 6 Comments

John Mitchell has renewed terms with the RFU until 2021.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Wales to face Gatland's Barbarians in Pivac's first game in charge
# Baa-Baas
From The42
# Baa-Baas

Wales to face Gatland's Barbarians in Pivac's first game in charge

Jun 5th 2019, 2:36 PM 5,100 Views 1 Comment

Gatland will make a swift return to Cardiff to take on his former side this November.

# rugby-union - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Simon Zebo grabs a hat-trick as Perpignan are routed by Racing 92
# Simon Says
From The42
# Simon Says

Simon Zebo grabs a hat-trick as Perpignan are routed by Racing 92

May 19th 2019, 12:06 PM 16,583 Views 23 Comments

Perpignan suffered a 23rd loss in 25 Top 14 games, going down 52-14 to the side from Paris.

# rugby-union - Friday 17 May, 2019

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

May 17th 2019, 7:56 AM 15,851 Views 120 Comments

The fullback has 72 hours to appeal.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Springbok Kriel the latest star to depart the Bulls as he heads for Japan
# Decimated
From The42
# Decimated

Springbok Kriel the latest star to depart the Bulls as he heads for Japan

May 15th 2019, 4:06 PM 5,203 Views 1 Comment

Jesse Kriel is signing with Canon Eagles, while Handre Pollard yesterday confirmed his move to France.

# rugby-union - Monday 6 May, 2019

Meyer signs Stade extension as owner promises €100 million investment
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

Meyer signs Stade extension as owner promises €100 million investment

May 6th 2019, 5:25 PM 12,742 Views 19 Comments

The former South Africa head coach will remain in charge of the French club for another two years.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Bastareaud says Major League Rugby move is 'not a loan at all'
# New Experience
From The42
# New Experience

Bastareaud says Major League Rugby move is 'not a loan at all'

Apr 30th 2019, 3:47 PM 10,212 Views 8 Comments

Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud explained why he is headed for New York after the Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-union - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Watson returns from 13-month lay-off to give World Cup boost to England
# Back In The Mix
From The42
# Back In The Mix

Watson returns from 13-month lay-off to give World Cup boost to England

Apr 25th 2019, 4:53 PM 7,481 Views 1 Comment

The British & Irish Lion has not played a game since he was injured during the 2018 Six Nations.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row
# New Challenge
From The42
# New Challenge

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row

Apr 24th 2019, 6:01 PM 12,346 Views 7 Comments

Lood de Jager is to leave the Bulls and join the Premiership side on a three-year contract.

# rugby-union - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Clermont complete all-French Challenge Cup final after La Rochelle edge past Sale Sharks
# Finalists
From The42
# Finalists

Clermont complete all-French Challenge Cup final after La Rochelle edge past Sale Sharks

Apr 20th 2019, 9:41 PM 6,927 Views 2 Comments

Harlequins fell to Clermont this evening after La Rochelle progressed past Sale Sharks earlier on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Friday 19 April, 2019

Ex-Leinster centre Te'o to leave Worcester Warriors amid Top 14 rumours
# Warrior Code
From The42
# Warrior Code

Ex-Leinster centre Te'o to leave Worcester Warriors amid Top 14 rumours

Apr 19th 2019, 4:52 PM 9,493 Views 24 Comments

The England international is one of eight players who will be departing Sixways at the end of the season.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Blackadder to leave Bath at end of the season despite extending contract in September
# Pastures Anew
From The42
# Pastures Anew

Blackadder to leave Bath at end of the season despite extending contract in September

Apr 17th 2019, 2:05 PM 5,895 Views 11 Comments

Bath are on the search for a new director of rugby.

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments
# Sacking
From The42
# Sacking

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

Apr 17th 2019, 8:12 AM 35,748 Views 139 Comments

The Wallabies star has requested a code of conduct hearing.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Toulouse to pay tribute to Notre Dame against Leinster
# Support
From The42
# Support

Toulouse to pay tribute to Notre Dame against Leinster

Apr 16th 2019, 9:18 PM 8,677 Views 16 Comments

Sunday’s semi-final against will see the French side wearing a special kit.

# rugby-union - Friday 12 April, 2019

Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts
# Support
From The42
# Support

Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts

Apr 12th 2019, 1:28 PM 15,372 Views 82 Comments

A statement from Saracens says that the England player’s post is ‘inconsistent’ with the club’s values, and they will be handling the matter internally.

# rugby-union - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Louth man named in Australia U20 squad ahead of World Cup meeting with Ireland
# Junior Wallabies
From The42
# Junior Wallabies

Louth man named in Australia U20 squad ahead of World Cup meeting with Ireland

Apr 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 13,534 Views 7 Comments

Michael McDonald has been included in the Junior Wallabies squad for the Oceania Championships.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

All Black Cane cleared for contact training six months after breaking neck
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

All Black Cane cleared for contact training six months after breaking neck

Apr 9th 2019, 11:18 AM 4,465 Views 1 Comment

The Chiefs say they will take no risks with the New Zealand flanker.

# rugby-union - Monday 8 April, 2019

Wade: 'It's making me emotional thinking about the risk I took and the magnitude of the move'
# Swapping Codes
From The42
# Swapping Codes

Wade: 'It's making me emotional thinking about the risk I took and the magnitude of the move'

Apr 8th 2019, 8:35 PM 9,839 Views 8 Comments

Now a member of the Buffalo Bills, Christian Wade believes his decision to trade rugby union for the NFL has been vindicated.

Former Wasps star Wade to pursue NFL dream with Buffalo Bills
# Transition
From The42
# Transition

Former Wasps star Wade to pursue NFL dream with Buffalo Bills

Apr 8th 2019, 5:19 PM 8,161 Views 3 Comments

Christian Wade has joined the Bills as part of the International Player Pathway Program.

# rugby-union - Sunday 7 April, 2019

14-man Toulon end Toulouse's unbeaten run ahead of Dublin semi-final
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

14-man Toulon end Toulouse's unbeaten run ahead of Dublin semi-final

Apr 7th 2019, 12:42 AM 8,799 Views 2 Comments

The Top 14 leaders were beaten in Marseille on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Monday 1 April, 2019

'My head would be pounding from it... You were thinking: when is this going to end?'
# Head First
From The42
# Head First

'My head would be pounding from it... You were thinking: when is this going to end?'

Apr 1st 2019, 5:02 PM 14,014 Views 6 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny was out for three months after suffering a head injury while playing for Wales in November.