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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Struggling Tigers lose Denton for rest of season due to concussion
# Concern
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# Concern

Struggling Tigers lose Denton for rest of season due to concussion

Mar 28th 2019, 1:01 PM 5,528 Views 1 Comment

The Scotland back-row has still not recovered from a head injury he suffered in October.

# rugby-union - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Wasps reveal Edwards talks amid confusion over Wales coach's future
# Rugby League
From The42
# Rugby League

Wasps reveal Edwards talks amid confusion over Wales coach's future

Mar 24th 2019, 9:44 AM 8,284 Views 9 Comments

Shaun Edwards had been expected to join Wigan Warriors as head coach for the 2020 Super League season.

# rugby-union - Friday 22 March, 2019

World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship
# Nations Championship
From The42
# Nations Championship

World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship

Mar 22nd 2019, 8:09 PM 5,435 Views 14 Comments

Rugby’s tier-one nations should have the future of the sport in mind when they consider World Rugby’s proposed changes, says Brett Gosper.

Tokyo's Sunwolves axed as Super Rugby reverts to 14-team format
# Sunset
From The42
# Sunset

Tokyo's Sunwolves axed as Super Rugby reverts to 14-team format

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:06 AM 8,902 Views 10 Comments

The Japanese side will bow out at the end of 2020 after just five seasons in the competition.

# rugby-union - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Mar 21st 2019, 5:30 PM 3,206 Views 1 Comment

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

SANZAAR to clarify Super Rugby future amid reports of Sunwolves axe
# Sunset
From The42
# Sunset

SANZAAR to clarify Super Rugby future amid reports of Sunwolves axe

Mar 20th 2019, 1:00 PM 7,889 Views 9 Comments

Australian media reported that the Tokyo-based franchise will be cut after the 2020 season.

'One bad half and now everyone's questioning' - Vunipola defends captain Farrell
# Faith In Farrell
From The42
# Faith In Farrell

'One bad half and now everyone's questioning' - Vunipola defends captain Farrell

Mar 20th 2019, 12:51 PM 7,273 Views 7 Comments

Owen Farrell has come in for criticism since the draw with Scotland, but Billy Vunipola says it’s unwarranted.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Scarlets trio sign new contracts after Wales' impressive Grand Slam heroics
# New Deals
From The42
# New Deals

Scarlets trio sign new contracts after Wales' impressive Grand Slam heroics

Mar 19th 2019, 6:56 PM 7,189 Views 4 Comments

The Scarlets have signed up Wales trio Jonathan Davies, Ken Owens and Rob Evans to new deals.

# rugby-union - Monday 18 March, 2019

Argentina scrum-half to join Harlequins after World Cup
# On The Move
From The42
# On The Move

Argentina scrum-half to join Harlequins after World Cup

Mar 18th 2019, 1:44 PM 6,676 Views 2 Comments

Martin Landajo is on his way to the Premiership.

# rugby-union - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Grand Slam winners Wales dominate Six Nations Player of the Championship shortlist
# Shortlist
From The42
# Shortlist

Grand Slam winners Wales dominate Six Nations Player of the Championship shortlist

Mar 17th 2019, 8:50 PM 11,402 Views 9 Comments

The six-man shortlist for the Six Nations’ Player of the Championship award features four Wales players and two from England.

Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England
# Learning Curve
From The42
# Learning Curve

Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England

Mar 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 9,442 Views 9 Comments

The hosts squandered a 31-point lead and needed a last-gasp try to snatch a draw against Scotland.

# rugby-union - Saturday 16 March, 2019

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat
# Missed Opportunities
From The42
# Missed Opportunities

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat

Mar 16th 2019, 4:38 PM 8,345 Views 6 Comments

The Azzurri once again ended their Six Nations campaign without a win.

# rugby-union - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Wales motivated to seize Grand Slam chance - Gatland
# Chasing Glory
From The42
# Chasing Glory

Wales motivated to seize Grand Slam chance - Gatland

Mar 14th 2019, 6:59 PM 3,061 Views 2 Comments

The Dragons can complete a Six Nations whitewash this weekend and head coach Gatland is pleased with his players’ attitude.

Final Six Nations start for Fofana among six France changes from Ireland defeat
# Comme Ci Comme ça
From The42
# Comme Ci Comme ça

Final Six Nations start for Fofana among six France changes from Ireland defeat

Mar 14th 2019, 11:21 AM 6,917 Views 10 Comments

The Clermont centre will start as the French look to sign off on a poor campaign with victory in Rome.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby

Mar 13th 2019, 11:58 AM 4,904 Views 12 Comments

Gatland has won three Six Nations titles, two Grand Slams and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup.

# rugby-union - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'

Mar 9th 2019, 6:08 PM 9,316 Views 13 Comments

Next Saturday in Cardiff should be tasty.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

New Ospreys chairman: 'PRB cynically left it to the regions to have a shoot-out for survival'
# Swanelli
From The42
# Swanelli

New Ospreys chairman: 'PRB cynically left it to the regions to have a shoot-out for survival'

Mar 6th 2019, 6:16 PM 5,682 Views 3 Comments

The back-and-forth between the Ospreys, Scarlets and PRB continued on Wednesday.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'No doubt' Welsh players distracted by merger talk, says Gatland
# Shadow
From The42
# Shadow

'No doubt' Welsh players distracted by merger talk, says Gatland

Mar 5th 2019, 2:44 PM 7,004 Views 6 Comments

Warren Gatland has called for people to ‘take a breath’, and insists the proposed Welsh rugby restructure is region-led, not WRU-led.

# rugby-union - Monday 4 March, 2019

Russell back in contention for Scotland but Hogg ruled out of Wales clash
# Mixed Bag
From The42
# Mixed Bag

Russell back in contention for Scotland but Hogg ruled out of Wales clash

Mar 4th 2019, 1:03 PM 3,276 Views 2 Comments

The Glasgow fullback is still recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in a challenge by Peter O’Mahony.

Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad
# BIG GUNS
From The42
# BIG GUNS

Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad

Mar 4th 2019, 11:16 AM 3,587 Views 1 Comment

Itoje has been missing since England’s big win over Ireland, while Robshaw has played just four matches since returning in January.

# rugby-union - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Blues prop Michael Tamoaieta passes away suddenly at the age of 23
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Blues prop Michael Tamoaieta passes away suddenly at the age of 23

Mar 2nd 2019, 10:50 AM 27,896 Views 3 Comments

Tributes have been paid after the Blues forward passed away suddenly.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'One of rugby's truly great players' - Saracens announce Burger departure
# Over And Out
From The42
# Over And Out

'One of rugby's truly great players' - Saracens announce Burger departure

Feb 27th 2019, 3:43 PM 10,348 Views 8 Comments

The former World Player of the Year will return to his native South Africa at the end of the season.

# rugby-union - Monday 25 February, 2019

Six Nations over for England lock Lawes
# Lock Out
From The42
# Lock Out

Six Nations over for England lock Lawes

Feb 25th 2019, 9:16 AM 6,920 Views 11 Comments

The Northampton second row will be out for four weeks with a calf injury.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel
# Ouais D'accord
From The42
# Ouais D'accord

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel

Feb 19th 2019, 1:04 PM 5,900 Views 12 Comments

The French head coach described the move as ‘a sporting choice’.

# rugby-union - Monday 18 February, 2019

Injury from O'Mahony challenge rules Hogg out of Scotland's trip to France
# Indisponible
From The42
# Indisponible

Injury from O'Mahony challenge rules Hogg out of Scotland's trip to France

Feb 18th 2019, 2:49 PM 8,532 Views 29 Comments

Gregor Townsend has added six players to his squad ahead of Saturday’s game in Paris.

I am still contracted to my team: Savea responds to Toulon owner's scathing outburst
# Buyer's Remorse
From The42
# Buyer's Remorse

I am still contracted to my team: Savea responds to Toulon owner's scathing outburst

Feb 18th 2019, 12:12 PM 11,728 Views 14 Comments

Mourad Boudjellal told Julian Savea he is not welcome at Toulon, but the ex-All Black promised to keep giving his all for the team.

Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes
# Taking Flight
From The42
# Taking Flight

Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes

Feb 18th 2019, 11:11 AM 8,175 Views 1 Comment

The back-row forward is off after the 2019 World Cup.

# rugby-union - Friday 15 February, 2019

Wales won't be fazed by Eddie Jones' mind games, insists Neil Jenkins
# Tidy
From The42
# Tidy

Wales won't be fazed by Eddie Jones' mind games, insists Neil Jenkins

Feb 15th 2019, 10:23 AM 3,602 Views 9 Comments

It’s ramping up ahead of the game in Cardiff next weekend.

# rugby-union - Monday 11 February, 2019

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'
# Best Of The Best
From The42
# Best Of The Best

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'

Feb 11th 2019, 7:30 AM 5,733 Views 8 Comments

England may be top of the Six Nations table after two bonus-point wins, but Eddie Jones is wary of a Wales team that has won 11 straight.

# rugby-union - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France
# Demolition
From The42
# Demolition

'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France

Feb 10th 2019, 8:22 PM 7,297 Views 10 Comments

A hat-trick from Jonny May helped England to a second bonus-point victory in the Six Nations at Twickenham.

May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam
# Rampant
From The42
# Rampant

May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam

Feb 10th 2019, 5:12 PM 13,388 Views 40 Comments

Eddie Jones’ men were 44-8 winners this afternoon, with wing May scoring three of his side’s six tries at Twickenham.

# rugby-union - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal
# Committed
From The42
# Committed

Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal

Feb 9th 2019, 1:00 PM 5,181 Views 3 Comments

The Australia fullback will remain with the Waratahs until 2022 after penning a new long-term deal.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Injured Hartley joins up with England squad but return date remains uncertain
# Coming Along
From The42
# Coming Along

Injured Hartley joins up with England squad but return date remains uncertain

Feb 6th 2019, 7:37 PM 2,323 Views 0 Comments

England fared well without Dylan Hartley in Dublin, but defence coach John Mitchell is keen to have the co-captain back involved.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

All Blacks centre Laumape rejects overseas interest to sign new Hurricanes deal
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

All Blacks centre Laumape rejects overseas interest to sign new Hurricanes deal

Feb 5th 2019, 7:40 PM 5,834 Views 4 Comments

Steve Hansen expects to see the 25-year-old play for the All Blacks ‘for years to come’ after he opted to stay with the Hurricanes.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener
# Faith In Youth
From The42
# Faith In Youth

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener

Jan 30th 2019, 10:24 AM 7,562 Views 15 Comments

The 19-year-old is the youngest player in any of this year’s squads as he prepares to face Wales.

# rugby-union - Monday 28 January, 2019

'I truly believe we can win the Six Nations,' says Scotland's Stuart Hogg
# High Hopes
From The42
# High Hopes

'I truly believe we can win the Six Nations,' says Scotland's Stuart Hogg

Jan 28th 2019, 9:09 PM 8,079 Views 15 Comments

The full-back believes his side are on the path to ‘something incredibly special’.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France
# Tweaks And Valleys
From The42
# Tweaks And Valleys

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:59 PM 4,083 Views 2 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny has been all but ruled out of Wales’ first two games in this year’s Six Nations as he recovers from a concussion.

# rugby-union - Monday 21 January, 2019

Townsend forced to call four new players into Scotland's Six Nations squad
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

Townsend forced to call four new players into Scotland's Six Nations squad

Jan 21st 2019, 11:27 AM 5,001 Views 1 Comment

Hamish Watson has dropped out with a hand injury.

Excellent business as Exeter tie England trio down to new deals
# Chiefs
From The42
# Chiefs

Excellent business as Exeter tie England trio down to new deals

Jan 21st 2019, 8:29 AM 6,996 Views 11 Comments

Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all signed fresh two-year deals with the Premiership club.

# rugby-union - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Former Springbok Lambie retires from rugby after succession of head injuries
# Health Concerns
From The42
# Health Concerns

Former Springbok Lambie retires from rugby after succession of head injuries

Jan 19th 2019, 3:40 PM 8,123 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old suffered two serious collisions in the space of a year between 2016 and 2017.