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#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash
# Clean Sweep
From The42
# Clean Sweep

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash

Oct 27th 2018, 10:04 AM 16,008 Views 18 Comments

New Zealand out-half Beauden Barrett scored his sixth try in three Tests against Australia this year.

# rugby-union - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Edinburgh outclass troubled Toulon, while Wasps and Bath play out thrilling draw
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Edinburgh outclass troubled Toulon, while Wasps and Bath play out thrilling draw

Oct 20th 2018, 8:40 PM 7,112 Views 2 Comments

Wasps, without Christian Wade, battled back to draw.

# rugby-union - Friday 19 October, 2018

One of the Premiership's all-time leading try scorers set to make sensational switch to NFL - reports
# Change Of Plan
From The42
# Change Of Plan

One of the Premiership's all-time leading try scorers set to make sensational switch to NFL - reports

Oct 19th 2018, 2:29 PM 11,310 Views 15 Comments

Christian Wade has not been included in Wasps’ squad to face Bath on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Thursday 18 October, 2018

England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch
# Suspension
From The42
# Suspension

England forward Hughes given six-week ban for punch

Oct 18th 2018, 9:23 AM 4,087 Views 6 Comments

England will be without Nathan Hughes for three of their November internationals after he was banned for six weeks.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs
# Man At Work
From The42
# Man At Work

Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs

Oct 17th 2018, 8:57 AM 6,296 Views 1 Comment

The Aussie playmaker wants to go one better than last time at next year’s tournament in Japan.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season

Oct 9th 2018, 5:31 PM 6,094 Views 0 Comments

The five point-penalty issued to Toulon has been upheld, but following an appeal it will only be suspended for one season.

# rugby-union - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Wallabies stage record comeback to beat Pumas and ease pressure on Michael Cheika
# Wallabies
From The42
# Wallabies

Wallabies stage record comeback to beat Pumas and ease pressure on Michael Cheika

Oct 7th 2018, 4:20 AM 10,632 Views 0 Comments

The Wallabies avoided finishing bottom of the table and back-to-back losses to the Pumas for the first time in history.

# rugby-union - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Ruthless Chiefs warm-up for Munster clash with rip-roaring second half display
# On A Roll
From The42
# On A Roll

Ruthless Chiefs warm-up for Munster clash with rip-roaring second half display

Oct 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,413 Views 2 Comments

That’s now six wins out of six for Exeter in the Premiership this term.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban
# Retirement
From The42
# Retirement

'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 10,286 Views 9 Comments

Marler said that comments he recently made about looking for an “easy way out” of England duty were taken out of context.

# rugby-union - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown
# Back To Black
From The42
# Back To Black

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown

Sep 30th 2018, 9:44 AM 10,713 Views 3 Comments

Rieko Ioane’s double against Argentina helped secure another title for the world champions.

Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss

Sep 30th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,906 Views 1 Comment

The Wallabies have lost four of five games and eight of their past 10 Tests but boss Michael Cheika is digging in.

# rugby-union - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'All Blacks are well known for coming back strong after a defeat... they don't experience a lot of them'
# The Rugby Championship
From The42
# The Rugby Championship

'All Blacks are well known for coming back strong after a defeat... they don't experience a lot of them'

Sep 27th 2018, 8:01 PM 7,721 Views 10 Comments

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has made changes for a clash with Argentina after losing at home to South Africa.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby
# Retirement
From The42
# Retirement

'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby

Sep 26th 2018, 7:24 PM 13,444 Views 16 Comments

The Harlequins forward said it was “a very difficult decision” to end his England career at the age of 28.

# rugby-union - Monday 24 September, 2018

New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell
# Minister Of Defence
From The42
# Minister Of Defence

New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell

Sep 24th 2018, 11:49 PM 7,680 Views 16 Comments

England’s new defence coach believes they are good enough to win next year’s tournament in Japan.

Toulon appeal EPCR's punishment over Boudjellal's 'Mormon' comments
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

Toulon appeal EPCR's punishment over Boudjellal's 'Mormon' comments

Sep 24th 2018, 3:35 PM 6,051 Views 3 Comments

The French club will challenge a five-point deduction, which is suspended for three seasons, following comments made by their president.

# rugby-union - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Hansen not 'bitching' about ref call in All Blacks' shock loss
# No Excuses
From The42
# No Excuses

Hansen not 'bitching' about ref call in All Blacks' shock loss

Sep 15th 2018, 2:55 PM 14,633 Views 28 Comments

The New Zealand coach would not blame referee Nigel Owens or fly-half Beauden Barrett for the defeat to South Africa.

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career
# Rassie
From The42
# Rassie

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career

Sep 15th 2018, 1:42 PM 13,236 Views 15 Comments

What a moment for the former Munster director of rugby.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'A question of when rather than if' - Rugby World Cup could be set for expansion
# Bigger And Better
From The42
# Bigger And Better

'A question of when rather than if' - Rugby World Cup could be set for expansion

Sep 11th 2018, 8:25 AM 10,084 Views 15 Comments

Japan will host the 2019 World Cup, which could be the last time 20 nations contest the rugby showpiece.

# rugby-union - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"'
# Wallabies
From The42
# Wallabies

Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"'

Sep 8th 2018, 5:02 PM 20,151 Views 2 Comments

Despite the late withdrawals of Adam Coleman and Israel Folau, Australia secured a hard-fought 23-18 victory over South Africa.

Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again

Sep 8th 2018, 1:59 PM 8,815 Views 8 Comments

The Wallabies scored a five-point win against South Africa.

All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run
# Still Unbeaten
From The42
# Still Unbeaten

All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run

Sep 8th 2018, 11:29 AM 12,707 Views 13 Comments

It was a far from convincing victory from the All Blacks.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina

Sep 5th 2018, 8:34 PM 7,342 Views 15 Comments

A much-changed New Zealand line-up will take on Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.

# rugby-union - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Zebo opens his Top 14 account but Racing hammered by Clermont
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

Zebo opens his Top 14 account but Racing hammered by Clermont

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:20 PM 15,004 Views 21 Comments

There was also defeat for Paddy Jackson and Perpignan this afternoon.

Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk
# Rassie
From The42
# Rassie

Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk

Sep 2nd 2018, 2:29 PM 12,919 Views 13 Comments

The 45-year-old says he will not be leaving his role as South Africa head coach to take over the Bulls.

# rugby-union - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable'
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable'

Aug 26th 2018, 9:58 AM 13,883 Views 3 Comments

The former Munster boss says the clash with the Wallabies is ‘win at all costs’.

# rugby-union - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future
# Going Nowhere
From The42
# Going Nowhere

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

Aug 25th 2018, 2:22 PM 6,947 Views 11 Comments

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing
# Hammering
From The42
# Hammering

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing

Aug 25th 2018, 12:40 PM 6,221 Views 1 Comment

All Blacks captain Kieran Read insisted this morning’s 40-12 win did not come easily.

# rugby-union - Friday 24 August, 2018

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup
# Sbw
From The42
# Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup

Aug 24th 2018, 10:20 AM 8,420 Views 8 Comments

‘I can’t believe these kinds of rumours still float around.’

# rugby-union - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock
# Good Neighbours Become...
From The42
# Good Neighbours Become...

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

Aug 23rd 2018, 2:32 PM 9,202 Views 6 Comments

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

# rugby-union - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:41 AM 9,135 Views 10 Comments

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

# rugby-union - Monday 20 August, 2018

Danny Cipriani fined £2,000 by Gloucester after nightclub incident
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Danny Cipriani fined £2,000 by Gloucester after nightclub incident

Aug 20th 2018, 7:59 PM 4,584 Views 10 Comments

The England fly-half pleaded guilty to the two charges last week.

# rugby-union - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

Aug 18th 2018, 4:31 PM 8,231 Views 4 Comments

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney
# Bledisloe Cup
From The42
# Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

Aug 18th 2018, 1:23 PM 13,444 Views 25 Comments

New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Wales defence coach Edwards takes role with Ospreys
# Wing Man
From The42
# Wing Man

Wales defence coach Edwards takes role with Ospreys

Aug 15th 2018, 8:30 AM 6,417 Views 1 Comment

The Wales assistant coach will juggle his international commitments with a role at the Ospreys in the Pro14 this season.

# rugby-union - Monday 13 August, 2018

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash
# The Rugby Championship
From The42
# The Rugby Championship

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash

Aug 13th 2018, 7:51 PM 6,784 Views 0 Comments

Samu Kerevi, who played 13 through the June series with Ireland, will miss out through injury.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Legendary hooker Ledesma appointed Argentina's new head coach
# Super Mario
From The42
# Super Mario

Legendary hooker Ledesma appointed Argentina's new head coach

Aug 1st 2018, 4:49 PM 5,762 Views 8 Comments

After impressing in his first season with the Jaguares, Mario Ledesma takes charge of the Pumas.

SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty
# Southern Hemisphere
From The42
# Southern Hemisphere

SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty

Aug 1st 2018, 1:47 PM 6,697 Views 3 Comments

The All Blacks will take on Australia without the influential centre and hooker this month.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics
# Super Rugby Final
From The42
# Super Rugby Final

'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics

Jul 31st 2018, 11:06 PM 10,812 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of the Super Rugby final, Lions coach Swys de Bruin has called for his side to get a “fair deal” against the Crusaders.

# rugby-union - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Ronan O'Gara's Crusaders cruise past Sharks to book Hurricanes semi-final
# Showdown
From The42
# Showdown

Ronan O'Gara's Crusaders cruise past Sharks to book Hurricanes semi-final

Jul 21st 2018, 11:53 AM 7,407 Views 25 Comments

The last two champions of Super Rugby will meet in the semi-finals after the Crusaders made light work of the Sharks.

# rugby-union - Friday 20 July, 2018

Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis
# Blowback
From The42
# Blowback

Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis

Jul 20th 2018, 11:42 AM 5,630 Views 2 Comments

Either the Crusaders or the Sharks will be the semi-final opponents for the Hurricanes after they saw off the Chiefs in the last eight.