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# test - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina
# November Tests
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# November Tests

Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina

Nov 9th 2017, 11:43 AM 5,022 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Jones has stuck with Henry Slade and Sam Underhill in his side to face the Pumas, while Elliot Daly has been passed fit.

# test - Monday 6 November, 2017

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks
# Drico
From The42
# Drico

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks

Nov 6th 2017, 1:08 PM 7,937 Views 13 Comments

The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but O’Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for Ireland.

# test - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup
# Apology
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# Apology

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup

Oct 29th 2017, 4:48 PM 8,216 Views 6 Comments

Coaching in the Premiership or France is on Rob Howley’s bucket list as he plans to leave his position with Wales after the 2019 World Cup.

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland
# Springboks
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# Springboks

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland

Oct 29th 2017, 4:10 PM 5,501 Views 30 Comments

Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will hope to make their international debuts.

# test - Monday 23 October, 2017

England trio Hartley, Hughes and Marler facing bans after European citings
# In The Dock
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# In The Dock

England trio Hartley, Hughes and Marler facing bans after European citings

Oct 23rd 2017, 8:30 PM 8,708 Views 10 Comments

Indiscipline at club level could cost Eddie Jones three players for the November internationals.

# test - Saturday 21 October, 2017

After seven successive defeats Australia claim long-awaited win over All Blacks
# Finally
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# Finally

After seven successive defeats Australia claim long-awaited win over All Blacks

Oct 21st 2017, 12:43 PM 13,007 Views 6 Comments

New Zealand were denied a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep in Brisbane, where Australia outscored them by three tries to two.

# test - Friday 20 October, 2017

Scotland suspend flanker Hardie, but give no explanation why
# The Bold Step
From The42
# The Bold Step

Scotland suspend flanker Hardie, but give no explanation why

Oct 20th 2017, 6:22 PM 9,197 Views 2 Comments

Scottish Rugby have offered no details as to why he is unavailable for selection.

# test - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Coles relishing one last battle with 'one of the greats' Stephen Moore
# 2 ON 2
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# 2 ON 2

Coles relishing one last battle with 'one of the greats' Stephen Moore

Oct 19th 2017, 6:18 PM 5,955 Views 2 Comments

The Wallabies hooker is on his final lap of an impressive Test career.

Sopoaga earns first All Blacks start in two years as Beauden Barrett is ruled out with concussion
# Chance
From The42
# Chance

Sopoaga earns first All Blacks start in two years as Beauden Barrett is ruled out with concussion

Oct 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,990 Views 0 Comments

Lima Sopoaga will make his first All Blacks start for over two years in the absence of Beauden Barrett in Brisbane.

# test - Monday 16 October, 2017

Wales have spoken to around 10 candidates to succeed Gatland after the World Cup
# Getting Organised
From The42
# Getting Organised

Wales have spoken to around 10 candidates to succeed Gatland after the World Cup

Oct 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,010 Views 8 Comments

Wales have drawn up a shortlist in preparation for life after Gatland.

# test - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

England suffer another injury setback ahead of November internationals
# Saving Face
From The42
# Saving Face

England suffer another injury setback ahead of November internationals

Oct 11th 2017, 5:09 PM 6,860 Views 1 Comment

England could be without Jack Nowell during their November internationals due to a fractured cheekbone and eye socket.

Irish out-half Ian McKinley gets his first call-up for Italy
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

Irish out-half Ian McKinley gets his first call-up for Italy

Updated Oct 11th 2017, 5:02 PM 23,150 Views 16 Comments

The former Leinster player had retired from rugby in 2011 after losing the sight in his left eye.

# test - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales

Oct 10th 2017, 6:57 PM 8,433 Views 11 Comments

The Lions scrum-half last week announced he was leaving Ospreys next season.

# test - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Out-of-favour Cooper will get the chance to impress Cheika when he faces the Wallabies
# Time To Shine
From The42
# Time To Shine

Out-of-favour Cooper will get the chance to impress Cheika when he faces the Wallabies

Oct 4th 2017, 11:40 AM 5,819 Views 3 Comments

He’ll captain the Barbarians in Sydney next month.

# test - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Dubai successfully tests pioneering two-seater air taxi service
# Hover Taxi
# Hover Taxi

Dubai successfully tests pioneering two-seater air taxi service

Sep 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 26,407 Views 20 Comments

The prototype can fly for 30 minutes at a maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour (62mph).

# test - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Kane Hames gets his first start as All Blacks make 7 changes for Springboks
# Kane Is Able
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# Kane Is Able

Kane Hames gets his first start as All Blacks make 7 changes for Springboks

Sep 13th 2017, 8:49 PM 6,051 Views 3 Comments

New Zealand take on South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage
# Testing Times
From The42
# Testing Times

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage

Sep 13th 2017, 9:35 AM 14,228 Views 51 Comments

Australia star Israel Folau’s refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.

# test - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'It's not going to stop us' - Cheika defiant despite home hammering against All Blacks
# Bouncebackability
From The42
# Bouncebackability

'It's not going to stop us' - Cheika defiant despite home hammering against All Blacks

Aug 19th 2017, 3:55 PM 7,500 Views 5 Comments

The Wallabies capitulated in today’s first half against New Zealand.

# test - Monday 14 August, 2017

Barrett hails Lions wake-up call for All Blacks and brushes off kicking concerns
# Kicking Himself
From The42
# Kicking Himself

Barrett hails Lions wake-up call for All Blacks and brushes off kicking concerns

Aug 14th 2017, 2:24 PM 4,100 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand drew with the British and Irish Lions, a result that Beauden Barrett believes was “just what we needed”.

# test - Friday 28 July, 2017

Sonny Bill appeals suspension in bid to face Australia in Rugby Championship opener
# Back For Bledisloe?
From The42
# Back For Bledisloe?

Sonny Bill appeals suspension in bid to face Australia in Rugby Championship opener

Jul 28th 2017, 5:28 PM 6,101 Views 6 Comments

The All Blacks believe their shortened warm-up fixture against Counties Manukau and Taranaki should count in SBW’s ban.

# test - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Wallabies captain Moore set to retire from international rugby
# NO MOORE
From The42
# NO MOORE

Wallabies captain Moore set to retire from international rugby

Jul 27th 2017, 8:43 AM 9,476 Views 5 Comments

The 34-year-old came close to a move to Munster in the past.

# test - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

All Blacks vice-captain Smith to take sabbatical
# Holibobs
From The42
# Holibobs

All Blacks vice-captain Smith to take sabbatical

Jul 26th 2017, 9:11 AM 8,087 Views 1 Comment

He will miss the majority of the Rugby Championship after exercising the option to take a career break.

# test - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland
# Tense
From The42
# Tense

Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland

Jul 8th 2017, 10:40 AM 33,526 Views 66 Comments

The All Blacks had many chances to put the tourists aways, but Warren Gatland’s men were gritty.

# test - Monday 3 July, 2017

'These are the ones you remember' - Aaron Smith is well up for this weekend's Lions decider
# Nugget
From The42
# Nugget

'These are the ones you remember' - Aaron Smith is well up for this weekend's Lions decider

Jul 3rd 2017, 11:04 AM 6,398 Views 0 Comments

The fired-up All Blacks star “could play today”.

# test - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Huge scare in Castlebar but Mayo do just enough to see off gutsy Derry
# Test
From The42
# Test

Huge scare in Castlebar but Mayo do just enough to see off gutsy Derry

Jul 1st 2017, 8:02 PM 24,050 Views 29 Comments

Stephen Rochford’s side won by 11 points, but only after extra-time.

# test - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Rampant Springboks outscore France by four tries to complete whitewash
# A Class Apart
From The42
# A Class Apart

Rampant Springboks outscore France by four tries to complete whitewash

Jun 24th 2017, 7:27 PM 11,272 Views 3 Comments

South Africa won the series 3-0.

No Ford fiesta as Scotland fail in Fiji a week after Wallabies win
# Report
From The42
# Report

No Ford fiesta as Scotland fail in Fiji a week after Wallabies win

Jun 24th 2017, 12:08 PM 9,113 Views 5 Comments

Veteran hooker Ross Ford made history in Suva, becoming Scotland’s most capped player.

# test - Friday 23 June, 2017

Samoa run experimental Wales side close but fall just short
# Tight
From The42
# Tight

Samoa run experimental Wales side close but fall just short

Jun 23rd 2017, 11:08 AM 4,520 Views 4 Comments

Two second-half scores from Steff Evans in only his second Test ensured Wales head home with two tour wins out of two.

'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour
# Appetiser
From The42
# Appetiser

'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour

Jun 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 12,954 Views 6 Comments

Tour manager John Spencer was confronted at a restaurant.

# test - Monday 19 June, 2017

Michael Cheika using angry fan's Facebook rant to motivate his Australia squad
# Social Media Strategy
From The42
# Social Media Strategy

Michael Cheika using angry fan's Facebook rant to motivate his Australia squad

Jun 19th 2017, 1:19 PM 7,056 Views 2 Comments

Michael Cheika called an irate fan who was moved to write a lengthy critique of the Wallabies’ pride in the jersey after their loss to Scotland.

# test - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Another step in the right direction - Farrell positive after Lions win
# Getting There
From The42
# Getting There

Another step in the right direction - Farrell positive after Lions win

Jun 10th 2017, 12:30 PM 6,331 Views 11 Comments

He kicked all of the British and Irish Lions’ 12 points in their win over the Crusaders and Owen Farrell sees improvement in the tourists.

'A lot of people had written us off, there had been a lot of criticism'
# Mane Man
From The42
# Mane Man

'A lot of people had written us off, there had been a lot of criticism'

Jun 10th 2017, 11:46 AM 7,285 Views 18 Comments

After an unconvincing start to the tour, Warren Gatland was pleased to see the British and Irish Lions improve in defeating the Crusaders.

# test - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Lions schedule criticised by All Blacks coach Hansen
# Mind Games
From The42
# Mind Games

Lions schedule criticised by All Blacks coach Hansen

May 30th 2017, 10:02 AM 9,976 Views 3 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side arrive in New Zealand tomorrow.

# test - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Robshaw and Ford to lead inexperienced England side against the Barbarians
# Baa-Baas
From The42
# Baa-Baas

Robshaw and Ford to lead inexperienced England side against the Barbarians

May 25th 2017, 12:40 PM 4,337 Views 0 Comments

Eddie Jones has opted to name the pair as co-captains for Sunday’s clash.

# test - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Australia second row Dean Mumm announces retirement to focus on charity work
# Mumm's The Word
From The42
# Mumm's The Word

Australia second row Dean Mumm announces retirement to focus on charity work

May 24th 2017, 10:04 AM 7,184 Views 3 Comments

The 33-year-old will retire from all rugby at the end of the year.

# test - Monday 8 May, 2017

Three new caps, but no Duncan Weir in Gregor Townsend's first Scotland squad
# Summer Tests
From The42
# Summer Tests

Three new caps, but no Duncan Weir in Gregor Townsend's first Scotland squad

May 8th 2017, 5:39 PM 7,314 Views 5 Comments

John Barclay will captain the squad for a gruelling travelling schedule that will take them through Singapore, Australia and Fiji.

# test - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

England star's honest assessment of Lions omission: 'Peter O'Mahony played his way in — I failed'
# Trade Surplus
From The42
# Trade Surplus

England star's honest assessment of Lions omission: 'Peter O'Mahony played his way in — I failed'

May 3rd 2017, 5:13 PM 34,860 Views 16 Comments

James Haskell was left out of Warren Gatland’s squad for this summer’s New Zealand tour.

# test - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Warburton learned of Lions honour in supermarket car park
# Mane Man
From The42
# Mane Man

Warburton learned of Lions honour in supermarket car park

Apr 19th 2017, 1:12 PM 10,064 Views 15 Comments

For the second British and Irish Lions tour running, Sam Warburton has been named captain.

# test - Friday 31 March, 2017

Wilkinson: Lions leadership group more important than captaincy
# Mane Men
From The42
# Mane Men

Wilkinson: Lions leadership group more important than captaincy

Mar 31st 2017, 5:05 PM 6,272 Views 5 Comments

Having a leadership group should be paramount for the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand, says Jonny Wilkinson.

# test - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Eddie Jones makes a case for a four-captain Lions' leadership group
# Four Heads Are Better
From The42
# Four Heads Are Better

Eddie Jones makes a case for a four-captain Lions' leadership group

Mar 22nd 2017, 12:47 PM 12,987 Views 16 Comments

England head coach Eddie Jones thinks a captain from each country would suit the Lions in New Zealand.