Rugby Union

Rugby World Cup 2019: Can Wales lay ghosts of tournaments past?

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:17
Red cards, injuries, hammerings and bad luck stories. Why optimism comes hard for Wales fans at the Rugby World Cup.
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Jacques Vermeulen: Exeter sign South African forward from Sharks

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:44
Exeter sign former South Africa Under-20 flanker Jacques Vermeulen from Sharks on a three-year contract.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales rugby team choir on song in Japan

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:27
Wales' rugby squad sings the hymn Calon Lan for Japanese schoolchildren at a reception ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
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Only 'touch' rugby will stop concussions happening - Price

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:47
Concussions will always happen, says Scotland scrum-half Ali Price in the wake of David Denton's early retirement.
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Rugby World Cup stadiums: Where are matches being played?

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:01
Floating pitches, volcano views and cities named after car companies await fans at Rugby World Cup venues in Japan.
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Ireland's Aki shrugs off criticism of overseas-born players

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:42
Ireland's New Zealand-born centre Bundee Aki is unfazed by criticism of the country's selection of players born overseas.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales given huge backing by Japanese hosts

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:21
A crowd of 15,000 packs Kitakyushu Stadium to watch Wales' first World Cup training session in Japan.
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Scotland forward Denton retires following concussion

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:30
David Denton, capped 42 times by Scotland, retires aged 29 following a concussion he sustained playing for Leicester in October.
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England captain Farrell 'adjusts tackling technique'

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 23:01
England captain Owen Farrell has made adjustments to his technique as World Rugby tries to clamp down on high tackles and shoulder charges at the Rugby World Cup
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Wales using baby oil on rugby balls to prepare for humidity at World Cup

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 22:18
Wales have been covering rugby balls in baby oil to prepare for humidity in games at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Emotional finish to Ironman for Thomas

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 20:36
The Welsh ex-rugby captain finishes the Ironman challenge after revealing he has HIV.
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Matt Duncan: 'Rugby mindset' helps former Scotland wing tackle MS symptoms

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 16:27
Former Scotland rugby international Matt Duncan says his "playing mindset" is helping him deal with the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
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Poor discipline could cost England - Woodward

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 13:28
Poor discipline could be the only "chink" in England's chances of winning the Rugby World Cup, says former head coach Sir Clive Woodward.
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Ritchie to miss Scotland's opener against Ireland

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:02
Jamie Ritchie will miss Scotland's World Cup opener with Ireland despite joining up with the squad in Japan, says head coach Gregor Townsend.
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'We can win it most definitely' - Mitchell says England can match 2003 heroes

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 08:11
England defence coach John Mitchell says the class of 2019 can emulate the heroes of 2003 and win the Rugby World Cup.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales' Adam Beard and Cory Hill out of Georgia match

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 08:07
Warren Gatland is "concerned" about Wales' lock options with Adam Beard and Cory Hill out of the World Cup opener against Georgia.
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Ex-Wales captain Thomas reveals he has HIV

Rugby Union - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:45
Gareth Thomas says by revealing his condition he wants to "educate and break the stigma for everybody".
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Thomas on HIV: 'I want to break the stigma'

Rugby Union - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:45
Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas says by revealing his condition he wants to educate everybody, including himself.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Robbie Henshaw a reported Ireland injury concern

Rugby Union - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 15:27
Robbie Henshaw is reported to be a fitness concern for Ireland's World Cup opener against Scotland because of a hamstring injury.
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Hot and humid Japan will suit England - Jones

Rugby Union - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:38
England head coach Eddie Jones says the humid conditions at the Rugby World Cup in Japan will "give us an advantage".
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