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Wales' Halfpenny aims for World Cup redemption

Rugby Union - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 22:01
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny says painful memories of missing the 2015 World Cup are driving him to make this year's tournament.
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Rhys Webb looks to emulate Gareth Edwards in a Barbarians shirt

Rugby Union - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 14:53
Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb is drawing inspiration from Gareth Edwards’ famous try for the Barbarians against New Zealand in 1973.
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Nasoko's Edinburgh move off after failed medical

Rugby Union - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 14:37
Fiji Sevens captain Kalione Nasoko will no longer join Edinburgh this summer after failing a medical.
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Barritt passed fit to captain Saracens in Premiership final

Rugby Union - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:25
Saracens captain Brad Barritt overcomes a hamstring injury to start against Exeter in Saturday's Premiership final (15:00 BST)
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Dombrandt to start for inexperienced England against Barbarians

Rugby Union - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:45
Harlequins flanker Alex Dombrandt will start for an inexperienced England XV against the Barbarians as part of a double-header with England women at Twickenham on Sunday.
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Exeter-Saracens final 'on the cards' from start of Premiership season

Rugby Union - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 09:56
Exeter and Saracens' Premiership final meeting may have been inevitable, but the outcome still remains intriguing.
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Alex Cuthbert: Exeter wing dreams of Premiership title success

Rugby Union - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 13:59
Exeter wing Alex Cuthbert says his decision to forgo his Wales ambitions is justified as he prepares for the Gallagher Premiership final against Saracens.
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Wales line up Barbarians double-header

Rugby Union - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 13:35
Wales are preparing a Barbarians double-header at the Principality Stadium this autumn with the respective men's and women's team facing each other.
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Mark Tainton: Former Bristol Bears coach to become chief executive

Rugby Union - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 13:15
Former Bristol Bears player and coach Mark Tainton is to take up the role of chief executive at the Premiership club.
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Lions must follow Barbarians example and launch women's team - Jasmine Joyce

Rugby Union - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:51
Wales winger Jasmine Joyce believes the British and Irish Lions need to follow the example of the Barbarians and create a women's team.
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How did Saracens rise from 'absolute rubbish' to become serial winners?

Rugby Union - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:30
As Saracens chase another Premiership title, BBC Sport looks at how one revolution and decade of evolution has bred success.
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Johan Ackermann: Gloucester head coach extends contract

Rugby Union - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 13:35
Gloucester extend head coach Johan Ackermann's contract just days after their Premiership semi-final defeat by Saracens.
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Saracens to give Barritt fitness test before Premiership final

Rugby Union - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 18:20
Saracens captain Brad Barritt could yet feature in the Premiership final against Exeter after suffering a hamstring injury.
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Leicester head coach Murphy gets three-game ban

Rugby Union - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 17:05
Leicester Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy receives a three-match ban for verbally abusing match officials.
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Addison and McCloskey omitted from Ireland World Cup training squad

Rugby Union - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 13:18
Ulster backs Will Addison and Stuart McCloskey are not named in Ireland's 44-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup.
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James Gaskell: Wasps lock extends contract with Premiership club

Rugby Union - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:44
Lock James Gaskell signs a contract extension with Wasps, taking him into a sixth season with the Premiership club.
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Rob Kearney: Ireland and Leinster full-back signs one-year deal

Rugby Union - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:02
Ireland and Leinster full-back Rob Kearney agrees an extension to his IRFU contract until the end of the 2019/20 season.
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Kyle Steyn & Scott Cummings added to Scotland World Cup training squad

Rugby Union - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 10:38
Uncapped lock Scott Cummings and back Kyle Steyn are added to Scotland's World Cup training squad by head coach Gregor Townsend.
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Sean O'Brien: Flanker's injury a 'huge blow' to Ireland's World Cup hopes

Rugby Union - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 00:02
Sean O'Brien's hip injury is as a 'huge blow' to Ireland's World Cup prospects, says former fly-half Tony Ward.
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World Rugby Sevens Series: Fiji win London Sevens to go top of standings

Rugby Union - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 20:07
Fiji climb to the top of the standings in the World Rugby Sevens Series after winning the London Sevens for the second year running.
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