Rugby Union

Welshman Owens to referee Wales v Barbarians

Rugby Union - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:37
Welshman Nigel Owens will referee a Wales match for the first time when they host Warren Gatland's Barbarians on 30 November.
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Scotland v Georgia: Ryan Wilson captains Gregor Townsend's team

Rugby Union - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:14
Ryan Wilson captains Scotland against Georgia as Gregor Townsend opts not to start any of the players who missed out on selection for the Rugby World Cup.
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Wales forward Ball regrets rushing back from concussion

Rugby Union - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:26
Wales forward Jake Ball warns players not to return too soon after concussion after doing it himself in 2018.
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Pick your Scotland XV to play Georgia

Rugby Union - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:02
Scotland have now confirmed the 31 players who will be part of their World Cup squad. But who would be in your XV for the final warm-up match against Georgia on Friday?
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Joe Marchant to start for England against Italy despite not being in World Cup squad

Rugby Union - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:21
Harlequins centre Joe Marchant will start England's final warm-up match against Italy on Friday despite not being part of the World Cup squad.
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Tigers 'will take further action if appropriate' over bar incident

Rugby Union - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:14
Leicester Tigers say they will "take further action if appropriate" after reports of an incident involving some of their players in a bar in Portugal.
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England v Italy: Henry Slade may miss Rugby World Cup warm-up

Rugby Union - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:56
England centre Henry Slade may head to the Rugby World Cup without playing in any warm-up matches as he continues his comeback from a knee injury.
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James Mitchell: Northampton Saints sign former Connacht scrum-half

Rugby Union - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 15:26
Former Connacht scrum-half James Mitchell signs a deal with Northampton Saints for the duration of the World Cup.
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'Squad selection, snoring and sushi - my first World Cup'

Rugby Union - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 12:56
In his latest BBC Sport column, Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes talks World Cup dreams, sushi and his search for a new room-mate in Japan.
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McInally to captain Scotland at World Cup as Jones & Hutchinson miss out

Rugby Union - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:36
Stuart McInally will lead Scotland at the Rugby World Cup in Japan as centres Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson miss out on Gregor Townsend's 31-man squad.
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'If Wales win World Cup, maybe I'll get Webb Ellis tattoo' - Davies tackles tournament with brother

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 22:19
Flanker James Davies is the Olympic sevens silver medallist from Wales preparing for his first Rugby World Cup with brother Jonathan.
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Wales coach Edwards expects move to France after World Cup

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 22:01
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards confirms his future will likely be in France after the Rugby World Cup.
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Nowell recovering after appendicitis but will go to World Cup

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 15:42
England wing Jack Nowell will travel to the World Cup on Sunday despite being struck down with appendicitis.
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Women's Premier 15s: Exeter launch side in bid for league licence

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 14:10
Exeter launch their bid for a side in the next Women's Premier 15s structure with a £500,000 initial outlay.
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Toner left out as Ireland name World Cup squad

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 12:42
Leinster lock Devin Toner is a shock omission from the 31-man Ireland squad named by Joe Schmidt for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Rugby World Cup: Who will make the final cut for Scotland?

Rugby Union - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 10:15
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has a few marginal calls to make when revealing his 31-man squad for the World Cup on Tuesday.
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Durability concerns counted against props - Gatland

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:52
Wales coach Warren Gatland explains the reasons behind his World Cup squad selection, including dropping props Rob Evans and Samson Lee.
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'Rob Evans was the first to wish the boys all the best' - Wales team manager Alan Phillips

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:07
Team manager Alan Phillips says the Wales players to miss out on World Cup selection are "a special bunch of boys".
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Wales squad 'good enough' to win World Cup - Warren Gatland

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 15:49
Wales coach Warren Gatland says they have the playing talent to win the Rugby World Cup after picking his final squad for Japan.
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Wales World Cup squad: Rhys Patchell & Cory Hill in Warren Gatland's final 31 for Japan

Rugby Union - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 14:07
Wales name their 31-man World Cup squad with Rhys Patchell getting the nod over Jarrod Evans at fly-half and lock Cory Hill selected despite injury.
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