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Rugby News

Nov 22

Clay part of the new mould of Wales Women

Wales have used this autumn to lay the foundations for the future – starting with the 2018 Women’s Six Nations.

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Nov 22

Most important to be early: Gates open @14.15

It is more important for fans to arrive early for Wales’ clash with New Zealand on Saturday than it has ever been.

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Nov 22

Scotland’s Gregor Townsend issues warning after Finn Russell exit news

Gregor Townsend says his Scotland squad will be harmed should many more players join Finn Russell in exiting Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Nov 22

John Barclay on intensity needed against Australia and inspirational Doddie Weir

Scotland captain John Barclay describes the physical cost of the intensity required against the world’s best sides, and tells of the inspiration of Doddie Weir.

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Nov 22

England players rule out donation to Samoa on ‘ethical’ grounds

• Twickenham hosts will receive £22,000 each while Samoans will get £650• Dan Cole says donation would risk creating a dangerous precedentEngland’s players have opted against donating a proportion of their £22,000 match fee to their Samoa counterparts …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/22/england-players-will-not-give-part-twickenham-match-fee-bankrupt-samoa-rugby-union

Nov 22

Fitzpatrick To Captain Leinster Women For Interpro Title Defence

The Leinster Women’s squad has been confirmed for the 2017/18 IRFU Women’s Interprovincial Championship. A total of 34 players have been selected in the squad from 11 clubs from across the province.

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Nov 22

Welshman Lewis signs new deal with Worcester

Worcester Warriors flanker Sam Lewis signs a new, undisclosed-length ‘long-term’ contract.

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Nov 22

December referee appointments

The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed the referee appointments for month of December.

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Nov 22

Moriarty turned down WRU contract offer

Wales coach Warren Gatland says Ross Moriarty turned down a national dual contract offer with the Dragons favourites to sign the Lions back-rower.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/42084053

Nov 22

A 2018 rugby league Six Nations on cards but Ireland not keen on England B

• ‘Provisional RLIF fixtures show a Six Nations next year,’ says Ireland chairman• ‘But if it’s an England B team, that doesn’t work for me,’ Richard Egan addsEngland are pencilled in to play Ireland in Dublin next autumn under the auspices of a new Si…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/22/rugby-league-six-nations-2018-ireland-england

Nov 22

Bath want Matt Banahan and Kahn Fotuali’i to stay, says head coach Todd Blackadder

Bath have offered Matt Banahan a new contract and also want to keep Kahn Fotuali’i, says head coach Todd Blackadder.

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Nov 22

England go looking for their first World Cup final since 1995 – and a head coach

Wayne Bennett’s contract runs out after the World Cup. If he wants to bow out at the top, Leeds Rhinos and USA head coach Brian McDermott is ready for the jobBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkA couple of days b…

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Nov 22

Scotland start for Sean Maitland among four changes to face Australia

Sean Maitland is one of four changes to Scotland’s starting line-up after the Saracens wing was a late call-up to the squad.

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Nov 22

Wales defeat spurs Whitelock on

There have been whispers recently that the world champions no longer possess the ‘aura’ of invincibility – but one All Black is determined he will not become the second member of his family to lose to Wales as Steve Hansen’s men look to finish their s…

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Nov 22

Closing Date For ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Next Week

The closing date for clubs to return all Your Club Your Country ticket stubs is Wednesday, November 29th at 5pm.

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Nov 22

Ronan O’Gara to leave Racing 92 to take up Crusaders coaching role

Ronan O’Gara is to be released early from his contract with Racing 92 to take up a coaching role with Super Rugby champions the Crusaders.

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