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May 26

Scarlets unchanged for final reckoning

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac has named an unchanged side as his team bid for glory in their Guinness PRO12 final clash with Munster at the Aviva Stadium.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/38873.php

May 26

Wasps back Beale ruled out of Premiership final

Kurtley Beale is ruled out of Saturday’s Premiership final between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham (14:30 BST).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40018239

May 26

Exeter Chiefs ready for fairytale finish against Wasps in Premiership final | Robert Kitson

Victory at Twickenham would cap a remarkable rise and bring the south-west its first major national championship

The list of famous Devonians, from Scott of the Antarctic and Sir Walter Raleigh to Agatha Christie and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is an eclectic one. Until now heroic athletes – apart from sailors and Argyle footballers – have been in shorter supply. Not since the Tavistock-born Sir Francis Drake played bowls on Plymouth Hoe before defeating the Spanish Armada in 1588 have there been many more evocative local sporting yarns than Exeter Chiefs’ buccaneering ride to Twickenham.

It is seven years this week that Exeter made it out of the Championship to the Premiership; there remains a decent Hollywood movie in their ascent from the old tumbledown County Ground to the top of the domestic game. One more push and for the first time in the history of England’s leading professional team sports – whether it be cricket’s county championship, Premier League football or elite rugby – a team from the south-west peninsula will be national champions.

Related: Exeter into Premiership final as Sam Simmonds stuns Saracens with late try

Related: Wasps go to Premiership final as Josh Bassett’s late try floors Leicester

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/26/exeter-chiefs-turn-up-heat-wasps-premiership-final

May 26

Scarlets & Munster unchanged for Pro12 final

Preview and team news ahead of the Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40056082

May 26

Glasgow Warriors: Club sign Italy back-row Samuela Vunisa from Saracens

Glasgow Warriors sign Italy back-row Samuela Vunisa on a two-year deal, as hooker Corey Flynn leaves the club.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40058378

May 26

Women’s sevens squad named for Commonwealth Youth Games

The women’s rugby sevens squad which will represent Team Wales at the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas has been named.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/38872.php

May 26

Sean Maitland: Scotland wing signs new Saracens deal

Scotland international wing Sean Maitland signs a new contract with Saracens to stay at the club until 2020.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40058345

May 26

All square in Auckland as Blues and Chiefs end in 16-16 stalemate

The Chiefs and Blues played out a 16-all draw in wet conditions at Eden Park in Auckland, but the result, essentially, scuppers the visitor’s playoff chances as they are nine points behind the Crusaders. Piers Francis missed a 73rd-minute penalty that would have given his side the win. Moments earlier, some brilliance Damian McKenzie saw Johnny […]

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May 26

Reds vs Force live Super Rugby score update

In the second Super Rugby match on Friday in Round 14 the action moves to Brisbane Queensland where the Reds host the Western Force. There are just three points separating the Reds on 16 and the Force on 13 points in the Australian Conference. The Brumbies have 23 points so, in theory, the Force are […]

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May 26

Blues vs Chiefs live Super Rugby score update

Round 14 kicks off this weekend in Auckland where the Blues host the Chiefs at Eden Park on Friday with the hope of ending their losing streak to the Hamilton side. The Blues have not beaten the Chiefs since June 2011 as they have lost their last eleven matches against the Chiefs. Match detail We […]

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May 26

PREVIEW: History in the making for super Scarlets

The Scarlets will run out at the Aviva Stadium this weekend with head coach Wayne Pivac’s war-cry ringing in their ears – “everyone remembers the day Llanelli beat the Al Blacks, but this team wants to create its own history.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/matchcentre/38871.php

May 26

Barclay has special Dublin hat-trick in mind

John Barclay ended a 13-year wait for his first win at the RDS in the Guinness PRO12 semi-final. And now the acting Scarlets and current Scottish skipper is targeting a Dublin hat-trick when he faces Munster in the final this weekend.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/38870.php

May 25

Bulls appoint John Mitchell as Executive of Rugby

Pretoria Super Rugby franchise the Bulls will have a new Executive of Rugby as their holding company the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd have signed up former All Black coach John Mitchell. The former All Black coach has vast experience in Super Rugby as he coached the Western Force in Perth and the Lions in […]

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May 25

Scotland Sevens: Discussions to absorb squad into Team GB have taken place

Scotland’s sevens squad could be absorbed into a Great Britain side from 2018, just days after clinching the London World Series title.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40052036

May 25

Brumbies unchanged for first Jaguares clash

Brumbies Super Rugby head coach Stephen Larkham has named his team to play the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday. Larkham has named an unchanged team for the first time this season as the coach has kept the faith with the team that defeated the Kings in Port Elizabeth last Saturday. The Brumbies pack is […]

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May 25

Nanai-Williams and Seu to continue playing Super Rugby for Chiefs

Hamilton Super rugby franchise the Chiefs have announced that they have re-signed Tim Nanai-Williams and Taleni Seu until 2018 and 2019 respectively. Utility backNanai-Williams, 27, has signed a one-year deal for 2018, while 23-year-old forward Seu has committed to the Chiefs for another two years through until 2019. Cooper, who will succeed Dave Rennie as […]

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