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Women’s international rugby: Mimnagh returns for Ireland against USA

Sarah Mimnagh will return to the Ireland women’s rugby team for the first time in three years in Sunday’s home international against USA.

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Tokyo 2020: Four Olympic sports and one Paralympic sport lose funding

Four Olympic sports and one Paralympic sport will receive no funding from UK Sport for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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Wales Rugby: Scrum-half Lewis learns from bodybuilder brother

Wales scrum-half Ffion Lewis is inspired by the bodybuilding triumphs of her brother ‘Flex’ in beating Arnold Schwarzenegger’s record.

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Ireland ‘worry everyone’ in New Zealand

Former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga says New Zealand are wary of the threat posed by Ireland ahead of Saturday’s game at the Aviva Stadium.

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Worcester Warriors: Prop Ryan Bower and flanker Zac Xiourouppa to miss rest of season

Injured Worcester forwards Ryan Bower and flanker Zac Xiourouppa are both expected to miss the rest of the season.

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Hastings keen to partner Russell for Scotland, not replace him

Glasgow fly-half Adam Hastings says he could play alongside Finn Russell for Scotland rather than instead of him.

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Wales urged to keep momentum going

Robin McBryde has urged Wales to keep vital momentum going in their Under Armour Series clash with Tonga on Saturday.

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‘I want to make rugby better for Scotland’ – Swinson leads new players’ union

Tim Swinson says a Glasgow Warriors bonus dispute and John Hardie’s ban led him to set up Scottish rugby’s first players’ association.

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Bath: Anthony Watson, Charlie Ewels, Nathan Catt and Elliott Stooke agree new contracts

Bath players Anthony Watson, Charlie Ewels, Nathan Catt and Elliott Stooke all agree long-term contract extensions.

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Wales gearing up for Dubai

Dubai Sevens, one of the main events in the world’s sporting calendar, is just a fortnight away. Richie Pugh is now the man in charge of bringing through a new generation of Welsh rugby player via the sevens pathway. 

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Wales v Tonga: World Cup places at stake, says McBryde and hints at Davies call-up

Forwards coach Robin McBryde hints World Cup places are at stake against Tonga and hints at Seb Davies call-up for Wales.

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Mike Haywood: Northampton Saints hooker suffers ‘significant’ knee injury

Northampton Saints hooker Mike Haywood could miss the rest of the season after suffering a “significant” knee injury.

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Wales Women: Eight starting changes for Hong Kong Test

Head coach Rowland Phillips makes eight starting changes for Friday’s Autumn International against Hong Kong.

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Phillips makes eight changes for Hong Kong Test

Wales Women head coach Rowland Phillips is looking to show off his side’s strength in depth as they face Hong Kong on Friday night.

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Stuart Hogg: Watch the Scotland full-back’s Six Nations tries

Stuart Hogg will move from Glasgow Warriors to Exeter Chiefs next year. Watch the Scotland full-back’s 11 Six Nations tries.

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England lock George Kruis ruled out for rest of series

Kruis suffered calf injury during defeat by New ZealandEddie Jones names 30-man squad to prepare for Japan TestGeorge Kruis has been ruled out of England’s last two autumn matches because of a calf injury sustained against New Zealand on Saturday. Rela…

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