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Rugby Union News

Jan 18

Eddie Jones claims it is business as usual for England and Six Nations | Robert Kitson

The head coach is making light of the injuries and suspensions which have left him short of a number of regulars for their first match against ItalyEddie Jones already has a number of interesting theories about this season’s Six Nations championship. I…

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Jan 18

Adam Beard: New Ospreys deal for Wales international

Ospreys second rower Adam Beard has signed a new two year contract with the Pro14 region.

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Jan 18

European Rugby Challenge Cup: Gloucester v Pau

Team news as Gloucester host Pau in Friday’s European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Kingsholm (19:45 GMT).

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Jan 18

Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast 03

The Wales squads for the Six Nations are announced, we hear from all three on the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. Coaches Warren Gatland, Shaun Edwards, Rowland Phillips and Jason Strange all reveal their thinking, while we also hear from Jack…

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Jan 18

Strange challenges players to lay down Six Nations marker

Jason Strange has challenged his players to lay down a marker in the Six Nations ahead of this summer’s World Rugby Under 20 Championship.

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Jan 18

Seven uncapped players in Irish women’s squad to face Wales

Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs names seven uncapped players in his squad to take on Wales in a Six Nations warm-up in Caerphilly.

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Jan 18

Women’s Six Nations: Scotland’s Jade Konkel to play prop in warm-up v Spain

Back-rower Jade Konkel will play at prop for Scotland women in Sunday’s Six Nations warm-up match against Spain.

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Jan 18

Official 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Fantasy Game: How to Play

Understanding how points are scored is key to any Fantasy Rugby game and in the Official 2018 NatWest 6 Nations game there are a number of crucial factors to be aware of.

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Jan 18

Corbisiero: Schedule suits England for 2018 NatWest 6 Nations

Former England and British & Irish Lions prop Alex Corbisiero insists a kind schedule for England in 2018 could make all the difference as they bid for an historic hat-trick of NatWest 6 Nations crowns.

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Jan 18

James Haskell: Wasps & England flanker disappointed with four-week ban

Wasps and England flanker James Haskell says he was disappointed to receive a a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.

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Jan 18

European Champions Cup: Who can still qualify?

With one round of games remaining, only Leinster have qualified from the pool stages for the European Champions Cup, so who else is in with a chance?

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Jan 18

Ronan O’Mahony Comes In As Only Change For Munster ‘A’

The Munster ‘A’ team to play the Ospreys Premiership Select at Irish Independent Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm) has been named by head coach Peter Malone.

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Jan 18

Wilkins ready to take on Wales Women responsibility

At 22, Robyn Wilkins might expect to be one of the up-and-comers in the Wales Women squad but with a new generation coming to the fore, the fly-half is relishing taking on greater responsibility.

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Jan 18

On This Day: France kick-start 1997 Grand Slam campaign in Dublin

David Venditti may have only won 14 international caps for France but he will be forever remembered for his brilliance in Dublin on a January afternoon.

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Jan 18

Ireland Women’s Squad Selected For Six Nations Warm-Up Fixture

Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs has named a 25-strong squad for Sunday’s Six Nations warm-up match against Wales at the CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach (kick-off 1pm).

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Jan 18

Harlequins: John Kingston, Mark Mapletoft and Graham Rowntree extend contracts

Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston and coaches Mark Mapletoft and Graham Rowntree extend their deals with the club.

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