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Apr 25

Mohed Altrad: Greig Laidlaw ‘disappointed’ Premiership blocked Gloucester investment

Club captain Greig Laidlaw is “really disappointed” by the decision to block Mohed Altrad’s investment in Gloucester.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39706012

Apr 25

Ellis Genge: Leicester Tigers and England prop signs new contract

Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge, named in the England squad to tour Argentina, agrees a new contract.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39704123

Apr 24

Worcester Warriors: Donncha O’Callaghan signs new contract at the age of 38

Former Ireland and Lions lock forward Donncha O’Callaghan signs a new contract with Worcester, at the age of 38.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39694845

Apr 24

Mark McCall: Premiership and European Champions Cup double talk is ‘disrespectful

Talk of another European and Premiership double is “disrespectful” to other teams, according to Saracens boss Mark McCall.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39693054

Apr 24

Karl Dickson: Harlequins scrum-half to retire at the end of the season

Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson says he will consider his post-career options after announcing his retirement.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39694905

Apr 21

Jersey beaten in dramatic B&I Cup final

Munster A battle back from 18-0 down to beat Jersey and lift the British & Irish Cup in a tense final in Cork.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39649325

Apr 21

Ian Ritchie denies hypocrisy accusations after England select Denny Solomona

• RFU chief executive has been pushing for residency rule to stretch to five years
• New Zealand-born winger became eligible last month after crossing codes

The Rugby Football Union chief executive, Ian Ritchie, has denied accusations of hypocrisy after Denny Solomona’s inclusion in England’s squad for the summer tour of Argentina. Ritchie is currently lobbying for the extension of the residency rule to five years – it is three at present – but sees no issue with Eddie Jones selecting the New Zealand-born winger, who became eligible only last month.

Solomona has scored 10 tries in 13 appearances for Sale since controversially crossing codes in December and, if World Rugby votes to extend the qualification period at its council meeting in May, he would be the last England international to become eligible under the 36-month rule.

Related: Denny Solomona’s England future confirmed with place on Argentina tour

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/21/rfu-ian-ritchie-accusations-hypocrisy-denny-solomona-england

Apr 21

Bath lose semi-final to late Plisson drop-goal

A last-minute Jules Plisson drop-goal gives Stade Francais a dramatic European Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Bath.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39635219

Apr 21

Sarries’ Lions picks named for semi-final trip to Munster

Defending champions Saracens survive a first-half Munster examination to reach a third Champions Cup final in four years.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39635185

Apr 21

British and Irish Lions 2017: ‘Players not selected must train like they’re going on tour’

Players who haven’t been selected for the British and Irish Lions squad must train as if they are going on the tour, says Alex Corbisiero.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39667979

Apr 20

England squad for Argentina shows Eddie Jones is still hunting surprises | Robert Kitson

With several teenagers, the list of 31 proves Eddie Jones is determined to unearth fresh contenders for his 2019 Rugby World Cup squad, players better than England’s 16 Lions

Those who thought England’s Lions-depleted squad to tour Argentina would be a largely predictable list do not know Eddie Jones very well. Fifteen uncapped players will be heading to South America for two Tests in June, with Sale’s cross-code wing Denny Solomona and Auckland’s Piers Francis among some eye-catching inclusions in a 31-man party.

Several of Jones’s picks are still in their teens. Sale’s 18-year-old twins Ben and Tom Curry are joined by two 19-year-olds in the Saracens lock Nick Isiekwe and the London Irish wing Joe Cokanasiga. Among other up-and-coming talents named are the 20-year-old Exeter scrum-half Jack Maunder, the athletic Saracens winger Nathan Earle and the Northampton back Harry Mallinder.

Related: Gatland’s Lions will follow Ireland and look to feed off All Black mistakes

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/apr/20/eddie-jones-england-tour-argentina-tom-curry

Apr 20

England v Argentina: Who are Eddie Jones’ uncapped young guns?

England head coach Eddie Jones talks us through some of the younger, uncapped players he has selected for June’s tour of Argentina.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39657892

Apr 20

England name 31-man squad for Argentina tour

Dylan Hartley will lead young England squad in Argentina as Eddie Jones named a 31-man group for the two-Test tour this June.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/news/england/31653.php

Apr 20

Solomona one of 15 uncapped players for England’s tour of Argentina

England head coach Eddie Jones names 15 uncapped players in his 31-man squad to tour Argentina in June.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39652871

Apr 20

Denny Solomona’s England future confirmed with place on Argentina tour

• Eddie Jones denies sidestepping new residency rules
• Prolific Solomona has ‘a certain amount of x-factor’, head coach says

Eddie Jones has dismissed any lingering questions over Denny Solomona’s commitment to England after selecting him in an experimental 31-man squad for the summer tour to Argentina, and denied the New Zealand-born wing is being “warehoused”.

Solomona is one of 15 uncapped players in Jones’s squad, having scored 10 tries in 13 appearances for Sale since his switch from rugby league in December. He declared his eligibility in March, having completed the necessary three years’ residency, but having said his “heart is not for England” while playing rugby league for Castleford, he has faced accusations of being a mercenary – members of Jones’s squad earn approximately £22,000 per Test.

Related: Denny Solomona case puts RFU in line for charge of hypocrisy | Gerard Meagher

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/20/denny-solomona-named-england-rugby-union-squad-argentina-tour

Apr 19

British and Irish Lions 2017: Exeter Chiefs squad celebrate Jack Nowell call-up

Jack Nowell celebrates with his Exeter Chiefs team-mates after finding out he had been selected for the British and Irish Lions.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39647482

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