Club captain Greig Laidlaw is “really disappointed” by the decision to block Mohed Altrad’s investment in Gloucester.
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Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge, named in the England squad to tour Argentina, agrees a new contract.
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Former Ireland and Lions lock forward Donncha O’Callaghan signs a new contract with Worcester, at the age of 38.
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Talk of another European and Premiership double is “disrespectful” to other teams, according to Saracens boss Mark McCall.
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Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson says he will consider his post-career options after announcing his retirement.
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Munster A battle back from 18-0 down to beat Jersey and lift the British & Irish Cup in a tense final in Cork.
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• 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.
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A last-minute Jules Plisson drop-goal gives Stade Francais a dramatic European Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Bath.
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Defending champions Saracens survive a first-half Munster examination to reach a third Champions Cup final in four years.
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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.
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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.
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England head coach Eddie Jones talks us through some of the younger, uncapped players he has selected for June’s tour of Argentina.
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Dylan Hartley will lead young England squad in Argentina as Eddie Jones named a 31-man group for the two-Test tour this June.
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England head coach Eddie Jones names 15 uncapped players in his 31-man squad to tour Argentina in June.
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• 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.
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Jack Nowell celebrates with his Exeter Chiefs team-mates after finding out he had been selected for the British and Irish Lions.
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