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Sep 22

Edinburgh will respond to ‘brutal’ Richard Cockerill – Ben Toolis

Lock Ben Toolis says Edinburgh need the ‘brutal’ coaching style of Richard Cockerill to make them a successful side.

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Sep 22

Kingsley Jones: New Canada boss eyes Wales encounter at World Cup

New Canada boss Kingsley Jones targets facing Wales in the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41355359

Sep 22

Teenager Marcus Smith in England squad but no room for Joseph or Haskell

• 11 of England’s 15 Lions included in pre-autumn internationals squad
• Sinckler’s omission a surprise considering he played in all three Lions Tests

The British & Irish Lions Jonathan Joseph, James Haskell and Kyle Sinckler are among the high-profile absentees from England’s 33-man training squad with Eddie Jones also omitting Denny Solomona from the get-together in Oxford.

Related: Lions manager John Spencer hits back at Sean O’Brien criticism of drawn series

Related: RFU’s attempt to reduce Six Nations to six weeks is defeated

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/22/england-rugby-union-squad-eddie-jones

Sep 21

Super Rugby 2018 fixtures released

Super Rugby organisers Sanzaar have released the fixtures for the 2018 Super Rugby season which begins on the 17th of February. The the 2018 Super Rugby tournament will change from an 18-team, four conference format to a 15-team, three conference format. Each team will play 16 Conference matches that include eight matches within their own […]

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Sep 21

Pro14: Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie expects physical Munster test

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie expects Friday’s home match against Pro14 leaders Munster to be brutal.

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Sep 21

Ulster Bank League: Division 2B Previews

A Friday Night Lights showdown between Skerries and Wanderers, the two leading clubs after the opening weekend, will kick off the second round action in Ulster Bank League Division 2B.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/40566.php

Sep 21

Lions manager John Spencer hits back at Sean O’Brien criticism of drawn series

• ‘I was surprised and disappointed; it was a tour when everyone stuck together’
• Disciplinary action ruled out over view about coaches on New Zealand tour

John Spencer, the manager of the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand this summer, said he was “surprised and disappointed” at the critical remarks made by the Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien about Warren Gatland and one of the head coach’s assistants, Rob Howley, but ruled out initiating disciplinary action against the player, who started all three Tests.

The tourists drew a series they were widely expected to lose, becoming only the second Lions party not to lose a rubber in New Zealand, but in a radio interview O’Brien said he was critical of the management because he felt “we should have won it comfortably”. He claimed the players were overtrained on the Thursday before the first Test and said Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton took over the attack coaching for the second Test because Howley was struggling to get his message across.

Related: Eddie Jones to name most of his Lions in England squad for autumn series

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/21/lions-manager-john-spencer-hits-back-sean-o-brien-criticism-drawn-series-new-zealand

Sep 21

Eddie Jones to name most of his Lions in England squad for autumn series

• England coach’s decision to reignite debate over player welfare
• Exeter’s Rob Baxter says overworked players claim is ‘codswallop’

Eddie Jones will on Friday reignite the debate over player welfare by naming the vast majority of his British & Irish Lions stars in a 33-man England squad for next week’s training camp in Oxford. Jones had indicated he might rest some Lions for the autumn series but it is now understood most will be involved at some stage during November.

Virtually all the Premiership-based Lions are back in action for their clubs and key men such as Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje, who played prominent roles in the summer drawn series against New Zealand, will have precious little scope for a lengthy break next year. England are due to play a best-of-three series in South Africa in June and four further autumn Tests at Twickenham in the buildup to the 2019 World Cup.

Related: Strike talk will only grow louder as rugby union demands on players increase | Paul Rees

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/21/eddie-jones-lions-england-autumn-series-rob-baxter-exeter

Sep 21

Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast 38

We run through the levels of Welsh rugby in this week’s Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. Starting by hearing what makes new Wales international lock Seb Davies a little different, then we hear from Wales U18s Lennon Greggains, Pontypool’s Matt …

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Sep 21

Premiership: Gloucester v Worcester Warriors

Team news as Gloucester host Worcester in Friday’s Premiership fixture at Kingsholm (19:45 BST).

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Sep 21

Scotland Sevens: John Dalziel names three uncapped players in first squad

Uncapped Robbie Fergusson, Harvey Elms and and Sam Pecqueur are called into John Dalziel’s first Scotland Sevens squad.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41351471

Sep 21

Ex-Dragons boss Kingsley Jones takes Canada coaching job

Former Dragons boss Kingsley Jones takes charge of Canada’s campaign to play against Wales at the 2019 World Cup.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41353920

Sep 21

Ireland boost as Henderson returns to Ulster squad

Joe Schmidt has received a timely boost to his autumn preparations after international Iain Henderson prepares to make his first start of the season.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sixnationsrugby.com/en/news/ireland/31852.php

Sep 21

Ulster Bank League: Division 2C Previews

Division 2C front runners Malahide, Midleton and Bangor are all on the road in this weekend’s second round. Midleton will visit Omagh whose first All-Ireland League home game in 17 years brings back memories of their two league qualifier wins over the…

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Sep 21

Pro14: Cheetahs 38-19 Leinster

Leinster’s winning start to the Pro14 ends as the Cheetahs win in Bloemfontein despite Barry Daly’s hat-trick of tries.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41350916

Sep 21

Warriors’ Wilson returns for Munster match

Team news and preview for Friday night’s Pro14 match between Glasgow Warriors and Munster at Scotstoun.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41346424

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