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Welsh rugby players’ body denies threat of strike action

The body representing Welsh rugby players confirm they are in discussions with the WRU about a new pay deal, but deny reports of strike action.

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Rugby protective headgear ‘cuts impact by almost half’

A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the sport.

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Naas Strike Late To Deny Wesley And Return To Division 1B Summit

A late brace of tries from Fionn Higgins inspired a 31-23 comeback victory for Naas at Old Wesley, as Johne Murphy’s men entered the mid-November break with a four-point lead at the top of All-Ireland League Division 1B.

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New look Wales Women side take on Hong Kong

Wales Women head coach Rowland Phillips has announced a fresh-faced team to play Hong Kong on Friday evening (Cardiff Arms Park, 7pm).

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Gareth Anscombe: Wales fly-half enjoys winding up Twitter trolls

Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe says he has learned not to bite when he receives social media abuse, preferring instead to wind his critics up.

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Wasps: Michele Campagnaro joins from Exeter on short-term deal

Wasps sign Italy and former Exeter centre Michele Campagnaro on a deal until the end of the season.

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Commentate the Classics: Part Three

Dan Lydiate, Samson Lee, Ken Owens and Liam Williams sit down to watch Wales v Tonga from autumn 2001 – a game that featured current Wales coaches Rob Howley and Robin McBryde.

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Ireland v New Zealand: All Blacks will be fired up, says Tommy Bowe

Former winger Tommy Bowe believes Ireland will face a highly motivated New Zealand side after their one-point win over England.

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Springboks expect ‘Super Rugby-style’ Scotland test

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus expects a “southern hemisphere-style” test from Scotland, “who are not afraid to attack from anywhere”.

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Dan Biggar: Wales fly-half has been changed by fatherhood

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar says fatherhood helped him deal with the pressure of kicking Wales to the historic win over Australia.

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Wales angry that Samu Kerevi has escaped punishment for late tackle

• Leigh Halfpenny not fit to face Tonga• Referee did not consult match officialWales cannot understand why the Australia centre Samu Kerevi escaped punishment for a late tackle on Leigh Halfpenny last weekend that left the full-back concussed.Halfpenny…

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Rugby won’t flourish as it should while its laws remain so twisted | Robert Kitson

Hairline TMO decisions such as that which led to Sam Underhill’s try being disallowed against New Zealand risk alienating new audiences and ruining the gamePart of the allure of the ceaseless puzzle that is rugby union lies in its multiple possibilitie…

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McGrath and Marmion can fill Murray void – Sexton

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton says Kieran Marmion, Luke McGrath and John Cooney are good enough to replace injured scrum-half Conor Murray against the All Blacks.

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Vermeulen named in Bulls wider Super rugby training squad

Incumbent Springbok Duane Vermeulen is amongst the new faces in the Bulls wider training group for next year’s Super Rugby competition. Vermeulen moved from Toulon earlier this year and following a short spell at Kubota Spears in Japan, will now …

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Crusaders and Chiefs to take Super rugby to Fiji

Super rugby champions the Crusaders and the Chiefs will play their 16th round super rugby fixture on Saturday 1 June 2019 in the Fijian city of Suva. The venue for the Chiefs home game against the Crusaders has been confirmed as ANZ Stadium in Suva, wh…

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Davies’ delight as Wales make it seven in a row

Jonathan Davies hailed Wales’ fighting spirit and strength in depth after their 9-6 victory over Australia made it two wins from two in the 2018 Under Armour Series.

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