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Rugby Union News

Nov 23

Jones returns to lead Wales against New Zealand

Captain Alun Wyn Jones returns to lead Wales against New Zealand at Principality Stadium on Saturday (November 25 KO 17.15).

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Nov 23

Marty Moore: Wasps prop to join Ulster on two-year deal at end of this season

Ireland prop Marty Moore will move from Wasps to Ulster on a two-year deal at the end of this season.

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Nov 23

Jamie George to make first England start but Dylan Hartley on bench against Samoa

• Hartley had captained England for all 22 Tests since Eddie Jones took over• George Ford and Chris Robshaw named co-captainsJamie George will make his first England start in Saturday’s match against Samoa, with Eddie Jones omitting Dylan Hartley from …

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Nov 23

London Irish: Franco van der Merwe enjoying Premiership life

London Irish second row Franco van der Merwe hopes to juggle life on and off the pitch in a hectic winter ahead.

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Nov 23

Heenan To Leave Connacht At End Of The Season

Connacht flanker Jake Heenan has announced his decision to leave the province at the end of the 2017/18 season. Heenan joined Connacht in 2013 and has made over 50 appearances since he arrived in the Sportsground.

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Nov 22

Paul Marshall set to join Ulster Rugby’s 200 club

Ulster scrum-half Paul Marshall will become the fourth player to earn a 200th cap for the province in Friday night’s Pro14 game with Treviso.

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Nov 22

Scotland v Australia: waterlogged pitch disrupts Wallabies’ training

The Australians were annoyed that training pitches were waterlogged, which disrupted their preparations for the Autumn Test against Scotland.

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Nov 22

Jackson Column: Scots show the way in All Black battle

The All Blacks enter their final engagement of an eventful year clinging to a long-playing record of just one Test defeat in the British Isles during the last 15 years, England at Twickenham in 2012.

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Nov 22

Pro14: Cardiff Blues v Connacht (Fri)

Team news and match preview ahead of Cardiff Blues match against Connacht in the Pro14 on Friday, 24 November.

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Nov 22

George North to leave Northampton and return home to Wales

• Yet to be decided which Welsh region wing will play for next season• Gloucester flanker Ross Moriarty poised for move to DragonsGeorge North is leaving Northampton to return to Wales at the end of the season, even though the wingwould not be putting …

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Nov 22

George North: Wales wing to leave Northampton Saints and return to home country

George North is to leave Northampton Saints and return to Wales on a national dual contract at the end of the season.

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Nov 22

George North returning to Wales

George North is returning to Welsh rugby, having signed a National Dual Contract.

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Nov 22

Clay part of the new mould of Wales Women

Wales have used this autumn to lay the foundations for the future – starting with the 2018 Women’s Six Nations.

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Nov 22

Most important to be early: Gates open @14.15

It is more important for fans to arrive early for Wales’ clash with New Zealand on Saturday than it has ever been.

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Nov 22

Scotland’s Gregor Townsend issues warning after Finn Russell exit news

Gregor Townsend says his Scotland squad will be harmed should many more players join Finn Russell in exiting Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Nov 22

John Barclay on intensity needed against Australia and inspirational Doddie Weir

Scotland captain John Barclay describes the physical cost of the intensity required against the world’s best sides, and tells of the inspiration of Doddie Weir.

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