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Rugby Union News

Jan 19

PREVIEW: Scarlets primed for Toulon challenge

The Scarlets have named an unchanged side for their winner takes all Champions Cup tie against Toulon at Parc Y Scarlets on Saturday.

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Jan 19

Road to the NatWest 6 Nations: Hogg is back in the nick of time

All six NatWest 6 Nations squads have been named for the 2018 Championship, now there is just the final round of European games to contend with.

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Jan 19

Hogg returns in style as Glasgow beat Exeter

Exeter’s pursuit of a Champions Cup quarter-final spot comes up short as Stuart Hogg makes a try-scoring return for Glasgow.

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Jan 19

Newcastle end group stage with 100% record

Newcastle Falcons make it six wins out of six in the European Challenge Cup with victory over Enisei-STM in Tbilisi.

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Jan 19

Cave, Treadwell And McCall To Start For Ulster

Director of rugby Les Kiss has finalised the Ulster team for Sunday’s vital Champions Cup round 6 showdown with Wasps at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry (kick-off 3.15pm).

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Jan 19

Hamilton reveals surprise at NatWest 6 Nations call-up

Scotland’s Luke Hamilton has admitted he was surprised to receive a call-up for the NatWest 6 Nations squad from head coach Gregor Townsend.

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Jan 19

Priestland will not link up with Wales squad

Following further assessments and consultation with a specialist it has been concluded that due to the severity of Rhys Priestland’s hamstring injury, he will remain at Bath Rugby for ongoing rehabilitation and will not link up with the Wales squad on…

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Jan 19

Six Nations 2018: Wales suffer Rhys Priestland blow

Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland is out of most of Wales’ 2018 Six Nations campaign because of a hamstring injury.

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Jan 19

Late try condemns Sale to defeat in Toulouse

Sale’s place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals is in the balance after they lose to Stade Toulousain.

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Jan 19

Sam Simmonds: ‘England? I didn’t imagine it even a couple of years ago’

Rapid rise of the Exeter’s No8 from being on loan to Cornish Pirates to playing for England has surprised everybody, including himselfBy his own admission Sam Simmonds does not much enjoy big cities. In his home town of Teignmouth the nearest thing to …

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Jan 19

Bath bow out despite seven-try win in Italy

Bath are knocked out of the Champions Cup despite scoring seven tries to beat Benetton in their final pool game in Italy.

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Jan 19

Munster Unchanged For Pool Finale

For the first time this season, an unchanged Munster starting XV has been named for Sunday’s must-win Champions Cup final round clash with Castres Olympique at Thomond Park (kick-off 1pm).

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Jan 19

Saracens thrash Saints to stay in contention

Saracens remain in contention to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup by thumping Northampton.

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Jan 19

PREVIEW: Blues bid for French clean sweep

Cardiff Blues are hoping to complete their charge to the European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-finals by completing a clean sweep of victories against French opposition.

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Jan 19

Carbery Returns As Leinster Make Six Changes For Montpellier Clash

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has announced his team to play Montpellier at the Altrad Stadium in their final Champions Cup pool game on Saturday (kick-off 2pm local time/1pm Irish time).

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Jan 19

Worcester lose to Brive after ground switch

Worcester Warriors are knocked out of the European Challenge Cup after defeat by Brive in a relocated match.

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