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Women's Rugby World Cup: Fit-again Niamh Briggs to captain hosts Ireland

3 hours 22 min ago
Fit-again Niamh Briggs will captain hosts Ireland at next month's Women's World Cup as coach Tom Tierney names a 28-woman squad.
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Mike Delany: Newcastle Falcons fly-half returns to New Zealand

3 hours 27 min ago
Newcastle Falcons fly-half Mike Delany leaves the Premiership club to re-join Bay of Plenty in his native New Zealand.
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RFU will not renew England women's XV deals

4 hours 49 min ago
Contracts for England women's XVs squad will not be renewed after the forthcoming Rugby World Cup despite the side being defending champions.
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Referee Owens reveals ongoing bulimia battle

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 07:23
Nigel Owens, who refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, says his struggle is far from over.
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Toby Flood: Newcastle fly-half grateful for Leicester Tigers stint

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:56
Newcastle Falcons fly-half Toby Flood says spells at Leicester Tigers and Toulouse developed him as a player.
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Leicester Tigers players make a splash at AquaPark Rutland

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:32
Rucking and mauling take a backseat as the big cats of Leicester Tigers mix up pre-season training with some less-than-impressive diving and splashing at AquaPark Rutland.
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Gavin Henson: Mike Ruddock says new signing can be Dragons leader

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:15
Wales' 2005 Grand Slam-winning coach Mike Ruddock backs Gavin Henson to be a success after joining Newport Gwent Dragons.
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Concussion in sport: Five sports gather to discuss head-injury prevention

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:15
Representatives from five sports meet to discuss a "unified approach" to the prevention and management of head injuries.
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Ex-Ireland scrum-half Stringer signs for Worcester aged 39

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:52
Worcester Warriors sign veteran former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer on six-month contract before the 2017-18 season.
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Tim Streather: Ex-Saracens centre forced to retire by knee injury

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:28
Former Saracens centre Tim Streather retires from rugby union on medical advice with a persistent knee injury.
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Ex-Dragons player Jackson walks for first time since breaking neck

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:35
Footage shows former Dragons back-rower Ed Jackson walking for the first time since breaking his neck.
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England captain Hartley signs new Northampton deal

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:26
England captain Dylan Hartley signs a new Northampton Saints deal and is reappointed as the Premiership club's skipper.
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Pro12 expansion: Fixture list would protect derby matches

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:49
Pro12 derbies would be protected if the league splits into two conferences after the arrival of Cheetahs and Southern Kings.
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Southern Kings scrum-half Schroeder excited by Pro14 switch

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 19:20
Southern Kings scrum-half Ricky Schroeder is relishing the chance to play in the new Pro14 after a deal was agreed to add two South African sides to the league.
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Pro12 agree deal to expand next season to include South African sides

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:15
The Pro12 has agreed a deal to expand next season to include South African sides Cheetahs and Southern Kings, BBC Scotland understands.
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Meet the South African sides set to join Pro12

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:12
South African sides Southern Kings and Cheetahs are expected to join the Pro12 for next season.
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Pro12 to confirm entry of South African teams next week

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:51
South African teams Southern Kings and Cheetahs are likely to be confirmed as entrants to the Pro12 after a meeting in Dublin next week.
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Pro12: South African teams would be 'a positive' - Zane Kirchner

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:51
New Dragons back Zane Kirchner says Southern Kings and Cheetahs joining the Pro12 would be "a positive move".
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'Wales players will take confidence from Lions draw'

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:38
Ken Owens believes the Lions' drawn series in New Zealand could help Wales claim a first win against the All Blacks since 1953.
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Rob Baxter & Exeter Chiefs coaching staff sign three-year contracts

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:17
Rob Baxter signs a new three-year deal with Premiership champions Exeter and will assume the title of director of rugby.
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