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Doncaster Knights prop Ian Williams passes away, aged 27
Doncaster Knights announce that prop forward Ian Williams has passed away at the age of 27 after collapsing in training.
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Robbie Henshaw ruled out for rest of Six Nations
Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw is ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations after undergoing an operation on a dislocated shoulder.
Feb 12, 14:20
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Fly-half Danny Cipriani to leave Wasps at end of season
Danny Cipriani says that he 'will take some time to decide his next career move' after confirming his end-of-season exit from Wasps.
Feb 12, 11:31
Warren Gatland enjoying a cup of tea in 2009
Wales name unchanged XV to face England in Six Nations clash at Twickenham
Wales coach Warren Gatland names the same starting XI that beat Scotland in their Six Nations opener for Saturday's meeting with England at Twickenham.
Feb 6, 20:40
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England scrum-half Ben Youngs 'to miss rest of Six Nations with knee injury'
Ben Youngs will reportedly miss the rest of England's Six Nations campaign with knee ligament damage.
Feb 5, 21:30
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Head coach Carl Hogg to leave Worcester Warriors at end of season
Carl Hogg will leave Worcester Warriors at the end of the season after five years, as he steps aside in time for the arrival of Alan Solomons.
Feb 5, 16:12
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Eight uncapped players in England squad to face Italy
Lewis Boyce and Alec Hepburn are called up to the England senior squad for the first time as two of eight uncapped players for the Six Nations opener against Italy.
Jan 18, 10:36
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Eddie Jones extends England contract
England head coach Eddie Jones extends his contract with the side until August 2021.
Jan 17, 10:29
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Wales name uncapped duo James Davies, Josh Adams in Six Nations squad
Wales coach Warren Gatland names uncapped pair James Davies and Josh Adams in his 39-man Six Nations squad.
Jan 16, 11:24
Lipstick on his collar told a tale on Billy Vunipola on June 25, 2016
Saracens confirm fractured forearm for Billy Vunipola
England are expected to be without Billy Vunipola for their Six Nation campaign as the Saracens number eight has fractured his forearm.
Jan 14, 15:32
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Elliot Daly, Nathan Hughes to miss start of Six Nations defence
Elliot Daly and Nathan Hughes are expected to miss up to 12 weeks and eight weeks respectively, ruling them out of the early part of England's Six Nations campaign.
Dec 21, 20:37
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Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has citing for dangerous tackle dismissed
Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi escapes disciplinary action over a dangerous tackle on Munster's Chris Cloete.
Dec 20, 13:42
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Manu Tuilagi cited for alleged dangerous tackle in defeat by Munster
Manu Tuilagi is cited for an alleged dangerous tackle on Munster flanker Chris Cloete during Leicester Tigers' European Champions Cup defeat on Sunday.
Dec 19, 21:29
Maro Itoje of England celebrates a series win over Australia on June 25, 2016
Maro Itoje set to be fit for England Six Nations title defence
Maro Itoje is set to be fit for the start of England's Six Nations title defence after Saracens revealed that he faces a maximum of four more weeks out with a fractured jaw.
Dec 14, 20:23
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
England's Eddie Jones named World Rugby coach of the year
Eddie Jones wins World Rugby coach of the year, becoming the first England head coach since Sir Clive Woodward to do so.
Nov 28, 10:03
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones: 'We made our chances count'
England boss Eddie Jones insists that his side were deserving of their 30-6 victory over Australia in a match that saw a number of decisions go against the visitors.
Nov 18, 22:23
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones refutes 'bullying' claims
England head coach Eddie Jones expects another "physical" contest against Australia on Saturday, but insists that his side will not be overly physical.
Nov 17, 17:23
Owen Farrell scores a try for England against Australia on June 25, 2016
Owen Farrell returns to England team
Saracens centre Owen Farrell is recalled as one of four changes to the England starting lineup for Saturday's Test against Australia.
Nov 16, 20:41
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England international Tom Croft retires on medical grounds
Leicester Tigers, England and British and Irish Lions forward Tom Croft announces his retirement with immediate effect due to a neck injury.
Nov 16, 13:23
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France win vote to host Rugby World Cup for third time in 2023
France see off competition from Ireland and preferred hosts South Africa to win the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 15, 13:27
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England lock George Kruis dropped for Australia clash
George Kruis is one of a number of players to be overlooked for selection ahead of England's second Test of the Autumn International series against Australia.
Nov 14, 15:43
England's Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley on June 18, 2016
Clive Woodward: 'Dylan Hartley, George Ford should be dropped'
Sir Clive Woodward hopes to see Jamie George start against Australia in England's second Autumn International, with skipper Dylan Hartley the man to make way.
Nov 12, 20:45
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones defends foul-mouthed outburst
England boss Eddie Jones describes his side's victory over Argentina as a "grindathon", as he admits to being frustrated by what he saw at Twickenham.
Nov 11, 22:28
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Samoa prime minister: 'Rugby union in nation is bankrupt'
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao, Samoa's prime minister and chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, reveals that the sport's national governing body is bankrupt.
Nov 9, 20:51
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Elliot Daly, Jonny May retained in England squad
Elliot Daly and Jonny May appear to have won their fitness battles as both men are named in England's 26-man squad to face Argentina on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 7, 20:43
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Jonathan Davies confident of beating Australia
Wales centre Jonathan Davies insists that his side can halt their 12-match losing streak against Australia when they welcome the Wallabies to Cardiff.
Nov 4, 22:14
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Matt Mullan, Elliot Daly ruled out of England training camp
England prop Matt Mullan and centre Elliot Daly are ruled out of next week's training camp in Portugal after sustaining injuries for club side Wasps.
Oct 29, 20:40
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England coach Eddie Jones: 'James Haskell not playing well enough to make squad'
England head coach Eddie Jones explains why James Haskell was left out of his squad for November's fixtures.
Oct 26, 19:45
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England prop Joe Marler given three-week ban after pleading guilty to striking
Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler is banned for three weeks after pleading guilty to striking and will miss England's Tests with Argentina and Australia.
Oct 25, 20:28
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Gregor Townsend learning from Pep Guardiola
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend reveals that he is taking inspiration from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola when preparing for the Autumn Internationals.
Oct 23, 15:16
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Matt O'Connor: 'Still long way for Leicester Tigers to go'
Matt O'Connor is pleased that Leicester Rugby are now 'in control of their own destiny' after returning to winning ways with a 54-29 triumph over Castres on Saturday.
Oct 22, 12:21
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Wales wing George North likely to miss Autumn Internationals
Wales wing George North looks set to miss his nation's internationals after suffering a sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament.
Oct 17, 21:21
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Warren Gatland not interested in next British and Irish Lions tour
Warren Gatland insists that he will not be taking charge of the British and Irish Lions in 2021 and will "let someone else reinvent the wheel".
Oct 17, 21:07
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Jim Mallinder praises "exceptional" Saracens after defeat at Franklin's Gardens
Jim Mallinder concedes that Saracens "are a better side" than Northampton Saints after his team went down 57-13 in their European Rugby Champions Cup opener.
Oct 15, 22:10
England's Jack Nowell in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Nowell doubtful for England's Autumn Internationals
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter reveals that Jack Nowell may miss England's Autumn Internationals after fracturing his cheek against Newcastle Falcons.
Oct 11, 15:52
England's Billy Vunipola in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Clifford replaces Billy Vunipola in England training squad
Injured Saracens ace Billy Vunipola is replaced by Jack Clifford in England's 33-man squad for their three-day training camp in Oxford.
Sep 24, 10:20

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