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  • Laidlaw to leave Gloucester Rugby for Clermont

    Laidlaw to leave Gloucester Rugby for Clermont

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    Gloucester club captain Greig Laidlaw will leave the English Premiership Rugby club at the end of the season to join French Top 14 club Clermont. Scotland captain Laidlaw joined Gloucester from Edinburgh in the summer of 2014 comes off contract at the end of the season and has agreed to play in the Top 14. […]Read More »
  • Harlequins sign Catrakilis from Montpellier

    Harlequins sign Catrakilis from Montpellier

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    English Premiership Rugby club Harlequins have signed South African flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis from Top 14 side, Montpellier from the 2017/18 season. The 27 year old has played in some of the most competitive leagues in world rugby and has won two Currie Cup titles with Western Province and a European Challenge Cup with Montpellier. Director […]Read More »
  • Australia hold off Argentina at Twickenham

    Australia hold off Argentina at Twickenham

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    Australia’s Wallabies beat Argentina’s Pumas 21-33 in a historic first Rugby Championship match at Twickenham to finish in second place in the Southern Hemisphere tournament. The match was the first time that a Rugby Championship match had been played outside of a traditional Sanzaar country and was arranged by the Argentina Rugby Union. Argentina fell […]Read More »
  • All Blacks equal record with victory over Springboks

    All Blacks equal record with victory over Springboks

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    New Zealand’s All Blacks have equalled the record of 17 unbeaten matches with a 15-57 victory over South Africa’s Springboks in the Rugby Championship in Durban. The All Blacks outscored the Springboks by nine tries to none which surpasses the six tries to one 41-13 victory in Christchurch in their last meeting. The result is South Africa’s […]Read More »
  • World Rugby star Dan Carter tested positive

    World Rugby star Dan Carter tested positive

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    World Rugby’s player of the year Dan Carter has been tested positive for a banned substance but his agent says that he had a Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs). A reports surfaced on Thursday in French newspaper L’Equipe which said that Carter and his former All Black team mate Joe Rokocoko both had “anomalies” in their […]Read More »
  • All Black Smith apologises for “huge mistake”

    All Black Smith apologises for “huge mistake”

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    All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has made an emotional apology for what he has called “a huge mistake” which has seen him being suspended for Saturday’s Rugby Championship match. Smith was seen entering a disabled toilet with an unknown woman Christchurch airport a short while after the All Blacks had beaten South Africa in Christchurch […]Read More »
  • Wallabies make two changes for Pumas at Twickenham

    Wallabies make two changes for Pumas at Twickenham

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    Australia head coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his Wallabies team to play Argentina in the final Rugby Championship match to be held at Twickenham. Cheika has named Rebels backrower Lopeti Timani to start the match in the number 8 jersey after his team mate Sean McMahon was ruled out with an ankle […]Read More »
  • All Blacks make four changes for Springboks

    All Blacks make four changes for Springboks

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    New Zealand All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has named a team with four changes for this Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Durban. All Black halfback Aaron Smith did not feature for the All Blacks against Argentina last week so TJ Perenara retains his place from last week. In the forward pack […]Read More »
  • De Klerk and De Allende return for Springboks

    De Klerk and De Allende return for Springboks

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    South Africa’s head coach Allister Coetzee has named a Springbok team with two changes to his side to play New Zealand’s All Blacks in the Rugby Championship in Durban. Faf de Klerk and Damian de Allende both return to the side following injuries to Rudy Paige and Jesse Kriel respectively. Paige suffered concussion in last […]Read More »
  • All Blacks stand down Smith after disabled toilet incident

    All Blacks stand down Smith after disabled toilet incident

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    The All Blacks have stood halfback Aaron Smith down from their Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Durban this weekend. The All Black star is being sent home from South Africa to New Zealand where he will face a misconduct hearing. According to a report in the New Zealand Herald Smith was seen entering […]Read More »
  • Saracens lock Hargreaves retires from rugby

    Saracens lock Hargreaves retires from rugby

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    Aviva Premiership Rugby Club Saracens have announced that lock forward Alistair Hargreaves has retired from playing rugby with immediate effect following a concussion injury. Hargreaves made 79 appearances for the Men in Black since arriving at the club from Super Rugby franchise Sharks in 2012. He skippered Saracens to the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership title in […]Read More »
  • Toulon hope Halfpenny will stay in France

    Toulon hope Halfpenny will stay in France

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    French Top 14 Rugby club Toulon are hoping that Wales and Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny will remain in France next year. Halfpenny joined Toulon in 2014 but he comes off contract in the summer of 2017 and the French Giants say they are confident he will stay on. The twenty-seven-year-old could return home to play […]Read More »
  • France, Ireland or South Africa to host Rugby World Cup 2023

    France, Ireland or South Africa to host Rugby World Cup 2023

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    Rugby World Cup administrators have confirmed that the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be hosted by either France, Ireland or South Africa. Italy announced last week that they had been forced to withdraw as it would cost the city of Rome too much with the bid being linked to Rome 2024 which left three remaining […]Read More »
  • Munster sign Super Rugby winner Marshall

    Munster sign Super Rugby winner Marshall

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    Irish Rugby Province Munster have announced that they have signed Chiefs Super Rugby hooker Rhys Marshall on a three year deal and South African prop Thomas du Toit on loan. Marshall has signed a deal with Munster that will keep him playing for the Irish Province until June 2019. Hooker Marshall has made 22 Super Rugby […]Read More »
  • Bath come from behind to beat Gloucester

    Bath come from behind to beat Gloucester

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    Bath came from behind to beat Gloucester 6-15 and hand the Cherry and Whites their third loss at Kingsholm this season. James Hook scored the only points of the first half as both teams tried to handle the wet conditions. After the break Bath levelled the scores with a George Ford drop goal before Greig Laidlaw […]Read More »
  • Wasps remain unbeaten with Harlequins victory

    Wasps remain unbeaten with Harlequins victory

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    Wasps returned to the top of the Aviva Premiership standings by beating Harlequins 47-18 and maintain their unbeaten record. Wasps earned a bonus point from the seven try victory and had it in the opening 32 minutes of the match. Ashley Johnson, Guy Thompson, Dan Robson and Elliot Daly all crossed for the Coventry side. […]Read More »
  • Sale Sharks hold on to beat Leicester Tigers

    Sale Sharks hold on to beat Leicester Tigers

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    Sale Sharks earned their second win of the Aviva Premiership season by bearing Leicester Tigers 34-30 at the AJ Bell Stadium. Although Sale scored first through Mike Phillips Leicester went into the lead with two tries from Australian Peter Betham before Sale hit back with a try of their own from former Tiger Paolo Odogwu […]Read More »
  • All Blacks maintain unbeaten streak

    All Blacks maintain unbeaten streak

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    New Zealand’s All Blacks powered to a 17-36 bonus point victory over Argentina’s Pumas in Buenos Aires despite making nine changes and fielding an under-strength team. The All Blacks are the only unbeaten team in the Rugby Championship and had already won the title in their last outing and the win is their  sixteenth consecutive victory. […]Read More »
  • Northampton come from behind to beat Exeter Chiefs

    Northampton come from behind to beat Exeter Chiefs

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    Northampton Saints came from being 13-0 down to beat Exeter Chiefs 20-19 at Franklin’s Gardens in the Aviva Premiership on Friday evening. Wales wingert George North starred for the Saints as he started the comeback by scoring his third try in four Premiership matches before setting up Rory Hutchinson for a try. After a slow […]Read More »
  • South Africa end losing streak with win over Australia

    South Africa end losing streak with win over Australia

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    South Africa’s Springboks held on to beat Australia’s Wallabies 18-10 and end a three match losing streak in the Rugby Championship at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Morne Steyn kicked all of South Africa’s points while Scott Sio scored the only try in the opening half and the home side led 12-10 at half time. The […]Read More »
  • Jones names England Elite Player Squad for Autumn series

    Jones names England Elite Player Squad for Autumn series

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    England head coach Eddie Jones has named his 45 man squad for the upcoming Autumn Internationals which start against South Africa. Jones has named a squad of 45 players (EPS) and a squad of 37 players who will attend a three-day training camp in Brighton as England begin their preparation for the Series against South […]Read More »
  • Springboks change half back pair for Australia

    Springboks change half back pair for Australia

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    South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee has named his team to play Australia in the Rugby Championship at Loftus Versfeld Pretoria with Morne Steyn at flyhalf and Pat Lambie at fullback. Former Bulls flyhalf Steyn will return to his old home ground and be partnered by Bulls scrumhalf Rudy Paige who makes his starting debut but […]Read More »
  • Australia make one change for Springboks

    Australia make one change for Springboks

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    Australia head coach Michael Cheika has named a Wallabies team with one change for this Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against South Africa’s Springboks in Pretoria. Cheika has brought in Rebels backrower Sean McMahon to replace David Pocock who was ruled out with a hand injury. McMahon hasn’t started in the Gold jersey since the Wallabies […]Read More »
  • Italy withdraw from RWC 2023 host bid

    Italy withdraw from RWC 2023 host bid

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    Italy’s FIR have announced that they are withdrawing from the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The announcement from Italy leaves just France, South Africa and Ireland as the three nations bidding to host the tournament. Ireland have never fully hosted the tournament but have hosted pools and matches while South Africa hosted […]Read More »
  • All Blacks ring the changes for Argentina

    All Blacks ring the changes for Argentina

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    All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen and selectors have named a team with several changes for this weekend’s Rugby Championship match against Argentina’s Pumas in Buenos Aires. Hansen said that with the travel and number of Test matches remaining for the All Blacks this year the time was right to rotate some of his players. […]Read More »