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France will bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

Tuesday 30 June 2015

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) have confirmed that they will submit a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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Lancaster waiting on police for Cipriani selection


Wednesday 24 June 2015

England coach Stuart Lancaster has said that he will wait for the outcome of a police investigation before deciding on whether to include Danny Cipriani in his Rugby World Cup squad.
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Australian media to boycott Rugby World Cup


Wednesday 24 June 2015

Major Australian media outlets have announced that they will boycott this year's Rugby World Cup over "unreasonable" coverage restrictions on video match highlights.
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Lancaster sounds warning to England RWC players


Tuesday 23 June 2015

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster has sounded a warning to his players telling them that they will have to train harder than ever before to make it into his 31-man Rugby World Cup squad.
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Strettle pulls out of England World Cup squad


Tuesday 23 June 2015

England and Saracens winger David Strettle has withdrawn from England's Rugby World Cup training squad after deciding to play in France.
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Italy's Rugby World Cup strike called off


Saturday 20 June 2015

Embattled Italy's training for the Rugby World Cup will resume after cool-the-air talks with Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) officials led both parties to a resolution.
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Italy's Rugby World Cup players go on strike


Tuesday 16 June 2015

Italy's Rugby World Cup preparations have started on the wrong foot after players refused to take part in the first training session in a row over pay.
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England stars could get 200k World Cup winfall


Friday 12 June 2015

England's Rugby World Cup stars stand to earn up to 205 000 if they play in every match and win the Rugby World Cup on home soil.
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South Africa 'ready' to host 2023 World Cup


Wednesday 10 June 2015

A South African delegation representative of rugby, sport and government have declared that they are ready, willing and eager to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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Italy name 40 man Rugby World Cup squad


Saturday 6 June 2015

Italy coach Jacques Brunel has named a provisional 40-man training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad and an additional 10 players on stand-by.
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O'Connell to retire from international rugby after WC


Thursday 4 June 2015

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has announced that he will retire from playing international rugby at the end of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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Wales wing North fit and well ahead of world cup


Wednesday 3 June 2015

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has announced that he will retire from playing international rugby at the end of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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England's Cipriani arrested after drink-drive incident


Wednesday 3 June 2015

England and Sale Sharks flyhalf Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a car crash just hours after he played for England at Twickenham.
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Scotland name Rugby World Cup training squad


Tuesday 2 June 2015

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has named a 46-man training squad that will begin preparations for the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.
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England prop Marler slips up ahead of world cup


Tuesday 2 June 2015

England Prop Joe Marler has revealed that he had emergency surgery in order to be able to play for England at the Rugby World cup.
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Gatland names 47 man World Cup training squad


Tuesday 2 June 2015

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named a 47-man training squad to prepare for the 2015 Rugby World Cup which starts in September.
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Guy Noves confirmed as new France coach


Monday 1 June 2015

The French Rugby federation have confirmed that Toulouse legend Guy Noves will succeed Philippe Saint-Andre as France coach after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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Noves tipped to take over as France head coach


Saturday 30 May 2015

Top 14 Giants Toulon's head coach Toulon Guy Noves has been tipped to take over from Philippe Saint-Andre after the Rugby World Cup.
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Lancaster drops Hartley from England RWC squad


Saturday 30 May 2015

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has announced that Dylan Hartley has been dropped from England's Rugby World Cup squad and replaced by Jamie George.
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New France coach to be named on Sunday


Friday 29 May 2015

Philippe Saint-Andre's successor as France coach will be named on Sunday following a vote on Friday by the French Rugby Federation according to sources.
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Hartley to miss England's World Cup opener


Friday 29 May 2015

England and Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley will miss England's build up to the Rugby World Cup and their first match after being suspended for four weeks for a head butt.
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Wales lose Jonathan Davies for Rugby World Cup


Friday 29 May 2015

Wales centre Jonathan Davies has been ruled out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament playing in the Top 14.
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England hooker Hartley could miss World Cup


Wednesday 27 May 2015

England's New Zealand born Hooker Dylan Hartley could miss the Rugby World Cup in England later this year after he was cited for head-butting an opponent.
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Lancaster names England world cup training squad


Thursday 21 May 2015

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has named a 50-strong training squad that will prepare for the 2015 Rugby World Cup which starts in September.
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France name preliminary Rugby World Cup squad


Thursday 21 May 2015

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named a preliminary 36-man squad for the World Cup which favours experience over form and includes Montpellier fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc and Toulon veteran Frederic Michalak
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