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  • Ford angered by Farrell challenge

    Ford angered by Farrell challenge

    30 May 2015 16:47

    Bath head coach Mike Ford insisted Owen Farrell should have been sent off for his high tackle in Saracens' 28-16 victory in the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham.Farrell felled Anthony Watson with a swinging arm in the second minute,

  • Hard work paid off - Farrell

    Hard work paid off - Farrell

    30 May 2015 16:02

    Fly-half Owen Farrell admitted Saracens drew on last season's heartache after they clinched a 28-16 Aviva Premiership final victory over Bath at Twickenham on Saturday. Mark McCall's side erased the painful memories of last year's extra-t

  • Highlanders clinch play-off spot

    Highlanders clinch play-off spot

    30 May 2015 10:47

    The Highlanders secured a place in the Super Rugby play-offs with a convincing 36-9 bonus-point win over the Chiefs.The home side held an eight-point lead at half-time but burst out after the interval scoring 25 points with Patrick Osborn

  • Joseph: Bath ready for showdown

    Joseph: Bath ready for showdown

    29 May 2015 13:17

    Jonathan Joseph believes that Bath are ready and equipped to handle the high-octane environment awaiting them in Saturday's Aviva Premiership f

  • England drop Hartley

    England drop Hartley

    29 May 2015 11:17

    Dylan Hartley is set to miss the World Cup after being dropped from England's training squad for disciplinary reasons, head coach Stuart Lancast

  • England set to drop Hartley

    England set to drop Hartley

    29 May 2015 10:17

    England are expected to announce they have dropped Dylan Hartley from their Rugby World Cup training squad today, after his latest ban for headbu

  • Final win means everything - Pyrgos

    Final win means everything - Pyrgos

    28 May 2015 14:17

    Glasgow scrum-half Henry Pyrgos believes the time is finally right for the Warriors to claim their first piece of silverware.The Scotland

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  • Brumbies strengthen play-off claims

    Brumbies strengthen play-off claims

    29 May 2015 13:02

    The Brumbies improved their chances of making the Super Rugby play-offs after they beat the Bulls to move top of the Australian Conference. Henry Speight ran in two tries to give the Brumbies a 22-16 win in an entertaining match in Canbe

  • Ireland coaches facing dilemma

    Ireland coaches facing dilemma

    29 May 2015 11:17

    Joe Schmidt has admitted Ireland's coaches sat down to thrash out their World Cup selection on Thursday and " couldn't make our minds up". Head coach Schmidt called his coaching staff to a selection meeting just hours before Ireland too

  • Crusaders stay in the hunt

    Crusaders stay in the hunt

    29 May 2015 10:02

    The Crusaders kept their hopes of booking a place in the Super Rugby play-offs alive thanks to a 35-18 bonus-point win over the Hurricanes on Friday. Mitchell Drummond, Nafi Tuitavake, Matt Todd and Nemani Nadolo all scored tries for the

  • New deal for Jones

    New deal for Jones

    29 May 2015 09:02

    Newport Gwent Dragons rugby director Lyn Jones has agreed a new two-year deal with the Welsh region.The Dragons announced that Jones' contract would keep him at Rodney Parade until June 2017.Jones arrived at the Dragons from London

  • Ryan relishing top-tier task ahead

    Ryan relishing top-tier task ahead

    28 May 2015 14:17

    Dean Ryan has backed Worcester to "take the challenges" that will be presented after the Warriors reclaimed a place among English rugby's elite.Worcester edged a dramatic two-legged Championship final 59-58 on aggregate against Bristol, w

  • Manoa among Saints departures

    Manoa among Saints departures

    28 May 2015 11:17

    Aviva Premiership club Northampton have confirmed the departures of 10 players from their squad this summer.Among those leaving Franklin's Gardens are forwards Samu Manoa and Salesi Ma'afu to reigning European champions Toulon, together w

  • Smith quits rugby on medical advice

    Smith quits rugby on medical advice

    28 May 2015 08:02

    Newport Gwent Dragons centre Ashley Smith has been forced to retire from rugby with immediate effect at the age of 28.The Dragons said Smith had "suffered a series of concussive events" and has retired on medical grounds.Smith is a

  • Stringer favours relaxed approach

    Stringer favours relaxed approach

    27 May 2015 14:01

    Former Ireland scrum-half and double European Cup winner Peter Stringer believes Bath must adopt a business as usual approach when they contest the Aviva Premiership final against Saracens on Saturday.While Saracens have been frequent Twi

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