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  • Leinster release Douglas

    Leinster release Douglas

    23 Jul 2015 14:16

    Kane Douglas could challenge for a place in Australia's World Cup squad after being released from his Leinster contract with immediate effect.In a statement, Leinster said "a suitable agreement" had been reached for 26-year-old Douglas to

  • Injury forces Turner-Hall to retire

    Injury forces Turner-Hall to retire

    23 Jul 2015 12:16

    Harlequins' former England centre Jordan Turner-Hall has retired from rugby at the age of 27 due to injury.Turner-Hall, who is understood to have had a long-standing hip problem, played two Tests for England in 2012 and made more than 150

  • Williams seals Scarlets loan move

    Williams seals Scarlets loan move

    20 Jul 2015 15:52

    Cardiff Blues utility back Tom Williams has joined Scarlets on a season-long loan.The 24-year-old, brother of Blues and Wales scrum-half Lloyd and son of former British and Irish Lion and Wales star Brynmor, can play at both full-back and

  • McCaw earns New Zealand late win

    McCaw earns New Zealand late win

    25 Jul 2015 17:46

    All-action skipper Richie McCaw snatched victory for New Zealand late on against South Africa after a pulsating spectacle in Johannesburg.

  • Robinson backs Burgess to shine

    Robinson backs Burgess to shine

    25 Jul 2015 11:01

    Sam Burgess has been sold the dream of winning the World Cup just like Jason Robinson was, and England's most successful cross-code covert sees no

  • Farrell: Burgess doing very well

    Farrell: Burgess doing very well

    24 Jul 2015 14:31

    Andy Farrell insists Sam Burgess is holding his own as a centre during England's inter-squad training sessions in Denver. League convert

  • Schmidt signs new Ireland deal

    Schmidt signs new Ireland deal

    22 Jul 2015 14:31

    Joe Schmidt has signed a contract extension that will see him remain as Ireland head coach until at least June 2017.The Irish Rugby Footba

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  • Scotland call up flanker Hardie

    Scotland call up flanker Hardie

    15 Jul 2015 14:31

    Scotland have called New Zealand-born flanker John Hardie into their extended World Cup squad. The Otago Highlanders player was quoted earlier this year as saying he wanted to fulfil his ambition of playing for the All Blacks, but the 26

  • Dallaglio: England lack experience

    Dallaglio: England lack experience

    14 Jul 2015 13:01

    World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio believes England must rewrite rugby history to win the trophy again.Dallaglio was part of Sir Clive Woodward's England team who beat Australia in Sydney in 2003 to become the only northern hemisphere si

  • Ford tips Burgess for World Cup

    Ford tips Burgess for World Cup

    13 Jul 2015 10:46

    Bath boss Mike Ford has predicted a bright England future for former rugby league superstar Sam Burgess - starting at the World Cup in September.Ford believes that Burgess will successfully complete the transition from Australia's NRL to

  • Scotland sevens star Gregor retires

    Scotland sevens star Gregor retires

    08 Jul 2015 15:16

    Former Scotland Sevens captain Colin Gregor has been forced to retire because of a knee injury.The 34-year-old won 58 caps for the sevens side and is the third top points scorer of all time in the HSBC World Sevens Series, with 1,345 poi

  • Joint Six Nations TV bid - report

    Joint Six Nations TV bid - report

    08 Jul 2015 10:46

    Labour's shadow sports minister has welcomed reports the BBC and ITV have teamed up to keep the Six Nations on terrestrial television. Clive Efford claims it would be a "huge mistake" for the tournament to be limited to pay TV.E

  • Fiji to face Canada at the Stoop

    Fiji to face Canada at the Stoop

    07 Jul 2015 13:01

    England's opening World Cup opponents Fiji will conclude their preparations for the tournament by tackling Canada at the Twickenham Stoop.Harlequins have confirmed their home ground as venue for the September 6 meeting, which comes 12 day

  • Falcons update coaching structure

    Falcons update coaching structure

    07 Jul 2015 08:32

    Newcastle have confirmed head coach John Wells will also lead the Aviva Premiership club's defence department following Graham Steadman's move to Cardiff Blues.And, as part of an updated coaching structure at Kingston Park, there will be

  • Mental edge defines champs - Lewsey

    Mental edge defines champs - Lewsey

    06 Jul 2015 14:47

    Josh Lewsey believes that 'mental edge' is a key requirement for teams to thrive in the rarefied atmosphere of a Rugby World Cup campaign.Lewsey helped England achieve World Cup glory 12 years ago, lining up at full-back as Martin Johns

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