Rugby Union Team News

Dan Biggar in action for Wales during the Rugby World Cup game with England on September 26, 2015
Team News: Dan Biggar fit to face Scotland
Dan Biggar shakes off an ankle complaint to start for Wales against Scotland in the Six Nations.
Feb 11, 11:22
Waisake Naholo of the New Zealand All Blacks walks off injured during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at AMI Stadium on July 17, 2015
Team News: New Zealand make 10 changes for Georgia game
Waisake Naholo is handed his World Cup debut as New Zealand make 10 changes for Friday's Pool C meeting with Georgia.
Sep 30, 13:10
Scotland's coach Vern Cotter smiles before the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on August 5, 2015
Scotland coach Vern Cotter promotes bench to starting lineup, four new faces
Scotland's Vern Cotter makes 10 changes to the team that beat Japan, with the entire bench being promoted to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against USA.
Sep 25, 10:46
Gareth Davies of Wales slips a tackle on his way to the try line during the Incoming Tour match between EP Kings and Wales at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 10, 2014
Dan Lydiate, Tomas Francis named in Wales team to face England
Wales coach Warren Gatland makes several changes to his side for the World Cup Pool A match against England.
Sep 24, 11:24
South Africa's hooker Adriaan Strauss runs through to score a try during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Heyneke Meyer makes eight South Africa changes for Samoa showdown
Heyneke Meyer rings the changes for South Africa's second Pool B fixture against Samoa after they were humbled by Japan in their Rugby World Cup opener.
Sep 23, 10:21
Captain Jean de Villiers of South Africa looks onduring the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 29, 2014
Jean de Villiers returns to South Africa side for Japan game
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers returns to the side for Saturday's World Cup opener with Japan.
Sep 16, 17:54
Akapusi Qera of Fiji in action during the International match between Fiji and Canada at Twickenham Stoop on September 6, 2015 in London, England.
Ben Volavola starts at fly-half for Fiji
John McKee hands Ben Volavola the starting spot at fly-half for Fiji's World Cup opener against England.
Sep 16, 14:10
Ireland's no. 8 Jamie Heaslip evades a tackle from Scotland's full back Stuart Hogg during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on February 2, 2014
Jamie Heaslip returns for Ireland in only change for Wales clash
Jamie Heaslip replaces Jordi Murphy at number eight in Ireland's only change to their starting lineup for this weekend's meeting with Wales.
Mar 12, 14:24
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter during the International match between Scotland and Argentina at Murrayfield Stadium on November 8, 2014
Scotland ring the changes for England trip
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter makes five changes to his side for this weekend's Six Nations meeting with England at Twickenham.
Mar 12, 12:33
France's scrum half Sebastien Tillous Borde and France's lock Yannick Nyanga (L) are seen prior to their international rugby test match France vs Argentina on November 22, 2014
France make eight changes for Six Nations clash against Italy
France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre makes eight changes for Sunday's Six Nations match against Italy.
Mar 12, 11:30
Jordi Murphy of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on February 14, 2015
Team News: Ireland replace Jamie Heaslip with Jordi Murphy for England Six Nations clash
Ireland make one change as Jordi Murphy comes in for the injured Jamie Heaslip for Sunday's Six Nations clash against England in Dublin.
Feb 27, 15:33
Jack Nowell of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between France and England at Stade de France on February 1, 2014
Team News: Alex Goode, Jack Nowell to start in England's Six Nations clash against Ireland
Alex Goode and Jack Nowell will start for England in their Six Nations clash against Ireland on Sunday.
Feb 27, 09:51
Peter Horne of Scotland looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Scotland at Stade de France on February 7, 2015
Team News: Peter Horne replaces suspended Finn Russell for Scotland
Scotland make four changes to their starting XV for this weekend's Six Nations encounter against Italy at Murrayfield.
Feb 26, 14:15
France's rugby union national team head coach, Philippe Saint-Andre, gives a press conference to announce the team for the 6 nations rugby union match between France and England, on January 30, 2014
Team News: France drop Mathieu Bastareaud to bench for Six Nations clash against Wales
Mathieu Bastareaud drops to the bench for France's Six Nations clash against Wales and is one of five changes to the team.
Feb 25, 12:13
Jack Nowell of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between France and England at Stade de France on February 1, 2014
Team News: Jack Nowell retained in England squad, Jonny May dropped
Jonny May is released back to his club side as England head coach Stuart Lancaster opts to give Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell a chance to shine.
Feb 24, 19:34
Ireland's Jonny Sexton in action against Scotland during the Six Nations on February 2, 2014
Team News: Johnny Sexton returns to Ireland fold in one of two changes for France clash
Johnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip will start Ireland's Six Nations encounter against France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this weekend.
Feb 12, 14:46
Wasps Andrea Masi is tackled by Exeter Chief's Phil Dollman and Ian Whitten during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and London Waspsat Sandy Park on September 14, 2013
Italy make six changes for Six Nations clash against England
Italy make six changes for Saturday's Six Nations encounter against England at Twickenham.
Feb 11, 14:37
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Ian Keatley gets Ireland nod
Munster fly-half Ian Keatley is selected by coach Joe Schmidt to start in Ireland's Six Nations opener against Italy.
Feb 5, 12:51
Mark Bennett of Glasgow passes the ball during the Heineken Cup Pool 2 match between Toulon and Glasgow Warriors at the Felix Mayol Stadium on October 13, 2013
Team News: Mark Bennett returns for Scotland's Six Nations opener against France
Mark Bennett returns to the starting lineup for Scotland's opening Six Nations clash against France on Saturday.
Feb 5, 11:44
Castres kicker Rory Kockott kicks a penalty during the Heineken Cup pool 1 round 4 match between Ospreys and Castres Olympique at Liberty Stadium on December 13, 2013
Rory Kockott to make first France start against Scotland in Six Nations
Rory Kockott will make his first start for France when they face Scotland in their Six Nations opener on Saturday.
Feb 4, 11:46
Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks converts a try against Worcester Warriors during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks at the Sixways Stadium, on February 22, 2014
England name Danny Cipriani, Nick Easter on bench for Six Nations Wales clash
England name Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter on the bench for Friday's Six Nations opener against Wales.
Feb 4, 09:50
Bath's English centre Sam Burgess looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union match between Bath and Montpellier at the Recreation Ground in Bath, south west England on December 12, 2014
Team News: Sam Burgess to start for England Saxons
Sam Burgess is to start at inside centre for England Saxons in tomorrow evening's match against Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.
Jan 29, 12:59
Bath's English centre Sam Burgess looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union match between Bath and Montpellier at the Recreation Ground in Bath, south west England on December 12, 2014
Team News: Sam Burgess to make first Bath Rugby start
Sam Burgess and Francois Louw will make their first starts of the season in Bath Rugby's meeting with Montpellier tomorrow night.
Dec 11, 12:48
Rabbitohs' Sam Burgess in action against the Storm on September 13, 2013
Team News: Sam Burgess named among Bath Rugby replacements
Bath Rugby announce their squad for the Aviva Premiership clash with Harlequins, naming Sam Burgess among their replacements a full month ahead of schedule.
Nov 27, 13:26
Billy Twelvetrees looks on during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 15, 2013
Team News: Billy Twelvetrees to start for England in Test against Australia
Billy Twelvetrees starts at centre for England against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday, while Owen Farrell drops to the bench.
Nov 27, 09:55
Rob Horne of Australia sings the national anthem during the International match between France and Australia at The Stade De France on November 15, 2014
Team News: Rob Horne, Sean McMahon earn Australia recalls for England clash
Australia name their starting XV for this weekend's final Autumn International clash against England at Twickenham.
Nov 27, 06:52
Richie McCaw of New Zealand looks on during the Rugby Championship between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Waikato Stadium on September 7, 2013
Captaincy century for Richie McCaw, Dan Carter misses out
Dan Carter is left out of New Zealand's squad to face Wales this weekend as he continues his recovery from injury, while three players retain their place in the side.
Nov 20, 07:00
Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach looks on during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Team News: Stuart Lancaster makes five changes for Samoa match
George Ford, Rob Webber, James Haskell, Ben Morgan and Ben Youngs all come into the England team to take on Samoa.
Nov 19, 16:18
Danny Care runs through the slalom poles during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on October 28, 2013
Team News: Danny Care among three dropped for England's clash with Samoa
England head coach Stuart Lancaster drops Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care and Billy Vunipola and Kyle Eastmond for their match with Samoa at Twickenham.
Nov 18, 19:52
Dan Carter of New Zealand lines up a kick at goal during the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 16, 2013
Team News: Dan Carter to start New Zealand's Test against Scotland
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter will continue his recovery from injury this weekend with a place in the Kiwis' starting XV for the meeting with Scotland at Murrayfield.
Nov 13, 07:09
Leicester Tigers' Geoff Parling on May 12, 2012
Team News: Geoff Parling to captain British and Irish Lions against Melbourne Rebels
England second row Geoff Parling will captain the British and Irish Lions in their tour game against the Melbourne Rebels on Tuesday.
Jun 23, 05:18
Shane Williams
Team News: British and Irish Lions call up Shane Williams to face Brumbies
The British & Irish Lions hand Welsh legend Shane Williams a shock call-up for their final warm-up game against the Brumbies.
Jun 16, 00:35
Ulster player Paddy Jackson during a game on December 7, 2012
Team News: Paddy Jackson gets Ireland nod
Paddy Jackson is named in Ireland's team for their Six Nations clash against Scotland on Sunday.
Feb 20, 15:10
Euan Murray
Team News: Geoff Cross returns for Scotland
Edinburgh prop Geoff Cross replaces Euan Murray for Scotland's Six Nations clash against Ireland at the weekend.
Feb 20, 12:54
Ross Ford
Team News: Ross Ford, Rob Harley in for Scotland
Scotland boss Scott Johnson makes two changes to the team for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy.
Feb 5, 12:34
England's coach Stuart Lancaster during the match against South Africa on November 24, 2012
Team News: Courtney Lawes returns for England
Northampton fly-half Courtney Lawes is included in the 23-man England squad for their Test match with New Zealand on Saturday.
Nov 28, 13:00
Wales's Sam Warburton is tackled
Team News: Sam Warburton returns for Wales
Wales skipper Sam Warburton returns to the team to face New Zealand in their Autumn International clash on Saturday.
Nov 20, 14:02
Wales's Sam Warburton is tackled
Team News: Sam Warburton left out for Wales
Sam Warburton is not selected for Wales's Autumn International with Samoa on Friday.
Nov 14, 13:12
Stuart Lancaster
Team News: Tom Youngs to get first England cap against Fiji
Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs will make his England debut against Fiji this weekend as Stuart Lancaster makes five changes to his side for the first Autumn International.
Nov 8, 10:19
New Rugby Union generic
Team News: Exeter Chiefs make four changes
Exeter and Worcester both make extensive changes to their packs ahead of tomorrow's clash between the two sides.
Nov 2, 15:05

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