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Former Wales captain Sam Warburton announces retirement
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton announces that he is retiring from rugby at the age of 29 after a year out through injury.
Jul 18, 12:07
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac on October 22, 2016
Wayne Pivac to succeed Warren Gatland as Wales head coach
The Welsh Rugby Union announces that plans are in place for Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac to replace Warren Gatland after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Jul 9, 13:23
Worcester Warriors' Peter Stringer on September 1, 2017
Peter Stringer announces retirement from professional rugby
Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer calls time on his playing career at the age of 40.
Jun 26, 15:02
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Eddie Jones: 'England back on the road to becoming best team in the world'
England coach Eddie Jones believes that England are back on track to becoming the best team in the world, following their 25-10 win over South Africa on Saturday.
Jun 24, 22:18
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England coach Eddie Jones dismisses confrontation with South Africa fans
England head coach Eddie Jones brushes aside talk of a confrontation with South Africa fans in Saturday's first Test match at Ellis Park.
Jun 10, 20:05
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Danny Cipriani to join Gloucester Rugby next season
Danny Cipriani leaves Wasps to sign for their Premiership rivals Gloucester Rugby.
May 14, 14:56
England's James Haskell in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
James Haskell joins Northampton Saints from Wasps
Northampton Saints sign flanker James Haskell from Wasps on a one-year deal.
May 14, 14:07
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Danny Cipriani named in England squad for South Africa tour
Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani is among the players to be named in Eddie Jones's England squad for the tour of South Africa in June.
May 10, 21:32
Owen Farrell in action for England in summer 2016
Saracens director Mark McCall backs Owen Farrell for England captaincy
Owen Farrell would be the perfect pick to lead England during their tour of South Africa in June, according to Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.
Apr 26, 19:45
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Israel Folau: 'Gay people bound for hell unless they repent their sins'
Australia international Israel Folau is criticised for making comments suggesting that gay people would be sent to hell unless they "repent their sins and turn to God".
Apr 4, 21:36
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Team England names Rugby Sevens squad
Team England names its men's Rugby Sevens squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Apr 3, 22:22
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Exeter Chiefs coach Ricky Pellow 'really proud' of Anglo-Welsh Cup triumph
Exeter Chiefs skills coach Ricky Pellow says that he is "really proud" of his players after their historic Anglo-Welsh Cup win.
Mar 30, 22:18
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Todd Blackadder rues Bath's slow start in Anglo-Welsh Cup final
Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder puts his side's Anglo-Welsh Cup final defeat to Exeter Chiefs down to a poor start.
Mar 30, 22:04
Adam Jones in action for Wales in March 2014
Former Wales prop Adam Jones to retire at end of season
Former Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones announces that he will bring an end to his glittering career this summer.
Mar 25, 21:39
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Stephen Myler to leave Northampton Saints at end of season
Northampton Saints announce that Stephen Myler will leave the club at the end of the season.
Mar 23, 20:00
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Wales wing George North "disciplined" by Northampton Saints for missing training
Northampton Saints confirm that Wales wing George North has been "disciplined internally" for missing a training session before their game against Sale on March 3.
Mar 20, 20:23
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Harlequins centre Winston Stanley retires
Harlequins centre Winston Stanley announces his immediate retirement on medical advice.
Mar 20, 16:17
England's Anthony Watson in action against Australia on June 18, 2016
England wing Anthony Watson 'facing six-month injury layoff'
England wing Anthony Watson is reportedly facing a six-month spell on the sidelines with a torn achilles.
Mar 19, 22:58
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'England are missing leaders'
England coach Eddie Jones says that his side are lacking in "leaders" following their Six Nations humiliation.
Mar 19, 12:48
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Anglo-Welsh Cup final called off due to heavy snow
The Anglo-Welsh Cup final clash between Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby is postponed due to heavy snow in Gloucester.
Mar 18, 13:56
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
England coach Eddie Jones apologises for insulting Ireland and Wales
Eddie Jones issues an apology after footage emerged online of the England coach making derogatory comments towards Ireland and Wales during a conference.
Mar 14, 19:56
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones: 'Mass changes not necessary'
Eddie Jones expects his England players to turn their form around when facing Ireland next weekend, having lost back-to-back matches for the first time under the Aussie.
Mar 12, 15:33
Owen Farrell scores a try for England against Australia on June 25, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Owen Farrell must get in the faces of France'
England head coach Eddie Jones urges stand-in captain Owen Farrell to put in an aggressive performance when his side take on France in the Six Nations.
Mar 9, 14:00
South Africa captain Francois Pienaar is given the William Webb Ellis Cup by president Nelson Mandela after winning the 1995 World Cup final
Francois Pienaar backs South Africa's World Cup chances
South Africa World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar backs the Springboks to recover from their recent poor form in time for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Mar 9, 09:55
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll holds the Six Nations trophy
Brian O'Driscoll backs Ireland for Six Nations Grand Slam
Former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll backs the team to win the Grand Slam for only the third time in their history in this year's Six Nations.
Mar 9, 09:37
England's Dylan Hartley in action on June 18, 2016
England captain Dylan Hartley doubtful for France match
England may be without Dylan Hartley against France in Paris on Saturday, as the Red Rose skipper is struggling with a leg injury.
Mar 6, 14:33
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'England have ongoing leadership issue'
Eddie Jones acknowledges that England have an "ongoing leadership issue" following their Six Nations 25-13 defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield last weekend.
Feb 28, 21:07
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Eddie Jones cautious of "confrontational" France
England boss Eddie Jones describes his side's next Six Nations opponents France as "confrontational" and "physical".
Feb 28, 18:01
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Scotland were too good for England'
Eddie Jones concedes that England were simply second best against Scotland in Saturday's Six Nations clash at Murrayfield, which ended in a 25-13 defeat for his side.
Feb 24, 21:03
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Doncaster Knights prop Ian Williams passes away, aged 27
Doncaster Knights announce that prop forward Ian Williams has passed away at the age of 27 after collapsing in training.
Feb 20, 17:05
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Robbie Henshaw ruled out for rest of Six Nations
Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw is ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations after undergoing an operation on a dislocated shoulder.
Feb 12, 14:20
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Fly-half Danny Cipriani to leave Wasps at end of season
Danny Cipriani says that he 'will take some time to decide his next career move' after confirming his end-of-season exit from Wasps.
Feb 12, 11:31
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Wales name unchanged XV to face England in Six Nations clash at Twickenham
Wales coach Warren Gatland names the same starting XI that beat Scotland in their Six Nations opener for Saturday's meeting with England at Twickenham.
Feb 6, 20:40
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England scrum-half Ben Youngs 'to miss rest of Six Nations with knee injury'
Ben Youngs will reportedly miss the rest of England's Six Nations campaign with knee ligament damage.
Feb 5, 21:30
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Head coach Carl Hogg to leave Worcester Warriors at end of season
Carl Hogg will leave Worcester Warriors at the end of the season after five years, as he steps aside in time for the arrival of Alan Solomons.
Feb 5, 16:12
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Eight uncapped players in England squad to face Italy
Lewis Boyce and Alec Hepburn are called up to the England senior squad for the first time as two of eight uncapped players for the Six Nations opener against Italy.
Jan 18, 10:36

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