Rugby

Exeter and Bristol have made league history by reaching the semi-finals for the first time Exeter’s Gabby Cantorna on the ball against Bristol (Getty Images) Exeter v Bristol Premier 15s Semi-final Preview Bristol Bears travel to Sandy Park on Sunday to face Exeter Chiefs in a history-making Allianz Premier 15s semi-final. Neither team has been
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Wayne Pivac has named his group for the three-Test series against South Africa in July Dan Biggar will captain Wales in South Africa (Getty Images) We now know who will represent Wales on the July tour of South Africa, as Wayne Pivac named his summer tour squad. Dan Biggar will continue on as captain of
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10:51 AM BST England coach Eddie Jones has included 10 uncapped players, including in-form London Irish duo Henry Arundell and Will Joseph, in a 36-man training squad to prepare for the summer tour of Australia. Joe Cokanasiga, Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson and Jack Willis return following injury, while prop Mako Vunipola has also
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8:06 AM BST South Africa flyhalf Elton Jantjies was arrested for “malicious damage to property” after an incident on an Emirates airlines flight from Dubai to Johannesburg on Sunday, police said. The 31-year-old, who won the Rugby World Cup with South Africa in 2019, was arrested at OR Tambo International airport after disembarking the flight,
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England will host the 2025 women’s tournament, Australia will stage the men’s and women’s events in 2027 and 2029, while USA have been awarded 2031 and 2033 Rugby World Cup hosts announced The Rugby World Cup hosts for all tournaments up until 2033 have been announced. We now know where the next three women’s World
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10:32 AM BST An off night with the boot from Lori Cramer and some impatient play has cost the Wallaroos in a reality-check 12-10 Test loss to Japan. Fullback Cramer missed both conversions and then a straightforward penalty kick with two minutes to play that would have won the sloppy Tuesday night contest on the
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Is there evidence of certain players making success for their team far more likely? We canvassed coaches and analysts for their views Antoine Dupont (Getty Images/additional artwork by Michael Rawley) In search of rugby’s Force Multipliers It’s all about the weapons in your arsenal.  In military terms – and we’re boiling it right down here
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If the ball size was to change, we ponder if there would need to be any short-term technical adjustments Helena Rowland passes the ball for England (Getty Images ) One of rugby’s enduring debates has sparked back to life again this week – should women play with a smaller ball? It was prompted after Ireland’s
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We meet a fresh force on the World Sevens Series Dietrich Roache in action in Seville (Getty Images) LIKE A hospital pass that’s so bad it sucks you into the ambulance, Dietrich Roache can see the question coming. But the rapid wide-out answers kindly. “It’s kinda weird because both my parents are Samoan and I
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