Rugby

6:49 PM GMT Holders Saracens ensured themselves a home tie in the Champions Cup quarterfinals as they beat Glasgow Warriors 38-19 at home Saturday to finish with a 100 percent pool stage record. A thrilling first half saw three tries apiece with Ben Spencer, Vincent Koch and Billy Vunipola going over for the hosts while
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2:23 PM GMT England captain Owen Farrell has had surgery on an injured thumb just two weeks before their Six Nations opener with champions Ireland in Dublin but is still expected to be fit to play. Farrell was withdrawn from Saracens’ home European Champions Cup match against Glasgow Saturday to have a minor procedure on
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6:04 AM GMT ESPN staff Rugby Australia has again opted not to sanction Wallabies star Kurtley Beale after a second video surfaced on social media showing him in the vicinity of alleged illicit drug use. Vision of Beale laughing while an older man snorted white powder from a plate was posted online on Tuesday afternoon,
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10:15 PM GMT Rugby is changing at such a pace that England head coach Eddie Jones is weighing up a new nine-forward system with Jack Nowell earmarked as one player capable of holding a dual playing role split between the forwards and backs. As Jones analysed his 35-man squad for their Six Nations opener against
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9:30 AM GMT Dylan Hartley has been left out of England’s squad for their Six Nations opener against Ireland due to injury. Eddie Jones has named a 35-man group for their championship start with four uncapped players included. Forwards Jack Singleton and Ben Earl join winger Ollie Thorley and scrum-half Dan Robson in the squad
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10:16 PM GMT SYDNEY – Kurtley Beale could find himself with more questions to answer from Rugby Australia after a second video emerged on Wednesday of the star back in a dubious situation. On Tuesday, Beale had apologised to Rugby Australia for his appearance in a video with rugby league player Corey Norman dating back
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12:39 PM GMT Wasps have announced the signing of former New Zealand international Malakai Fekitoa from French club Toulon. Centre Fekitoa represented the All Blacks 24 times after making his debut in 2014, scoring two tries at the 2015 Rugby World Cup as New Zealand became the first country to retain the title. Fekitoa, 26,
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11:45 AM GMT Injuries to key players forced Scotland coach Gregor Townsend to select seven uncapped players in his 39-man squad for the Six Nations on Wednesday. Townsend has cast his net wide after 19 players under consideration were unavailable for selection, including experienced loose-forward John Barclay, lock Richie Gray and both first-choice hookers Fraser
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Jan 16, 2019 We’re a month out from Super Rugby. Find that hard to believe? Yep, us, too. But given the presence of a little tournament called the Rugby World Cup come September, the rest of the rugby season is pushed just a little bit further forward. For Super Rugby, that means a February 15
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