Rugby

Jun 14, 2024, 06:18 PM Open Extended Reactions Northampton Saints won the Premiership title in 2023-24. David Rogers/Getty Images English rugby will restore promotion and relegation between the top-flight Premiership and second-tier Championship via a two-legged playoff, England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Friday. Saracens were relegated in the 2019-20 season when they finished bottom
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Jun 12, 2024, 03:04 PM Open Extended Reactions The Scotland Rugby team are preparing for four matches in America starting in July. Photo by Gaspafotos/MB Media/Getty Images Scotland have named their 37-man squad for their four Tests in the Americas starting next month which includes 10 uncapped players, coach Gregor Townsend said on Wednesday. Forwards Gregor
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Jun 9, 2024, 01:01 PM Open Extended Reactions England fly-half George Ford will miss the upcoming summer tour of Japan and New Zealand to recover from an achilles injury, the RFU confirmed on Sunday. Ford helped club side Sale Sharks to reach the Premiership Rugby semifinals, where they were knocked out by Bath, who lost
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Jun 8, 2024, 03:11 PM Wembley Stadium remembered Rob Burrow on Saturday as the Challenge Cup final between Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors was delayed until seven minutes past three, as a tribute to the No.7 he played with on his jersey for Leeds Rhinos. Burrow died on Sunday aged 41 after he was diagnosed
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Jun 3, 2024, 03:08 PM Open Extended Reactions Wales coach Warren Gatland offered his resignation following a disappointing Six Nations campaign. Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images Wales coach Warren Gatland named four uncapped players on Monday in a squad of 36 for tests against world champions South Africa and Australia over the next six weeks.
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Jun 3, 2024, 06:19 PM Open Extended Reactions Saracens back Elliot Daly will miss England’s three test matches in Japan and New Zealand to be with his wife as she prepares to have their first child, the RFU said on Monday. Coach Steve Borthwick has named a 33-player training squad to continue preparations for the
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Jun 3, 2024, 08:10 AM Open Extended Reactions Kevin Sinfield has led the tributes to his “dear friend” and former Leeds Rhinos teammate Rob Burrow who died on Sunday at the age of 41. Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2019 and subsequently dedicated himself to raising awareness of the condition and
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Jun 2, 2024, 06:16 PM Open Extended Reactions Rugby League legend Rob Burrow has died at the age of 41, following a long battle with motor neurone disease (MND), his former club Leeds Rhinos said on Sunday. Burrow was diagnosed with MND in 2019 and subsequently dedicated himself to raising awareness of the disease, as
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Jun 1, 2024, 09:54 AM Open Extended Reactions Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell has played his last game for the side after their 22-20 defeat to Northampton Saints in the Premiership Rugby semifinals on Friday. Farrell will depart for French Top 14 club Racing 92 next season, while Billy and Mako Vunipola are also set to
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May 30, 2024, 06:12 AM Open Extended Reactions A legal battle looms between Rugby Australia and the consortium who planned to save the Melbourne Rebels, with the Super Rugby Pacific club to be shut down after 14 seasons. Five months after the Rebels entered voluntary administration, Rugby Australia broke the news before players boarded a
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Tom Chambers May 21, 2024, 08:57 AM Open Extended Reactions A 31-year-old man is to be charged with the racially aggravated harassment of former England winger Ugo Monye, police confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Devon and Cornwall police confirmed to ESPN that the man has been summonsed to appear before Exeter Magistrates’ Court on July
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May 16, 2024, 12:15 PM Open Extended Reactions Henry Slade has played for Exeter since 2012. Bob Bradford – CameraSport via Getty Images Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that Henry Slade will remain at the club and has signed a new contract. England international Slade has made 230 appearances for Exeter since making his debut in 2012.
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May 14, 2024, 12:15 PM Open Extended Reactions Billy Vunipola is due to move to French club Montpellier, ESPN reported in March. Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images England props Mako and Billy Vunipola will leave Saracens at the end of this season, the Premiership club announced on Tuesday. ESPN reported in March that Billy Vunipola is
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May 13, 2024, 06:40 AM Open Extended Reactions Incumbent All Blacks captain Sam Cane announced on Monday that he would be returning to Japanese club rugby at the end of the season and retiring from the international game, also revealing he was standing down as New Zealand skipper with immediate effect. The 32-year-old flanker said
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Reuters with ESPN staff May 10, 2024, 02:03 AM Open Extended Reactions World Rugby has announced three law changes in a bid to speed up the game and increase entertainment, it said on Thursday, along with a set of trials including 20-minute sanctions for red cards and a shot clock for scrums and lineouts. The
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