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Women's rugby could turn professional 'this season'

Rugby Union - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 18:13
Women's rugby in England could be fully professional as early as this season, says Rugby Football Union chief executive Steve Brown.
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Celtic Park to 'make history' as host of Pro14 final

Rugby Union - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 13:59
Celtic Park is confirmed as the venue for the 2019 Pro14 final - the first to be played outside a traditional rugby venue.
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Gregor Townsend: Scotland coach on course midway through World Cup build-up

Rugby Union - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:11
Gregor Townsend feels the vibes of positivity as he talks to Tom English midway through the Scotland coach's build-up to the World Cup finals.
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I was too busy to die - Hampson launches Get Busy Living Centre

Rugby Union - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 17:19
Paralysed ex-rugby player Matt Hampson says his desire to see his Get Busy Living Centre in action helped keep him alive.
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Johnson gets backdated six-month ban after taking wife's dietary supplement

Rugby Union - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:18
Wasps forward Ashley Johnson will be available for the start of the Premiership season after receiving a backdated six-month ban for a failed drugs test.
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Rugby Union should learn from US sports over player welfare, says Ben Foden

Rugby Union - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 15:05
Rugby Union should learn from American sports when it comes to player welfare and growing the game, says former England full-back Ben Foden.
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Jersey Reds: Championship side scrap printed matchday programmes

Rugby Union - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:54
Championship side Jersey Reds become the first professional rugby side in the UK to scrap printed matchday programmes.
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Lower tackle height 'not the solution' - Hart & Vernon

Rugby Union - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:54
A trial to lower the legal rugby tackle height could cause more concussions, Scotland players Grayson Hart and Richie Vernon warn.
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Tackle height trial: BBC's Chris Jones explains new height of tackle regulation

Rugby Union - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:24
BBC rugby union reporter Chris Jones explains the 'significant' new trial which lowers the height of a legal tackle in rugby union.
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A man you wanted on your side - SAS founder & Lions great Blair 'Paddy' Mayne

Rugby Union - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:52
A look at the life of Blair 'Paddy' Mayne 80 years on from the Lions tour of South Africa that made him a rugby legend.
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New look Ulster excited for season - McCloskey

Rugby Union - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:31
Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey says that there is an optimistic feel in the camp ahead of the upcoming season.
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Height of legal tackle to be lowered in English trial

Rugby Union - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:38
The tackle height in rugby union will be lowered next season in a significant trial designed to make the game safer.
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Nick Easter: Harlequins stalwart leaves defence coach post

Rugby Union - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 18:41
Harlequins stalwart Nick Easter leaves his defence coach role "for personal reasons" after 14 years at the club.
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Welsh Pro14 derbies not scheduled for Boxing Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day

Rugby Union - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 14:03
No Pro14 Welsh rugby derbies will be played on Boxing Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day in the 2018-19 season.
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Neath name King to replace Jones while Paul James joins as forwards coach

Rugby Union - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:31
Neath name Simon King as their new head coach to replace Russia-bound Lyn Jones while Paul James will be forwards coach.
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Former Wales flanker Haydn Morgan dies aged 81

Rugby Union - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 17:44
Former Wales and British and Irish Lions flanker Haydn Morgan dies at the age of 81.
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Scottish Rugby: Record turnover, debt more than halved in 2017-18

Rugby Union - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:56
Scottish Rugby has announced record turnover and more than halved its debt over the 2017-18 season.
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England beaten by New Zealand in World Cup Sevens final

Rugby Union - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 08:15
New Zealand become the first men's side to win consecutive Rugby World Cup Sevens titles as they beat England 33-12 in the final.
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England to face New Zealand in World Cup Sevens final

Rugby Union - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:28
England's men will play New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup Sevens final after beating South Africa 29-7 in San Francisco.
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Wales' Williams injured in tunnel incident at World Cup Sevens

Rugby Union - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 19:58
Wales' Tom Williams misses the final day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens through injury following an alleged altercation with a Samoa player.
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