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England head coach Jones meets referees' chief to discuss officiating

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:14
Referees chief Tony Spreadbury confirms Eddie Jones is seeking a closer align in officiating from club to international level.
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Pro14: Ospreys v Edinburgh (Fri)

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:18
George North and Alun Wyn Jones start Ospreys' Pro14 opener at home to Edinburgh, who field 11 Scotland internationals.
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'No problems' between England coach Jones and Benton, says RFU

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:51
The Rugby Football Union insists head coach Eddie Jones has a "strong relationship" with the latest senior staff member to quit the England set-up.
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Premiership: Bristol Bears v Bath

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:38
Team news as Bristol Bears host Bath in Friday's Premiership fixture at Ashton Gate (19:45 BST).
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Pro14: Cardiff Blues v Leinster (Fri)

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:16
Team news as Cardiff Blues host Pro14 title-holders at the Arms Park as the tournament returns for the 2018-19 season (19:35 BST).
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Handshakes, afternoon tea & a 20-year legacy - how Lam is inspiring Bristol

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:53
As the Premiership returns, head coach Pat Lam tells BBC Sport about his "vision" for new boys Bristol Bears.
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Exeter Chiefs aiming to challenge for Premiership title for another season

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:01
Exeter captain Jack Yeandle says he and his team-mates want to ensure the club becomes perennial title challengers.
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England back Watson required second Achilles operation

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 20:23
England and Bath back Anthony Watson required a second operation on his Achilles tendon after re-tearing it during a commercial photo shoot.
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Samu Manoa: Blues will not rush forward's first appearance - Mulvihill

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 17:48
Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill says he will not rush new signing Samu Manoa's first appearance.
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England Sevens: Teenager Ellie Kildunne makes switch from 15-a-side

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 16:52
England teenager Ellie Kildunne switches from the 15-a-side game to sevens and is one of 17 players awarded contracts for 2018-19.
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Pro14: Previewing a big season ahead for the four Welsh regions

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 16:47
Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Ospreys and Dragons are all aiming to topple champions Leinster when the Pro14 season starts this weekend.
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England Rugby Sevens: RFU to integrate men's and women's programmes

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:40
The Rugby Football Union is to integrate its men's and women's sevens programmes in order to create a "strong culture and identity".
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Henry Speight ready to contribute 'wherever he can' at Ulster

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:26
New Ulster signing Henry Speight says he is happy to fill in wherever he is needed by the team.
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GJ van Velze: Worcester Warriors captain on how he fell back in love with rugby

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:53
GJ van Velze, the Worcester player who missed almost an entire season with concussion, on how he fell back in love with rugby.
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Glasgow Warriors 'won't be bullied up front'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:10
Former captain Al Kellock says Glasgow Warriors will have a point to prove after claims they were overpowered by stronger packs last season.
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Hallam Amos: Wales speaks candidly about losing friends to suicide

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:39
Wales international Hallam Amos speaks about losing two close friends to suicide and calls for mental-health drive.
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'Bold change' urged on rugby injury risks

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:23
A leading sports injuries expert believes bigger inroads are needed in cutting risks to rugby players.
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England will fly back late for autumn Tests to replicate World Cup schedule

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 20:31
England will attempt to replicate their World Cup schedule by flying back to London 48 hours before their first autumn international.
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Paul Grayson: Northampton Saints appoint former head coach as kicking consultant

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:37
Northampton Saints appoint former player, head coach and leading points scorer Paul Grayson as a consultant kicking coach.
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Plenty cause of optimism - Humphreys and McWhirter on Ulster's prospects

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:06
BBC Sport NI analysts Ian Humphreys and Tony McWhirter assess Ulster's prospects for the forthcoming season following a tumultuous 2017-18 campaign.
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