Rugby

5:27 PM GMT England head coach Eddie Jones has said that he feels made two selection mistakes in his side’s 32-12 Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa. Jones said that he should have started Harlequins’s Joe Marler at loose-head prop over Saracens’ Mako Vunipola, while the England coach also regrets his choice to
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9:50 AM GMT The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has agreed to pay a £70,000 fine after comments made by its representatives about Typhoon Hagibis were found to have amounted to misconduct and “brought the game into disrepute”. The SRU was also ordered to issue a “meaningful” written apology to World Rugby for the comments —
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2:09 PM GMT South Africa hooker Schalk Brits announced his retirement from all forms of rugby on Wednesday, the second time the 38-year-old has brought down the curtain on his career. Brits retired in May 2018 after leaving Saracens but was lured back by Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus and helped them lift the Rugby World
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10:35 PM GMT ESPN staff New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises have unveiled their squads for the 2020 Super Rugby season, which kicks off on Jan. 31. Check out the full lists below. BLUES Forwards: Kurt Eklund, Ray Niuia, James Parsons, Alex Hodgman, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Sione Mafileo, Marcel Renata, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti,
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8:14 AM GMT Beauden Barrett’s name was up in lights as usual when New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams unveiled their squads for 2020 but mystery still surrounds how much the Blues will see of the star playmaker. There was an air of predictability around the five squad announcements at an event in Auckland on Tuesday,
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10:05 AM GMT England will return to Japan for a two-Test series against the Rugby World Cup hosts in 2020, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) confirmed Friday. Eddie Jones’ squad will take on Japan in Oita on July 4 and in Kobe on July 11. England reached the World Cup final but suffered a 32-12
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1:11 PM GMT The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has been fined £70,000 after comments made by its representatives about the effect of Typhoon Hagibis at the World Cup in Japan were found to have constituted misconduct and “brought the game into disrepute”. The SRU has also been forced to issue a “meaningful” written apology to
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6:03 PM GMT Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has said that if the decision to punish Premiership champions Saracens for breaching salary cap regulations was upheld, then their title triumphs in 2018 and 2019 were illegitimate. European and English champions Saracens were docked 35 points and fined £5.36 million by the Premiership Tuesday after being
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2:57 AM GMT Not content with Sonny Bill Williams, Toronto Wolfpack are set to lure more cross code stars to the newly promoted UK Super League outfit with NFL hopeful Valentine Holmes also reportedly in their sights. England rugby internationals Manu Tuilagi and Ben Te’o are believed to be next on the Wolfpack’s bold hit-list
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8:42 PM GMT South Africa fans give the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks a heroes welcome at O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s underprivileged children should “keep dreaming and keep believing”, Springboks captain Siya Kolisi said as he carried the Rugby World Cup trophy through thousands of fans on the
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11:16 AM GMT Saracens have been deducted 35 points and fined £5.3 million for salary cap breaches, Premiership Rugby announced on Tuesday. An independent disciplinary panel said Saracens failed to disclose player payments in each of the last three seasons. In the event that Saracens appeal the decision, the sanctions will be suspended pending the
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