Rugby Union News
All the latest Rugby Union news from the Permiership, Celtic League, Six Nations and Rugby World Cup.
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All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read and Fijian star Nemani Nadolo have been named in the Crusaders' development side as they prepare to make their Super Rugby returns
Eben Etzebeth has been cleared to make his return for the Stormers this weekend while Schalk Burger could also face the Sharks after finishing up in Japan
England centre Luther Burrell will miss the early part of England's build-up to their next Six Nations clash with Scotland after picking up a calf strain.
Centre Luther Burrell will miss the early part of England's wider build-up to their Six Nations clash with Scotland after picking up a calf strain
Susie Appleby was only named Head Coach of Gloucester-Hartpury Ladies last year, but she already has bold ambitions for the club as they prepare for their first match at Kingsholm.
Ulster duo Luke Marshall and Roger Wilson and Leinster's Ben Te'o are cited after incidents in the Pro12 last weekend.
The England trip to Ireland was labelled as a Grand Slam decider, but the difference between the two teams on the day made the label appear a little far-fetched, says Sky Sports’ Dewi Morris.
Pascal Pape's appeal against his 10-week suspension for kneeing Ireland's Jamie Heaslip in the back has been dismissed.
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Andrew Trimble has signed a new contract with the IRFU which keeps him at Ulster for the next two years.