Rugby

7:22 PM BST A last-minute try by Arthur Retiere after a monumental goal-line assault gave La Rochelle a stunning 24-21 victory over favourites Leinster in a superb European Champions Cup final in Marseille on Saturday. Leinster had looked on course for a record-equalling fifth triumph as they heroically defended their line and a four-point lead
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2:33 PM BST The 2023 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals will be played at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium instead of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium in London, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) said on Thursday. The Premier League is set to conclude later than usual in 2023 owing to the FIFA World Cup
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12:21 AM BST Eddie Jones is brushing aside all talk of his England tourists earning another, record-extending clean sweep over the Wallabies. The Tasmanian coach, who orchestrated England’s first 3-0 whitewash of Australia on the tour down in 2016, could push his extraordinary record to 11 wins and no losses against the Wallabies in the
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10:51 AM BST England coach Eddie Jones has included 10 uncapped players, including in-form London Irish duo Henry Arundell and Will Joseph, in a 36-man training squad to prepare for the summer tour of Australia. Joe Cokanasiga, Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson and Jack Willis return following injury, while prop Mako Vunipola has also
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9:33 PM BST Organisers of the men’s 2031 Rugby World Cup are considering proposals to expand the tournament to 24 teams and bring in an additional knockout stage. The United States is expected to be confirmed as host of the men’s 2031 World Cup on Thursday — alongside the 2033 women’s Rugby World Cup —
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10:32 AM BST An off night with the boot from Lori Cramer and some impatient play has cost the Wallaroos in a reality-check 12-10 Test loss to Japan. Fullback Cramer missed both conversions and then a straightforward penalty kick with two minutes to play that would have won the sloppy Tuesday night contest on the
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4:19 AM BST AAP with ESPN staff Melbourne Rebels centre Ray Nu’u is set to miss the remainder of the Super Rugby Pacific season after receiving a four-week suspension — his second ban of the competition. The 24-year-old was sent off in the final minute of the Rebels’ win over Moana Pasifika for a high
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1:09 AM BST Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says Fraser McReight will get his Test chances this year as he continues to push skipper Michael Hooper for a starting jersey. Flanker McReight has been a standout in Queensland’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign to mount a strong case for his first Test start, with the three-match England
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