Rugby

May 30, 2024, 06:12 AM Open Extended Reactions A legal battle looms between Rugby Australia and the consortium who planned to save the Melbourne Rebels, with the Super Rugby Pacific club to be shut down after 14 seasons. Five months after the Rebels entered voluntary administration, Rugby Australia broke the news before players boarded a
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Tom Chambers May 21, 2024, 08:57 AM Open Extended Reactions A 31-year-old man is to be charged with the racially aggravated harassment of former England winger Ugo Monye, police confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Devon and Cornwall police confirmed to ESPN that the man has been summonsed to appear before Exeter Magistrates’ Court on July
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May 16, 2024, 12:15 PM Open Extended Reactions Henry Slade has played for Exeter since 2012. Bob Bradford – CameraSport via Getty Images Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that Henry Slade will remain at the club and has signed a new contract. England international Slade has made 230 appearances for Exeter since making his debut in 2012.
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May 14, 2024, 12:15 PM Open Extended Reactions Billy Vunipola is due to move to French club Montpellier, ESPN reported in March. Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images England props Mako and Billy Vunipola will leave Saracens at the end of this season, the Premiership club announced on Tuesday. ESPN reported in March that Billy Vunipola is
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May 14, 2024, 12:15 PM Open Extended Reactions Billy Vunipola is due to move to French club Montpellier. Bob Bradford – CameraSport via Getty Images England international Billy Vunipola will end his 11-year spell with Saracens at the end of this season, the Premiership club announced on Tuesday. ESPN reported in March that Vunipola is due
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May 13, 2024, 06:40 AM Open Extended Reactions Incumbent All Blacks captain Sam Cane announced on Monday that he would be returning to Japanese club rugby at the end of the season and retiring from the international game, also revealing he was standing down as New Zealand skipper with immediate effect. The 32-year-old flanker said
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Reuters with ESPN staff May 10, 2024, 02:03 AM Open Extended Reactions World Rugby has announced three law changes in a bid to speed up the game and increase entertainment, it said on Thursday, along with a set of trials including 20-minute sanctions for red cards and a shot clock for scrums and lineouts. The
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May 9, 2024, 03:35 PM Open Extended Reactions Billy Vunipola playing for Saracens against Bath the weekend of his arrest in Spain. Photo by Bob Bradford – CameraSport via Getty Images England’s RFU has warned Billy Vunipola over his conduct during an incident in Mallorca, Spain, which saw the back-row tasered, arrested by police and fined.
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May 2, 2024, 10:41 AM Open Extended Reactions England will host world champions New Zealand on Sept. 14 ahead of this autumn’s WXV 1 tournament, the teams announced on Thursday. The Red Roses will also face France — who England beat in Bordeaux last weekend to secure their sixth consecutive Six Nations title — at
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Apr 29, 2024, 12:07 PM Open Extended Reactions Billy Vunipola has denied reports he acted violently ahead of his arrest in Spain. Bob Bradford – CameraSport via Getty Images England back-row Billy Vunipola was arrested in Mallorca, Spain, on Sunday for resisting arrest and has been fined €240 ($257) for the incident. In a statement shared
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Apr 29, 2024, 08:14 AM Stuart Hogg retired as Scotland’s record try scorer after last year’s Rugby World Cup. Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images Former Scotland captain Stuart Hogg said spending time at a rehabilitation centre has helped him “reset” after he was arrested and charged following an incident in his hometown of Hawick last
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Tom Chambers Apr 28, 2024, 12:57 PM Open Extended Reactions England’s star fullback Ellie Kildunne said on Saturday that she will join up with Team GB’s Sevens setup with the aim of making the team ahead of the Paris Olympics this summer. Kildunne, the Women’s Six Nations’ leading try scorer (nine), lifted the championship trophy
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Apr 26, 2024, 12:05 PM Open Extended Reactions England fly-half Owen Farrell will play for a World XV team against France on June 22 in Spain, it was announced on Friday. Farrell, who has not played for England since taking a step back from internationals “to prioritise his and his family’s mental well-being” in November,
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