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Crusaders coach Scott Robertson on All Blacks coach shortlist

Steve Hansen will step down after World Cup in JapanOther leading candidate likely to be Ian FosterChampion Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has confirmed he wants to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks mentor and is buoyant about his chances. The man wh…

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Japan tries to please Rugby World Cup fans with rethink on tattooed bather ban

Hot spring resorts consider lifting traditional curbs on displaying body art, which is associated with criminal gangsThousands of hot springs in Japan are rethinking their long-standing ban on tattooed bathers, as the country prepares for the arrival o…

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Eddie Jones not fearful of more dwarf throwing from England at World Cup

The overseas campaign in 2011 was marred by off-field scandals but Jones expects his players to behave themselves in JapanEddie Jones has accepted that “boys will be boys” when it comes to England’s off-field behaviour at the World Cup but the head coa…

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Marler named in England’s World Cup training squad after retirement U-turn

Prop Joe Marler last played for England in June 2018Danny Cipriani named in squad but Dan Robson misses outJoe Marler has come out of retirement to be named in England’s Rugby World Cup training squad, while Danny Cipriani has also been included on the…

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Marler named in England’s World Cup training squad after retirement U-turn

Prop Joe Marler last played for England in June 2018Danny Cipriani named in squad but Dan Robson misses outJoe Marler has come out of retirement to be named in England’s Rugby World Cup training squad, while Danny Cipriani has also been included on the…

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David Pocock closing on Wallabies return with Rugby World Cup in sight

Flanker could play role in Rugby ChampionshipCalf injury forced 31-year-old’s Super Rugby retirementWallabies coach Michael Cheika has backed injured flanker David Pocock to play a part in the Rugby Championship and prove his readiness for the World Cu…

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Danny Cipriani added to England’s squad for World Cup training camp

• The Gloucester fly-half given an opportunity to impress• Harlequins pair Smith and Sincker not involved in squadThe possibility of Danny Cipriani featuring at this year’s Rugby World Cup is still alive after the Gloucester fly-half was added to Engla…

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Israel Folau and Rugby Australia headed for court after failing to resolve dispute

Rugby player said he was ‘disappointed’ a settlement could not be reached at Fair Work CommissionRugby Australia and Israel Folau have failed to reach an agreement over the ex-Wallaby’s sacking after a nearly four-hour meeting, with the dispute now des…

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Warren Gatland to take Chiefs job after Wales but will take year out for Lions

• New Zealander will return to homeland to coach home province• Gatland will take 12 months out from August 2020 for Lions roleWarren Gatland is to split his role as British and Irish Lions coach with a new job in Super Rugby in charge of the Chiefs. G…

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Israel Folau says he will seek apology from Rugby Australia over sacking

Folau also claims in interview with Alan Jones and Peta Credlin that Rugby Australia offered him money to take down Instagram postIsrael Folau has said he will seek an apology from Rugby Australia and an admission that the code erred in terminating his…

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Israel Folau donations soar past $2m – as Australian Christian Lobby cashes in

Support ‘overwhelming’, ACL says, announcing it will suspend campaign for nowA campaign to raise funds to support Israel Folau’s legal stoush with Rugby Australia could soon be suspended after donations reached $2m.The Australian Christian Lobby, which…

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Michael Cheika channels his roots in Wallabies’ revamped attack for World Cup | Bret Harris

The appointment of Shaun Berne as attack coach has provided the first indication of how Australia will play in JapanWallabies coach Michael Cheika has flagged his side will adopt a new style of attack following the departure of former attack coach Step…

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Michael Cheika channels his roots in Wallabies’ revamped attack for World Cup | Bret Harris

The appointment of Shaun Berne as attack coach has provided the first indication of how Australia will play in JapanWallabies coach Michael Cheika has flagged his side will adopt a new style of attack following the departure of former attack coach Step…

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England must sort off-field politics to fulfil potential, says Eddie Jones

• Head coach wants the RFU and clubs to work together• Jones admits to over-training players during Six NationsEddie Jones has claimed England will struggle to enjoy consistent success on the world stage unless the “battleground” of off-field politics …

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Leicester Tigers put up for sale in wake of CVC’s Premiership investment

Peter Tom: CVC investment creates unique opportunityTigers have not won the Premiership title since 2013Leicester Tigers have announced plans to sell the club. The move comes after CVC Capital Partners acquired a minority stake in Premiership Rugby Lim…

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Israel Folau: Australian Christian lobby hosts new fundraising effort

ACL steps in after GoFundMe pulls plug on former Wallabies star’s online appealThe Australian Christian Lobby is hosting a fundraising effort on its website for the former Wallabies star Israel Folau after his GoFundMe page was shut down.As at 7am Tues…

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Israel Folau donations page taken down by GoFundMe for breaching terms of service

Digital fundraising platform says it is committed to fight for equality for LGBTIQ+ people and will refund donorsIsrael Folau’s fundraising page for his legal challenge against Rugby Australia has been taken down for breaching GoFundMe’s terms of servi…

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Israel Folau sets up crowdfunding page to raise $3m to fight Rugby Australia

Sacked Wallaby’s case is with Fair Work CommissionFolau says he has already spent $100,000 Sacked former Wallabies star Israel Folau is rattling the tin online to raise $3m for his legal action against his Rugby Australia.Folau is taking his case to th…

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England Rugby World Cup training squad: Hartley, Robshaw and Care out

Hartley has not played since December due to knee injuryAlex Dombrandt and Lewis Ludlam named in squadEngland have omitted former captains Dylan Hartley and Chris Robshaw from their preliminary training squad for the Rugby World Cup. Senior players Dan…

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World Rugby scraps plans for Nations Championship due to lack of support

• Project dead after ‘lack of consensus on key issues’• Six Nations unions resistant to idea of promotion and relegationGlobal rugby union is braced for fresh turmoil after the governing body announced it had discontinued plans to introduce a Nations C…