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Ruaridh McConnochie on his rise from sevens to World Cup hopeful

England World Cup hopeful Ruaridh McConnochie on his amazing rise via sevens at the Rio Olympics and a spell teaching in New Zealand Ruaridh McConnochie named in England’s 48-man World Cup training squad  Bath wing only returned to 15-a-side game after switching from sevens last year He took ‘calculated gamble’ after helping Team GB win […]

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Folau sues Australia Rugby for contract termination after controversy

Israel Folau sues Australia Rugby and Waratahs after homophobic social media posts saw him axed from £2.15million contract Israel Folau has launched legal action against Rugby Australia and the Waratahs  The player saw his contract terminated due to comments made on social media  Folau wrote a post online stating ‘hell awaits homosexuals’ among others The younger […]

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Danny Cipriani remains in Eddie Jones’ England World Cup plans

Danny Cipriani remains in Eddie Jones’ England World Cup plans after Pat Lam confirms he was prevented from picking fly-half to play for Barbarians Barbarians coach Pat Lam was not allowed to select Danny Cipriani  in his squad Fly-half won Premiership and Rugby Players’ Association Player of the Year It is likely that Cipriani remains […]

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England name youthful squad to face Barbarians at Twickenham

England name youthful squad featuring Marcus Smith and Ben Curry to face Barbarians at Twickenham England include starlets Marcus Smith and Ben Curry in squad to play Barbarians Ex-Northampton coach Jim Mallinder will take charge of the side at Twickenham No Exeter or Saracens players or World Cup contenders have been named  Only Teimana Harrison, […]

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Tompkins over the moon after capping 100th appearance with a hat-trick

‘I will never forget this day’: Nick Tompkins over the moon after capping 100th appearance with a hat-trick against Gloucester Saracens eased to victory at Allianz Park to reach the Premiership final      Club on brink of double having already been crowned European champions Nick Tompkins scored hat-trick of second-half tries in Premiership semi-final Putting aside the […]