Rugby

7:43 AM GMT George Ford and Elliot Daly have been called up to the England squad as a replacement for the injured pair of Owen Farrell and Jonny May, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) confirmed on Monday. In-form Leicester Tigers flyhalf Ford, 28, has started all 12 of Tigers’ Premiership games and is the league’s
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1:08 PM GMT France scrum-half Antoine Dupont on Monday was named the British Rugby Union Writers’ Club’s personality of the year for 2021. Dupont, the World Rugby Player of the Year, succeeds Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter as winner of the Pat Marshall Memorial Award following an outstanding 12 months for the national team
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9:45 PM GMT Australia’s rugby sevens women have finally been toppled after 15 successive match wins and two tournament triumphs in the World Series. The team, who’d been so dominant with back-to-back triumphs in Dubai at the end of last year, had their unbeaten run sensationally ended in Sunday’s semifinal of the Spain Sevens in
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12:12 PM GMT England captain Owen Farrell suffered an injury in training earlier this week, his club Saracens said on Friday, making him a doubt for England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland on Feb. 5. The fly-half was named captain of the England squad by head coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday, despite not having played
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2:31 PM GMT Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named five uncapped players in Scotland’s 39-man squad for the 2022 Six Nations, as well as including centre Cameron Redpath just days after his first appearance in seven months. Redpath had a memorable debut in Scotland’s win at Twickenham last season and is in line for a
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10:45 AM GMT Owen Farrell has retained his England captaincy for the 2022 Six Nations while George Ford, Elliot Day, Sam Underhill and Mako and Billy Vunipola miss out on the squad. Manu Tuilagi was also not named in the 36-man squad announced by coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday but he is expected to join
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12:57 PM GMT Fly-half Dan Biggar will captain a Wales squad at the 2022 Six Nations that includes three uncapped players and has a host of experienced names missing through injury as coach Wayne Pivac’s side look to retain the title they won last year. Hooker Dewi Lake has been called up for the first
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10:19 AM GMT Sale Sharks have confirmed they have suspended one of their players after they were arrested on suspicion of rape. The player has since been released on bail. The player, who has played for England, was arrested on Sunday morning. “Sale Sharks have been made aware of an allegation against one of its
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5:05 PM GMT The 2025 Rugby League World Cup will take place in France, the French Rugby League federation confirmed on Friday. French prime minister Jean Castex will hold a full launch of the event on Jan. 11 in Paris. The tournament will be the 17th edition, and returns to France, where the first World
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