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Tonga boss jokes that England star should play for them

Tonga’s coach joked Friday that England star No.8 Billy Vunipola, who has Tongan parents, should switch back to his home nation when the teams meet at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. Asked for his reaction to Vunipola’s comments this week that he was still a Tongan, despite playing for England, Toutai Kefu quipped: “Well…

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Stuart Lancaster’s son to make professional debut

Yorkshire Carnegie director of rugby Martyn Wood and head coach Joe Ford have named their side of 23 debutants following the CVA in the summer. Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster’s son, Dan, gets the opportunity to start at fly-half having come through the club’s academy structure. He has represented both England and Scotland U18’s so…

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England World Cup winner says Danny Cipriani can’t play under pressure

Premiership player of the year Danny Cipriani has been accused of falling apart under pressure by a former England World Cup winner. Speaking exclusively to 888sport the former British and Irish Lion Steve Thompson pointed towards Cipriani’s performance for Gloucester in their 2019 Gallagher Premiership semi-final. “His big, big chance was in that semi-final because if you’re a…

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WATCH: Scotland stars teach Japanese local Scottish slang

This video shows Scotland international Gordon Reid making their team liaison officer attempt Scottish slang – and it’s HILLARIOUS. Job for after rugby. Might teach people how to speak Scottish. Kas said am the best teacher he's ever had🤥🤥🤥 pic.twitter.com/gU1Q92WFpv — Gordon Reid (@GGreid87) September 17, 2019 EDITORS PICKS: LIST: 8 Great Rugby World Cup WAGs 5…

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RANKED: England’s 5 Worst Individual Performances In World Cup history

Even the best players have bad days – but these performances will definitely have stuck in the mind of even the most forgiving England fan. From outsiders who came into the team late to legends, nobody is protected in this ranked list. Here RUCK.co.uk ranks the five worst individual performances by players at Rugby Rugby…

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WATCH: Gareth Thomas reveals he’s HIV positive in emotional video

Wales legend Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive. The ex-British and Irish Lion is due to talk about his diagnosis in a BBC Wales documentary on Wednesday. It shows Thomas’s anxiety and having to consult legal representatives after a tabloid newspaper found out about his HIV status. It led to journalists going to…

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What Per Mertesacker deems as a “failure” is unlikely to bother Arsenal hierarchy – opinion

Per Mertesacker has said it is a “failure” that no Arsenal players were included in the latest England squad. For the club’s hierarchy, it won’t be.

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WATCH! Saints star goes the length of the field to score SUPER try

Northampton Saint youngster Josh Gillespie runs the length of Franklin’s Gardens before crossing for his side. Unreal from Josh Gillespie! 🙌 The @SaintsRugby youngster runs the length of Franklin's Gardens before crossing for his side ⚡️#PremRugby7s pic.twitter.com/2rmPTO7AMS — Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) September 13, 2019 EDITORS PICKS: 9 Things to know before travelling to…

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England international confirms he’ll retire at the end of the season

Jordan Crane is set to call time on a 16-year professional career at the end of the 2019/20 campaign. The England international and four-time Premiership winner will join Pat Lam’s backroom team as Academy transition coach in a dual role with immediate effect. Crane joined Bristol in 2016 and during his time so far at…

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INTERVIEW: Danny Cipriani opens up about World Cup snub

Gloucester scrum-half Danny Cipriani believes he needed to perform a miracle to convince England head coach Eddie Jones to select him for the Rugby World Cup. Despite steering England to victory over South Africa in Cape Town on his last appearance for the national team 15 months ago, the Premiership player of the year always sensed he was fighting…

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