Rugby

12:00 PM GMT Eddie Jones has called up eight uncapped players for England’s 2020 Six Nations squad. As England start their next cycle towards the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Jones has left out nine of the 31-man squad named for their journey to the 2019 final. Jones promised to regenerate the squad after they fell
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7:37 PM GMT Premiership champions Saracens will be relegated at the end of the 2019-20 season for breaching salary cap rules, the league announced on Saturday. Saracens were deducted 35 points in this season’s league table and fined £5.3 million in November after an independent disciplinary panel said Saracens failed to disclose player payments in
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11:11 AM GMT Saracens could face relegation from the Premiership if they fail to prove they are under the salary cap this year. Photo by Bob Bradford – CameraSport/Getty Images Saracens interim chief executive Edward Griffiths has said that no decision has been made on the club’s future amid reports that the club are on the
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1:43 PM GMT Scotland international Richie Gray will return to Glasgow Warriors ahead of the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Thursday. The second-rower, who began his career with the Warriors and re-joins from French Top14 champions Toulouse on a two-year deal, marks the first signing by incoming head coach Danny Wilson. 1 Related The
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11:15 AM GMT Wayne Pivac handed a surprise Six Nations call-up to Saracens centre Nick Tompkins on Wednesday, while 18-year-old Gloucester wing Louis Rees-Zammit was also included in the Wales squad for the first time. With an injury crisis plaguing Pivac’s midfield, the New Zealander turned to former England under-20 international Tompkins, 24, in the
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Jan 15, 2020 Stuart Hogg was named Scotland captain on Wednesday as coach Gregor Townsend announced his 38-man squad for the Six Nations. The Exeter Chiefs full-back, 27, takes over from Stuart McInally, who captained Scotland to a group-stage exit at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and is also included in Townsend’s squad.
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10:06 AM GMT Wales will take on Japan and New Zealand in three test matches in June and July as part of their 2020 summer tour, the Welsh Rugby Union said on Friday. Wales, who reached the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan last year, will face the Brave Blossoms on June 27.
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9:44 AM GMT Exeter Chiefs second-row Sam Skinner is set to be fit for Scotland’s Six Nations campaign, having been out for five months with a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old missed the Rugby World Cup after injuring his hamstring during Scotland’s World Cup warm-up game against France at Murrayfield. Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter
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4:11 PM GMT Munster and Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery will miss the 2020 Six Nations following surgery on a wrist ligament injury, the Irish club announced on Wednesday. With starting fly-half Johnny Sexton also sidelined as he recovers from knee ligament damage, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell faces a possible headache at the position ahead
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