Rugby

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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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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10:45 AM GMT Owen Farrell has retained his England captaincy for the 2022 Six Nations while George Ford, Elliot Daly, 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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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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3:34 PM GMT Premiership Rugby leaders Leicester Tigers have confirmed an investigation by the league into allegations of historical breaches of salary cap rules. The Times reported on Tuesday that the league’s salary cap director Andrew Rodgers is investigating a third-party company called Worldwide Image Management over payments made to Leicester players from the company.
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1:56 PM GMT All Round 2 matches between U.K. and French sides have been postponed hours after Ospreys vs. Racing 92 was called off due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Welsh squad. European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) awarded Racing 92 a 28-0 victory and five match points, in accordance with competition
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10:22 AM GMT England will host the All Blacks at Twickenham in November 2022 as part of a four-Test programme which includes world champions South Africa. Eddie Jones’ England last played the All Blacks in the semifinal of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. It proved to be one of England’s greatest ever performances as they
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12:05 AM GMT Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will replace Grant Fox as New Zealand’s independent selector after the July series against Ireland, the All Blacks said on Tuesday. Fox will step down after a decade in the role under former boss Steve Hansen and current coach Ian Foster. New Zealander Schmidt will work with
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