I won’t pay EPCR fine, vows Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has vowed not to pay a European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) fine of €75,000 for comments he made during last year’s ...

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Toulon owner fined €75,000 for 'discriminating and insulting' comments

He criticised the morals of the "Mormon Welsh and Irish" and defended the use of a homophobic slur.

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Brian O’Driscoll visits Orange Order parade

Brian O’Driscoll even tried his hand at playing a Lambeg drum.

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New Connacht boss Andy Friend won’t tear up gameplan

New Connacht head coach Andy Friend says he has inherited a squad without “hang-ups” and that’s keen to get back to winning rugby matches.

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Connacht sign Colby Fainga’a from the Melbourne Rebels

Fainga’a will reunite with his former coach Andy Friend at the Sportsground.

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Pivac expects to fit seamlessly into role of Wales boss after 2019 World Cup

Kiwi will succeed Warren Gatland as Wales boss after next year’s global showpiece in Japan.

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New Ulster star Billy Burns aiming to impress Joe Schmidt

By Nick Purewal Billy Burns has traded Gloucester for Ulster in a bid to force his way into the Ireland squad in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Irish-qualified out-half Billy Burns signs for Ulster

Ulster Rugby announced today that Gloucester out-half Billy Burns will join the side this summer on a two-year contract.

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Wayne Pivac to replace Warren Gatland as Wales head coach next year

New Zealander Pivac will take over after the 2019 World Cup.

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English winger Chris Ashton joins Sale after being granted release from Toulon

Chris Ashton has joined Sale after being released by Toulon, the Gallagher Premiership club have announced.

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Update: Tunisia chiefs hit back at 'unethical' Zimbabwe actions

Latest: Tunisia rugby chiefs have accused Zimbabwe’s delegation of “unethical actions” after players slept on streets prior to a World Cup qualifier. ...

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Simon Easterby to provide interim coaching support at Ulster

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby is to work with Ulster on an interim basis as they wait for new head coach Dan McFarland to take up his post.

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Australia's Israel Folau banned for incident against Ireland

Australia full-back Israel Folau has been banned for one match for contact in the air during last Saturday's third Test defeat by Ireland.

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Leo Cullen believes Felipe Contepomi will inspire Leinster’s next generation

Leinster boss Leo Cullen believes his former team-mate Felipe Contepomi will help the European champions create more homegrown heroes.

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Peter Stringer small in stature but a giant amongst men

Having delayed the inevitable longer than anyone could possibly imagine, Peter Stringer last night finally brought down the curtain on his 20-year rugby career.

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Peter O’Mahony: A series win will last a lifetime

Peter O’Mahony believes his team can deliver its best performance of the series to land a series victory in Australia that will last with this Ireland squad ...

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Ross Byrne could make it a Leinster treble

Ross Byrne can complete an interesting treble for Leinster should he make his Ireland debut off the bench against Australia at Allianz Stadium this morning.

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Leinster confirm return of Felipe Contepomi to coaching role

Leinster have confirmed the appointment of Felipe Contepomi as their new backs coach.

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Peter Stringer retires from rugby, aged 40

"I cannot describe how it feels to have lived that dream for nearly all my life."

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Eddie Jones still targeting World Cup win despite losing South Africa series

Jones returned to London on Monday accompanied by his squad following a 2-1 series defeat.

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13 years on, Conor Murray and David Pocock rekindle friendship

“I don’t think Conor or I were thinking we’d go on to face each other in test rugby.”

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RFU chairman Andy Cosslett: We think Eddie Jones is still right man for England

Cosslett cannot guarantee that Jones will be in charge when the 2019 World Cup comes around.

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Jonny May feels England have their mojo back after Cape Town win

England ended their three-game South Africa tour with a 25-10 win at Newlands.

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Felipe Contepomi to return to Leinster as backs coach - reports

Contepomi has been working as a coach with the Argentina national team.

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The major talking points of England’s tour to South Africa

Eddie Jones’ side ended their three-game tour to South Africa with a 25-10 win in Newlands.

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Herring insists there is more to come from Ireland after dispatching Australia

Ireland clinched a first series win over one of the southern hemisphere’s traditional big three since 1979.

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Story of the match: England return to winning ways in Cape Town

Eddie Jones’ side avoided a whitewash by winning the final game of the series.

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Winning series in Australia 'a little bit special for us', says Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt breathed a huge sigh of relief as his Ireland team clung on for a historic series victory in Australia as they beat the Wallabies for a second week in ...

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Gutsy Ireland edge out Australia to clinch series victory

Ireland signed off from their Grand Slam season with one last high as they edged a tense decider 20-16 in Sydney to claim a first series win in Australia since 1979. ...

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Ireland v Australia in 60 Seconds

Simon Lewis looks at the key moment, main talking point, and key man from today's clash between Ireland and Australia in Sydney

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Simon Zebo plans on introducing new Racing teammates to Barry's Tea

Cork rugby star Simon Zebo has a number of priorities before beginning pre-season training with French kingpins Racing 92.

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Schmidt shuffles team to deal with injuries ahead of Australia clash

Joe Schmidt will start Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony at openside flanker for his 50th Test cap in Saturday’s series-decider against Australia after ...

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Leinster draw four-time winners in Champions Cup; Connacht draw Paddy Jackson's Perpignan in Challenge Cup

European champions Leinster join Munster and Ulster in the Champions Cup draw while Connacht will play in the Challenge Cup this season.

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Ireland to face New Zealand in November as autumn internationals announced

Joe Schmidt's Grand Slam champions are set to take on World Champions New Zealand in November, Irish Rugby has confirmed.

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‘We believe we will turn this around’: Steve Borthwick backs Eddie Jones

England face South Africa in the third Test at Newlands on Saturday.

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Eddie Jones thrives on leading England out of anticipated slump

The Australian is under pressure after England lost their fifth successive Test match when South Africa beat them 23-12 on Saturday.

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Ireland door stays open for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

IRFU performance director David Nucifora has not ruled out a return to the Ireland team for sacked internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, should they return ...

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Dave Kilcoyne trains with Ireland squad ahead of final Test

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne joined Ireland training at the North Sydney Oval on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s third and final Test against Australia as fellow ...

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