International

President Of World Rugby Calls For Major Change To Six Nations

Outgoing World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset has called for the Six Nations to embrace a new system which would allow other nations to contest for European rugby’s biggest prize. Lapasset will leave his post as chairman next month to focus on spearheading Paris’ bid for the 2024 Olympics. He will be succeeded by Bill Beaumont, the current Six Nations chairman, …

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Cheika Could Be About To Break Giteua’s Law To Bring Back Wallabies Star

Michael Cheika may call on Will Genia to return from Europe to solve the troublesome halfback spot in the Wallabies’ three-Test series against England. Cheika has previously stated he wasn’t planning to call back “Giteau’s Law” players for the June series, given most went straight from the World Cup back into long European seasons. While most affected spots have reasonably obvious …

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Should This Be The England Saxons Team To Tour South Africa This Summer?

With rumours of an England Saxons tour of South Africa this summer, we look at what the potential matchday squad might look like… 15.Mike Haley The Sale full back has been in superb form over the last 18 months, and with Mike Brown ageing, England need to find some alternative options at full back for the future. 14.Alex Lewington The …

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Nigel Owens Set To Break World Record

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will achieve another magical milestone when he becomes a world record holder by taking charge of his 71st Test match this summer. Owens will referee the Fiji and Tonga match in Suva on June 11 and become the most experienced international referee of all time, taking over from Jonathan Kaplan of South Africa, who refereed 70 …

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Former England Wing Could Be Set For Shock Summer Return

Eddie Jones, the England coach, has told Chris Ashton that he remains in his plans ahead of the summer tour to Australia as the Saracens wing prepares to return from his 10-week ban against Bath on Friday night. Ashton was in scintillating form before he was cited and harshly suspended in January for making contact with the eyes of Ulster’s Luke Marshall …

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Gorgodze Is Not Happy With Parisse’s Call To Block Georgia From Six Nations Entry

Georgia’s Mamuka Gorgodze has hit out at Italy rugby captain Sergio Parisse for suggesting that the Italians deserve their place in the Six Nations above some of Europe’s second tier sides. Due to Italy’s general struggles in the tournament, there has been some talk of promotion/relegation being introduced with the potential for second tier European nations like Romania and Georgia getting …

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