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England Saxons prop Matt Stevens tackles Tonga Lea’aetoa at Kingsholm

Hardy boys take charge at scrum and lineout

Simon Hardy watched England Saxons overwhelm Tonga at the scrum and lineout and admitted: “As a forwards coach you couldn’t ask for any more.” The Saxons booked their place in…

Men of the moment - Andrea Pratichetti of Italy A is tackled by Vasily Artemyev

Italy A blast into Churchill Cup Plate final

Italy A survived a second half Russian fightback to book their place in the Churchill Cup Plate final. The Azzurri led 18-6 at the break but they held on by…

Counties close clean sweep tour with Test win in Spain

Counties close clean sweep tour with Test win in Spain

England Counties completed their fifth successive summer tour clean sweep when they claimed another international Test scalpby beating Spain in Valladolid. The Counties scored seven tries and keep their lines…

Non Evans made MBE

Non Evans made MBE

One of Wales’ brightest sporting talents, Non Evans, has been awarded the title of Member of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen, in her 2011 Birthday Honours list. Recognised…

England Saxons team to play Tonga on Sunday

England Saxons team to play Tonga on Sunday

England Saxons have made four changes to their starting line-up for Sunday’s Churchill Cup clash with Tonga at Gloucester (2.30pm). Full back Alex Goode (Saracens), wing Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby),…

Crane backs Johnson to climb England ranks

Crane backs Johnson to climb England ranks

England Saxons captain Jordan Crane is backing Exeter’s Tom Johnson to continue his climb up the international ranks. A superb first season in the Aviva Premiership with the Chiefs saw…

John Steele leaves the RFU

John Steele leaves the RFU

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) Board of Directors can confirm that John Steele has left the Union with immediate effect. Current RFU chairman and now acting Chief Executive Martyn Thomas…

Omson Brian (L) of Argentina and Cook Macauley of Wales pose with IRB Junior World Championship Trophy

Wales Under 20 look to start strongly

Wales Under 20 head coach Richard Webster has named his side to take on Argentina in their opening IRB Junior World Championship game, in Padua on Friday (17.10 UK time).…

Baxter during the 2008 Tri-Nations and Bledisloe cup match against the All Blacks

ARU pays tribute to retiring Al Baxter

Australian Rugby Union managing director and chief executive John O’Neill and Qantas Wallabies coach Robbie Deans have today both paid tribute to the contribution to the game made by Al…