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Underdog tag a 'positive' for Bristol - Aitchison

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Bristol will take advantage of their underdog tag when they face Gloucester-Hartpury in the Premiership final, says Holly Aitchison.

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Fly-half Rob du Preez extends Sale stay

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Sale Sharks fly-half Rob du Preez extends his contract until the end of the 2025-26 season.

Munster boss Rowntree named URC coach of the year

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Munster's Graham Rowntree is named United Rugby Championship coach of the year for the 2023-24 season.

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Wales' rookie locks prepared for Springboks battle

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New Wales second-row partnership Matthew Screech and Ben Carter face test against South Africa on Saturday.

Tuesday, Jun 18

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Key absences will make Ireland's SA trip even tougher

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With Andy Farrell having revealing his 35-man Ireland panel that will head to South Africa for two Tests next month, the summer's most anticipated series is now under three weeks away.

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Timoney & Izuchukwu in Ireland squad for South Africa tour

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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell names his 35-man squad for this summer's two-Test tour against back-to-back Rugby World Cup winners South Africa.

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Gatland urges Wales to be 'mentally tough'

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Warren Gatland says Wales can develop mental toughness by continuing to face the likes of world champions South Africa.

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Morgan ruled out as Lake leads Wales against Springboks

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Flanker Jac Morgan is ruled out of Wales' summer tour with a hamstring injury as hooker Dewi Lake captains the side against South Africa on Saturday.

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Premiership Women's Rugby season shortened for 2024-25

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Next season's Premiership Women’s Rugby season will be shortened to help England's bid to win their home World Cup.

11

First loss gave Gloucester-Hartpury a kick - Muir

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Gloucester-Hartpury prop Maud Muir says the team's defeat by Saracens gave them the kick they needed before the Women's Premiership play-offs.

Super Rugby winger Garden-Bachop dies aged 25

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New Zealand Super Rugby player Connor Garden-Bachop dies at the age of 25.

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Marcus Smith at fly-half as Cunningham-South makes first start

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Marcus Smith is at fly-half with flanker Chandler Cunningham-South to make his first Test start when England face Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.

Monday, Jun 17

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Rugby Union Weekly

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Danny is joining the Baa Baas and we chat to Huw Jones after Glasgow reach the URC final.

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Keenan named in Ireland sevens squad for Olympics

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Ireland name regular XVs full-back Hugo Keenan in their men's sevens squad for this summer's Paris Olympic Games.

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England have gone to dark places - Dombrandt

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England's Alex Dombrandt says the team have gone to some “dark places” to prepare for the heat and humidity of Tokyo.

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Wales call flanker Botham into summer squad

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Cardiff flanker James Botham is added to Wales men’s training squad for Saturday's game against South Africa and the July tour of Australia.

Sunday, Jun 16

12

How Glasgow out-Munstered Munster to reach URC final

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Glasgow Warriors produced one of the best performances by a Scottish side to beat holders Munster and reach the United Rugby Championship final, writes Andy Burke.

Saturday, Jun 15

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Glasgow knock out champions Munster to reach URC final

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Glasgow stunned champions Munster at Thomond Park to secure a place in the United Rugby Championship final for the first time since 2019.

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Leinster edged out by Bulls in URC semi-final

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Leinster are narrowly beaten 25-20 by South African side Bulls at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in their United Rugby Championship [URC] semi-final.

Friday, Jun 14

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RFU proposes play-off for Premiership promotion

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Rugby union's governing body approves plans for a two-legged play-off to decide promotion and relegation from the Premiership.

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Springbok injuries mount before Ireland series

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South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus confirms he will be without several injured players for their opening Test with Ireland in Pretoria on 6 July.

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Prop Woolmore signs new Bristol deal

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Bristol loose-head prop Jake Woolmore signs a new contract to stay with the club.

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Lochner and Latsha sign new Harlequins contracts

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South African lock Danelle Lochner and prop Babalwa Latsha sign new contracts to stay with Harlequins for at least the 2024-25 season.

Exeter sign ex-London Irish prop Goodrick-Clarke

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Exeter sign former London Irish prop Will Goodrick-Clarke from Championship side Ealing.

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Niggle, controversy and spice to Glasgow-Munster semi

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Can Glasgow get the better of a Munster side on a 10-match winning streak as they seek to retain the United Rugby Championship title?

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Croke Park will not host Ireland Tests - IRFU

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The Irish Rugby Football Union [IRFU] rules out the possibility of Ireland returning to play Test matches at Croke Park.

Thursday, Jun 13

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Ex-Wales and Lions prop Courtenay Meredith dies aged 97

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Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby player Courtenay Meredith dies at the age of 97.

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Full-back Lane signs new Bristol contract

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Full-back Rich Lane signs a new contract to stay with Bristol Bears for the 2024-25 season.

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Cardiff hooker Hughes signs new deal

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Hooker Dafydd Hughes signs a new contract to remain with Cardiff Rugby.

Leicester appoint Australian Hewat as attack coach

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Leicester Tigers appoint Australian Peter Hewat as attack coach after an underwhelming Premiership season.