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Super Rugby to change bonus point system - report

A radical overhaul of rugby's bonus points system is set to be announced this week.<p>South Africa's <i>SuperSport</i> says the four-try bonus point will be …

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Dylan Hartley in line to be made England captain

Eddie Jones considering giving the honour to controversial hooker whose suspensions have totalled 54 weeks in three years<p>Dylan Hartley, who missed the World Cup because of disciplinary reasons, could make a surprise return to the England side as captain for the RBS Six Nations campaign.<p>Hartley, who …

England head coach Eddie Jones sacks Graham Rowntree, Andy Farrell and Mike Catt

Former England lock Steve Borthwick is in line to replace Graham Rowntree<p>All three of the assistant coaches remaining from Stuart Lancaster’s regime — Graham Rowntree, Andy Farrell and Mike Catt — have been sacked by England’s new head coach, Eddie Jones.<p>It is understood that Jones informed them on …

Racing 92 33 Northampton 3, match report: Dan Carter delights on debut as fly-half pulls strings in victory

Racing 92 vs Northampton, Champions Cup - Dan Carter's career with his new club got off to a perfect start as he orchestrated defeat of Saints<p>It was Dan Carter’s day, for the unusually large posse of photographers were waiting for him and no one else, but it was also a day when his Racing 92 side …

Ben Youngs confident that Aaron Mauger's impact will help fire buoyant Leicester to success against Munster

Leicester's new head coach, former All Black centre Mauger, has emboldened the Tigers with a bracing new outlook and Youngs is feeling confident<p>Leicester scrum-half, Ben Youngs, believes that Tigers will travel to Thomond Park to take on Munster on Saturday night <b>buoyed by the contract deals struck</b> …

Northampton prop Kieran Brookes is tipped for England stardom, but he still dreams of being an actor

Interview: As well as pushing to be England's starting tighthead under new coach Eddie Jones, prop harbours dramatic ambitions<p>At 6ft 2in and 19st 6lb, Kieran Brookes makes for an unlikely Mary, a role he will fill opposite Ben Foden’s Joseph in Northampton Saints’ in-house nativity play.<p>Foden is a …

Jonathan Joseph prepares to come up against the younger pretender in battle for Eddie Jones's affections

Joseph's January performance against Toulouse fired him into international contention, but he now faces a fight for his place with the rise of Elliot Daly<p>Jonathan Joseph the indispensable. Joseph go-to man. Joseph the bold, the daring, the potent. Joseph the man whose injury-enforced absence cost …

Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley remains on the sidelines after failing to recover from concussion

England hooker expected to miss Champions Cup tie in France<p>Dylan Hartley is poised to miss Northampton’s Champions Cup tie away against Racing 92 because the England hooker is still suffering from the effects of a concussion sustained over a month ago.<p>Hartley, 29, last featured for the Saints in …

Varsity match 2015, Oxford vs Cambridge: Henry Lamont ready to face Jamie Roberts challenge at Twickenham

A victory will see Oxford go down in the record books as the most successful in the history of the event with six wins in a row<p>Henry Lamont, the Oxford University captain, is not in the least bit daunted in coming up against the Light Blues’ Jamie Roberts in the 134th University Match at …

Dragons furious at Taulupe Faletau’s Bath move

Newport Gwent Dragons describe Taulupe Faletau’s switch as 'the worst possible outcome'<p>As the sought-after Wales No 8 Taulupe Faletau shocked his region, Newport Gwent Dragons, by signing a three-year deal with Bath from next season, the head coach of the west country club, Mike Ford, issued a …

Leicester Tigers roar back in second half to break 14-man Worcester

• Worcester 20-29 Leicester<p>Worcester were left to rue Donncha O’Callaghan’s red card as Leicester left it late to secure a four-try bonus point win at Sixways. Having raced into a 17-0 lead, Worcester were slowly reeled in by the Tigers as ill-discipline cost them dear. Four yellow cards in all …

Alex Corbisiero's Six Nations hopes all but over with news of further knee surgery next week

Operation casts further doubt over England prop's career after numerous knee and shoulder injuries<p>England prop Alex Corbisiero has suffered yet more injury woe with news that he will undergo knee surgery next week, almost certainly ruling him out of the Six Nations next year and casting doubts over …

Harlequins 38 London Irish 7: Danny Care catches Eddie Jones' eye but Tom Visser dominates proceedings

Eddie Jones undertakes his first official role as the new England head coach<p>Eddie Jones undertook his first official role as the new England head coach by taking the short stroll from Twickenham to the Stoop to watch his first Premiership match only for the contest to be dominated by a New …

Bath 11 Northampton 13, match report: George Ford suffers nightmare as Bath slip to yet another defeat

Visitors triumph in gutsy affair as both sides count the cost of absences<p>Bath are in trouble. The side that lit up the Aviva Premiership last season just cannot find their game this season, and so they suffered a damaging defeat here, their fourth from six this season and remarkably their ninth in …

Wasps must bring European form to Premiership for Twickenham clash against London Irish, says Gaskell

The extraordinary upturn in the fortunes of Wasps is encapsulated in the resurgent form of second row James Gaskell, who was summoned to play at 8am last Sunday after Bradley Davies fell ill and stepped up to deliver a<b>towering man-of-the-match performance against triple European champions</b> …

Jonny Wilkinson the role model for Dan Carter's French swansong at Racing 92

New Zealand World Cup winner Dan Carter is dreaming of emulating Englishman's feats in France<p>From free-and-easy New Zealand to terror-stricken Paris, from multi-garlanded All Black to Racing 92 new boy, <b>Dan Carter stepped into a whole new world on Friday</b>.<p>From the moment he swept through immigration …

Drug abuse in Welsh grassroots rugby 'off the scale' but WRU chief 'not overly concerned'

According to UK Anti-Doping figures, players from Wales make up 34 per cent of all sportsmen and women serving drugs bans<p>Welsh rugby has been rocked by reports that doping in the grassroots and semi-professional game is "off-the-scale".<p>According to UK Anti-Doping figures, players from Wales make up …

Luther Burrell: I was let down by former England head coach Stuart Lancaster over Rugby World Cup

Centre 'broken mentally’ after being axed by coach ahead of World Cup, but bears no grudge against rival Sam Burgess<p>Luther Burrell, the surprise omission from England’s Rugby World Cup squad, said on Tuesday that he felt Stuart Lancaster had let him down.<p>The Northampton centre has kept his counsel …

US professional rugby union league to launch next year as nation embraces 'fastest growing team sport'

North America's first ever professional rugby union league is set to begin in the US in April 2016.<p>USA Rugby and World Rugby have sanctioned the …

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Joe Launchbury is not known for his excitable behaviour, but he is the quiet man who could revive England

The Wasps lock is growing in stature and will look to prove a point against star-studded Toulon on Sunday, and will be crucial for England going forward<p>There was an interesting moment during the first half of Wasps’ <b>astonishing victory over Leinster</b>in Dublin last weekend.<p>Hooker Carlo Festuccia had …

Eddie Jones offers Cipriani and Co hope but some things non-negotiable

England’s new head coach says he is not worried about what has happened in the past when it comes to squad selection but all players must improve their skills<p>Culture was a keyword in the Stuart Lancaster era but it will not spend much time on the lips of his successor, Eddie Jones, the Australian …

Argentina 49 Barbarians 31, report: Free-flowing Los Pumas gatecrash the Barbarians’ 125th anniversary party

Argentina v Barbarians, International Rugby - Exciting Argentina won a deliriously exciting encounter, as the great Jonah Lomu was remembered<p>Argentina gatecrashed the Barbarians’ 125th anniver­sary party by outplaying the world’s most famous invitation club at their own game in a free-flowing …

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Eddie Jones named new England coach and says 'If you want to play for England you must play in Premiership'

The RFU have appointed Australian Eddie Jones as the new England coach to replace Stuart Lancaster. Read all the latest news, views and reaction

Who will Eddie Jones bring in and get rid of as England head coach? - Telegraph

'A foreign coach is an indignity for English rugby'... How the media reacted to England's impending appointment of Eddie Jones

So it looks a done deal. Eddie Jones is set to be the new England coach with an announcement expected in the next 24 hours. What then are people …

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Jonah Lomu dies, aged 40

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has passed away in Auckland today at the age of 40.<p>Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew confirmed Lomu had died …

Brumbies finalise deal with Argentine scrumhalf Tomás Cubelli - Brumbies Rugby

Posted at 12:10h in Player News by Bill Yole<p>The Aquis Brumbies are very pleased to announce Argentine scrumhalf Tomás Cubelli will be joining the …

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