Wednesday Morning Round Up

Wednesday Morning Round Up

Will Skelton emerges as World Cup contender for the Wallabies

Saracens second rower will Skelton has emerged as a contender for the Wallabies World Cup squad with Saracens saying they have resigned to losing their impactful second rower during the World Cup.

Toulon release new jersey and confirm 2019/20 recruits and extensions

Toulon have confirmed their recruits and re-signings for the 2019/20 season while also releasing their new kit for next season.

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Wallabies release World Cup jerseys


Matt To’omua earns his first Rebels start in an all Wallaby backline

The Melbourne Rebels have welcomed back Isi Naisarani, Luke Jones and Anaru Rangi for their clash with the Waratahs this weekend. Matt To'omua will also earn his first start for the franchise while the Waratahs have made two changes with Karmichael Hunt ruled out through injury.

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Canterbury head coach set to make Japanese switch

Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup Head Coach Joe Maddock has announced the 2019 season will be his last in charge of the provincial side, having been appointed as an assistant coach at the Toshiba club in Japan.

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Ireland U20 Squad Confirmed Ahead of Departure to Argentina

Leicester coach Murphy hit with three-match ban for officials abuse

Leicester Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy has been hit with a three-game ban for verbally abusing match officials, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced.

Murphy accepted two charges brought against him following the Tigers' final-day 32-31 Premiership defeat to Bath on May 18.

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Russia to bid for 2027 World Cup

The Director of Rugby Russia announced that Russia will table a bid to World Rugby to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

World Rugby approves goggles law

World Rugby has approved a game-changing amendment to the laws of the game that will enable the wearing of goggles at all levels of the game, reaffirming the sport’s commitment to inclusivity.

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