Wednesday Morning Round Up

Wednesday Morning Round Up

Eddie Jones Names Team For Final World Cup Warm Up Match


A mix and match selection strategy sees Joe Marchant named at outside centre with Piers Francis at inside centre. Owen Farrell, who captains the team, starts at fly half while debutant Ruaridh McConnochie is named on the right wing with Anthony Watson at fullback.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau calls time on his test career

Veteran Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has today confirmed that 2019 will be his last year of Test rugby.

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"Yeah, it could have been a hell of a lot worse" - Jonathan Sexton on his thumb injury



 

Fourth Rugby World Cup looms for prolific try-scoring Canada winger DTH van der Merwe

The team is captained by talented forward Tyler Ardron who plays professionally in New Zealand with the Chiefs in the prestigious Super Rugby competition.

Ardron made his debut for Canada in 2012.  Veteran, and prolific try-scoring winger DTH van der Merwe, who plays professionally for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14, will be making his fourth appearance at a Rugby World Cup.  The roster consists of players who play both internationally and domestically, many from the newly formed Major League Rugby here in North America. In all, the squad features 17 forwards and 14 backs.

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Scotland confirm squad for Rugby World Cup

Scotland have today announced their 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Stuart McInally appointed as captain.

 
 
 
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Scotland have announced their 31 man World Cup Squad. Happy?

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The squad sees the absence of midfielder Huw Jones, who has scored 10 tries in 17 caps for the side.

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Owen Farrell previews England v Italy

Japan v South Africa





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