Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

How the Blues could line up with Beauden Barrett and Dan Carter:

With Dan Carter having signed with the Blues for Super Rugby Aotearoa, Blues head coach Leon MacDonald has a selection headache on his hands, one he will be happy to have.

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Rob Howley opens up:  I said to myself, "You're on your own now, mate":

Wales 'shocked' by Rob Howley's alleged betting rules breach ahead ...

Howley has opened up about the grief over his sister’s death that led to him being sent home from the World Cup after long-term gambling issues.

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Sunwolves won't play in Australia-based Super Rugby competition:

Failed cash grab leaves Sunwolves on Super Rugby cutting room ...

The Sunwolves will not play in the Australia-based Super Rugby competition this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Like New Zealand, Australia is planning to hold a domestic tournament, beginning on July 3, after Super Rugby was stopped in March due to COVID-19.

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Premiership players cleared for return to non-contact training:

Premiership Rugby have now set a date they want the league to ...

Players in rugby's Premiership and Championship can resume fitness training again after weeks of inactivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Premiership Rugby targeting August 15 return:

Premiership Rugby targeting July return and hopes to complete 2019 ...

Premiership Rugby have confirmed that it is targeting Saturday 15 August for the resumption of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby. At a board meeting last night, the target restart date was agreed following the announcement earlier this week that Premiership Rugby clubs can move to Stage 1: Elite Sport Return to Training.

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Bath confirm 2020/21 squad with three new signings:

Bath confirm 2020/21 squad with three new signings | Ultimate ...

Ben Spencer has been linked with a move to the Rec for some time now with the club officially confirming that the scrum-half has put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

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Rebels sign Jeral Skelton:

'Like an NBA player': Cousin of ex-Wallabies duo Will Skelton and ...

The global pandemic has been proved to have a silver lining for the Rebels as they sign Australia 7's star Jeral Skelton. Skelton, having caught the eye of a number of NRL clubs who were courting him, was on track to go to the Olympics but with the postponement of the games has chosen to head into Super Rugby.

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Sam Burgess accuses Mike Ford of using him as 'pawn':

Sam Burgess slams 'snake' Mike Ford | Planet Rugby

Former Rugby league star Sam Burgess has spoken out on the fallout from the 2015 World Cup as well as his swift departure from Bath in the aftermath and has called his then-Bath coach Mike Ford "a snake" and accused him of using Burgess as a "pawn" to play politics during England's dire 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign.

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Harlequins sign Lions star Tyrone Green:

'He fights and twists and turns violently through contact' - Harlequins ...

Harlequins have confirmed the signing of promising young utility back, Tyrone Green, who will swap Johannesburg for South West London as he makes his move to The Stoop this summer after departing the Lions.

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Warriors, Munster, Bath Edinburgh and the Exiles after Reds discard:

Isaac Lucas ready to repay Thorn for leap of the faith

Former Reds fly-half Isaac Lucas finds himself in high demand following his exit from the Super Rugby franchise.

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