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Exeter Chiefs end Saracens’ 22-game unbeaten run and go top of Premiership

Exeter Chiefs ended Saracens' 22-game unbeaten run with a dominant 31-13 victory to move above them at the top of the Gallagher Premiership.Tries from Luke Cowan-Dickie, Harry Williams and Matt Kvesic alongside a second-half penalty try secured victory with...

Saracens reach quarterfinals, Exeter keep hopes alive

Saracens progressed to the Champions Cup quarterfinals with a convincing 28-10 victory over Lyon in pool three.Nick Tompkins crossed the line twice for the two-time winners who stay top and remain unbeaten in the competition this season.England international Maro...

French Rugby tackles below waist could improve player safety

The French Rugby Federation has proposed lowering the height of tackles to below the waist in response to the death of a teenage player.Stade Francais academy flanker Nicholas Chauvin died at the age of 19 after breaking his neck...

Premiership Rugby denies reports of breakaway and rift with RFU

Premiership Rugby has moved to dampen suggestions of a rift with the Rugby Football Union after reports claimed the organisation could break away.The Mail on Sunday claimed it had seen minutes from a Premiership board meeting which discussed the...

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale in second social media video

SYDNEY - Kurtley Beale could find himself with more questions to answer from Rugby Australia after a second video emerged on Wednesday of the star back in a dubious situation.On Tuesday, Beale had apologised to Rugby Australia for his...

Super Rugby Karmichael Hunt joins New South Wales Waratahs

5:47 PM ETESPN staffKarmichael Hunt's move to New South Wales Waratahs is official.The code-hopper was finally unveiled on Monday morning after months of speculation, the 32-year-old moving to Sydney on a one-year deal as part of a player swap...

Leigh Halfpenny doubtful for Wales’ Six Nations opener after being ruled out for 3...

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny looks set to miss his country's opening matches in the Six Nations.Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac revealed Tuesday the fullback has been ruled out for between three and five weeks after seeing a concussion specialist.Halfpenny...

Gloucester edge Newcastle, Bath overcome Wasps

Bath moved into the top six in the Gallagher Premiership thanks to an inspired performance from Freddie Burns as they beat Wasps 24-14.Fly-half Burns scored 19 points including a fine first-half try and Will Chudley also crashed over for...

France include five uncapped players in Six Nations squad

France have included five uncapped players in their 31-man Six Nations squad.Demba Bamba and Romain Ntamack, two members of France's winning Under-20 World Cup squad, are joined by forwards Dorian Aldegheri and Gregory Alldriit and full-back Thomas Ramos.Prop Bamba,...

England flanker Sam Underhill doubtful for Six Nations after suffering ankle injury

England flanker Sam Underhill is a doubt for the Six Nations after Bath confirmed he had suffered ankle ligament damage.Underhill, 22, was hurt in Bath's 23-16 win over Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership on Sunday and will now...

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