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Sam Simmonds: Back row can deal with England pressure says Exeter boss Rob Baxter
Sam Simmonds: Back row can deal with England pressure says Exeter boss Rob Baxter

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says Sam Simmonds will deal with any pressure that might be on him after his England training squad call-up.

Joe Cokanasiga & Ben Spencer: Bath pair face injury lay-offs
Joe Cokanasiga & Ben Spencer: Bath pair face injury lay-offs

Bath pair Joe Cokanasiga and Ben Spencer are both out with knee and hamstring injuries respectively.

Louis Lynagh called up by England - Billy & Mako Vunipola plus George Ford left out
Louis Lynagh called up by England - Billy & Mako Vunipola plus George Ford left out

Billy and Mako Vunipola plus George Ford are left out of a 45-man squad as eight uncapped players including Louis Lynagh are called up.

Former Irish rugby international Brendan Mullin accused of stealing €578,000
Former Irish rugby international Brendan Mullin accused of stealing €578,000

Brendan Mullin, 57, faces nine counts of theft and five of false accounting.

United Rugby Championship: How Ulster stand to benefit from new league
United Rugby Championship: How Ulster stand to benefit from new league

The United Rugby Championship provides hope of a league that can benefit Ulster by remaining competitive the whole way through.

RFU to focus on turning 'spoon-fed' youngsters into future England captains
RFU to focus on turning 'spoon-fed' youngsters into future England captains

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has said "special attention" is being paid to turning 'spoon-fed' youngsters into the future leaders of English rugby.

Grace Davitt: Ex-Ireland centre says Donnybrook changing facilities debacle 'didn't come as a surprise'
Grace Davitt: Ex-Ireland centre says Donnybrook changing facilities debacle 'didn't come as a surprise'

Ex-Ireland player Grace Davitt believes the recent women's interpro changing facilities controversy would not have emerged but for social media.

Sara Cox to become first woman to referee Premiership game
Sara Cox to become first woman to referee Premiership game

Sara Cox is to make history as the first woman to referee a Premiership game when she takes charge of Harlequins v Worcester Warriors.

Richard de Carpentier: Bath sign former Harlequins & England Sevens forward
Richard de Carpentier: Bath sign former Harlequins & England Sevens forward

Bath sign former England Sevens forward Richard de Carpentier on a deal until the end of the season.

Jonathan Davies: Wales centre replaces Ken Owens as Scarlets captain
Jonathan Davies: Wales centre replaces Ken Owens as Scarlets captain

Wales centre Jonathan Davies replaces Ken Owens as Scarlets captain for the 2021-22 season.

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