Rugby union

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The Breakdown | Rugby’s battle of the hemispheres: south can turn the tide in July Tests
The north won bragging rights in 2021 but with 12 Tests over the next three weekends things could soon look very different

Robert Kitson in Perth

28, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Glen Ella backs under-fire Eddie Jones to thrive in new battle with Australia
Glen Ella, the former Wallabies full-back and England’s assistant coach the last time they toured Australia, says Eddie Jones thrives under pressure

Gerard Meagher in Perth

27, Jun, 2022 @10:40 AM

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New York win Major League Rugby championship game against Seattle
Team with strong New Zealand accent beats Seawolves 30-15 on a baking day in Jersey, as US competition concludes season five

Martin Pengelly at the Red Bull Arena, New Jersey

25, Jun, 2022 @9:04 PM

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Eddie Jones’ England must give it a real rip if spirit of 2016 is to be revived | Robert Kitson
To succeed in Australia as they did last time, Eddie Jones’ tourists will have to bully the hosts, not blur the focus with the World Cup as priority

Robert Kitson

25, Jun, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Carl Hayman: ‘I was a commodity in rugby. Now I’m paying the price’
Carl Hayman and Kiko Matthews’ lives have been completely changed by his dementia diagnosis and the family are searching for answers amid rugby’s deepening brain injury crisis

Michael Aylwin

25, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Marcus Smith looks to Farrell’s ‘edge’ for partnership against Australia
Marcus Smith has said he and Farrell ‘complement each other’ while he has also been taking advice from Quade Cooper

Gerard Meagher

24, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Jonny May’s Covid positive disrupts England plans for first Australia Test
England suffered their first significant setback on the summer tour of Australia with Jonny May forced into isolation for seven days

Gerard Meagher

24, Jun, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Major League Rugby championship game pits New York v Seattle – and puts US in shop window
With World Cups coming and after a disqualifications controversy, the US league wants to put on a show at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey

Martin Pengelly in New York

24, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Rugby’s card-happy approach to concussion is just not working | Michael Aylwin
As injuries keep rising, it has become obvious that simply penalising players is no remedy. The answer lies in neuroscience

Michael Aylwin

22, Jun, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Danny Care ready to have fun in Australia after England exile ends | Gerard Meagher
The 35-year-old scrum-half believes he is a better player now than since his last Test appearance in November 2018

Gerard Meagher

21, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Concussion rates in elite rugby hit highest levels since records began
The 2020-21 season had an average of 22.2 concussions per 1,000 hours with it also being the most commonly reported injury in the women’s game

Gerard Meagher

21, Jun, 2022 @6:16 PM

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‘We’ve got to go after them’: Eddie Jones ready for rough reception in Australia
Eddie Jones has summoned Billy Vunipola into his squad for the first time since the 2021 Six Nations

Gerard Meagher

21, Jun, 2022 @2:43 PM

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