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Ireland defender Lenihan on target while Rooney scores first Derby goal in dramatic defeat There were eight games down for decision in the Championship this evening.
Leeds rally from two goals down to reclaim top spot as West Brom slip up Patrick Bamford’s double helped Marcelo Bielsa’s side secure victory over Millwall.
Huw Jones: Scotland centre had 'given up hope' on Six Nations Scotland centre Huw Jones had "given up hope" on selection for the Six Nations after a poor 2019, but the Glasgow back says he is now a "more rounded player".
Injury-time winner sees Aston Vila edge past Leicester into Carabao Cup final Trezeguet scored the decisive goal to send his side into the decider.
Saracens lose even more points over salary cap scandal as CEO resigns Disgraced English rugby champions Saracens have been slugged with a further 70-point deduction on a day the club's interim CEO stood down. Edward Griffiths resigned with immediate effect on Tuesday, days after Saracens officials accepted their imposed relegation from the top flight at the end of the season for major salary cap rorting.
Finn Russell's absence is a major deal… but only outside of Scotland Scotland centre Huw Jones insists the squad are unperturbed by Finn Russell's dramatic departure as he backed Glasgow team-mate Adam Hastings to shine in Dublin. Jones feels Russell's exit, following a drinking session that saw him ruled out of contention to face Ireland, has had more impact outside the Scotland camp than in it.
Transfer Rumours - Bath move for two Saracens stars The Daily Telegraph reports Bath have won the race to sign England international Ben Spencer on loan next season while The Rugby Paper suggests Exeter Chiefs, Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints were also interested.
Aaron McKenna's first fight of 2020 booked for March The 20-year-old will look to move to 11-0 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, in eight weeks’ time.
Dylan Fawsitt named captain of Rugby United New York Rugby United New York have confirmed their on-field leadership group for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. Stepping up into the captaincy role is Dylan Fawsitt, with incumbent skipper Mike Petri one of two vice-captains along with fellow USA international Nate Brakeley.
Cardiff begin process of bringing criminal charges against Nantes over Sala transfer The Championship club have asked for an investigation into Nantes’ role in the events which led to the striker’s tragic death.
Saracens docked even more points by Premiership Rugby Since then, Premiership Rugby has engaged in dialogue with the RFU. Following this consultation and in order to provide clarity for clubs and supporters, Premiership Rugby confirms that:. - The Premiership Rugby Salary Cap Regulations have been amended with the unanimous approval of our clubs.
Copa Libertadores hero 'Gabigol' joins Flamengo from Inter on permanent basis The 23-year-old scored 43 goals in 58 appearances last season and had been linked with West Ham among other European clubs.
Is Finn Russell's absence merely laddish exuberance gone too far, or is something more sinister at play? Is it merely a case of laddish exuberance gone too far, or is something more sinister at play? Russell has liked a series of supportive tweets, one in particular saying that there is "nothing wrong with standing up for yourself". He has since been pictured on Instagram seemingly enjoying a drink with former Glasgow team-mates on holiday in Dubai.
Ballon d'Or winner and Lyon superstar Hegerberg suffers devastating knee injury An ACL blow has ended Ada Hegerberg’s season.
Fiji fans feel Cotter is the right appointment to take them forward It has been known for some time that the Kiwi would be leaving Montpellier at the end of this season, but his choice of destination has been hailed as a game-changer.
McClean: My daughter has asked about the abuse; it's not a nice conversation to have The Republic of Ireland midfielder also discussed his support for an All-Island domestic league.
Relegated Saracens now on a staggering - 77 points total following further Premiership Rugby sanction "Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 16, PRL may publish the fact that 70 points have been deducted and the reasons why." The 70-point deduction rounded off another day of upheaval at Saracens as interim chief executive Edward Griffiths resigned with immediate effect just 26 days after taking on the role.
Donegal All-Ireland winner and 'real leader' retires from inter-county football Declan Bonner confirmed Leo McLoone’s exit to local media outlets today.
Tissot ambassador Jim Hamilton looks ahead to the 2020 Guinness Six Nations What a Championship we have ahead of us. There are a few things you can guarantee with the Guinness Six Nations: great tries, cold weather and lots of.
Guinness Six Nations cities: Cardiff Cardiff, the City of Arcades, the capital of Wales and home of Principality Stadium – it is a city in which rugby runs through the veins. With a Grand.
Farrell's Ireland 'want to be a team that the Irish public love watching' The new head coach is keen for his pack to be aggressive and dominant.
Will relegation in the north promote rugby in the south? One punch was not enough. Not enough to put Saracens down for the count. Only ten short weeks after the Premiership and European champions had been deducted 35 points and fined a whopping £5.36 million, Premiership Rugby announced the club had been automatically relegated to the second-tier Championship for the 2020-21 season.
Fantasy Rugby: Five must-have forwards for the opening round We’re not just talking about the Guinness Six Nations but the official Fantasy Rugby Game. While the six countries compete for a Championship.
Ed Griffiths steps down at Saracens after just 26 days News and opinion from The Rugby Paper - the UK's no.1 selling rugby title. On sale every Sunday in England and Wales and available worldwide digitally.
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