England Women to host France, New Zealand in September
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England Women to host France, New Zealand in September

ESPNMay 2, 2024, 03:11 PMEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsEngland will host world champions New Zealand on Sept. 14 ahead of this autumn’s WXV 1 tournament, the teams announced on Thursday.The Red Roses will also face France — who England beat in Bordeaux last weekend to secure their sixth consecutive Six Nations title — at Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm

England’s Billy Vunipola fined after being tasered by police
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England’s Billy Vunipola fined after being tasered by police

ESPNApr 29, 2024, 04:37 PMEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsBilly Vunipola has denied reports he acted violently ahead of his arrest in Spain. Bob Bradford – CameraSport via Getty ImagesEngland back-row Billy Vunipola was arrested in Mallorca, Spain, on Sunday for resisting arrest and has been fined €240 ($257) for the incident.In a statement shared by his club Saracens

Ex-Scotland captain Hogg ‘resets’ in rehab following arrest
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Ex-Scotland captain Hogg ‘resets’ in rehab following arrest

ReutersApr 29, 2024, 12:44 PMEmailPrintStuart Hogg retired as Scotland’s record try scorer after last year’s Rugby World Cup. Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty ImagesFormer Scotland captain Stuart Hogg said spending time at a rehabilitation centre has helped him “reset” after he was arrested and charged following an incident in his hometown of Hawick last month.In a

England star Kildunne to join GB Sevens ahead of Olympics
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England star Kildunne to join GB Sevens ahead of Olympics

Tom ChambersApr 28, 2024, 05:27 PMEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsEngland’s star fullback Ellie Kildunne said on Saturday that she will join up with Team GB’s Sevens setup with the aim of making the team ahead of the Paris Olympics this summer.Kildunne, the Women’s Six Nations’ leading try scorer (nine), lifted the championship trophy with her teammates on

All Blacks legend Sam Whitelock to retire at end of season
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All Blacks legend Sam Whitelock to retire at end of season

ESPNApr 2, 2024, 05:15 PMEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsAll Blacks legend Sam Whitelock has announced he will retire at the end of the season, finishing his career at French Top 14 side Pau.Whitelock is the most capped player in New Zealand history with 153 caps over 13 years. He played 180 games for the Crusaders, where he

Kansas City Chiefs sign rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit
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Kansas City Chiefs sign rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit

Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff WriterMar 28, 2024, 09:08 PMCloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013Follow on XEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsThe Kansas City Chiefs have signed European rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit, the team announced Friday, giving them another potential offensive threat.The Chiefs will look at Rees-Zammit at running back and perhaps

England’s Danny Care announces retirement from international rugby
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England’s Danny Care announces retirement from international rugby

ReutersMar 26, 2024, 02:02 AMEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsEngland scrum-half Danny Care announced his retirement from international rugby on Monday after winning 101 caps, bringing an end to more than 15 years of service for his country.Earlier this month, the 37-year-old became only the sixth player to play 100 times for England when he entered the field

Georgia challenge Six Nations spoon side Wales to Test match
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Georgia challenge Six Nations spoon side Wales to Test match

ReutersMar 22, 2024, 09:39 PMEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsGeorgia, winners of the Rugby Europe Championship, have publicly challenged Six Nations wooden spoon side Wales to a test match as they push for inclusion in the Northern Hemisphere’s top-tier competition.Italy are usually the target when the subject of Six Nations relegation is discussed, but Wales have been roped

England’s Billy Vunipola set to join Montpellier – sources
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England’s Billy Vunipola set to join Montpellier – sources

ESPNMar 22, 2024, 04:18 PMEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsEngland No. 8 Billy Vunipola is set to sign a two-year deal with French Top 14 side Montpellier which will likely bring an end to his 11-year international career, sources have told ESPN.Vunipola has played 75 Tests for England since making his debut in 2013 and was part of

Six Nations review: England show ambition as Ireland triumph
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Six Nations review: England show ambition as Ireland triumph

Tom Hamilton, Senior WriterMar 18, 2024, 03:37 PMClose• Joined ESPN in 2011 • Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours • Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018Follow on XEmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsEngland had the chance to pip Ireland to the Six Nations trophy on Saturday but Andy