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England's Tuilagi leaves Leicester amid wage cuts

Leicester Tigers have confirmed England centre Manu Tuilagi has left the Gallagher Premiership club after opting not to sign a new contract on reduced terms in line with the league's revised salary cap rules.

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England star Itoje wants education, not ban, on 'Swing Low'

England lock Maro Itoje says the singing of 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' by fans at Twickenham makes him uneasy but the Rugby Football Union (RFU) should try to educate supporters on its origins rather than ban the popular anthem altogether.

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RFU to review 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' chant over slavery links

With widespread protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, the RFU wants to educate supporters about the song's origins.

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Jones, myself suffered racism on SA tour - Genge

England prop Ellis Genge has said head coach Eddie Jones and himself suffered racist abuse during the tour to South Africa in 2018.

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Eddie: NRL showed rugby what rule change achieves

A student of all sports, Eddie Jones recognised the improved quality of action in the NRL after it made one simple rule change. He says rugby now resembles the NFL and needs far more continuity.

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England's Kruis to play in Japan next season

England lock George Kruis and Welsh centre Hadleigh Parkes will play in Japan for the Panasonic Wild Knights next season, the Top League club said on Monday.

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Vunipola, Saracens group sorry for lockdown breach

England international Billy Vunipola was among five Saracens players who have apologised for violating lockdown rules that are in place in Britain to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the English Premiership club said on Thursday.

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'Catastrophic' to end 2021 Six Nations - RFU chief

The cancellation of this year's November internationals and the 2021 Six Nations due to coronavirus restrictions would have a "catastrophic impact" on the Rugby Football Union's (RFU) finances, chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday.

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England's Genge wants new players' union after coronavirus pay cuts

England prop Ellis Genge has called for a new, more independent players' union amid dissatisfaction among fellow professionals about how pay cuts have been handled by clubs and rugby authorities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How can rugby reach its full potential?

Rugby faces a potentially sport-changing decision when World Rugby votes for its chairman on Sunday. But in the middle of coronavirus pandemic, experts Sam Bruce and Tom Hamilton suggest some changes of their own.


World Rugby considering revamped Nations Championship proposal

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes the unity shown in the global game during the coronavirus pandemic will finally lead to a new international competition along the lines of last year's Nations Championship proposal.

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England's May to rejoin Gloucester next season

England wing Jonny May will rejoin Gloucester from Leicester Tigers at the end of the season, both clubs announced on Saturday.

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World Rugby delays decision on July Tests

The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.

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England's Jones agrees wage cut to help RFU

England coach Eddie Jones has accepted a pay cut of over 25% to help ease the financial burden on the Rugby Football Union (RFU) which is set to lose money due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus hits RFU hard, set to lose £50m

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced that they expect to make a £50 million loss over the next 18 months in part due to the coronavirus.

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Vunipola: I'm definitely staying at Saracens

England No. 8 Billy Vunipola has said he will "definitely" stay at Saracens next season despite their relegation to the Championship.

2020 RankingsSix Nations

  • ENG3rd
    Tries Scored 1st France : 13 Tries Scored
  • ENG2nd
    Points Difference 1st Wales : 25 Points Difference