Rugby Union news

Rugby Union, Updated:

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Jim Mallinder says Northampton Saints must focus on securing a top-six spot and European Champions Cup action for next season.

Jamie George has warned England captain Dylan Hartley he is looking to replace him as first-choice hooker by the 2019 World Cup.

Ulster have revealed that Marcell Coetzee will miss the rest of the season although he has not suffered an ACL tear.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is facing a six-week spell on the sidelines after picking up a shoulder injury at the weekend.

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors winger Sean Lamont has confirmed he plans to retire from rugby at the end of the current campaign.

Warren Gatland has hinted Owen Farrell could captain the British and Irish Lions this summer, describing him as 'world class'.

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Bristol have confirmed that Australian international Luke Morahan will join them at the end of the season.

British & Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland has warned his skipper for the tour of New Zealand he has no guarantees of a starting role.

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