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A Rorschach test for rugby: contrasting conclusions from new dementia study

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Two press releases arrive two hours apart, offering two very different views of the same new study published on Wednesday in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is called the BRA...

Sean Wainui: New Zealand rugby mourns death of Super Rugby star

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Tributes have flowed for New Zealand rugby union player Sean Wainui after the Māori All Blacks representative died in a car crash in the early hours of Monday. Bay of Plenty police issued a statement on Monday morning...

Give it a try: how the rugby shirt became hot property

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You’ve heard of limited edition trainers and the possession of the “right” smartphone as crucial social currency for twentysomethings, but what about rugby shirts? The sports staple, beloved of private schoolboys and ...

Premier Rugby Sevens: Tapper and Baker lend new league a hand

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Midway through our conversation, Perry Baker greets a friend not seen in a while. The other party to the post-pandemic reunion is Tai Enosa, another US Eagle who Baker will face on the field on Saturday. Fourteen US ...

All four England women’s rugby union autumn Tests to be shown live on BBC

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The 2022 World Cup starts a year on Friday and English women’s rugby has received a further boost to its profile with confirmation that the Red Roses’ autumn Tests will be broadcast live on terrestrial television. BBC...

World Rugby to ban red-green kit clashes to help colour-blind fans

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World Rugby is to introduce new laws at the 2027 World Cup that will ban red-green kit clashes to help people with colour vision deficiency (CVD). The measure means Wales or Ireland would have to change jerseys if dra...

Martin Gleeson vows to add creativity to England attack before Rugby World Cup

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England’s new attack coach Martin Gleeson believes he can emulate his friend Shaun Edwards and make a significant difference at the highest level of international rugby union over the next two years leading up to the ...

Jimmy Gopperth: ‘I’m a country lad from a farm – rugby is not everything’

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As Jimmy Gopperth prepares to begin his seventh season with Wasps on Saturday, just a few months after his 38th birthday, and as someone who has enjoyed successful spells in the Premiership, the Celtic League and Supe...

‘It’s going to be tough’: rugby league’s London future looks uncertain

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Rugby league is about to enter a new era, with a reduced broadcast deal with Sky Sports likely to result in restructuring and a reduction in the number of professional clubs. Some will fold and the sport will look dif...

Premiership kick-off is a time like no other for optimistic, attacking rugby

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Bad news for the more affectionate Premiership players on the eve of the new season – face-to-face try celebrations are still banned. Supporters can fill stadiums again – no Covid passports necessary – but pity the fo...

Premiership rugby 2021-22: complete club-by-club guide to the season

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Bath continue to run hot and cold with much depending on how quickly Danny Cipriani settles into the No 10 berth in place of the steadier Rhys Priestland who has returned home to Wales. Bath will miss forwards Zach Me...

RFU confirms England plan to bid for 2031 Rugby World Cup

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The Rugby Football Union has confirmed its intention to bid to host the 2031 World Cup as part of a long-term vision also designed to ensure England are consistently in the top two in the rankings, as outlined by the ...

Rugby authorities urge Premiership players to get Covid-19 vaccination

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Premiership players are being “strongly encouraged” to become fully vaccinated by rugby authorities in England with clubs offered incentives in an effort to boost uptake. Clubs in the Premiership, the Championship and...

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