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Harlequins sign Scotland flyhalf Jackson

Aviva Premiership Rugby club Harlequins have signed Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson for the 2016/17 season. Commenting on the announcement, the Northampton-born 28 year-old said: “I’m extremely excited to be starting a new challenge with Harlequins, a club with a great history, tradition and one that plays in a style that is similar to my rugby […] The post Harlequins sign Scotland flyhalf Jackson appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Lawson skippers Falcons in A-League semi-final

The former Scotland hooker leads a Falcons side containing 10 full internationals in the starting XV, Newcastle having qualified for the last four courtesy of a bonus-point win at Gloucester in their final group game. Kick-off at Exeter’s Sandy Park is at 7.30pm, with tickets priced £10 for adults and £5 for students or under-16s.

European round-up

RUS: Dutch champions for the fifth time in five years Scotland: “Wandies” win Cup The top two teams in Scotland met in the the Sarah Beaney Cup Final last weekend, and in the end it was Murrayfield Wanderers who came out on top, 30-10 against Hillhead/Jordanhill  at BT Murrayfield, who had put them under pressure early on, requiring their pack had to step-up to the challenge.Read more about European round-up

Scotland’s Blair retires from playing rugby

Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Mike Blair has retired from playing with immediate effect and will take up a new coaching role at the club next season. The 35-year-old will remain with Scottish Rugby as an assistant coach at the Warriors. Blair joined Glasgow this season and has made 12 appearances for the club and was voted […] The post Scotland’s Blair retires from playing rugby appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Falcons sign England Sevens scrum half

The 24-year-old made his HSBC Sevens World Series debut for England last weekend in Singapore having spent the previous month at Harlequins, for whom he scored one try in two Aviva Premiership appearances. Egerton scored a fine individual try for England Sevens in their Bowl semi-final match against Scotland, the former Yorkshire Carnegie scrum-half having enjoyed four Varsity Match victories during his successful time at Oxford University. Director of rugby Dean Richards was delighted to have secured the signature of the Stoke-born scrum-half, saying: “Sam is an exceptional player.

Kenya wins Singapore Sevens

Embed from Getty Images A popular win – Kenya wins Singapore Sevens ; Kenya played all over Fiji and won their first-ever Cup title in an exciting Singapore Sevens of drama and upsets. Despite being held to a draw by Scotland and losing to South Africa in the Pool games, they squeaked through to the […] The post Kenya wins Singapore Sevens appeared first on Green and Gold Rugby.

Seven Brilliant Tries from the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji retained the Hong Kong Sevens title with a 21-7 Cup Final win over New Zealand, extending their lead at the top of the World Rugby Sevens Series table. There were some brilliant tries scored throughout the weekend, so here is a look at seven of the best, including two from the champs. South Africa, who scored a lovely try vs Australia, came 3rd overall, while England beat the USA to take the Plate, and Argentina beat Scotland in the Bowl, and Russia beat Canada to lift the Shield.

England World Cup winners take their seats in the Legends’ Lair for NatWest RugbyForce

To launch NatWest RugbyForce for 2016 England’s Will Greenwood and Lewis Moody have joined Scotland’s Al Kellock and Wales’ Tom Shanklin in the ‘Legends’ Lair’, alongside host Nigel Owens, as Will and Lewis begin their search for a club to join as an honorary board members. NatWest RugbyForce is a grassroots partnership between the RFU […] The post England World Cup winners take their seats in the Legends’ Lair for NatWest RugbyForce appeared first on Blood & Mud.

Dean Ryan among first to confirm for ‘Tankie’s Battle’

Paul, or ‘Tank’ as he is known, was an instrumental part of the Falcons side which claimed the 1997-8 Premiership crown, the combative prop now facing his biggest fight following a diagnosis of inoperable cancer. Former team-mates have rallied round with messages of support, and that wave of backing has now translated into a fundraising match which will see the Legends XV taking on a North East Select. Ryan, now director of rugby at Aviva Premiership club Worcester Warriors, is among the first batch of players to confirm for the fixture, former Newcastle and Scotland second-row Stuart Grimes also putting his hand up for selection.

European Trophy preparations continue

Catherine Nacier and Aneta Šmejdová eye to eye (Photo Martin Flousek) This season’s Women’s Rugby European Trophy will have a special incentive for the participants, as the winner will play the team who finished bottom of the Six Nations – Scotland – for a place in the 2017 World Cup. At the moment the date and participants for the Trophy tournament have yet to be announced, but several contenders have started their preparations.Read more about European Trophy preparations continue

I can keep London Irish up says Greig Tonks

London Irish fly-half Greig Tonks insists he has no regrets over swapping his Edinburgh comfort zone for a mud and bullets relegation battle with the Exiles. Scotland international Tonks, 26, moved south last month in an effort to establish himself in his favoured playmaking position, having persuaded Edinburgh boss Alan Solomons to release him from […]

Edinburgh sign Force centre Rasolea

Western Force centre Solomoni ‘Junior’ Rasolea has signed a two year deal to play in Scotland for Edinburgh. The Brisbane -born 24-year-old played for Fiji in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in 2010 and 2011, helping his side to sixth place at the latter tournament. Later that year he was selected for Australia 7s and […] The post Edinburgh sign Force centre Rasolea appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.