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Dave Rennie Confirmed As New Australia Head Coach

Dave Rennie Australia

Dave Rennie has been confirmed as the new head coach of Australia.  The current Glasgow Warriors head coach will finish up at Scotstoun at the end of the current season before he takes up his new role which has been left vacant since Michael Cheika stepped down after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Dave Rennie said: “We’ve loved our time …

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Watch: Finn Russell’s Magic Try Assist Was The Highlight On A Disappointing Night For Glasgow Warriors

Russell Glasgow

Glasgow Warriors’ hopes of Champions Cup progression took a near-fatal hit on Friday night as they suffered defeat at the hands of Montpellier. Having lost their two games of the European campaign to Exter Chiefs and Leinster last month, the Scottish side knew that realistically they had to beat their Top 14 opponents in order to gain some grounding in …

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Fly-Half Ruaridh Jackson To Return To Scotland Ahead Of Pro14 Season

EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 12: Ruaridh Jackson of Harlequins is tackled by Lachie Turner of Exeter Chiefs during the Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final match between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins at Sandy Park on March 12, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ruaridh Jackson is to return to former club Glasgow Warriors, Harlequins have announced on Tuesday.  31-times capped Jackson joined the London-based side last July and made 19 appearances for them, scoring 78 points. Bringing to an end a three-year absence from Scotland, the versatile 29-year-old, who can also slot in at 15, also spent two seasons with Premiership runners-up Wasps …

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Kiwi Journalist Outlines Why Damian McKenzie Won’t Be Joining The Tigers

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 15: Damian McKenzie of the Chiefs during warmup prior to the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Well-known New Zealand journalist Gregor Paul has outlined why highly-rated Chiefs full-back-cum-fly-half Damian McKenzie will not be joining the Leicester Tigers. The playmaker’s future has been a hot topic in the last week after a story broke that the 22-year-old was in talks with English heavyweights Leicester Tigers about a move to Welford Road. But following comments made by Chiefs …

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Warren Gatland A Contender For All Blacks Post Come 2019

Auckland , New Zealand - 24 June 2017; British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, right, shakes hands with New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen prior to the First Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is a contender for the coveted All Blacks coaching role in 2019. Hamilton-born Gatland has not hidden his desire to one day lead his country and ahead of Saturday’s series decider at Eden Park, his chances have been given a boost by New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew. Speaking to the …

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Kiwi Tipped To Take Over From Coetzee As Springbok Head Coach

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 19: Dave Rennie (Head Coach) during the Chiefs media briefing at The Cullinan Southern Sun hotel on July 19, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The Springboks’ abysmal 2016 can in truth be blamed on poor rugby structures in South Africa. An abundance of talent is lost overseas at a young age and fielding six Super Rugby franchises appears to spread current resources too thin. As ever in South Africa, racial tension and the authorities’ failure to respond to it serve to exasperate such problems. …

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Vern Cotter Linked With Shock Return To Top 14

Vern Cotter will be replaced as Scotland coach at the end of this season. Scottish rugby enjoyed it’s own game of musical chairs last week, when the SRU announced that Gregor Townsend would be taking over as Scotland coach in June of next year, with Dave Rennie replacing him at the Glasgow Warriors. While this left Vern Cotter the odd man out, most …

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The Managerial Merry-Go-Round Means Joe Schmidt Is Now Favourite To Land Super Rugby Role

Ireland Captains Run

Joe Schmidt has been linked with a number of vacancies in New Zealand. Throughout this summer, various reports emerged from New Zealand linking Joe Schmidt with a move to a number of Super Rugby franchises. Indeed, while Ireland were touring South Africa, we exclusively revealed that Schmidt would in fact announce that he would leave his position. Although we could …

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Glasgow Warriors To Replace Gregor Townsend With Highly Respected New Zealand Coach

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 13 : Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 match, between Glasgow Warriors and Toulouse at Scotstoun Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Gregor Townsend will become Scotland coach next season. The Scottish Rugby Union shocked the rugby world yesterday, when they announced that Gregor Townsend would replace Vern Cotter as coach of the national team at the end of the 2016/17 season. Although many foresaw Townsend’s appointed, Cotter had arrested Scotland’s slide into the doldrums, and was a refereeing decision away from beating …

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Top 10: Coaches With The Best Winning Ratios In Club Rugby Right Now

Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne - European Rugby Champions Cup

After a new coaching position becomes available, the media begin highlighting potential candidates to fill the vacancy and use percentage win rates as a means of promoting one contender over another. In the cut throat world of professional sport, this is to be expected. With massive TV deals on offer and sponsors wanting to be associated with a winning team, rugby is no different …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Matt Cassidy is back with the ever popular, Who’s Hot and Who’s Not, from this week’s rugby action. Who’s Hot South Africa Heyneke Meyer’s men followed up their series win over Wales with the destruction of Scotland in Port Elizabeth. The Springboks were in no mood for the tight finish of last week and they set about their business in …

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