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European Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster (Sat)

Hogg goes straight into the starting XV in what is a key match for the hosts European Champions Cup: Glasgow v Leinster Venue: Scotstoun Stadium Date: Sat, 21 Oct Kick-off: 13:00 BST Coverage: BBC Radio Scotland, live text on BBC Sport website Full-back Stuart Hogg makes his first appearance of the season as Glasgow host Leinster in the Champions Cup. Hogg has recovered from a shoulder operation and has not played since departing the British and Irish Lions tour with a facial injury in June. Hooker George Turner, centre Sam…

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Rhys Webb ‘heartbroken’ over Wales policy, but will not renege on Toulon move

Rhys Webb made his Wales debut against Italy in the 2012 Six Nations “Heartbroken” Rhys Webb says he will not change his decision to join Toulon in 2018 – even though it means he will not be eligible to play for Wales. A Welsh Rugby Union rule change means players taking up a new deal with a team outside Wales must have won 60 caps to be able to play Test rugby. Scrum-half Webb, capped 28 times, says it is a “disgrace” he was not warned the policy change was…

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Luke Charteris: New Wales eligibility rules will give players a ‘tough’ choice

Luke Charteris has 74 senior international caps for Wales New Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) rules on eligibility to play for Wales will put some players in a tough position, says Bath’s Wales second row Luke Charteris. Any player taking up a new deal with a team outside Wales in future must have won 60 caps to be eligible for Wales. Charteris, 34, left Welsh region The Dragons in 2012 under different WRU rules, with less than 60 caps, and joined Premiership club Bath in 2016. “It probably is a fairer…

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Autumn internationals: BBC TV, radio & online coverage times and channels

Jonathan Joseph scored two tries in England’s victory over Australia in December 2016 BBC Sport will bring you live coverage of the autumn internationals on TV, radio and online as England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland welcome southern hemisphere opposition. Eddie Jones’ England will hope to at least consolidate their current ranking of second in the world as they host Argentina, Australia and Samoa. Wales welcome Australia, Georgia and world champions New Zealand to Cardiff before finishing the series against South Africa. Scotland face Samoa, New Zealand and Australia while Ireland…

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Francois Louw: Bath Rugby flanker given three-week ban

Francois Louw will miss Bath’s Champions Cup game at Scarlets and a home Premiership fixture against Gloucester Bath flanker Francois Louw has been banned for three weeks after pleading guilty to making contact with the eye area of Benetton forward Marco Fuser. South Africa international Louw was cited for a challenge in the 77th minute of Bath’s Champions Cup victory on 14 October. The 32-year-old’s suspension will end on Monday, 6 November. Meanwhile, a citation against Fuser for biting Louw prior to the off-the-ball incident has been dismissed. A disciplinary…

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Denny Solomona: Sale winger hopes club form will earn England recall

Denny Solomona scored a try with his first touch in international rugby as England beat Argentina 38-34 in June Sale winger Denny Solomona believes another England chance will come if he continues to deliver for his club. The 23-year-old was sent home from a pre-season training camp in August along with Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi because of “team culture issues”. England will play Autumn internationals against Argentina, Australia and Samoa in November. “I don’t think anyone is cemented in that squad,” said Solomona, who has scored six tries in seven games….

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European Challenge Cup: Gloucester v SU Agen Lot-et-Garonee

Ben Morgan last played for Gloucester against Exeter Chiefs on 1 September European Challenge Cup Venue: Kingsholm Stadium Date: Thursday, 19 October Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and BBC local radio, plus live scores on the BBC Sport website, app and mobile Gloucester make nine changes from last Thursday’s opening loss at Pau for the visit of Agen in the Challenge Cup. James Hanson and Ben Vellacott make their first starts for the Cherry and Whites, while Gareth Denman and Charlie Beckett get…

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Ben Te’o: England and Worcester centre could miss autumn internationals

Ben Te’o’s Worcester Warriors are bottom of the Premiership table after six league games Worcester centre Ben Te’o is likely to miss England’s autumn internationals after picking up an ankle injury which may rule him out for at least a month. The 30-year-old suffered a high ankle sprain during Warriors’ Challenge Cup win over Brive at Sixways on Saturday. England face Argentina on 11 November before Tests against Australia and Samoa on 18 and 25 November. “Ben has unfortunately got a syndesmosis injury of his ankle,” said Worcester coach Carl…

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Steve Diamond: Sale boss encourages entertaining rugby to bring in fans

South Africa’s Faf de Klerk has scored 27 points in seven appearances for Sale this season Sale boss Steve Diamond says they must play good rugby in order to boost their fan base in a crowded sporting area. The club, who share their AJ Bell Stadium home with rugby league side Salford Red Devils, face competition from local football and league teams. “If you win 10-9, some teams operate like that and it’s important that they do,” Diamond told BBC Radio Manchester. “But for us, where football and league are…

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BBC to broadcast live Scotland against New Zealand, Australia and Samoa

New Zealand last visited Scotland in 2014, winning 24-16 Scotland’s autumn Test matches against New Zealand, Australia and Samoa are to be broadcast live on the BBC. It will be Gregor Townsend’s first home series as Scotland head coach and the Murrayfield matches against New Zealand and Australia are already sell-outs. The visit by Samoa on 11 November and the concluding game against Australia on 25 November will be broadcast throughout the UK on BBC One. Scotland’s 18 November meeting with the All Blacks will be on BBC Two. Barbara…

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