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Kirchner answers BaaBaas call

NEWS: Shane Jennings will make the final appearances of his professional career for the Barbarians against Ireland and England next week.

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Burgess makes England cut

WORLD CUP NEWS: Rugby League convert Sam Burgess is one of the new additions to Stuart Lancaster's England squad.

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Louw: Burgess the real deal at flank

INTERVIEW: Springbok loose forward Francois Louw is backing his Bath teammate Sam Burgess to make his debut for England on the flank.

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'Criminal' Tuilagi out of World Cup

NEWS: Manu Tuilagi will not be included in hosts England's World Cup squad, after being fined for assaulting a police officer.

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Bath duo up for England's best award

Bath flyhalf George Ford and centre Jonathan Joseph have been shortlisted for the England Player of the Year Award.

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BaaBaas add two B&I Lions

Welsh internationals Adam Jones and Alex Cuthbert will represent the Barbarians against England and Ireland this month.

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Residency rule under scrutiny

Brett Gosper has said the three-year residency rule, which allows  foreign-born players to be selected for national teams, could be reviewed.

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New Zealand

Hayman laments Armitage 'politics'

All Black Carl Hayman has hit out at the "political decisions" that could end up barring Steffon Armitage from England duty at this year's World Cup.

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Gloucester relaxed about the Final

Billy Twelvetrees says his charges are relaxed but ready to deliver an accurate, intense performance in Friday’s European Challenge Cup Final.

Sturgess signs new Chiefs deal

Exeter Chiefs forward Brett Sturgess has spoken of his delight after agreeing terms on a new deal that will take him into a ninth season with the English outfit.

BaaBaas get All Black Boost

Joe Rokocoko and Rene Ranger, as well as David Smith, will provide the firepower for the Barbarians against Ireland and England next month.

Marler out for season

NEWS: England prop Joe Marler is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a shoulder injury.

England must ditch overseas rule

England should scrap their "old-fashioned" policy of refusing to select overseas-based players, according to World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward.

England must uphold eligibility policy

REACTION: Former Wales captain Dai Young has urged England to stick with their policy of only selecting home-based players for Tests.

Warriors pinch Bryce Heem

Worcester Warriors have announced the signing of New Zealand wing Bryce Heem, who will join the Club in July from Super Rugby giants Waikato Chiefs.

Suicidal thoughts haunted Robinson

Former England star Jason Robinson has revealed that he considered killing himself during a troubled period of his career.

Tuilagi's World Cup target

England centre Manu Tuilagi looks set to miss the rest of the season through injury, but should be fit for the World Cup.

Harsh words from RFU Chief

England's fourth consecutive runners-up finish in the Six Nations was "not acceptable", Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie told reporters.