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Rugby-Eight uncapped players in injury-hit England Six Nations squad

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Eddie Jones has included eight uncapped players in his 35-man squad for next month's Six Nations opener in Italy as he seeks to cover a number of injury absences while also continuing to build towards the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Parra recalled in youthful France Six Nations squad

PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - France have recalled scrumhalf Morgan Parra and coach Jacques Brunel named six uncapped players in a 32-man squad for the Six Nations starting next month.

Rugby-Ireland's Larmour caps meteoric rise with Six Nations spot

DUBLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Leinster's Jordan Larmour was the only new name included in a strong Ireland squad for the opening games of next month's Six Nations, capping a meteoric rise for the 20-year-old fullback, who only made his debut for the province four months ago.

Rugby-England's Haskell handed four-week ban, will miss Six Nations start

Jan 17 (Reuters) - England's James Haskell will miss the start of the Six Nations after he was handed a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle in a European Champions Cup match last Saturday.

REFILE-Rugby-France's Bastareaud gets three-week ban for homophobic comments

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - France centre Mathieu Bastareaud has been suspended for three weeks for making homophobic comments during Toulon's Champions Cup win over Benetton Treviso on Sunday, and will miss the start of next month's Six Nations.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Bastareaud replaced by Danty in France Six Nations squad, Parra recalled

Jan 17 (Reuters) - France have replaced centre Mathieu Bastareaud with Jonathan Danty in head coach Jacques Brunel's 32-man Six Nations squad, following the Toulon player's three week ban for using homophobic language.

Rugby-Big spending days over for settled French Top 14

PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - After years of overspending where domestic and European success was bought via cherry-picked foreign superstars, the French Top 14 is stabilising as increased TV revenue has begun to level the playing field for those clubs not backed by a millionaire owner.

Rugby-Parra recalled in youthful France Six Nations squad

Jan 17 (Reuters) - France have recalled scrumhalf Morgan Parra with head coach Jacques Brunel also naming six uncapped players in a 32-man squad for the Six Nations, which starts next month.

Rugby-England head coach Jones extends contract until 2021

Jan 17 (Reuters) - England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him in the role until 2021, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Wednesday.

ENGLAND HEAD COACH EDDIE JONES EXTENDS CONTRACT UNTIL 2021 - RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION STATEMENT

ENGLAND HEAD COACH EDDIE JONES EXTENDS CONTRACT UNTIL 2021 - RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION STATEMENT

Rugby-Former Wallaby Smith arrested in Japan

TOKYO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Australian rugby player George Smith, who won 111 caps for the Wallabies and is currently playing for Tokyo-based Suntory Sungoliath, has been arrested in Japan, the team's owner Suntory said on Wednesday.

Rugby-Champions Cup organisers open investigation into Toulon owner comments

Jan 16 (Reuters) - European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has opened an investigation into the comments made by Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal when he defended Mathieu Bastareaud following the French international's homophobic rema...

Rugby-Head coach Cooper to leave Stade Francais - club

PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Stade Francais coach Greg Cooper will step down after the team's next Top 14 game, the club said on Tuesday.

Rugby-Uncapped Davies, Adams named in Wales Six Nations squad

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland has named uncapped flanker James Davies and winger Josh Adams in his 39-man squad for the Six Nations championship.

Rugby-Scotland name four uncapped players in Six Nations squad

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Scotland coach Gregor Townsend named four uncapped players and recalled several experienced ones in his 40-man squad for the Six Nations championship.

Rugby-Toulon owner defends Bastareaud after homophobic comment

PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal said he feared the "mormon side" of European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) after Mathieu Bastareaud was cited for making a homophobic comment during Sunday's Champions Cup win over Benetton Treviso.

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