BELFAST, March 7 (Reuters) - Ireland rugby international Paddy Jackson denied raping a 19-year-old girl in his home in 2016 when he took the stand in a Belfast court room on Wednesday.
March 7 (Reuters) - Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named the following team to play Ireland in Dublin on Saturday in the Six Nations:
SYDNEY, March 7 (Reuters) - England coach Eddie Jones would be on any shortlist for the Wallabies job if Michael Cheika fails to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, according to Rugby Australia's (RA) high performance manager.
March 7 (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland has named the following team to play Italy in Cardiff on Sunday in the Six Nations:
WELLINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - John Plumtree has been named as the new head coach of the Wellington Hurricanes from 2019, replacing Chris Boyd who is joining Northampton at the end of the current Super Rugby season.