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Scotland positive on Premiership releases

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Scottish Rugby expects all England-based players to be available for the autumn Tests, despite a funding dispute with Premiership clubs.

Rugby Union-England's Itoje ruled out for six weeks

Oct 24 (Reuters) - England's Maro Itoje will miss the autumn internationals after fracturing his right hand, his club Saracens confirmed on Monday.

Rugby-Guinness PRO12 Fixtures

Oct 24 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Guinness PRO12 matches FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 FIXTURES (GMT) Ulster v Munster (1805) Cardiff Blues v Scarlets (1835) Edinburgh Rugby v Zebre (1835) Glasgow Warriors v Benetton Treviso (1835) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 FIXTURES (GMT) Ospreys v Newport Gwent Dragons (1400) Leinster v Connacht (1615)

Rugby-Aviva Premiership Fixtures

Oct 24 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Aviva Premiership matches FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 FIXTURES (GMT) Northampton v Gloucester Rugby (1845) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 FIXTURES (GMT) Harlequins v Worcester Warriors (1400) Saracens v LeicesterShow More Summary

Rugby-Ireland coach Schmidt extends contract to 2019 World Cup

DUBLIN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has signed a two-year contract extension to stay on until the end of the 2019 World Cup, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Monday.

Wales' North & Roberts clear to play Australia

Wales will have England-based George North and Jamie Roberts available to face Australia after a "one-off" change of policy by Premiership Rugby.

Mike Ford: Ex-Bath head coach named Toulon boss

Former Bath boss Mike Ford is named head coach of three-time European champions Toulon, replacing Diego Dominguez.

Schmidt to stay with Ireland until 2019 World Cup

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt agrees a contract extension and will stay in charge until the end of the World Cup in 2019.

Paolo Odogwu: Sale Sharks wing resembles Jason Robinson, says Steve Diamond

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond believes young winger Paolo Odogwu resembles former England great Jason Robinson.

Showbiz career on hold as Edd Shervington joins Bristol on short-term deal

After retiring from rugby to focus on a West End career, Welshman Edd Shervington has joined Bristol on a short-term deal.

Taione Vea: Newcastle Falcons prop retires due to spinal injury

Newcastle Falcons prop Taione Vea retires as a result of a spinal injury suffered against Sale in September.

Rob Baxter: Exeter Chiefs not giving up on European Champions Cup

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says his side will not give up trying to reach the knockout stages of the European Champions Cup.

Will Wales' England-based stars play in their Test against Australia?

As Wales prepare for their autumn international Test against Australia, will their England-based players be able to feature?

Rugby-Australia flanker Mumm suspended, to miss Wales test

MELBOURNE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Australia flanker Dean Mumm has been handed a one-match ban for striking during the 37-10 loss to the All Blacks in Auckland and will miss the Wallabies' next test against Wales on Nov. 5.

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