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Eddie Jones: England coach's new deal does not rule Lions role in 2021

England head coach Eddie Jones' new deal will not rule him out of coaching the British and Irish Lions in South Africa, says RFU boss Steve Brown.

Eddie Jones: 'Can't be arrogant or presumptuous' about the England job

England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a two-year contract extension to stay in the role until 2021.

European Champions Cup: Ulster flanker Henry wary of Wasps threat

Ulster flanker Chris Henry says Wasps will provide a tough test in the decisive final Champions Cup pool game on Sunday.

Six Nations 2018: Jordan Larmour in Ireland squad to face France and Italy

Leinster back Jordan Larmour is the only uncapped player in the Ireland squad for the Six Nations games against France and Italy.

Craig Gilroy: Ulster wing sidelined with fractured cheekbone

Ulster suffer a blow before Sunday's crunch Champions Cup game with Wasps as Craig Gilroy has surgery on a fractured cheekbone.

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.

Matt O'Connor: Leicester Tigers have to shut out the 'noise', says director of rugby

Leicester Tigers boss Matt O'Connor says his struggling side need to keep their belief and shut out the criticism.

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.

Haskell to miss England's first two Six Nations games

Wasps flanker James Haskell will England's first two Six Nations games after getting a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.

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