Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Blues star Sotutu ends speculation with a new deal:

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Blues' star looseforward Hoskins Sotutu will remain at the Blues until at least 2022. The 21-year-old has added a further two years to his initial contract after joining the Blues in 2019, having come through the organisation’s development programme, playing for Auckland and New Zealand Under-20s.

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Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw joins Japanese club:

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In January, it was confirmed that Laidlaw would leave Top 14 club Clermont following a three-year stay in France and the former Scotland international was linked with a move to PROD2 outfit Perpignan. However, he has now signed with NTT Shining Arcs.

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Springbok captain Siya Kolisi Named Most Influential Person in Rugby:

The kids had to buy Siya Kolisi lunch – he had nothing' | Sport ...

Three other South Africans made the list, with Springbok Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus taking sixth place with new Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber at 43 and SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux at 15.

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Worcester Warriors have vowed to 'continue to go over and above what is expected':

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In a statement released by the club, Warriors co-owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham confirmed that they are funding an extension of Michael and his wife's Tatiana's visa

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Bryce Hegarty crushed by 130kg man mountain:

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Mark Telea signs a 2-year extension at Blues:

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The 23-year-old Blues Super Rugby rookie follows on from No 8 Hoskins Sotutu who announced his two-year extension

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Diamond's Sharks confirmed for Premiership season finish:

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A squad of 33 has been confirmed by Steve Diamond as Sale and the rest of the Premiership sides prepare to end the interupted 2019/20 season.

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Sevens star and former Sydney Rooster sign for Connacht:

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Connacht Rugby have announced the signings of Australian 7s player Ben O’Donnell and Bay of Plenty Number 8 Abraham Papali’i. The pair will link up with the squad before the start of the 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 season.

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Leicester Tigers lock in halfback pairing:

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Leicester Tigers have continued their re-signings with England duo Ben Youngs and George Ford penning new deals with the side.

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Team News: Crusaders and Blues confirm their line ups:


Scott Robertson and Leon MacDonald have confirmed their line ups for the top of the table Super Rugby Aotearoa clash on Saturday with the Blues travelling to Christchurch to tackle the Crusaders.


Sean Maitland the latest to stay on with Championship-bound Saracens:

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Saracens have confirmed that Scotland winger Sean Maitland has committed his future to the club penning a two-year contract and will remain in north London until at least 2022.

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New venues for Champions Cup to be decided:

Rugby Union Today: European dates and cross-code clash | Planet Rugby

The ECPR have confirmed that the Marseille finals have been moved to 2021 with new venues for this season to be decided. 

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