Tuesday Morning Round Up

Tuesday Morning Round Up

Mario Sagario calls time on Uruguay career

Mario Sagario has called time on his international career, confirms Americas Rugby News.

In a brief statement on social media, the 32-year-old tighthead prop said he would no longer be representing Uruguay for personal reasons. He did not elaborate on the decision. Full story

Aubrey pens new deal

Ospreys have announced that scrum-half, Matthew Aubrey, is the latest player to sign a new deal, committing to the Region for another two years.

It caps a memorable season for the 21-year old that has seen him gain the most game time for the Ospreys yet, starting in Guinness PRO14 and Challenge Cup fixtures.

England name exciting squad to face the Barbarians

England XV head coach Jim Mallinder has named his squad to begin preparations for the match against the Barbarians on Sunday 2 June at Twickenham Stadium.

23 players will assemble today at the Lensbury Hotel in Teddington for a week-long camp. Due to his inclusion in the England XV squad Marcus Smith (Harlequins) will not travel with the England U20 team to Argentina for the World Rugby U20 Championship. Full squad

Barbarians finalise squad for Twickenham clash

Pat Lam has finalised his 23-man Barbarians squad to face England at Twickenham on Sunday.

Nine countries are represented in the side as well as 11 clubs.

The likes of Mark Atkinson (Gloucester) and Taqele Naiyaravoro (Northampton Saints) join the squad following their Premiership semi-final losses, while Danny Cipriani does not feature despite reports that he would join the squad over the weekend. Full squad

World Rugby aiming for consistency in high tackle laws with new framework

World Rugby has released a new framework for refereeing decisions concerning dangerous high tackles and shoulder charges. 

The new framework comes into immediate effect at Test level and is been implemented with the intention of ensuring more consistent and accurate decisions around whether high tackles should be punished with a penalty, yellow card or red card.

Isi Naisarani re-signs with Rugby Australia and Rebels

Isi Naisarani has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels until the end of 2021 on a new two-year deal.

The 24-year old has established himself as a mainstay of the Melbourne Rebels back-row during this year’s Super Rugby campaign and is eligible for a Qantas Wallabies debut this year. Full story

Pocock to call time on Super Rugby at the end of 2019 season

Brumbies flanker David Pocock has confirmed he will not be seeking a further contract with the club at the end of the 2019 season.

After his commitments with Australian Rugby conclude this year, Pocock will reunite with the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan. 

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