Slipper👊 Receives 2⃣-Month Ban for Cocaine🚫 Use

Australia prop James Slipper has been banned for two months after twice testing positive for cocaine.

The Queensland Reds captain has also been fined £15,540 after two positive tests were returned from urine samples taken between February and May.

The suspension will rule Slipper - who has 86 caps for …

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Uncapped👬 Duo in Ireland🇮🇪 squad

Uncapped duo Tadhg Beirne and Ross Byrne have been named in Ireland's 32-man squad for their Test series with Australia.

Beirne has been rewarded for his fine form with the Scarlets, for whom he plays his final game in Saturday's Guinness PRO14 final before moving to Munster.

He earns a …

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Carter Ruled🚷 Out of Semi-Final🏆 Against Castres

Dan Carter will miss Racing 92's Top 14 semi-final against Castres with a hamstring injury.

The All Blacks legend should be fit for the final if Racing are victorious in Lyon on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action.

Carter is moving to Japan at the end of the season and …

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Harlequins✍ Sign Lock Matt Symons✨ from Wasps

Harlequins have signed lock Matt Symons from Wasps, with the deal completed before Paul Gustard's appointment as head of rugby.

The 28-year-old spent a season in Super Rugby with the Chiefs before returning to England in 2015 for spells at London Irish and Wasps.

Quins forwards coach Graham Rowntree hailed …

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Leeds Rhinos🦏 Prop Nathaniel Peteru🚷 Ruled Out for 3⃣ months

Leeds prop Nathaniel Peteru is facing another lengthy spell out of the game as the reigning Betfred Super League champions' injury woes worsen.

Twenty-four hours after Rhinos skipper Kallum Watkins was ruled out for the season with a knee ligament injury, Peteru was told he will miss the next 10 …

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Widnes Vikings✨ Winger Ryan Ince✍ Signs New 2⃣-Year Contract

Widnes winger Ryan Ince has become the latest out-of-contract Vikings player to sign a new deal.

The 21-year-old academy product has agreed a new two-year contract that will keep him with his home-town club at least until the end of the 2020 season.

"I'm very happy to have finally signed …

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Jack Willis🤕 Ruled out of England's Tour to 🇿🇦South Africa

England back-row Jack Willis will miss the upcoming tour to South Africa after sustaining a "significant multi-ligament injury" to his right knee, Wasps have confirmed.

Willis, who is likely to be out of action for nine to 12 months, suffered the injury in the 57-33 Aviva Premiership semi-final defeat to …

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RFU Defends👌 Approach Amid Claims🔊 of Culture of Sexism👫

The Rugby Football Union has launched a staunch defence of its "progressive, modern" approach in the wake of allegations of a culture of sexism within the organisation.

The RFU has insisted the English game's governing body is running a sport open to all, following a Daily Telegraph investigation that raised …

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Paul Gustard🗣: Job Is 'Unbelievable😀 Opportunity'

England defence coach Paul Gustard says he shelved contract extension talks with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to become Harlequins' new head of rugby.

Gustard, 42, will leave Eddie Jones' coaching team after the upcoming tour of South Africa.

Despite the proximity to the Rugby World Cup, the former flanker …

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IRFU🏉 Could Block❌ Ulster Interest In🤔 Jantjies

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) could block Ulster from making a move for Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Ulster are interested in securing Jantjies as a replacement for disgraced No 10, Paddy Jackson.

The IRFU, though, must sign off on all overseas acquisitions and the …

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