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Rugby News

Ashton hurt by Jones snub

Chris Ashton’s appetite to revive his England career has been sharpened by a successful debut season at Toulon that has restored the confidence he insists was damaged by Eddie Jones’ indifference.

‘Edwards committed to Wales’

Rob Howley has dismissed speculation linking Shaun Edwards to England and insists the defence coach’s commitment to Wales is as strong as ever.

France rest Guirado for NZ tour

France have rested captain Guilhem Guirado for next month’s tour of New Zealand with Mathieu Bastareaud expected to stand in as skipper for the three-Test series.

Cipriani recalled by England

Danny Cipriani has been recalled by England for next month’s three-Test tour of South Africa while Billy Vunipola also returns.

Eddie Jones turns to Cipriani

Danny Cipriani has been recalled by England for next month’s three-Test tour of South Africa while Billy Vunipola also returns.

NZ release Shields for England

Brad Shields looks set to be included in England’s squad for next month’s tour of South Africa after an “extremely disappointed” New Zealand Rugby reluctantly granted his release.

Farrell extends Ireland contract

Ireland have announced contract extensions for defence coach Andy Farrell, forwards coach Simon Easterby, scrum coach Greg Feek and skills coach Richie Murphy.

Hill and Jenkins to captain Wales

Dragons lock Cory Hill and Cardiff Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins have been named as co-captains for Wales’ tour of Argentina and upcoming Test match against South Africa in Washington DC.

Six Nations errors driving Jones

Eddie Jones has vowed to correct the mistakes made during England’s failed Six Nations defence going into the tour of South Africa in June.