The untold story of the Siberian Bear: why Latvia’s rugby hero is an inspiration | Robert Kitson

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Celebrate the tale of Uldis Saulite, the lock who left his life as a carpenter to follow his professional rugby dream in temperatures so cold his shoes cracked

Rugby’s greatest pioneers do not always hail from the most obvious postcodes. In Latvia most people follow ice hockey and basketball and view rugby as a minority pastime for ‘crazy people’. T

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Wales’ Six Nations hopes hit by Taulupe Faletau’s knee injury

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• Faletau likely to miss three or four months after knee ligament injury
• Joins fellow back-rower Warburton in treatment room for tournament

Wales will be without two of their Lions Test back-rowers for the Six Nations after the Bath No8, Taulupe Faletau, joined Sam Warburton on the injury list.

Warburton, the Lions captain on their past two tours,

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Australia to bid for 2027 Rugby World Cup and 2021 women’s tournament

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  • Rugby Australia also announces national women’s competition for 2018
  • Women’s World Cup has never been held in southern hemisphere before

Australia will bid to host the Rugby World Cup for a third time in 2027 and the women’s version for the first time, in 2021.

Rugby Australia confirmed the dual bids on the same day it announced a new national

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RFU considers scrapping promotion and relegation for Premiership

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• Changes on the way as game grapples with global calendar
• Chief executive Steve Brown says RFU ‘looking at all options’

The Rugby Football Union is open to the possibility of getting rid of promotion and relegation to and from the Premiership, according to its chief executive, Steve Brown.

The RFU has traditionally been against ring-fencing the

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RFU considers scrapping promotion and relegation for Premiership

  • Published in Sports
• Changes on the way as game grapples with global calendar
• Chief executive Steve Brown says RFU ‘looking at all options’

The Rugby Football Union is open to the possibility of getting rid of promotion and relegation to and from the Premiership, according to its chief executive, Steve Brown.

The RFU has traditionally been against ring-fencing the

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