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Pro14 organisers confirm they are in talks about increasing the number of South African teams in the competition. Details: bbc.in/3mNp8d5 Retweeted by BBC Rugby Union

Can you name all of the British and Irish winners of the European Challenge Cup? There are eight to get. Quiz: bbc.in/2FwLz5v #bbcrugby Retweeted by BBC Rugby Union

Former England and British and Irish Lions second row Geoff Parling has been hired as Australia's forwards coach. In full: bbc.in/3hFkUAb

test Twitter Media - Former England and British and Irish Lions second row Geoff Parling has been hired as Australia's forwards coach.

In full: https://t.co/xUx1xoyOeX https://t.co/5WNa4fQ0GN

From match-day maestro to training-ground impressionist, Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell will miss the Champions Cup match against Leinster, but has still played a part in their build-up. ➡️ bbc.in/3hIg05x #bbcrugby

test Twitter Media - From match-day maestro to training-ground impressionist, Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell will miss the Champions Cup match against Leinster, but has still played a part in their build-up.

➡️ https://t.co/CK6hQDIs2m

#bbcrugby https://t.co/CqGB2AgjmM

"I want to help to get them into that psyche and understand our strengths." Former England scrum-half Amy Turner has been named England's coaching intern for the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. 👉 bbc.in/3hHHUyH

test Twitter Media - "I want to help to get them into that psyche and understand our strengths."

Former England scrum-half Amy Turner has been named England's coaching intern for the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

👉 https://t.co/gFVDJJegIs https://t.co/buJb4XLORl

Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has accused Northampton Saints of "mind games" ahead of Sunday's European Champions Cup quarter-final. In full: bbc.in/3c8tQwU

test Twitter Media - Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has accused Northampton Saints of "mind games" ahead of Sunday's European Champions Cup quarter-final.

In full: https://t.co/CEhlhocPOc https://t.co/dlUeEa2Y8P

Is towering Tiger rugby's next 'big' star? Full-back Freddie Steward is a regular starter at Leicester Tigers at just 19, and is set to have a big future. Read more 👉 bbc.in/2FGHBqy 🏉#bbcrugby

test Twitter Media - Is towering Tiger rugby's next 'big' star?

Full-back Freddie Steward is a regular starter at Leicester Tigers at just 19, and is set to have a big future.

Read more 👉 https://t.co/VEGMjT4p9L

🏉#bbcrugby https://t.co/2Un4rtrgcI

Teams taking part in the women's 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand may have to isolate before the tournament. Full story: bbc.in/33G5Nln

test Twitter Media - Teams taking part in the women's 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand may have to isolate before the tournament.

Full story: https://t.co/g0bSgtyNvy https://t.co/IqjV2EEJ35

A rule change agreed by European Rugby has allowed Northampton Saints to avert an injury crisis and sign prop Alex Seville on loan from Gloucester. Details ➡️ bbc.in/2GZPEiL #bbcrugby

test Twitter Media - A rule change agreed by European Rugby has allowed Northampton Saints to avert an injury crisis and sign prop Alex Seville on loan from Gloucester.

Details ➡️ https://t.co/VF8WKAopx0

#bbcrugby https://t.co/dAOOKlrItq

Two weeks on from their Pro14 semi-final collapse against Ulster, Hamish Watson and Edinburgh are relishing a chance to put things right. bbc.in/2RzjqNt Retweeted by BBC Rugby Union

Prop Rory Sutherland says Edinburgh's Pro14 semi-final defeat by Ulster should not "define" them after a positive campaign. bbc.in/3cfRxUl Retweeted by BBC Rugby Union

New signing for Newcastle Falcons. ✍️ South African scrum-half Louis Schreuder joins for the 2020-21 season. bbc.in/32AnMdB

test Twitter Media - New signing for Newcastle Falcons. ✍️

South African scrum-half Louis Schreuder joins for the 2020-21 season.

https://t.co/A4kafJFqT5 https://t.co/UfcZv5Z2DW

At the age of 16, Rhona Lloyd thought about giving up rugby. Already taunted for being a "man", she avoided training because she did not want big muscles. Now, she is a Scotland international... bbc.in/33A7mRA Retweeted by BBC Rugby Union

This week's #RugbyUnionWeekly podcast is here. 🗣️🎙️ @dannycare, @ChrisAshton1 and @chjones9 look ahead to a big week in the Champions Cup. 🏆 They also discuss late night coach journeys back from a match, plus more. Listen on @BBCSounds 🏉📲 bbc.in/33vCAcA #bbcrugby

test Twitter Media - This week's #RugbyUnionWeekly podcast is here. 🗣️🎙️

@dannycare, @ChrisAshton1 and @chjones9 look ahead to a big week in the Champions Cup. 🏆

They also discuss late night coach journeys back from a match, plus more.

Listen on @BBCSounds 🏉📲 https://t.co/f0541RQnEU

#bbcrugby https://t.co/DrA2RnrVlL

Wasps' Premiership turnaround, Leinster's Pro14 dominance and Owen Farrell's ban. @chjones9 takes a look at some of rugby union's talking points from the last few days. Read 👉 bbc.in/2ZCku7A 🏉#bbcrugby

test Twitter Media - Wasps' Premiership turnaround, Leinster's Pro14 dominance and Owen Farrell's ban.

@chjones9 takes a look at some of rugby union's talking points from the last few days.

Read 👉 https://t.co/idZDdKxRtO

🏉#bbcrugby https://t.co/qwSCmcr0qP

Australia will host the delayed 2020 Rugby Championship, with the southern hemisphere tournament beginning on 7 November. In full ➡️ bbc.in/3bPJoFy #bbcrugby

test Twitter Media - Australia will host the delayed 2020 Rugby Championship, with the southern hemisphere tournament beginning on 7 November.

In full ➡️ https://t.co/FMf2g21LSt

#bbcrugby https://t.co/UO6gu0w4jB

Bristol Bears have lost their appeal against captain Siale Piutau's three-match ban. Piutau and Worcester's Andrew Kitchener were both suspended after accepting charges of striking an opponent during their Premiership match last Friday. Details: bbc.in/3kjUkP9

test Twitter Media - Bristol Bears have lost their appeal against captain Siale Piutau's three-match ban.

Piutau and Worcester's Andrew Kitchener were both suspended after accepting charges of striking an opponent during their Premiership match last Friday.

Details: https://t.co/GNo094ILhz https://t.co/I8kvQokBT5

A Friday night match between Ireland and Wales in Dublin will kick off the Autumn Nations Cup, an eight-team tournament involving the Six Nations sides, plus Fiji and Georgia. In full: bbc.in/2Rap4FF #bbcrugby

test Twitter Media - A Friday night match between Ireland and Wales in Dublin will kick off the Autumn Nations Cup, an eight-team tournament involving the Six Nations sides, plus Fiji and Georgia.

In full: https://t.co/wIuPN5KFuM

#bbcrugby https://t.co/1IGwAsoFn4

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Two excellent tries in three minutes! 🔥 With starring roles from @StuartWHOGG_ and @finn_russell ✨ Champagne stuff from @GlasgowWarriors! 🥂 #ThrowbackThursday | #HeinekenChampionsCup

🏉 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝙎𝙤 𝙁𝙖𝙧 Marland Yarde and Paolo Odogwu on either wing! 🔥 What do you make of @alastaireykyn's selection? 🤔 Remember, all 12 teams must be represented! #GallagherPrem

test Twitter Media - 🏉 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝙎𝙤 𝙁𝙖𝙧

Marland Yarde and Paolo Odogwu on either wing! 🔥

What do you make of @alastaireykyn's selection? 🤔

Remember, all 12 teams must be represented!

#GallagherPrem https://t.co/hnJXOmtBir

"When they see me play rugby with a hijab then it gives them the courage, the bravery, to play rugby” Norfarahana Aziz has been smashing barriers throughout her rugby journey #Unstoppable #TryAndStopUs

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Of the many things we miss during these unusual times, hugging may top the list... But if there's someone you can hug today, go and make the most of it 🤗 The Willis brothers ❤️🐝 #NationalHuggingDay

Happy 42nd Birthday, @BrianODriscoll! 🎁 🏆 4x Celtic League/Pro12 🏆 3x European Cup ☘️ 133 Ireland Caps ☘️ 46 Ireland Tries One of the greatest players in history, not just in Ireland, but throughout the world 👏

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