St Helens: Aaron Smith and Josh Eaves sign new contracts

St.Helens academy graduates Aaron Smith and Josh Eaves have signed one-year contract extensions, with the option of a further twelve months. Smith, 21, is playing on dual-registration for York and Featherstone this season after making his debut against Catalans earlier this month. Eaves, 20, was on dual-registration this season with Whitehaven. Saints Head Coach Justin

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Spencer gets four-week ban for dangerous tackle

Leicester second row Will Spencer has been banned for four weeks after being sent off for a dangerous tackle in Sunday’s Premiership match with Wasps. Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy claimed rugby has become “too PC” following Spencer’s dismissal. A number of other players and coaches have also criticised the decision. However, following a lengthy

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Scotland women's rugby 'needs paradigm shift' to compete with fully professional England

Scotland’s women rugby players may have to wait several years before they can compete with a fully professional England squad, believes Scott Hastings. The Rugby Football Union has reintroduced contracts to make 28 of England women’s 15-a-side players fully professional from 1 January. Scotland recently increased their number of professionals to eight. “Ultimately I can

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