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McCaw forced off in Crusaders win, Stormers leapfrog Bulls

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw suffered a blow to the head in Crusaders' victory over second-bottom Blues in Super Rugby.
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Ospreys end Leinster's defence of Pro12 title

Defending Pro12 champions Leinster will have to watch the play-offs from the sidelines following Ospreys' victory against Cardiff Blues.
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Myler's boot sees Northampton edge Saracens

Steven Myler kicked 20 points as Premiership leaders Northampton Saints defeated Saracens 25-20 on Saturday.
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Reds deny Cooper has joined Toulon

The Queensland Reds are at odds with Toulon over the French club's declaration that they have signed Quade Cooper.
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Second-half blitz sees Bath batter Irish

Bath's hopes of a home play-off fixture were handed a huge boost with a 43-18 mauling of London Irish in the Premiership.
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Leinster's top-four hopes fade after Ulster defeat

Ulster moved top of the table with an impressive victory over Leinster, whose hopes of a top-four finish in Pro12 were severely damaged.
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Chiefs beat 14-man Force to go top, Pocock inspires Brumbies

Chiefs beat battling Force 35-27 to go top of Super Rugby on Friday, while David Pocock scored a treble in Brumbies win over Highlanders.
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Toulon sign Wallabies fly-half Cooper

Top 14 leaders Toulon have landed another high-profile recruit in the form of Australia fly-half Quade Cooper.
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Gloucester under investigation for fielding ineligible player

Gloucester are under investigation for fielding an ineligible player during their Premiership clash with Sale Sharks last month.
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Slipper, Simmons re-sign with Wallabies

Queensland Reds pair James Slipper and Rob Simmons have re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union.
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Cheika keen on Giteau, Smith and Mitchell

Michael Cheika confirmed he will contact Matt Giteau, George Smith and Drew Mitchell about representing Australia soon.
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Cheika keen on Giteau, Smith and Mitchell

Michael Cheika confirmed he will contact Matt Giteau, George Smith and Drew Mitchell about representing Australia soon.
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Cheika must pick 'world class' Giteau

Toulon's Matt Giteau is a "world class" inside-centre, according to former Australia coach John Connolly.
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Cueto wary of Varndell as curtain call approaches

Ahead of his impending retirement, Sale Sharks' Mark Cueto is hoping to end his career as the Premiership's leading try-scorer.
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Quins keen to make Roberts 'statement'

The signing of Jamie Roberts would be a "big statement" by Harlequins, according to director of rugby Conor O'Shea.
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Woodward: England must change selection policy

Clive Woodward knows what it takes to win a World Cup and says England must change approach with regards to selection policy.
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Former Wales star Byrne retires

A shoulder injury sustained last October has brought an end to the career of former Wales star Lee Byrne.
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"The Giteau Rule" - the case for and against

Matt Giteau is back in contention for Rugby World Cup selection. We take a look at the pros and cons of selecting him for the Wallabies.
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No foreign-based players for All Blacks

The All Blacks will not copy the Wallabies' eligibility policy change, according to New Zealand Rugby Union CEO Steve Tew.
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Lancaster marvels at England character

A 55-35 win over France was not enough for Six Nations glory, but England coach Stuart Lancaster could not fault his team's effort.
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