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Launchbury closing in on return

Joe Launchbury's hopes of playing in the Rugby World Cup for England have boosted, with his return for Wasps on the horizon.
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Steyn hit with five-week ban as SANZAR reverses decision

Francois Steyn has been banned for five weeks after an appeals committee reversed an earlier ruling on his tip tackle on Aaron Cruden.
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Blair to make Glasgow switch

Mike Blair is relishing the opportunity to work with "role model" Gregor Townsend after agreeing a move to Glasgow Warriors.
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Rhinos skipper Sinfield to switch codes with Carnegie

Legendary Leeds Rhinos Captain Kevin Sinfield will switch codes and join rugby union side Leeds Carnegie at the end of the season.
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Carter to miss Sharks clash to attend birth of second child

Crusaders' Dan Carter will miss the Super Rugby meeting with Sharks on Saturday as he returns home to attend the birth of his second child.
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Woodward calls for Six Nations bonus-point incentive

Former England coach Clive Woodward believes the Six Nations would benefit from adopting a bonus-point system.
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Leinster's Ruddock set to miss rest of season

Leinster's Rhys Ruddock will likely miss the remainder of the season after having surgery on an arm injury.
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Harlequins announce Visser as latest acquisition

Scotland international Tim Visser will join Harlequins from Edinburgh for the start of next season.
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Wilkinson quashes talk of England role

Jonny Wilkinson says he is "not involved in any way" with the England team following reports he is to take on a consultancy coaching role.
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Welsh relegation confirmed, Sharks down Gloucester

London Welsh's inevitable relegation from the Premiership was confirmed as they slipped to defeat at Bath.
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Fickou reassured by injury prognosis

Gael Fickou is remaining optimistic after suffering a knee ligament injury less than six months ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
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England centre Tuilagi out for season

Manu Tuilagi is set to miss the rest of Leicester Tigers' Premiership season, but his World Cup hopes are not thought to be at risk.
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Munster, Ospreys boost Pro12 play-off hopes

Following Leinster's draw with Glasgow Warriors on Friday, Munster and Ospreys boosted their own Pro12 play-off hopes.
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Pressure mounts on Blues coach Kirwan

Following a 23-11 defeat to Waratahs, Blues coach John Kirwan has come under increased scrutiny.
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Record crowd watch Saracens beat Harlequins, Exeter beaten at Leicester

Saracens beat Harlequins 42-14 in the Premiership in front of a record crowd at Wembley on Saturday.
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North to see specialist following latest head injury

After sustaining yet another head injury on Friday, Northampton Saints' George North is to see a specialist.
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Northampton give positive update on North after latest head trauma

George North is recovering from his latest head trauma and Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder has given a positive update.
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AS IT HAPPENED: Super Rugby - Waratahs v Blues

Follow our live Super Rugby coverage as the NSW Waratahs host the Blues at Allianz Stadium. Coverage starts from 7.40pm AEDT on Saturday, March 28.
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Brown: England primed for World Cup

Mike Brown believes England are in a good position heading into the 2015 Rugby World Cup, despite their unsuccessful Six Nations campaign.
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Homophobic sledger Potgeiter will not change approach

Dave Dennis said Waratahs team-mate Jacques Potgieter will be mindful of sledging but has no plans to change his on-edge approach.
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