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All Blacks to face Barbarians at Twickenham in November

The Barbarians have confirmed a November 4 clash with New Zealand at Twickenham.
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Alun Wyn Jones out for 'initial' six weeks

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones does not require surgery on the shoulder injury sustained against France on Saturday.
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WRU to take control of Dragons

The Newport Gwent Dragons are set to come under the ownership of the Welsh Rugby Union.
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In-demand Nel opts for Edinburgh stay

WP Nel was linked with Toulon and Clermont Auvergne, but the Scotland international did not want to leave Edinburgh.
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Foley had career doubts amid 'scary' concussion

Bernard Foley said he would "wake up every day thinking am I going to be right today" after taking a blow to the head.
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Jones would take four-captain Lions leadership group

England head coach Eddie Jones does not think only one Lions captain needs to be appointed before they head to New Zealand.
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Scotland wing Lamont set to retire

Sean Lamont is set to bring the curtain down on his rugby career, having won 105 caps for Scotland.
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Montpellier seeking compensation for Racing postponement

Racing 92 and Stade Francais' proposed takeover plans are off, but that is not the end of the matter for Montpellier.
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Huw Jones out of Lions contention

Scotland and Stormers centre Huw Jones could miss up to five months with a hamstring tear, dashing his British and Irish Lions hopes.
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Jones backs 'outstanding captain' Hartley

Dylan Hartley captained England to Six Nations glory again this year, but could miss out on a place in the British and Irish Lions squad.
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Three-week ban for Wallaby Cooper

The Australia playmaker Quade Cooper pleaded guilty to a dangerous tackle on Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg.
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No action over alleged bite on North

George North held out his arm to show what appeared to be teeth marks in his arm at Stade de France.
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O'Connor to return as Leicester coach

Matt O'Connor will replace Aaron Mauger at Leicester Tigers, returning to the club where he won the league as coach in 2013.
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Gatland considering Farrell for Lions captaincy

Warren Gatland has yet to choose his British and Irish Lions captain, but Owen Farrell is likely to be among the candidates discussed.
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Jones insists England's World Cup bid not derailed by Ireland setback

One defeat does not alter England's chances of winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, says head coach Eddie Jones.
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Galthie to take over from Ford at Toulon

With Mike Ford leaving Toulon to focus on "another project", Fabien Galthie will become the club's director of rugby next season.
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Wales are better than that - Tipuric

Justin Tipuric said Wales know they are "not perfect" but does think they should have finished higher in the Six Nations table.
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Resilient Grenoble snatch draw with Toulon, Toulouse end losing run

Grenoble did not know when they were beaten against Toulon and were rewarded with a draw in a gripping finale.
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Racing 92-Stade Francais merger called off

Following protests and strike action, the prospect of a merger between Racing 92 and Stade Francais looks to be over.
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Clermont pummel Pau, La Rochelle stay clear in Top 14

After two defeats in a row, Clermont Auvergne came up with an emphatic response against Pau, running in nine tries.
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