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Viral rant proves inspirational as Wallabies hold on to beat Italy

Stung by the criticism, Australia bounced back with a hard-fought victory over Italy.
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Fiji spoil Ford's party in win over Scotland

Veteran hooker Ross Ford made history, becoming Scotland's most capped player with a record 110th international appearance, but Fiji won.
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New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to know

New Zealand are strong favourites to continue their incredible unbeaten run at Eden Park in the first Test.
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Gatland questions All Blacks' bench, Savea absence

New Zealand lack the strength in depth they enjoyed in previous years, according to British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland.
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All Blacks expect to tame Lions, says Read

All Blacks captain Kieran Read says the British and Irish Lions will present a "massive challenge", but feels they should be up to the task.
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Double for Evans as Wales beat Samoa

Two second-half scores from Steff Evans in only his second Test ensured Wales head home with two tour wins out of two.
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Howley disappointed by Spencer incident on Lions tour

The British and Irish Lions have enjoyed their time in New Zealand despite an incident involving tour manager John Spencer.
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Lealiifano returns under 12 months on from cancer diagnosis

After going into remission in February, Christian Lealiifano made his return to the pitch for the Brumbies on Thursday.
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Ducuing to make first France start, Plisson and Dulin return

Guy Noves has made three changes to the France starting line-up to take on the Springboks in the final match of the series.
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Ireland hand first starts to Tracy and Treadwell

Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the series opener and Joe Schmidt has made six changes for this weekend's meeting.
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Worry is a wasted emotion - Hansen not concerned by Lions challenge

Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen have been engaged in mind games ahead of the first Test between the Lions and the All Blacks.
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Ford primed to make Scotland history

Scotland face Fiji on Saturday in a game that is set to prove a landmark occasion for Ross Ford.
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Lions captain O'Mahony inspired by the late Foley

Anthony Foley passed away last October, but his legacy lives on in the likes of British and Irish Lions first-Test captain Peter O'Mahony.
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Moore returns to Wallabies' starting line-up

The Wallabies made six changes to their starting team to face Italy, including welcoming back Stephen Moore.
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Gatland: Lions team picked to beat All Blacks

Players forced their way into Warren Gatland's Lions Test plans with their performances in tour games, the coach has confirmed.
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O'Mahony to captain Lions, Farrell starts ahead of Sexton

Warren Gatland has picked Peter O'Mahony as Lions captain ahead of Sam Warburton, while Owen Farrell starts rather than Jonathan Sexton.
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Fit-again Read and Ioane to start against Lions

Kieran Read has not played since April, but the All Blacks captain will do battle with the Lions in Auckland.
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Sale express delight at 'favourable terms' of Solomona settlement

Five days on from Castleford Tigers expressing satisfaction at the settlement in the Denny Solomona case, Sale Sharks have done likewise.
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Whitelock wants Read to 'lead from the front' against Lions

Kieran Read is expected to be fit to face the Lions in Auckland after a spell on the sidelines with a thumb injury.
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Quins confirm coup for All Blacks centre Saili

Francis Saili has swapped Pro12 for the Premiership after opting to join Harlequins from Munster.
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