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Toulon expect Webb to honour contract

Wales will have to pay Rhys Webb's release clause if they want to have him available in the coming years, says the Toulon owner.
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Hansen defends under-fire Sonny Bill Williams: He is playing well

Steve Hansen leapt to the defence of All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash.
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I'm done - Gatland quits British and Irish Lions

Warren Gatland is not interested in coaching the British and Irish Lions on their South Africa tour following this year's New Zealand trip.
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Baldwin feared he could lose hand after lion bite

Scott Baldwin says infection meant he was in danger of losing his hand after being bitten by a lion.
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Rhys Webb out in the cold as Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law'

Wales' new selection policy is set to cost Toulon-bound Rhys Webb his place in the national team.
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Mo'unga called into All Blacks squad for Bledisloe Cup rubber

Injuries have forced New Zealand to call up Richie Mo'unga for their Bledisloe Cup finale against the Wallabies.
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Wales draw up shortlist for Gatland's successor

Wales have spoken to around 10 potential candidates to succeed Warren Gatland after the next World Cup.
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Eight-try Sarries torment sorry Saints, Toulon deny Halfpenny winning return

Saracens made a huge statement at Franklin's Gardens, scoring eight tries in a second thrashing of Northampton this season.
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Hartley ready to stake his England claim ahead of George showdown

Northampton Saints' European Champions Cup clash with Saracens will see England hookers Dylan Hartley and Jamie George battle for supremacy.
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Leinster make light of injuries to hold off Montpellier

Beaten semi-finalists last season, Leinster began the 2017-18 European Champions Cup with a bonus-point win over Montpellier.
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Debutants Krasny Yar stun Challenge Cup holders Stade Francais

European Challenge Cup holders Stade Francais went down to a shock defeat against debutants Krasny Yar in Siberia on Saturday.
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World Cup winner Weepu announces retirement

A 71-cap international and World Cup winner for New Zealand, Piri Weepu has called time on his rugby career.
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Wallabies recall Hunt for All Blacks and Barbarians clashes

Karmichael Hunt is unlikely to face the All Blacks next weekend despite being recalled by Australia head coach Michael Cheika.
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Sale and Toulouse draw in Challenge Cup as Cardiff win

There could be no separating Sale Sharks and Toulouse on Friday as the two sides opened their Challenge Cup campaigns with a 20-20 draw.
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Ulster battle to win over Wasps after news of Coetzee blow

The opening European Champions Cup game of 2017-18 was hardly a classic but Ulster will care little after their 19-9 win over Wasps.
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Cheika throws down the gauntlet to Cooper for Barbarians clash

Quade Cooper could have "very easily" made his Wallabies comeback against the Barbarians rather than be facing them, Michael Cheika said.
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Gloucester beaten at Pau in European Challenge Cup opener

Colin Slade contributed 15 points as former Gloucester player Simon Mannix oversaw a 27-21 win for Top 14 team Pau at home to his old side.
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Etzebeth to captain Springboks in Europe with Whiteley ruled out

Warren Whiteley will not travel to Europe to face Ireland, France, Italy and Wales, so Eben Etzebeth will lead South Africa.
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George signs long-term Saracens deal

Jamie George scored an unlikely hat-trick for Sarries against Wasps last weekend and four days later the hooker has signed a new contract.
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Van Graan to leave Springboks for Munster

Munster have chosen Springboks forwards coach Johann van Graan as their replacement for the outgoing Rassie Erasmus.
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