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Australia a dangerous beast, warns Hansen

Australia's talent and time to prepare make them a danger ahead of the Rugby Championship opener, says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
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New Zealand Rugby to investigate Aaron Smith claims

After allegations Aaron Smith misled New Zealand Rugby in a disciplinary case last year, the governing body are to investigate.
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Rona to debut for Wallabies in Bledisloe Cup

Australia head coach Michael Cheika named former NRL star Curtis Rona in his squad for Saturday's clash against New Zealand in Sydney.
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Kirwan: Wallabies could benefit from Bledisloe Cup thrashing

Australian rugby "needs to hit rock bottom" according to John Kirwan, who believes a major overhaul is required to help the Wallabies.
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McKenzie earns surprise start for All Blacks' Rugby Championship opener

New Zealand have made six changes for the Rugby Championship opener against Australia, with Damian McKenzie a surprise starter at full-back.
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Lynagh: Lions provided blueprint to beat All Blacks

The Lions showed how you can beat New Zealand, according to Michael Lynagh, who added: "It's easy to say, but not many teams do it."
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Beale eager for Wallabies comeback outing

After being sidelined through injury, Kurtley Beale is hopeful of playing from the start for Australia against New Zealand.
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Edwards takes on Blues consultancy role

Cardiff Blues have acquired the services of the vastly experienced Shaun Edwards, who is also the Wales defence coach.
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Genia joins Rebels after re-signing with ARU

Will Genia, 29, arrives at Melbourne Rebels on a two-year deal until 2019 after re-signing with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
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Prop-lems for Springboks with Malherbe set to miss Pumas clash

A neck injury looks set to force Frans Malherbe out of contention for South Africa's Rugby Championship opener with Argentina on Saturday.
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Barrett hails Lions wake-up call for All Blacks and brushes off kicking concerns

New Zealand drew with the British and Irish Lions, a result that Beauden Barrett believes was "just what we needed".
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Woodman scores EIGHT tries as Black Ferns thrash Hong Kong 121-0

New Zealand hammered Hong Kong at the Women's Rugby World Cup, with Portia Woodman responsible for eight of the Black Ferns' 19 tries.
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Coles out of Australia clash after suffering head injury setback

Dane Coles suffered another knock to the head in a New Zealand warm-up match on Friday and will not face Australia next weekend.
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Former RugbyWA chairman lashes out after quitting ARU board over Force axe

Geoff Stooke has left his role on the Australian Rugby Union board after the decision to remove Western Force from Super Rugby.
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Sonny Bill Williams eyes Bledisloe Cup clash after grassroots run-out

Sonny Bill Williams feels he put his "best foot forward" by playing in a grassroots game a week before the Bledisloe Cup opener.
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South African involvement in Pro14 'as significant as launch of Super Rugby'

SA Rugby chief Jurie Roux says the addition of the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings to Pro14 is as significant as the launch of Super Rugby.
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ARU CEO Pulver to step down following Super Rugby saga

Bill Pulver intends to step aside as the ARU's CEO as soon as a replacement is found. "I think we want a clean slate," he said.
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RugbyWA considers legal action to save Western Force

Western Force will not accept their removal from Super Rugby without a fight, RugbyWA having proposed legal action to save the franchise.
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ARU resolves to discontinue Western Force's Super Rugby licence

The Australian Rugby Union has resolved to discontinue Western Force's Super Rugby licence, the governing body has confirmed.
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Robshaw extends Harlequins deal

Harlequins have secured the services of England flanker Chris Robshaw until 2020 after agreeing terms on a new contract.
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