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Gutsy Toulon battle past Castres to make Top 14 semis

Toulon were staring defeat in the face against Castres, but came on strong in the closing quarter to reach the Top 14 semi-finals.
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Super Scarlets make history with 14 men to reach Pro12 final

Despite being reduced to 14 in the first half, Scarlets held firm to end Leinster's Pro12 title hopes and make the final for the first time.
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Stormers rally to see off Blues

Blues' Super Rugby campaign suffered a major setback as they gave up the lead to lose away to Stormers in Cape Town.
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Parisse steers Stade into Champions Cup play-off final

Cardiff Blues could not halt a Stade Francais side powered by Sergio Parisse from reaching the Champions Cup play-off final.
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Furious Rebels reiterate defiant position over Super Rugby cull

With no decision forthcoming, Melbourne Rebels have again slammed the ARU over its plans to possibly cut them from Super Rugby.
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All-conquering Crusaders beat Chiefs to maintain perfect record

Richie Mo'unga scored 16 points from the tee as Crusaders made it 12 Super Rugby wins out of 12 in Fiji.
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Smith to step down as All Blacks assistant

Steve Hansen said Wayne Smith has left "an everlasting legacy which is all one can expect of an All Black man."
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Best reveals Ireland's blueprint for beating the All Blacks

Ireland are in exclusive company as a team to have toppled New Zealand recently, meaning Rory Best has tips to share with his fellow Lions.
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Saracens and Scotland without Maitland following ankle surgery

Saracens must make do without Sean Maitland in the Premiership finals, while Scotland will also miss the services of the wing.
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Laidlaw hitting right notes as Lions tune up for All Blacks

Greig Laidlaw has been the one hitting the right notes for the British and Irish Lions as they bond ahead of their tour of New Zealand.
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Zebre and Treviso face Champions Cup wilderness after rule changes

There will no longer be a guaranteed place in the European Champions Cup for one of the Pro12's Italian teams from the end of next season.
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All Blacks to play 2018 Test in Japan

Japan will play host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will entertain the reigning champions a year prior in a November 3 Test.
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France must be at 300 per cent to win 2019 World Cup - Michalak

France will face England and Argentina in their pool in Japan, but Frederic Michalak believes such a tough draw is a positive.
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Schmidt picks eight uncapped players for Ireland's USA tour

With the British and Irish Lions touring to New Zealand, Ireland's squad for the visit to America has a fresh look to it.
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Six Nations fixtures revealed for 2018 and 2019

The fixtures for the next two Six Nations tournaments were announced on Tuesday.
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Saracens the team to beat for aspiring champions – Baxter

Exeter Chiefs take on reigning European and Premiership champions Saracens in the play-offs on Saturday.
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Lions must be 'immaculate', says Rowntree

A tough test awaits the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand, where the last tour ended in a 3-0 thrashing.
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Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure

The British and Irish Lions were whitewashed on their last trip to New Zealand, but a tighter series is anticipated this year.
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Vahaamahina ruled out of Top 14 play-offs

Sebastien Vahaamahina suffered a fractured tibia during Clermont Auvergne's Champions Cup final defeat to Saracens.
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New deals for All Blacks Lienert-Brown and Harris

Anton Lienert-Brown and Nathan Harris have signed contracts until 2020 and 2019 respectively.
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