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Hames handed first All Blacks start

Joe Moody's shoulder injury has given Kane Hames the opportunity to start his first Test for New Zealand.
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Northampton sign Brussow to make up for Picamoles exit

Northampton Saints have signed Springbok flanker Heinrich Brussow from Japanese side Docomo Red Hurricanes.
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Wallabies star Folau sparks Twitter storm after refusing to support gay marriage

Australia star Israel Folau's refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.
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Wallabies centre Kuridrani re-signs with Brumbies

Despite offers from abroad, Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani recommitted to the Brumbies and the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
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Warburton to miss November Internationals in four-month injury absence

Sam Warburton has been ruled out of Wales' November Internationals and is already facing a fight to be fit for the start of the Six Nations.
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Lambie agrees Racing move after SARU release

Racing 92 have announced the signing of Patrick Lambie, who was released from his dual contract by South Africa and Sharks.
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Springboks dealt Kriel blow ahead of crunch All Blacks contest

Jaco Kriel injured his shoulder against Australia and is unavailable for South Africa's Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand.
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Pro14 chief forecasts inevitable US expansion

Pro14's chief executive Martin Anayi says further expansion to include a team from the United States is inevitable.
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Back surgery rules Clermont captain Chouly out of France's November Tests

France will be unable without Damien Chouly when they face New Zealand, South Africa and Japan with the number eight out for three months.
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Retallick braced for angry Springboks

New Zealand may be favourites, but Brodie Retallick knows they will not get an easy ride against South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
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Harlequins' Catrakilis avoids surgery despite fractured bone in throat

Demetri Catrakilis suffered a fracture to a bone in his throat during Harlequins' win over Gloucester but will not need surgery.
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Toulon battle from 10 points down to beat Toulouse, Pau off the mark

Toulouse surged into a 10-point lead against Toulon but ended up having to settle for a losing bonus point at Stade Mayol.
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Wasps leave it late to seal Premiership win over Worcester

Tries from Willie Le Roux and Josh Bassett gave Wasps a flattering Premiership victory over Worcester Warriors.
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Aaron Smith to be recalled for All Blacks-Springboks Test

The higher tempo with Aaron Smith at scrum-half has convinced Steve Hansen to restore him to New Zealand's XV to face South Africa.
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Champions Clermont humbled at La Rochelle

Champions Clermont Auvergne fell to a second defeat of the Top 14 season, thrashed 51-20 by last season's table-toppers La Rochelle.
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Munster maintain perfect record as South African sides lose again

Southern Kings and Cheetahs are yet to get on the board in Pro14, the latter taught a lesson in set-piece strength by Munster.
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Rokoduguni late show sees Bath stun Saracens

Semesa Rokoduguni was the hero for Bath as they left it late to beat Saracens 31-21 in the Premiership.
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Cheika rues Wallabies' 'basic set-piece errors'

Australia should have shown more nous to see out their Rugby Championship contest with South Africa, says Michael Cheika.
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Coetzee wants repeat of Wallabies 'dog fight' against All Blacks

The Springboks ground out an impressive 23-23 draw in Australia and Allister Coetzee wants more of the same against the All Blacks.
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South Africa's Rugby Championship hopes dealt a blow in pulsating Australia draw

A pulsating Perth contest ended all square at 23-23 between Australia and South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
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