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Scarlets coach Jones to miss Wales tour

With Scarlets having reached the Pro12 semi-finals, backs coach Stephen Jones has sidelined his Wales commitments.
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Blues brothers down struggling Cheetahs

Cheetahs slipped to an eight successive Super Rugby defeat as the Ioane brother inspired Blues to a comprehensive victory.
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Outgoing Storm star Cronk rules out rugby union switch

Cooper Cronk, 33, is unsure where he will be playing in 2018 but it will not be in Super Rugby.
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Toulon snap up former All Black McAlister from Toulouse

With Matt Giteau departing for Japan at the end of the season, Toulon have drafted in Luke McAlister as his replacement.
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Strettle bemoans lack of patience with England's flair players

There has been too much chopping and changing in the England set-up rather than backing talented players, David Strettle says.
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Stade coach Quesada wary of Gloucester threat

Stade Francais have never won a European trophy, and Gloucester will be hoping to extend that unhappy record in Friday's decider.
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All Blacks skipper Read 'touch and go' for Samoa clash

Kieran Read underwent surgery after breaking his thumb in Crusaders' win over Cheetahs, leaving him battling to regain fitness.
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Waratahs reject Cronk code-switch claims

Signing rugby league star Cooper Cronk is not a priority for Super Rugby's Waratahs, according to chief executive Andrew Hore.
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Cheika backs Waratahs-linked Cronk for code-crossing success

Cooper Cronk will leave Melbourne Storm at the end of the NRL season and Michael Cheika thinks a switch to rugby union would be a success.
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Cheika's Wallabies will take nothing for granted in Japan

Michael Cheika was not interested in suggestions Australia have a simple route into the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
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Wilkinson: Tough pool can help England's World Cup chances

Being drawn with Argentina and France at the 2019 Rugby World Cup could be a blessing in disguise for England, according to Jonny Wilkinson.
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Nobody is going to die - Jones laughs off 'group of death' label

England's head coach Eddie Jones thinks having a "good group" can benefit his side in the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup.
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World Rugby increases residency period for Test eligibility

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont says changes to residency rules were "important and necessary" for international rugby.
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All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes drawing Springboks at Rugby World Cup

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen expects South Africa and Italy to provide stern tests, but was "okay" with the draw for the Rugby World Cup.
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All Blacks to face Springboks in 2019 World Cup

South Africa will have the huge challenge of taking on the All Blacks in the World Cup in Japan.
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South Africa back in the running for 2023 Rugby World Cup

After a ban on hosting sports events was lifted, South Africa is back on course to deliver its 2023 Rugby World Cup bid.
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Roberts handed armband as Wales call up 13 new faces for June Tests

Wales have included 13 uncapped players in their squad for two June Tests, with Jamie Roberts chosen as captain for the tour.
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Henshaw ready for a 'bit of niggle' with physical New Zealand

New Zealand are sure to pose a physical challenge for the British and Irish Lions, and Robbie Henshaw cannot wait for the test.
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Lions boss Gatland would welcome call from disgruntled Brown

Mike Brown felt he had done enough to be included in the Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand.
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Gatland defends Lions meet-up after Saracens criticism

Saracens' Mark McCall says it is "unbelievable" that the likes of Owen Farrell and the Vunipola brothers reported for Lions duty on Monday.
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