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17hTom Hamilton

The Champions Cup: A step in the right direction?

Monday Maul looks back at the Champions Cup, assessing whether it is better than its predecessor, and also takes in the Championship play-offs.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau could quit if concussed again

Polota-Nau, who has a history of concussions, was forced off after copping a head knock in the opening of the Waratahs' Super Rugby win over the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday night.

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Reds hopeful Quade Cooper will stay

It has been nearly two weeks since the big-spending French club prematurely announced they had secured Cooper's services but the Wallabies five-eighth is still to decide where his future lies.

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CJ Stander favouring Ireland over Springboks

Stander will qualify for Ireland on November 1 and is keen to pursue his international aspirations with Joe Schmidt's side rather than his native South Africa.

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Kaino and Piutau miss remainder of Blues campaign

Kaino has sustained a compound fracture to the ring finger of his left hand sidelining him for eight weeks while Piutau has sustained a grade two medial cruciate tear that sees him out for six weeks.

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Hayman adamant Toulon can defend title

Toulon hero says it will continue to get harder for champions to defend title but says team can continue their dominance.

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Cheetahs upset title-chasing Stormers

Cheetahs dent Super Rugby title hopes of fellow South Africans the Stormers with a gutsy 25-17 triumph in Bloemfontein.

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Barrett injured as Hurricanes edge Crusaders

The Hurricanes have taken another step towards the New Zealand conference title in Super Rugby with a thrilling six-point victory over local rivals, the Crusaders, in Wellington.

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Ioane stars as Blues record second win

Rookie winger Melani Nanai grabbed two tries as the Blues beat Western Force 41-24 in Auckland in a clash between two Super Rugby strugglers.

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Leinster bring back Isa Nacewa

Former Leinster hero will return to the province in time for the start of next season.

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4dBrett McKay

The ongoing rugby education of Laurie Fisher

With his side amid preparations to take on Edinburgh in the European Challenge Cup final at The Stoop in London on Friday night, ESPN spoke to him this week to find out if he's experienced any massive differences having crossed the north-south divide.

4dMartin Gillingham

Clermont: Toulon's polar opposite

Martin Gillingham on the remarkable story of Clermont and why they pride themselves on being everything Toulon aren't.

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