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15hTom Hamilton

RFU signs £200m deal with Premiership Rugby

The new heads of agreement deal sees EPS squad expanded to 45 players, more rest periods brought in and additional training camps.

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Hansen extends All Blacks contract

World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has extended his contract with New Zealand Rugby until 2019 with the temptation of further All Blacks domination.

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3dTom Hamilton

Wasps sign ex-Bath centre Eastmond

Six-cap inside centre Kyle Eastmond joins Wasps after leaving Bath at the end of last season.

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Perenara, Barrett make Super Rugby fun

Super Rugby has the semifinals it deserves despite a ridiculous draw, with the Hurricanes, Lions, Highlanders and Chiefs in the final four.

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4dTom Hamilton

Sonny Bill Williams: The reluctant superstar

All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams opens up on his life, his hero and how he feels about the Rio Olympics.

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Injury mars Hurricanes quarter-final win

The Hurricanes put on a show in a rugby masterclass, blowing the Sharks away as they earned a record-breaking play-off win, scoring six-tries-to-none in a 41-0 victory in Wellington.

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5dSteven Lynch

Ask Steven: Aussie cap record

For how long did Peter Johnson hold the Australian cap record? Steven tells us everything.

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4dAAP

'We should be in the semifinals' - Larkham

A bitter Stephen Larkham believes his Brumbies should be in the Super Rugby semifinals, despite losing 15-9 to the Highlanders.

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Highlanders knock Brumbies out of finals

Australia will be without a team in the Super Rugby semi-finals for the first time in four years, with the Brumbies beaten 15-9 by the Highlanders in the opening quarter-final.

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4dESPN staff

Super Rugby Preview finals team news, tips

Super Rugby's regular season is done an dusted, paving the way for the opening round of the playoffs -- the quarterfinals. Stay across all the latest team news, odds and tips here!

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Barritt announced as Saracens captain

Saracens have given Brad Barritt permanent captaincy after filling in for Alistair Hargreaves for most of last season.

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6dTom Hamilton

Mitchell to captain Team GB Sevens

Tom Mitchell will captain Team GB's men's Sevens side at the Rio Olympics with Scotland's Mark Bennett the only 15s international to make the cut.

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James Haskell undergoes toe surgery

England international James Haskell has undergone surgery to rectify an injury that could sideline him for six months.

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7dESPN Staff

PRO12 considering expansion into USA

The Guinness PRO12 are considering adding a new United States-based franchise to the league.

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Leicester appoint Tom Youngs as captain

Aviva Premiership club Leicester have announced the appointment of England international hooker Tom Youngs as club captain for next season.

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Ollie Phillips relishing rugby at Rio

Ahead of the Team GB squad announcements, Former England captain Ollie Phillips has expressed his delight at seeing rugby in the Olympic Games.

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8dESPN Staff

Nakarawa makes the Fiji squad for Rio

Racing 92-bound Leone Nakarawa has made the Fiji squad for Rio 2016 after Ben Ryan confirmed the 13-man party that will head to the Olympic Games as favourites to lift the Sevens crown.

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No Habana in Blitzbokke squad for Rio

Bryan Habana has suffered the same fate as Liam Messam with the Springboks flyer joining the New Zealander in missing a ticket to the Rio Olympic Games.

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Highlanders go above Chiefs

The Highlanders have finished the Super Rugby regular season in second place in the New Zealand conference after a pulsating 25-15 win over previous leaders the Chiefs.

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Blues outlast Waratahs in Auckland

The Blues have finished the year with back-to-back wins over Australian franchises following a 34-28 victory over the Waratahs at Eden Park.

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McMahon stars as Rebels down Reds

Two tries from Sean McMahon helped Melbourne Rebels to a consolation Super Rugby victory over Queensland Reds on Friday night.

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