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15hESPN Staff

England players given social media guidelines

The RFU has handed England's Rugby World Cup squad a 24-point social media guide in order to avoid embarrassing headlines this autumn.

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14hESPN Staff

Gatland casts doubt on Faletau move

Bath's attempts to sign Taulupe Faletau appear dead in the water as Wales coach Warren Gatland suggests he would not sanction move.

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11hESPN Staff

Lee's World Cup chances 'touch and go'

Warren Gatland has revealed that Samson Lee is recovering well from an Achilles injury but is not certain to be fit for the Rugby World Cup.

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Michael Hooper free to face All Blacks

Michael Hooper has been suspended for one week after he was found guilty of punching or striking Nicolas Sanchez in the Wallabies' Test against Argentina in Mendoza, but he is free to play for Australia against New Zealand in the first Bledisloe Cup Test.

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15hChris Wright

Zidane scores try in hybrid match vs. Toulon

Toulon staged another one of their bizarre rugby/football hybrid charity matches on Wednesday, with Zinedine Zidane scoring a try for the France '98 team.

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3dPA Sport

Vermeulen boost for Springboks

South Africa are confident of arriving at the World Cup with a clean bill of health despite being ravaged by injury during the Rugby Championship.

2dPA Sport

Rugby World Cup expected to sell out

The World Cup is on track to sell out with England Rugby 2015 chairman Andy Cosslett confident that by the time the tournament kicks off on September 18 every ticket will have been bought.

2dESPN Staff

Ford tips Burgess to take England chance

George Ford has hailed Sam Burgess' influence in the dressing room, believing the cross-code convert is more than capable of making a smooth switch into international rugby union.

3dESPN Staff

Toulon sign 39-year-old Bobo as cover

European champions turn to former Biarritz and Racing 92 wing in a bid to offset the loss of Bryan Habana and Drew Mitchell this autumn.

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4dESPN Staff

Cooper sorry for foul-mouthed tweet

Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper has apologised for an expletive-laden tweet he posted in the wake of his side's win in Argentina.

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Andrew Strawbridge leaves hospital

Andrew Strawbridge has been discharged from Waikato Hospital, less than three weeks after falling critically ill in Samoa while there for the historic All Blacks Test in Apia.

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7dGreg Growden

ARU chiefs offside in Ireland as well as France

Ruck'n Maul: The relationship between Australian and Irish rugby officials has deteriorated due to the contract wrangle involving Kane Douglas and his return home to play for Queensland Reds.

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