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7mTom Hamilton

New deal prevents Underhill call up

The RFU's new Heads of Agreement deal with Premiership Rugby is generally good news for Eddie Jones' mission to turn England into the most dominant side in the world.

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RFU reluctant to shift Six Nations to April

Hopes of establishing a more globally-aligned season have receded after the Rugby Football Union indicated it would be unwilling to move the RBS 6 Nations or autumn schedule.


Reds close in on Cooper after Stiles appointment

Queensland Reds are poised to complete the signing of returning Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper after locking in Nick Stiles as their new head coach.

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Nick Stiles named Reds coach for 2017

Former Wallabies prop Nick Stiles has been given the nod to coach the embattled Queensland Reds over outgoing Crusaders boss Todd Blackadder and current interim coach Matt O'Connor.

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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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Sam Bruce

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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5dTom 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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Rampant Chiefs run riot over Stormers

A first-half blitz from two-time champions the Chiefs saw them cruise to a dominant 60-21 win over the Stormers in the Super Rugby quarterfinals.

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6dSteven 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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'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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5dPA Sport

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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7dTom 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.

7dPA Sport

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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8dESPN 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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8dPA Sport

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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8dPA Sport

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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