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Samoa v All Blacks offers hope for the rugby soul

9hDan Leo, former Samoa international

Samoa v All Blacks offers hope for the rugby soul

The most overdue match in rugby history takes place in Apia with the Samoan public likely to support both sides like a proud mother would two sons playing each other, writes Dan Leo.

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Gloucester open to games in United States

Chief executive Stephen Vaughan admits that it would profitable for Irish to exploit the prestige of playing in a US market.

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Visser eager to leave Six Nations debacle behind

New Harlequins signing advocates forgetting the debacle in February and believes improving their physical fitness will aid Scottish World Cup chances.

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EPCR will not launch action against Blake

European Professional Club Rugby have confirmed they will not take any further disciplinary action against former Leicester coach Phil Blake.

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O'Connor to work on speed - Cheika

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hopes James O'Connor emerges from a special fitness program at his fleet-footed best in time to push for a spot in Tests against the All Blacks in August.

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Competition to heat up at Wallabies camp

Michael Cheika has finally showed his hand as he chose his 40 players in an extended Rugby Championship squad this week - putting the Wallabies as firm contenders to win the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Andre Watson sacked as SARU referees boss

South African Rugby Union commenced an investigation after a number of complaints were filed against the former leading Test referee.

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Owens wants to see Wales in World Cup final

Rugby World Cup referee Nigel Owens would not mind missing out on the final if it meant Warren Gatland's side were there instead.

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Rugby better off without Karmichael Hunt

Officials can pat themselves on the back for retaining Israel Folau; but they should also slap themselves across the face for their handling of the Karmichael Hunt saga, Greg Growden writes.

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Kristian Phillips returns to Ospreys

Former Ospreys youth signs a one-year deal in anticipation of boosting the depth of the region's back three.

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Stalwart Buxton to leave Gloucester

Former club captain departs the West Country side after a standout career as both a player and a manager.

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