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2hTom Hamilton

Hartley booted out of World Cup squad

Four-match suspension for head-butt too much of a risk for coach Stuart Lancaster as he removes him from 50-man training squad.

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Four-try Crusaders down Hurricanes

Bouncing back from a disappointing showing in Sydney last weekend, the Crusaders returned to their best form to shock the Super Rugby leaders with a four-try bonus point win.

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Fresh twist in Quade Cooper-Toulon saga

Tim Horan says Cooper iss eeking funds from both the national and state Unions to allow him to backflip on what is believed to be a letter of intent to join Toulon.

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Dallaglio: Itoje and Burgess can lay World Cup marker

The Aviva Premiership final will see two England hopefuls in a battle of the blindsides, with former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio backing both young stars to have an impact.

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Brumbies keep their playoff hopes alive

The Brumbies secured a tight six-point victory over the Bulls keeping their finals hopes alive as they move to the top of the Australian conference.

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Fiji unveil World Cup training squad

Extended squad will compete in Pacific Nations Cup and features a number of Aviva Premiership and Top 14 stars.

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Leo retires from Samoa national side

The former London Irish second-row previously claimed clubs were pressurising Pacific Islanders to quit international rugby.

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Saints confirm list of departures

Toulon-bound Samu Manoa and Salesi Ma'afu among 10 players leaving Franklin's Gardens this summer.

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2dTom Hamilton

The Barbarians: Wrestling with legacy

Coach Robbie Deans talks the Barbarians' legacy and finding the balancing act between expansive rugby and taking the points.

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Bath refuse to be intimidated by Saracens

Mike Ford insists his side "are going to go another way to try to beat Saracens. We are going to carry on playing the way we are playing."

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