All Blacks still No.1 by a 'long way' - Cheika

Australia under no illusions about the challenge of beating New Zealand as coach Michael Cheika hails his side's rivals.

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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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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.

Springboks remain optimistic after defeat (0:55)
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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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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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Amor to lead Team GB men's sevens in Rio

Current England sevens coach and former captain will be assisted by Wales sevens coach Gareth Williams at Rio Olympic Games.

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Quins centre Turner-Hall forced to retire

Former England international has to quit due to injury after racking up over 150 appearances for Harlequins in 10 years at the club.

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Speight to play sevens in landmark ARU deal

Wallabies winger will juggle Super Rugby and Sevens commitments next year after signing a landmark three-year extension with the Australian Rugby Union.

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England set to host biggest Rugby World Cup

Increase in ticket capacity with more tickets to be sold - including for England Pool matches at Twickenham and further knockout matches.

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