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Cheika's Wallabies candidates are well off the pace

Israel Folau is one of the few certainties to make the Wallabies' XV, but a number of players need to step up their game, writes Greg Growden.

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Robshaw: Home World Cup is a bonus

England captain Chris Robshaw believes playing 'in front of 60 million people' this autumn gives England an advantage.

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Jones: Wales can't afford slow start at World Cup

Ryan Jones believes Wales must make a fast start this autumn if they are going to emerge from a tough World Cup pool ahead of England or Australia.

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Highlanders school Waratahs to reach final

Defending champions put to the sword by New Zealanders, who scored five tries on the way to booking their place into next week's grand final.

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South Africa name 36-man World Cup squad

Scrum-half Faf de Klerk is one of eight uncapped players in South Africa's World Cup training squad, as captain Jean de Villiers included in experienced 'conditioning squad'.

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Liam Williams sidelined for 10 weeks

Warren Gatland is optimistic versatile back will be fit for the Rugby World Cup despite setback.

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Du Plessis and Hayman added to World XV

Petrus Du Plessis and Carl Hayman are among the players added to the World XV squad to face South Africa at Newlands.

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Fourie ready to end Springboks exile

Outgoing Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has revealed Jaque Fourie is ready to play in the World Cup.

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Wasps bolster back row with Rieder

Rotherham Titans flanker Alex Rieder has become the 10th player to head to Coventry this summer.

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