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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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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.


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.

2dESPN staff

Super Rugby Preview finals team news, tips

Super Rugby's regular season is done an dusted, paving the way for the opening round of the playoffs -- the quarterfinals. Stay across all the latest team news, odds and tips here!

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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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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.

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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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PRO12 considering expansion into USA

The Guinness PRO12 are considering adding a new United States-based franchise to the league.

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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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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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6dESPN Staff

Nakarawa makes the Fiji squad for Rio

Racing 92-bound Leone Nakarawa has made the Fiji squad for Rio 2016 after Ben Ryan confirmed the 13-man party that will head to the Olympic Games as favourites to lift the Sevens crown.

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No Habana in Blitzbokke squad for Rio

Bryan Habana has suffered the same fate as Liam Messam with the Springboks flyer joining the New Zealander in missing a ticket to the Rio Olympic Games.

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Highlanders go above Chiefs

The Highlanders have finished the Super Rugby regular season in second place in the New Zealand conference after a pulsating 25-15 win over previous leaders the Chiefs.

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Blues outlast Waratahs in Auckland

The Blues have finished the year with back-to-back wins over Australian franchises following a 34-28 victory over the Waratahs at Eden Park.

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McMahon stars as Rebels down Reds

Two tries from Sean McMahon helped Melbourne Rebels to a consolation Super Rugby victory over Queensland Reds on Friday night.

USA Women's Rugby ready for Olympic return (2:38)
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10dPA Sport

Waldrom, Williams pen new Exeter deals

Aviva Premiership club Exeter have announced contract extensions for number eight Thomas Waldrom and prop Harry Williams until 2018.


No change to Super Rugby finals despite criticism

SANZAAR has ruled out any changes to this year's Super Rugby finals format despite the likelihood that dominant New Zealand teams will be forced to travel for quarterfinals against opposition sid

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Ben Alexander re-signs with Brumbies

Ben Alexander looks set to become the Brumbies' most-capped player after signing a one-year extension with the Super Rugby club.

Jones, pictured with England's James Haskell, coached the Wallabies from 2001 to 2005. The Aussie started coaching England in 2015.
11dRupert Guinness

Jones: Returning Wallabies vets just short-term

There's no denying that Australia's player depth isn't quite up to par. But former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones says there are a few factors that should help the team develop.

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11dPA Sport

Newcastle suffer Nili Latu injury blow

Newcastle have suffered a major blow ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season with Tonga captain Nili Latu being ruled out, probably until December.

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8dESPN staff

Jarryd Hayne's Olympic dream over

Jarryd Hayne will not be fulfilling his Olympic dream. The former NFL and NRL player was cut from Fiji's Rugby Sevens squad last Friday following a meeting with coach Ben Ryan.

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