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17hTom Hamilton

'I thought it was the Hogwarts of rugby'

The Bath No.8 on struggles in France, Harry Potter and getting goose bumps at the Rec.

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5hPA Sport

Hala'ufia hit with five-week ban

London Welsh No.8 Chris Hala'ufia has been suspended for five weeks after pleading guilty to striking an opponent.

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15hESPN Staff

Lancaster must resist picking France-based players

With England coach facing pressure to consider Toulon's Steffon Armitage and Clermont's Nick Abendanon for selection, Richard Cockerill warns it would be "hugely damaging" to the domestic game.

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1dESPN Staff

World Rugby to review residency rules

CEO Brett Gosper: "I think there is a feeling that there has to be some steps taken to ensure that the profile of the national team has that integrity."

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2d

Tatafu Polota-Nau could quit if concussed again

Polota-Nau, who has a history of concussions, was forced off after copping a head knock in the opening of the Waratahs' Super Rugby win over the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday night.

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3dESPN Staff

CJ Stander favouring Ireland over Springboks

Stander will qualify for Ireland on November 1 and is keen to pursue his international aspirations with Joe Schmidt's side rather than his native South Africa.

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3dPA Sport

Hayman adamant Toulon can defend title

Toulon hero says it will continue to get harder for champions to defend title but says team can continue their dominance.

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