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'It's time for Wales' fringe players to show their worth'

Welsh legend Barry John has called on the likes of Gareth Anscombe and Ross Moriarty to prove their mettle ahead of World Cup warm-up against Ireland.

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2dESPN Staff

Bath a step closer to new stadium

Bath's ambitious plans to turn their Rec home into a 16,500-capacity stadium are back on after a court ruling in the club's favour.

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Douglas aims to crack World Cup squad

Kane Douglas has barely touched a ball since March but is backing himself in as he prepares to make a late bid to be included in the Wallabies' World Cup squad.

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Quade Cooper may yet be Toulon bound

The Queensland Reds playmaker is far from assured of his place in Australia's Rugby World Cup squad, writes Greg Growden.

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Michael Cheika makes three Wallabies changes

New Zealand-educated Toby Smith is in line to make his Test debut against the All Blacks after being named as one of three changes to the Wallabies squad for the first Bledisloe Cup Test.

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Zidane scores try in hybrid match vs. Toulon

Toulon staged another one of their bizarre rugby/football hybrid charity matches on Wednesday, with Zinedine Zidane scoring a try for the France '98 team.

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Pocock named Brett Robinson's Players' Player

David Pocock has been rewarded for his stellar return season with three awards at the Brumbies Awards night, including Brumbies' Players' Player award.

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Vermeulen boost for Springboks

South Africa are confident of arriving at the World Cup with a clean bill of health despite being ravaged by injury during the Rugby Championship.

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Rugby World Cup expected to sell out

The World Cup is on track to sell out with England Rugby 2015 chairman Andy Cosslett confident that by the time the tournament kicks off on September 18 every ticket will have been bought.

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5dESPN Staff

Ford tips Burgess to take England chance

George Ford has hailed Sam Burgess' influence in the dressing room, believing the cross-code convert is more than capable of making a smooth switch into international rugby union.

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6dESPN Staff

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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7dESPN Staff

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.

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