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Six-week ban for Sale boss Diamond

Steve Diamond will have half of a six-week ban suspended after the Sale Sharks director of rugby admitted verbal abuse of a match official.
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Joseph left out of England squad

Eddie Jones has dropped Jonathan Joseph from the England squad preparing to take on Italy in the Six Nations.
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Super Rugby 2017: Get up to speed ahead of the big kick-off

The Super Rugby season begins this week, so find out what to look out for in the campaign ahead.
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Laidlaw a massive loss for Scotland - Webb

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb said Scotland will miss Greig Laidlaw "as a leader and as a kicker" ahead of Saturday's clash at Murrayfield.
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Gatland plans nightly choir practice for Lions squad

The British and Irish Lions will need to be on song if they are to impress in New Zealand.
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Allan and Campagnaro handed Italy starts at Twickenham

Conor O'Shea has reacted to Italy's humiliating 63-10 thrashing by Ireland by making four changes to the side to face England.
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It is a closed competition - Six Nations chief dashes Georgia's hopes

It seems unlikely that Georgia will feature in the Six Nations - or any amended version of the competition - in the near future.
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North returns for Wales, Charteris back on bench

There were no surprises as Wales named their team to face Scotland, with the fit-again George North included in an otherwise unchanged side.
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O'Driscoll wary of 'bullish' Wales

The legendary Brian O'Driscoll warned Ireland cannot afford to think about facing England with France and Wales to come before then.
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North set for Wales return

George North came through training on Tuesday and is expected to be back in the Wales starting line-up against Scotland at Murrayfield.
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Solomona deserves Lions place - Healey

He may only be five games into his rugby union career, but Austin Healey says Denny Solomona's explosive impact deserves Lions recognition.
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Wallabies star Haylett-Petty re-signs with ARU

After a breakout 2016, Wallabies star Dane Haylett-Petty re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
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France lose Bastareaud and Chouly for Ireland clash

Mathieu Bastareaud and Damien Chouly will not travel with the France squad to take on Ireland in Dublin after sustaining injuries.
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Fit-again Mako Vunipola set to face Italy

After making his Saracens comeback on Friday, Mako Vunipola is now poised to return to the international scene this weekend.
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England no closer to All Blacks - Betsen

England have reeled off a record 16 consecutive wins, but Serge Betsen expects that run to come to an end during the Six Nations.
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Sexton and Kearney poised to face France

Jonathan Sexton could make his Ireland return this weekend, while Rob Kearney also appears to be winning his battle to be fit.
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Keane to replace Lam at Connacht

Chiefs assistant head coach Kieran Keane has agreed a three-year contract to succeed Pat Lam as Connacht head coach.
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Billy Vunipola expects to miss Six Nations finale

England appear unlikely to welcome back Billy Vunipola during the Six Nations. "I probably won't make the Ireland game," said the forward.
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Cockerill to become Edinburgh head coach

Edinburgh will be coached by former Leicester boss Richard Cockerill from the 2017-18 season. The Englishman has signed a two-year contract.
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Solomona weeks away from England eligibility - Diamond

England could call on in-form Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona in the next "three to four weeks", according to Steve Diamond.
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