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Reds edge Sharks to spare Cooper's blushes, Chiefs surprise Highlanders

Reds started a new era with a victory over Sharks despite an unconvincing display from Quade Cooper, while Highlanders went down to Chiefs.
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Te'o handed first England start, bench role for Vunipola

Ben Te'o, Danny Care, James Haskell and Jonny May come into the England starting line-up for a game they will be expected to win easily.
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Howley wants bigger impact from the bench in Scotland

Following criticism of his changes against England, Wales coach Rob Howley wants a bigger impact from the bench in Scotland.
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Sexton to start for Ireland against France

Ireland have been boosted by the return of Jonathan Sexton for their Six Nations clash with France.
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Ioane stars as Blues thump Rebels in Super Rugby opener

Blues were without a host of key men in the first Super Rugby game of the season, but showed they have strength in depth at AAMI Park.
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Barclay named captain as Scotland change five for Wales

Vern Cotter has made five changes to Scotland's line-up to face Wales in the Six Nations with John Barclay to captain the team.
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Noves makes three France changes

Having beaten Scotland last time out, France head to Ireland for a match they likely must win to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
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Farrell learning plenty from Wilkinson

Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson has been praised by England fly-half Owen Farrell.
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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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