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Has Dan Carter still got it at age 38?

Dan Carter's shock move to the Blues has added yet another level of intrigue to Super Rugby Aotearoa. But what should we expect from the All Blacks great five years after he last played in New Zealand?

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NZR 'optimistic' of 2020 tests against NH teams

New Zealand Rugby is "optimistic" about hosting northern hemisphere teams in an international schedule later in 2020 as the country edges closer to lifting social distancing restrictions.

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Eddie: NRL showed rugby what rule change achieves

A student of all sports, Eddie Jones recognised the improved quality of action in the NRL after it made one simple rule change. He says rugby now resembles the NFL and needs far more continuity.

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NZ to trial golden point, red card replacements

New Zealand's Super Rugby teams will be able to replace red-carded players and drawn matches may be decided by a golden-point tiebreaker when the country's domestic competition starts on June 13.


Australia want to host Rugby Championship "hub"

Rugby Australia is in talks with the government about allowing New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina's teams to enter the country and be based in a "hub" for a condensed Rugby Championship later in the year.

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Jaguares players encouraged to pursue overseas offers

Jaguares players have been encouraged to take deals overseas amid an uncertain outlook for Super Rugby due to the coronavirus pandemic, centre Jeronimo de la Fuente has confirmed.

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Rugby Australia confirms savage job cuts at HQ

Rugby Australia has continued the difficult task of reducing costs across the business by confirming the departures of 47 fulltime staff, and a further 30 freelance contractors, on Monday afternoon.

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Major League Rugby names new LA franchise

Major League Rugby will welcome a new franchise from 2021 with the LA Giltinis confirmed as one of two expansion teams for next season.

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Philip torn between Wallabies hopes, overseas offers

A sudden shortage of locks in Australian rugby has opened the door for Matt Philip to reclaim his Wallabies jersey but the Melbourne Rebels forward says the uncertainties wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have left him with a difficult choice.

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NZ women's competition given go ahead for August

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) confirmed on Friday the women's national provincial championship would begin in August, ending concerns it might be cancelled because of COVID-19 cost cutting.

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What's the point of World Rugby's 'optional' law trials?

World Rugby continues to baffle as an organisation. By making a series of law trials "optional" for national Unions they are virtually committing to no longer-term change for the game -- and Australian rugby will suffer even more as a result.

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World Rugby approves law trials to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission

World Rugby's Executive Committee has approved 10 optional law trials for member nations to implement to minimise the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus through player contact, the global governing body said on Thursday.

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World Rugby rubbishes Test tournament proposal

World Rugby has rejected a proposal for an unofficial World Cup event next year aimed at boosting the game's finances after the coronavirus stoppage.

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Force back as part of Super Rugby AU

Western Force has officially signed on to join the four Australian Super Rugby teams in an Australia-based competition to be known as Super Rugby AU.