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Eels batter weary Broncos as the NRL returns (01:30)
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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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Sharks disappointed over timing of Xerri's failed drug test (00:30)
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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.

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England's Kruis to play in Japan next season

England lock George Kruis and Welsh centre Hadleigh Parkes will play in Japan for the Panasonic Wild Knights next season, the Top League club said on Monday.

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Wright: Released Reds trio still our mates (00:54)
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I should have left sooner: Cheika

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has said he should have quit the job in early 2019 after Rugby Australia (RA) brought in Scott Johnson as director of rugby and introduced a three-man selection panel.

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Rugby Australia slams door on Reds trio

The door back to Australian rugby has been slammed shut on Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings after Rugby Australia and the Reds terminated their contracts on Saturday morning.

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Reds trio terminate RA contracts

Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas have terminated their contracts with Rugby Australia and Queensland Rugby Union days after they were sensationally stood down by the QRU.

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Sunwolves unlikely for Aussie comp - Rebels CEO

Japan's Sunwolves are unlikely to take part in Australia's stand-in domestic competition with the country's four Super Rugby teams and Western Force because of logistical problems, the CEO of the Melbourne Rebels says.

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Premiership clubs unable to train for 2 more weeks

Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs will be unable to resume training for at least another two weeks, according to the Professional Game Board Chair Chris Booy.

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Kolbe prefers Lions SA tour over Olympics

Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has said he would rather play against the British & Irish Lions next year and forego the chance to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

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NRL CEO confident of settling referees' concerns before restart (01:07)
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Waratahs coach Rob Penney's COVID-19 ordeal

New South Wales Waratahs coach Rob Penney almost did not make it back to Australia last Sunday but has now got used to coaching a group of "sausages" while being confined to quarantine.

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How the NRFL plans to take rugby to mainstream America

The latest attempt to bring the sport of rugby union to the American masses certainly isn't short on ambition. Those behind it are determined to create the "IPL of rugby" by tapping in to the nation's love for contact-tackle sports.

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Warrick Gelant signs for Stormers from Bulls

The South Africa international has been been signed to fill the gap left by another Springboks fullback, Dillyn Leyds, who has moved from Cape Town to La Rochelle in France.

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Round Table: How will Brad Thorn respond to wayward Reds?

Given what he was building at Ballymore, how will Brad Thorn react to the dissenting Reds trio? And should the Sunwolves be involved in Australia's planned domestic Super Rugby tournament? Welcome to the Round Table.