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France thrash Ireland to set up 6N final vs. England

France put on a blistering display as they thrashed Ireland 56-15 in Dublin to win Pool B of the Women's Six Nations to set up a final clash with fierce rivals England next weekend.

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Cowboys grab back-to-back wins (01:30)
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Rebels fall just short against Brumbies (01:29)
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Tuivasa-Sheck leads the Warriors to victory in his 100th match (01:30)
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Eels storm home in second-half to smash Raiders (01:30)
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Force steal it at the death with penalty vs. New South Wales (01:30)
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Souths defeat Tigers in chaotic golden point finish (01:30)
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Chiefs win thriller vs. Crusaders in Hamilton (01:30)
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Force beat NSW in after-siren thriller

The Western Force's finals hopes are still alive after Argentinian flyhalf Domingo Miotti nailed a penalty after the final siren to lift his side to a 31-30 victory over the NSW Waratahs.

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McKenzie kicks Chiefs to late win over Crusaders

Damian McKenzie kicked the winning penalty for the second week running as the Waikato Chiefs kept their final hopes alive with a 26-25 Super Rugby Aotearoa victory over the Canterbury Crusaders.

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Roosters confirm interest in All Black

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has confirmed the side are in talks to bring All Blacks star TJ Perenara to the NRL club to help solve their injury crisis.

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Lions, Wales legend John Dawes dies at 80

Former Wales and British & Irish Lions legend John Dawes has died at the age of 80 after a period of ill health, it was announced on Friday.

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Highlanders keep alive title hopes with 35-29 win over Blues

The Otago Highlanders held on for a 35-29 win over the Auckland Blues in Dunedin on Friday to keep alive their Super Rugby Aotearoa title hopes after the visitors finished with 14 men because of a late red card.

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Baxter accuses Gatland of being 'disingenuous'

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter has said the British & Irish Lions coaching staff, which is led by Warren Gatland, are being "disingenuous" as a row over the release of Premiership players continues.

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SR Aotearoa season 'coming home to roost' as injuries mount

Jack Goodue and Joe Moody are the latest frontline All Blacks to suffer serious injuries as veteran scrum-half Aaron Smith says the Super Rugby Aotearoa season has "come home to roost" as more and more players are cut down.

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Valetini targets 'repeat efforts' in quest for Test start

Brumbies back-rower Rob Valetini says he models his game on late All Blacks great Jerry Collins and former France enforcer Sebastien Chabal as he pushes hard to win the Wallabies No. 6 jersey when Australia faces France later this year.

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Valetini has taken his game up a gear in 2021 (02:26)
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'Make a statement': Rennie's message to Wallabies hopefuls

The Wallabies wrapped up a three-day camp on Tuesday, the 40 players in attendance each getting a indication of where they are for Test selection. But that doesn't mean the door is closed on those who didn't make the trip to Sydney, Sam Bruce reports.

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Townsend named in Gatland's Lions staff

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has confirmed his backroom staff for the tour of South Africa with Gregor Townsend, Robin McBryde, Steve Tandy and Neil Jenkins all named.

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SA Rugby lobbying hard for Lions crowds

South Africa's economy is set to lose 6.6 billion rand ($(US)453 million) if this year's British & Irish Lions tour goes ahead without fans, as SA Rugby admits it will "do anything" to get some supporters into stadia.