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COVID-19: France vs. Scotland to go ahead

France's Six Nations match against Scotland in Paris will go ahead on Sunday as planned after the hosts reported no further positive COVID-19 tests for a second consecutive day, organisers said on Wednesday.

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W.A. border stance forces Super Rugby AU tweak

Rugby Australia has been forced to tweak its Super Rugby AU draw in a bid to get the Rebels to Perth and then back home to Melbourne for a first game at AAMI Park in more than a year.

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Super Rugby Aotearoa: Can anyone end the Crusaders' dynasty?

Chasing an incredible fifth straight title, the Crusaders again start favourites for Super Rugby Aotearoa. The competition didn't disappoint last year and, further COVID breakouts aside, it again promises to be something special -- Liam Napier reports.

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France await 6N decision with 10 COVID cases

France's Six Nations game against Scotland this weekend hangs in wait following 10 positive coronavirus tests among players and staff, a decision is expected on Wednesday.

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Rugby AU hails 'overwhelming' broadcast response

Rugby Australia [RA] says the response to the debut broadcast of Super Rugby AU on Nine Gem and Stan Sport has been "overwhelming", the governing body lauding the increased ratings from the competition's opening night.

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3dSam Bruce

Takeaways from opening night of Super Rugby AU

Super Rugby AU began with a bang on Friday night as the Reds and Brumbies lived up to their preseason tip as competition front-runners. There was also the first red-card replacement, an impressive NSW No. 7 and some excellent broadcast analysis.

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COVID: Dupont, four others out of Scotland clash

France's star scrum-half Antoine Dupont and four other first-team players who tested positive for COVID-19 are out of the squad for next Sunday's Six Nations match against Scotland.

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All Blacks great Carter retires from pro rugby

Dan Carter played his last test for New Zealand in 2015 when he produced a man-of-the-match display to help the All Blacks to victory over Australia in the World Cup final.

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France to name new squad after positive tests

French players Antoine Dupont, Gabin Villiere and Mohamed Haouas have all returned positive COVID-19 tests ahead of their Six Nations clash against Scotland.

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Wales call up John to replace injured Lewis

Wales have called up prop WillGriff John after Dillon Lewis was ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations campaign.

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Ireland's Doris ruled out for 'foreseeable future'

Ireland's Caelan Doris is unlikely to return for the remainder of the Six Nations after coach Andy Farrell said the Leinster back-rower would be out for the "foreseeable future" because of concussion symptoms.

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Reds run riot over Waratahs in Super AU opener

Nine minutes of brilliance were all the Queensland Reds needed to spark the new-look Super Rugby AU season into life during a crushing 41-7 home win over the NSW Waratahs.

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6dSam Bruce

Would a Wallabies fly-half please stand up?

Super Rugby AU returns with a double-header as players from across the competition look to make an early Wallabies impression. There could be as many as four fly-half contenders, the stage set for one man to step up and make the position his own.

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New safety group demands action to fix 'broken' sport

A lobby group composed of players, officials, referees, coaches, medical experts and teachers has been formed to campaign for improved safety in the sport they describe as "broken."

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7dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby AU Top 10 players to watch

After a nice summer break, Super Rugby AU 2021 is finally here and there's plenty to be excited about for this year's rendition. With just three days until kick-off we look at the Top 10 players you need to keep an eye on this season.

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Ireland's Sexton, Murray to return for Italy game

Ireland coach Andy Farrell has said he expects captain Johnny Sexton and scrum-half Conor Murray to be available for their Six Nations trip to Rome to face Italy on Feb. 27.