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All Blacks record biggest ever margin of victory over the Wallabies (01:30)
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Australia's RWC bid picks up more gov. funding

Australia's bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup got a boost on Saturday with an additional A$8.8 million ($6.27 million) in funding from the federal government as part of its wider efforts for post-coronavirus economic recovery.

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Jones: Barbarians made rugby a 'laughing stock'

The cancellation of England's game against the Barbarians because of coronavirus protocol breaches made rugby a laughing stock, England coach Eddie Jones said on Thursday.

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Hooper: Debutants have chance on biggest stage (00:36)
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Rennie has Wallabies singing from the same song sheet

After the tumultuous 2019 season, the Wallabies were always going to need to undertake a significant rebuild, but it was their team culture that really needed fixing, enter Dave Rennie..

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Scotland have Russell back for Wales test

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has been restored to the starting lineup alongside captain Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray as coach Gregor Townsend named his side to take on Wales in the final round of the Six Nations on Saturday.

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Iconic Wales winger JJ Williams, 72, has died

JJ Williams, one of Wales' and the British and Irish Lions' greatest ever wingers, has died at the age of 72. His former club, Bridgend Ravens, confirmed the news on Thursday but did not reveal a cause of death.

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Record-breaker Jones to lead Wales vs. Scotland

Alun Wyn Jones will become the most capped player in test history when he leads a much-changed Wales in their Six Nations finale against Scotland on Saturday.


Fickou shifts to the wing as France seek 6N title

Gael Fickou will be shifted from centre to the wing to make up for the absence of the injured Teddy Thomas as France look to win the Six Nations for the first time in 10 years when they take on Ireland on Saturday.

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Six Nations: Hill to make England debut vs. Italy

Exeter's Jonny Hill will make his England debut against Italy on Saturday after coach Eddie Jones named him as lock partner to Maro Itoje for the game in Rome where the Six Nations title is at stake.

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All Blacks make three changes for Sydney Bledilsoe

The All Blacks have made three changes to their starting 15, with Hoskins Sotutu making his first start while Joe Moody has been forced from the side as he goes through HIA protocols.

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O'Connor ruled out, Lolesio, Simone to make Wallabies debuts

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has been forced to make several changes to his starting fifteen with James O'Connor and Matt Toomua replaced by debutants Noah Lolesio and Irae Simone for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash.

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A Bledisloe breakthrough the hope for rugby's lapsed believers

The faith of passionate Wallabies fans across the country has been tested over the last decade, especially those outside the cliched "Ra-Ra" community, but Bledisloe I may have reignited hope in lapsed believers.

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Gatland: Eng-based players to miss SA Tour

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has warned players who miss the team's warm-up fixture against Japan on June 26 that they will be at a disadvantage when he makes his final selection for the tour of world champions South Africa.

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Ireland's Healy to earn 100th cap in 6N decider

Ireland can mark Healy's milestone with a bonus-point victory that would ensure they win the Six Nations crown at the expense of second-placed England.

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SA Rugby investigating death of rugby player from Border

SA Rugby is investigating a breach of COVID-19 regulations during which a young rugby player from a club in Border tragically passed away after picking up a serious injury during a tournament match.

4dSam Bruce

Bledisloe foes unite behind Pasifika rugby push

They will be combatants on Saturday night in Sydney but All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu and Wallabies prop Scott Sio are united in their push to further the prospects of Pasifika rugby.

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Wallabies assistant questions All Blacks' improvement

Wallabies attack coach Scott Wisemantel has questioned whether New Zealand actually went "up a notch" in Auckland but admits Australia must bring their A-game on Saturday in Sydney, demanding accuracy as they attempt to level the Bledisloe Cup series.

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All Blacks need to overcome history to claim Bledisloe (01:00)
4dSam Bruce

'I'm not that young anymore': The Tongan Thor's time is now

From speaking up in team meetings to acting as a focal point in the attack, Taniela Tupou has emerged as one of the key men in Dave Rennie's Wallabies overhaul. Still remembered as a YouTube sensation, he is on a path to changing perceptions.

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Bothered Kiwis keen to take down Wallabies

Star All Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett says it bothers him that the door is still ajar for the Wallabies to claim the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002.

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O'Connor: No. 10 is my best spot (01:02)