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Eng, Wales, SA to play World Cup warm-ups tests

Wales will host Rugby World Cup warm-up internationals against both England and South Africa in Cardiff next August, the three rugby unions announced simultaneously on Monday.

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Chasing history, England bid for Women's Rugby World Cup glory in New Zealand

The Red Roses have achieved a record-breaking 25 consecutive Test wins. At the Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, they will need to extend that record to 31 to lift the title, and in the process aid the RFU's six-year plan to grow women's rugby.

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Further scans reveal the worst for Tupaea

All Blacks centre Quinn Tupaea will be out for up to nine months after it was revealed the injury he suffered against the Wallabies in Melbourne was worse than originally thought.

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Donaldson, Vunivalu start in Australia A opener

Ben Donaldson has been given first crack at fly-half for Australia A while Suliasi Vunivalu will at last see some international action in the opening tour match against a Japan XV.

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England women set for historic Twickenham debut

England's women will play their first standalone match at Twickenham when they host France in the Women's Six Nations in 2023, England Rugby have announced.

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French ref firm on controversial Bledisloe call

French referee Mathieu Raynal said he "100%" stood by his much-criticised decision to penalise Australia's Bernard Foley for time-wasting against the All Blacks earlier this month.

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Wallabies to avoid Eden Park in 2023

After their latest Bledisloe Cup humiliation, the Wallabies can at least take heart that they won't lose at Eden Park in 2023, with the ground off limits thanks to the FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Worcester enter administration after suspension

Premiership club Worcester Warriors went into administration on Monday after being suspended by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) from all competitions after failing to meet a deadline to prove they could operate amid their financial difficulties.

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Eng's Jones shakes up squad for autumn series

England have announced their 36-man training squad for the autumn series and there is no room for Danny Care, Joe Marchant or Harry Randall, who all toured in the summer to Australia.

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Nienaber praises effort as Boks fall short

South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber believed their pre-match target of a bonus-point win by 39 points was achievable but the Springboks lost crucial momentum at the end of the first half in their 38-21 Rugby Championship win over Argentina.

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All Blacks claim Rugby Ch'ship despite SA win

South Africa won the battle but lost the war following their 38-21 victory against Argentina at a sold out King's Park in Durban on Saturday, a result that handed the 2022 Rugby Championship title to New Zealand.

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Munster's Farrell to step away due to court case

Chris Farrell will not be involved with Munster while legal proceedings are ongoing in France relating to a case of alleged rape in which the Irish international is an alleged witness, the club said on Friday.

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Slipper: Wallabies respect the All Blacks, haka

Determined to challenge the All Blacks before and after the first whistle, the Wallabies insist their response to the haka is designed to respect, not antagonise, their opponents.