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12hTom Hamilton

Exeter triumph deserved end to challenging season

Exeter Chiefs have been the best team in the land since we began this campaign 372 days ago, and their Heineken Cup-Gallagher Premiership triumph is just reward for what was a turbulent and critical 13 months for the sport.

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Exeter beat Wasps 19-13 in the rain to complete double

Exeter Chiefs completed a momentous double when they beat Wasps 19-13 in a rain-lashed arm-wrestle of a Premiership final in a near-empty Twickenham on Saturday a week after winning the European Champions Cup.

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Scotland warm up for Wales with easy home win over Georgia

Scotland's Fraser Brown scored two tries in a 48-7 win over Georgia as he captained the side for the first time, while Finn Russell made an impressive return to the team in Friday's test at Murrayfield.

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2dTom Hamilton

England-Barbarians off due to COVID breaches

England's match against the Barbarians on Sunday has been called off after players breached coronavirus regulations.

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Former Wallaby Pocock retires from rugby

Former Wallabies captain David Pocock has called time on his professional rugby career after 15 years.

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Wallabies decide not to take a knee

The Wallabies have ruled out taking a knee during the national anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in next Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney after a unanimous vote by the players.

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3dTom Hamilton

COVID-19: England-Barbarians in doubt

England's Six Nations warm-up match against the Barbarians on Sunday is in doubt after a number of the invitational side's players breached COVID-19 protocols in leaving their hotel.

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Rugby hoping to lure more Indigenous stars

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan accepts RA must do more to unearth the next Indigenous Wallaby to follow in the famous footsteps of the Ella brothers and others like Kurtley Beale and Andrew Walker.

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Wallabies rookie reveals his injury battle

Wallabies tyro Harry Wilson has revealed how his right foot ballooned to twice the size just three days before Australia's second Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand.

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Connors set for Ireland debut in 6N clash vs. Italy

Will Connors and Hugo Keenan have been handed Ireland debuts as coach Andy Farrell on Wednesday included them in the starting lineup for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy at the Aviva Stadium.

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Van der Merwe handed Scotland debut, Russell on bench

Scotland handed South African-born winger Duhan van der Merwe his first cap when coach Gregor Townsend on Wednesday named his team for the test against Georgia at Murrayfield on Friday.

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Lions to face Japan in June ahead 2021 tour

The British and Irish Lions announced on Wednesday they will host Japan in Edinburgh next June ahead of their tour of South Africa.

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4dTom Hamilton

Wasps get green light to play Premiership final

Wasps have been given the green light to play in Saturday's Gallagher Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs after the latest batch of COVID-19 results came back all negative.

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NZL, Eng, Can top-seeded in World Cup

New Zealand, England and Canada have been confirmed as the top three seeds for the women's 2021 Rugby World Cup as southern hemisphere teams are unable to play due to the pandemic.

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6dTom Hamilton

Premiership: Wasps' finals place in doubt

Wasps risk giving up their place in the Premiership final to Bristol after reporting 11 positive COVID-19 tests in week, halting team training.

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Concussion, babies complicate AB's travel plans

All Blacks coach Ian Foster will need to wait until later in the week before he is fully aware of who will be on the plane to Sydney on Sunday for the Rugby Championship with a number of injuries to assess.