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Hooper backs Japan, but worries over more Tests

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper would love to see Japan play more international Tests, but says rugby's various governing bodies need to be careful not to burn out players in the process.

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U.K. Govt assessing impact of sport head injuries

The U.K. Government has announced the launch of an enquiry into the long-term effects of head injuries in sport, and will discuss the latest scientific studies with governing bodies and athletes across two sessions starting next week.

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Women's Rugby World Cup postponed until 2022

This year's women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is set to be pushed back until next year due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Waratahs back embattled coach Penney

The Waratahs are calling for patience following the Baby Tahs' faltering steps at the start of the Super Rugby AU season.

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Referee admits mistakes after England loss

French referee Pascal Gauzere has conceded he made mistakes in his handling of England's 40-24 defeat to Wales, according to World Rugby's head of match officials Joel Jutge.

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England condemn online abuse after Wales loss

England Rugby condemned the online abuse directed at its players after prop Ellis Genge said he received death threats following Saturday's Six Nations defeat by Wales.

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Whitaker: COVID to blame for Waratahs' woes

Waratahs assistant coach Chris Whitaker says it's the COVID pandemic and not the lack of player development that has thrust his franchise into arguably its deepest hole of the professional era.

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Crusaders hope for fans with gameday switch

The Round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes has been moved from Saturday to Sunday in the hope that coronavirus restrictions will be lifted to allow a crowd at Christchurch Stadium.

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Waratahs at rock bottom and it's only Round 3

It is crisis mode at NSW Waratahs after they suffered their worst ever loss to the Brumbies on Saturday night. The young, inexperienced squad looks set to struggle for the remainder of the year. Get your full weekend rugby wrap here.

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6N: Wales claim Triple Crown with England win

Wales remained on course for the most unlikely of Six Nations Grand Slams after they beat an indisciplined England 40-24 in a controversial match in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Ireland secure first Six Nations win vs. Italy

Ireland scored six tries in a 48-10 bonus-point victory over Italy on Saturday to earn their first win of this year's Six Nations and condemn the hosts to a 30th consecutive defeat in the tournament.

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Gov. threatens to withdraw France from 6N

Sports minister Roxana Maracineanu threatened to withdraw the French team's authorisation to play in the Six Nations if the rugby federation (FFR) does not properly investigate the origin of a COVID-19 outbreak within the squad.

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Blues down Hurricanes in Wellington opener

The Blues cut loose with three tries in the second half to beat the Hurricanes 31-16 in their Super Rugby Aotearoa opener in the New Zealand capital on Saturday.

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ESPN Rugby Pick'em: England to stop Wales' winning run

There are just two Six Nations games this weekend due to COVID-19 but ESPN's Pick 'em goes ahead regardless and Tom Hamilton has your top picks for Round 3.

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France vs. New Zealand to open 2023 World Cup

The 2023 Rugby World Cup will kick off with a mouth-watering Pool A clash between hosts France and three-time champions New Zealand, organisers said on Friday.

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Crusaders overpower Highlanders

The second season of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa got off to a cracking start when the Crusaders held off the Highlanders 26-13 in Dunedin on Friday evening.

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Rebels rue late miss as Reds pinch Super win

Matt Toomua has missed a shot at goal with the last kick of the game that would have pinched Melbourne Rebels an upset win over the Queensland Reds in a penalty-laden Super Rugby AU clash.

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6N: North set to make 100th cap vs. England

Wales coach Wayne Pivac has opted for midfield muscle and selected Jonathan Davies to play at inside centre alongside George North.