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Crusaders hold off Highlanders (01:30)
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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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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.

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1dTom Hamilton

England make two changes in 6N Wales clash

George Martin could make his debut for England after being named in Eddie Jones' squad as they face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.

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France-Scotland Six Nations game postponed

Scotland's Six Nations game against France on Sunday has been postponed due an outbreak of COVID-19 among the France squad with 11 people testing positive.

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1dSam Bruce

Rugby AU confident of UK TV deal after NZR move

Rugby Australia remains confident of striking a deal to screen Super Rugby AU into the United Kingdom and Ireland, after New Zealand Rugby confirmed Super Rugby Aotearoa would be shown into those markets via RugbyPass.

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10hSam Bruce

UFC, NZ Rugby at odds over silver fern request

The UFC is at odds with New Zealand Rugby over a request to remove the silver fern logo from the uniforms worn by fighters from City Kickboxing, including middlweight champion Israel Adesanya.

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2dESPN staff

Aussie athletes unite for climate change

A group of leading Australian athletes are calling for greater action on climate change following the release of Climate Council report that says Australia's summer of sport could be wiped out within 20 years.

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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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3dESPN staff

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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3dLiam Napier

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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5dSam 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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6dReuters

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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6dReuters

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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7dReuters

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.