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Baxter accuses Gatland of being 'disingenuous'

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter has said the British & Irish Lions coaching staff, which is led by Warren Gatland, are being "disingenuous" as a row over the release of Premiership players continues.

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SR Aotearoa season 'coming home to roost' as injuries mount

Jack Goodue and Joe Moody are the latest frontline All Blacks to suffer serious injuries as veteran scrum-half Aaron Smith says the Super Rugby Aotearoa season has "come home to roost" as more and more players are cut down.

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Valetini targets 'repeat efforts' in quest for Test start

Brumbies back-rower Rob Valetini says he models his game on late All Blacks great Jerry Collins and former France enforcer Sebastien Chabal as he pushes hard to win the Wallabies No. 6 jersey when Australia faces France later this year.

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Valetini has taken his game up a gear in 2021 (02:26)
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16hSam Bruce

'Make a statement': Rennie's message to Wallabies hopefuls

The Wallabies wrapped up a three-day camp on Tuesday, the 40 players in attendance each getting a indication of where they are for Test selection. But that doesn't mean the door is closed on those who didn't make the trip to Sydney, Sam Bruce reports.

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2dTom Hamilton

Townsend named in Gatland's Lions staff

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has confirmed his backroom staff for the tour of South Africa with Gregor Townsend, Robin McBryde, Steve Tandy and Neil Jenkins all named.

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SA Rugby lobbying hard for Lions crowds

South Africa's economy is set to lose 6.6 billion rand ($(US)453 million) if this year's British & Irish Lions tour goes ahead without fans, as SA Rugby admits it will "do anything" to get some supporters into stadia.

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All Black Savea out for 6-8 weeks

New Zealand loose forward Ardie Savea will be sidelined for up to two months after suffering a knee injury in the Wellington Hurricanes' bruising defeat to the Canterbury Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa on Sunday.

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Force to treat every game like a final

Western Force players will treat their final two games like finals fixtures, and they're well aware bonus points could end up deciding their fate.

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3dSam Bruce

Vunivalu: Thorn a lot like Storm boss Bellamy

Suliasi Vunivalu may have endured a rocky start in his switch to rugby, but with the help of Brad Thorn he is starting to feel at home at the Reds and now has a taste of what life with the Wallabies might look like in 2021.

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Havili's drop goal earns Crusaders 'golden point' win

David Havili's extra-time drop goal earned the Crusaders a 30-27 Super Rugby Aotearoa win over the Hurricanes on Sunday as Scott Robertson's side avoided losing successive games for the first time in over three years.

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'Lomu rule' applies to Petaia: Thorn

Fullback, centre or wing? It doesn't really matter when it comes to Jordan Petaia if you ask his Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn - as long as you stick to one rule.

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Force score late to secure win over Rebels

Western Force have come from behind to snatch a 16-15 win over Melbourne Rebels to keep alive their hopes of a Super Rugby AU finals berth.

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7dSam Bruce

Life in Japan: How Will Genia & Quade Cooper found a 'sweet spot'

Will Genia and Quade Cooper are loving life in Japan. Having reflected on their careers to date and changed the way they prepare, both men feel as though their careers have been extended - and they see big things ahead for rugby in the region.

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6N: Hunter set for 124th England cap against Italy

England captain Sarah Hunter is set earn her 124th cap when the Red Roses face Italy in the women's Six Nations on Saturday, the game will mark her first international match in 13 months.

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Lock Philip returns to Rebels from France

Lock Matt Philip will return from France in July in a boost for the Wallabies and Melbourne, signing with the Super Rugby club through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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Reds vs. Brumbies: Five key Wallabies clashes

It's the biggest game of Round 8, the Reds hosting the Brumbies. It's not just about who'll take home the spoils though, but who'll come out on top as Wallabies favourites? Here's five key contests to watch for this weekend.