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The frightening reality of women's concussions - a personal story

After 15 years of playing sport I suffered my first concussion. It was quickly followed by a second. In the three months since my first head knock I continue to suffer symptoms and I've learned plenty about the issue, Brittany Mitchell writes.

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Sexton back for Ireland in Scotland clash

Fit-again captain Johnny Sexton will return when Ireland take on Scotland in their Autumn Nations Cup clash at the Aviva Stadium after coach Andy Farrell named the squad on Thursday.

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Wallabies not out to entertain in Tri Nations finale

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says he feels no obligation for his side to entertain in Saturday's Tri Nations finale, instead setting his sights on a "quality performance" to round out his first season in charge.

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New Zealand Super Rugby teams 2021

Following the success of Super Rugby Aotearoa, the competition will be revisited again in 2021 with all five New Zealand Super Rugby sides to face off in a 10 round season with the introduction of a Final.

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Cheika keen for round two as Wallabies coach

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn't given up hope of one day returning to the role, despite a lack of success across his closing years in charge and an ugly fallout with Rugby Australia.

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O'Connor returns to pilot Wallabies against Pumas

James O'Connor has been rushed straight back into the Wallabies side for Saturday night's closing Test against Argentina, while stopgap solution Reece Hodge has been retained elsewhere in the backline.

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Robertson nearing NZR extension, role with Lions

Crusaders supercoach Scott Robertson is closing in on a role with the British & Irish Lions, as talks continue with New Zealand Rugby on a contract extension that will keep him in the mix to be the next All Blacks coach.

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Rugby's Gosper to leave for NFL

World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper will leave his role in Jan. 2021 to take over as the head of the National Football League (NFL) in Europe and the United Kingdom, rugby's global governing body announced on Wednesday.

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Backlash grows over Pumas' Maradona tribute

The fallout over the Argentina rugby team's much-criticised tribute to Diego Maradona extended further on Tuesday, with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late football icon.

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Jones: Rugby mirrors society with racism issues

Rugby has improved its position on racism but the sport is a reflection of society and there is still work to do according to England coach Eddie Jones.

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Jones: 'Enjoy the defence' in England-France final

Eddie Jones warns that England's Autumns Nations Cup final against France will be defensive, and their dominant victories up to now have been hard fought.

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Fiji finally leave isolation for Nations Cup clash

Fiji will finally leave their French motel on Thursday, heading to Scotland for their Autumn Nations Cup clash against Georgia, following almost a month of isolation due to more than half of the team testing positive for COVID-19.

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Scotland host SA, Aus, 2021 Internationals

Scotland will look to end an 11-year winless run against South Africa when they host the world champions in November 2021 as part of their autumn internationals season.

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Pumas captain Matera suspended over racist posts

Argentina's Pablo Matera has been stripped of the Pumas' captaincy and suspended along with team mates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for posting racist comments on social media, the Argentine Rugby Union said on Tuesday.

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What to make of the All Blacks' topsy-turvy 2020?

It started with a fortunate draw, included one brilliant performance and two shock losses, before ending with a 38-0 shut-out of the Pumas. The two trophies on offer were won, but New Zealand will still be stewing over the summer -- Liam Napier writes.

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Women's RWC to be expanded to 16 teams

The number of teams participating in the women's Rugby World Cup will be increased from 12 to 16 from the 2025 edition, the sport's governing body announced on Monday.


France will not change player rule for ANC final

France will be without a number of their top players for the Autumn Nations Cup final against England after coach Fabien Galthie confirmed he would not be seeking to change a rule that allows players to compete in just three international games.

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O'Connor fit to return for Wallabies' 2020 finale

James O'Connor has declared himself fit to put on the Australia No. 10 shirt again in the last match of the Tri Nations against Argentina at the weekend after missing the rest of the tournament with knee and foot injuries.