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Lolesio firmly in mix for Bledisloe debut

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is considering Noah Lolesio for a Test debut at No.10 in New Zealand next month after the Brumbies playmaker's eye-catching return from injury in Saturday's Super Rugby AU finale.

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Ledesma confident Pumas will play Rugby Championship

More than a dozen Argentina players and staff, including Ledesma, tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few weeks as the Pumas assembled to prepare for the Nov. 7-Dec. 12 tournament.

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Women's Six Nations to resume on Oct. 25

Both the men's and women's competitions were suspended in March, with four matches in the men's event still to be completed and six in the women's.

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Sale edge past Quins to win Premiership Cup

A try and penalty late on from South African brothers Dan du Preez and Robert du Preez put Sale ahead, with back row Faf de Klerk sealing the winner to deny Harlequins.

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Unburdened? Newbies motivated in Rennie's Wallabies overhaul

The Kiwi kid who idolised Matt Giteau and the country boy coached by a Wallabies great in the under-8s: Irae Simone and Harry Wilson are only two of Dave Rennie's first Wallabies flock, but they are representative of a hopeful new era.

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Brumbies centre Kuridrani signs with Force

Veteran centre Tevita Kuridrani has signed with Western Force, with the Brumbies Super Rugby AU champion looking to freshen up his career after nine years in Canberra.

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Wright soaking in Brumbies success (00:37)
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Super AU final: Lolesio gives Rennie a handy headache

The Brumbies claimed the inaugural Super Rugby AU with a gripping 28-23 triumph over the Reds on Saturday night, but it was the performance of Noah Lolesio, in his first game back from injury, that really set tongues wagging.

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Rugby official suspected of shooting player

Ramaz Kharazishvili, 32, the former captain of the Georgian national Sevens team, underwent surgery and his life is not in danger, doctors said.

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Reds have momentum, arsenal, to edge Super decider

The Brumbies have the ability to smother teams at home but a trip to Canberra should hold few fears for a Reds side riding a wave of momentum and self-belief. The Super Rugby AU decider promises to be incredibly tight.

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De Jager adds to Springboks' injury woes

South Africa second-row Lood de Jager has been ruled out for up to six months with a recurrence of the shoulder injury that forced him out of last year's Rugby World Cup final.

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Springbok Showdown to kickstart South Africa's season

South Africa's domestic rugby season will finally kick into full gear when a seven-team competition starts on Oct. 10, ending a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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'I've got three kids': Coles happy to get to Aus.

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles says he has no concerns about heading to Australia for more than two months for the Rugby Championship, joking that he could use the time away from his three children.

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Mo'unga good to go for Rugby Championship

All Blacks star Richie Mo'unga has confirmed he will travel to Australia for the Rugby Championship if selected, while also taking aim at those responsible for incorrect media speculation.