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Sale suspend player arrested on suspicion of rape

Sale Sharks have confirmed they have suspended one of their players after they were arrested on suspicion of rape. The player has since been released on bail.

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Sonny Bill Williams to fight Barry Hall

Sonny Bill Williams will take on former AFL star Barry Hall in a boxing contest on March 23, 2022, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

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ESPN's 2022 men's football codes crystal ball

With 2021 in the rear view mirror, we look towards the new year with hope for better days as we predict the future for our major men's footy codes. .

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Revised Super Rugby Pacifc draw released

The inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season will begin as separate Australian and New Zealand conferences after border restrictions forced organisers into a fixture revamp.

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ECPR: Ospreys-Racing off amid postponements

All Round 2 matches between U.K. and French sides have been postponed hours after Ospreys vs. Racing 92 was called off due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Welsh squad.

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NZ Rugby bullish on Super Rugby Pacific

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson is adamant trans-Tasman club rugby will go ahead in 2022 despite the growing threat of the Omicron virus.

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Joe Schmidt to join All Blacks as selector in 2022

Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will replace Grant Fox as New Zealand's independent selector after the July series against Ireland, the All Blacks said on Tuesday.

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Wallabies centre Paisami re-signs through 2023

Hunter Paisami has shunned overseas offers to extend his contract with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Reds in a boost for the Wallabies' 2023 World Cup aspirations.

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'Critical' new Women's Rugby Association set up

Former England full-back Danielle Waterman has announced the launch of the Women's Rugby Association (WRA) on Monday, a new player's union to represent the top-flight of women's rugby Premier 15s.

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Johnson leaves Rugby Aus in coach shuffle

Rugby Australia's Director of Rugby Scott Johnson will finish up at the end of the year while the men's and women's Sevens coaches will swap jobs in an organisational shake-up announced on Friday.

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Rebels yet to determine payment details for women

The Melbourne Rebels' decision to pay their women's team for Super W 2022 garnered plenty of excitement and attention, however there's still plenty to be done behind the scenes before the first paycheck is handed out.

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South Africa fly-half Pollard to join Leicester

Leicester Tigers have signed South Africa's World Cup-winning fly-half Handre Pollard ahead of the 2022-23 season, the English Premiership leaders said on Tuesday, to replace departing fly-half George Ford.

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Aussie women complete Dubai Sevens double

Australia's outstanding rugby women have powered to a second straight Dubai Sevens trophy in successive weeks, while their male counterparts fell agonisingly short in their final.

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Women's Six Nations returns to original format

England will begin their quest for a fourth consecutive Women's Six Nations title away at Scotland on March 26 after the fixtures for next year's competition were announced.

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Quade Cooper set to become Aussie citizen

Wallabies star Quade Cooper has revealed he will be taking the citizenship test on Friday that he's happy should finally allow him to "officially call Australia home".