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Farrell refuses to rule out Sexton for tour

Ireland coach Andy Farrell has held out hope Johnny Sexton will be available to face New Zealand on Saturday in Dunedin after the fly-half passed the second of three concussion tests.

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Argentina beat Scotland in home return

Argentina celebrated their first home test in almost three years with a close-fought 26-18 victory over Scotland on Saturday.

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Late penalty seals win for Boks over Wales

Fullback Damian Willemse kicked a pressure penalty after the hooter to secure South Africa a 32-29 victory over ill-disciplined Wales in a see-saw test at a raucous Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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France fire in second half to overpower Japan

Winger Damian Penaud scored two tries as France put together a strong second-half performance for a commanding 42-23 victory over Japan in the first test at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi on Saturday.


All Blacks flex muscle in thumping win over Ireland

The All Blacks weathered storms at the start of each half but responded with six tries to open their 2022 season with a hardfought but convincing 42-19 victory over Ireland in Auckland on Saturday.

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Schmidt the All Blacks ace after wild COVID week

What a wild week for the All Blacks. But there is often opportunity in crisis and with Ian Foster and other New Zealand coaches forced to isolate, the situation has allowed Joe Schmidt to come in early -- and that may prove vital against Ireland.

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Folau's Test return short-lived as Fiji blank Tonga

Israel Folau's return to international rugby lasted only half an hour as his Tonga team were thrashed 36-0 by a clinical Fiji in their Pacific Nations Cup opener in Suva on Saturday.

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All Blacks hand debut to Crusaders winger

Leicester Fainga'anuku will make his Test debut on the left wing against Ireland as All Blacks coach Ian Foster named all three Barrett brothers in the run-on side to face Ireland.

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Sharni Williams' World Cup ambitions and Comm Games redemption

Following a poor showing in Tokyo, Australian sevens star Sharni Williams is eyeing redemption and aiming high as she looks to compete in all three major women's rugby events in 2022 with the knowledge her career is slowly coming to a close.

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Maori All Blacks strike early to beat Ireland

The Maori All Blacks welcomed Ireland to New Zealand with a first-half try blitz on their way to a 32-17 victory over the tourists at a rain-soaked Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Wednesday.

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Wallabies name two debutants for England opener

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has sprung a selection shock for the first Test against England, with 33-year-old Brumbies lock Cadeyrn Neville to make his Test debut as Australia sets its sights on having the "best maul in the world."

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What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this July?

The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?