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Force pile on seven tries to end 8-year drought in NZ (01:30)
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Gilbert handed five-week ban for Hooper tackle

Highlanders fly-half Sam Gilbert has been suspended for five weeks for a lifting tackle on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper during the Waratahs' 32-20 upset win in Dunedin.

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Force eye finals after Moana Pasifika win

Western Force have kept their Super Rugby Pacific finals hopes alive after snapping their losing streak with a key 48-28 win over Moana Pasifika.

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Reds' finals tilt rocked by O'Connor injury

Injured playmaker James O'Connor is expected to be sidelined for a month, ruling him out of Queensland's Super Rugby Pacific finals campaign and racing the clock for the Wallabies Test series against England.

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Waratahs break Super Dunedin hoodoo

The NSW Waratahs have shown they won't just be making up the numbers in the Super Rugby Pacific finals with a rousing 32-20 away win over the Highlanders.

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Ripley hat-trick but Rebels out of hope

Substitute Lukas Ripley has scored a hat-trick of tries but it wasn't enough to keep the Melbourne Rebels' finals hopes alive in a 45-22 loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington.

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Chiefs down Force with eight-try blitz

The Western Force's New Zealand horror show has continued as they suffered an embarrassing 54-21 loss to the COVID-hit Chiefs in Hamilton.

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Barrett steals win for Blues over Brumbies

Beauden Barrett has slotted a field goal after the fulltime siren for the Blues to steal a famous Super Rugby Pacific victory from the Brumbies in Canberra.

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Reds secure much-needed home victory

The Reds were cruelly denied a crucial bonus point but were still celebrating the end of a four-game Super Rugby losing run against Moana Pasifika in Brisbane.

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Crusaders rout Drua in Super statement

The Crusaders have put their Super Rugby Pacific rivals on notice with a ruthless win over the Fijian Drua to strengthen their hold on second place.

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Wallabies fullback in focus: Banks in the short term, but beyond that?

Dave Rennie says a potential shift to Japan won't count against Tom Banks in the shorter term against England, while Kurtley Beale has not played in France since February. So whom looms as the best option to face England, with a World Cup on the horizon?

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Tottenham lose European finals to Dublin

The 2023 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals will be played at Dublin's Aviva Stadium instead of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur's stadium in London, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) said on Thursday.

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Australia A rebooted, team could face Folau

Australia A will compete in the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup, which could yet include a Tonga side laden with international talent including former Wallabies star Israel Folau.

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Real or Not: Taniela Tupou retention should be prioritised over NRL raid

Taniela Tupou should be prioritised over the signing of any NRL player. Jake Gordon was right to describe the Waratahs' defeat by the Hurricanes as step in the right direction. Pablo Matera is the buy of the Super Rugby season. It's Rugby Real or Not.

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George North returns as Wales name squad for South Africa tour

Winger George North has returned to the Wales squad for the first time since a serious knee injury in April last year as coach Wayne Pivac named a 33-player selection on Wednesday for the three-Test tour to South Africa in July.

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Arundell included in England training squad

England coach Eddie Jones has included 10 uncapped players, including in-form London Irish duo Henry Arundell and Will Joseph, in a 36-man training squad to prepare for the summer tour of Australia.

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Waratahs condemn allegation of racial abuse

NSW Waratahs say they are disappointed to hear of an allegation of racist behaviour towards Hurricanes forward Du'Plessis Kirifi following the home side's 22-18 defeat at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday night.