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Scotland's Hogg: I felt 'drained' after Lions series

Scotland captain Stuart Hogg has lost five kilograms in a bid to improve his physical and mental health after feeling "drained" following the British & Irish Lions series defeat in South Africa.

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Wallabies Kerevi, McMahon out of spring tour

Samu Kerevi and Sean McMahon have withdrawn from the Wallabies' spring tour, the duo instead opting to remain in Japan and return to preseason preparations with Suntory Sungoliath.

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Wallabies' streak rolls on, but 'clunky' won't cut it in the U.K.

If they weren't aware already, the Wallabies on Saturday discovered just how important Samu Kerevi is to their game plan. Dave Rennie's team still came away with a fifth straight win, albeit with some wobbles that will be punished up north.

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Wallabies earn tough win over Japan

Australia have opened their four-match spring tour with a scratchy and hard-earned 32-23 victory over Japan in Oita.

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Women's RWC trophy found after 15 years

The original Women's Rugby World Cup trophy has been found in the attic of a house belonging to an administrator's parents, after going missing for more than 15 years.

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England launches bid to host 2025 women's RWC

England will bid to host the women's rugby World Cup in 2025, the country's Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Friday.

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Mo'unga back at 10 for All Blacks' Test with Eagles

Richie Mo'unga will make his first run-on start for the All Blacks since Bledisloe II when he pilots an ominous looking New Zealand outfit for its Test against the United States in Washington D.C.

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Rennie trying diplomacy to secure Quade's availability

The Wallabies are taking the diplomatic approach to securing Quade Cooper's availability for the U.K. leg of their spring tour, saying they'd rather build relationships with Japanese clubs instead of merely strictly enforcing Regulation 9.

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Paisami returns to Wallabies centres vs. Japan

Wallabies centre Hunter Paisami is set to make his return to the starting line-up on Saturday against Japan with their tackle-busting star Samu Kerevi unavailable for selection through injury.

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Townsend eyes new talent in Scotland squad

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named 12 uncapped players in his squad for the autumn internationals starting later this month as he casts his net far and wide two years out from the next Rugby World Cup in France.

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U.S. launches Rugby World Cup bids

The USA has launched its joint bid to host the men's Rugby World Cup in 2027 or 2031, and the women's Rugby World Cup in 2029.


Sam Whitelock to skipper All Blacks on northern tour

Sam Whitelock will take over the New Zealand captaincy ahead of the Northern Tour, with returning skipper Sam Cane given time to ease his way back after a long-term injury layoff.

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Aussie sevens coaches cut after RA review

Australia's rugby sevens coaches will need to reapply for their jobs, after both the men's and women's teams disappointed at the Tokyo Olympics.

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All Blacks' Washington D.C. stopover a double-edged sword for USA Rugby

Coming off a failed World Cup qualification series with Uruguay and without six of their best players, the United States will likely suffer a huge defeat by the All Blacks. But the Test in Washington D.C. also presents a huge opportunity for USA Rugby.

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Cowan-Dickie, Watson out of England squad

Luke Cowan-Dickie and Anthony Watson have been ruled out England's November tests with injury, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Tuesday.

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Steyn calls time on international career

South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber had earmarked a role for flyhalf Morne Steyn at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France but respects his decision to retire from the international game.

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Cooper uncertain over Wallabies' UK tour

Playmaker Quade Cooper remains uncertain if Saturday's Test against Japan will be his last for 2021 with discussions continuing between the Wallabies and his Japanese club Kintetsu.

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All Blacks mourn Sean Wainui: 'So much mana'

Senior All Blacks Codie Taylor and Sam Whitelock have shared their sadness at the passing of former Crusaders teammate Sean Wainui, saying the entire New Zealand squad is hurting as they prepare for Sunday's [NZT] Test against the United States.

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England's Jones names four uncapped players

Eddie Jones has named four uncapped players in the 34-player England squad for the November Tests but there is no place in the group for Billy and Mako Vunipola, Jamie George or George Ford.

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Chiefs, Maori ABs winger Wainui dead at 25

The New Zealand rugby community is in mourning after it was confirmed that 25-year-old Chiefs winger Sean Wainui had died in a car crash on Monday morning.