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Australia lose Hooper for Argentina in Rugby Championship

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has been withdrawn from tomorrow’s Rugby Championship clash with Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast. David Pocock will skipper the side in Hooper’s absence and shifts into the number seven jersey while Pe…

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Worcester’s Cornell du Preez unable to talk after throat injury

• Fractured cricoid suffered in collision with Wasps’ Launchbury• Back-row must remain in hospital for about four weeksThe Worcester and Scotland back-row Cornell du Preez has revealed he is unable to talk and must remain in hospital for the next four …

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CVC’s Premiership bid may have been rejected but it could signal change | The Breakdown

The takeover’s threat to club independence and existing regulations may have prompted its failure but it has opened up a debate about how the game can brand and run itself betterThe response of one Premiership club official to the takeover bid of the l…

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Springboks shuffle for All Blacks clash

South Africa’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has named his Springboks team to play the All Blacks in Wellington and included Handré Pollard to start at flyhalf. Erasmus has also brought back Malcolm Marx and Lukhanyo Am to the starting line up…

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Pocock and Folau return for Australia against Argentina

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has named his Wallabies team to play Argentina in the Rugby Championship and included both David Pocock and Israel Folau in the team. Folau returns to the starting line up but not at fullback as he will start on the …

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Nonu to play Super rugby for Blues in 2019

All Black centurion Ma’a Nonu has re-signed with Auckland;s Blues for the 2019 Super rugby season after being in France for three years. The 36-year-old will bring his rugby career full circle in New Zealand, after playing for Toulon in the French Cham…

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2018 Rugby Championship Rd.4 Team vs Team Preview

This weekend the Rugby championship reaches the fourth round and if the All Blacks beat South Africa’s Springboks they will secure the title for another year. The All Blacks are still the only unbeaten team in the 2018 Rugby championship and afte…

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Koroibete re-signs with Rebels for Super rugby in 2019

Melbourne Super rugby team the Rebels have announced that they have re-signed Wallabies flyer Marika Koroibete for the 2019 Super rugby season. The 14 Test winger will be on the end of a superstar Rebels backline next season and his re-signing is anoth…

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World Rugby’s Agustín Pichot warns international game is facing ‘ruin’

• Unions and clubs need new blueprint says vice-chairman• Players ‘caught in crossfire’ of competing demandsOne of rugby’s most senior officials has warned that the entire future of the international game is under threat unless the sport takes urgent a…

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All Blacks make big changes for Springboks

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen and selectors have named an All Blacks team with several changes for this weekend’s Rugby Championship Test against South Africa’s Springboks. The All Blacks team has been named to play South Africa in th…

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Premiership Rugby agrees selling majority share is ‘not preferred option’

• Private equity firm CVC offered £275m for 51% share• Clubs want to keep control, says chairman, Ian RitchiePremiership Rugby has declined to accept a £275m offer from the private equity firm CVC for a 51% share because the clubs are fearful of handin…

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Rugby union’s English club owners consider future direction of the sport | Robert Kitson

A meeting on Tuesday will consider a £275m offer for a major stake and discuss a few more ideas for progressRarely has professional rugby union scanned the horizon with such mixed emotions. In several parts of the world there is a sense of a sport whic…

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CVC ownership of F1 should serve as a warning to Premiership Rugby | Giles Richards

On the eve of Premiership Rugby’s decision over the purchase offer from CVC, they may want to consider how the private equity firm’s tenure in charge of Formula One turned outShould Premiership Rugby’s club owners reject the purchase offer from private…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Dylan Hartley makes an impact, Brad Shields suffers injury blow and George Smith’s red card proves costly for BristolGeorge Smith’s red card against Saracens has split opinion. Bristol’s Pat Lamis among those to think a yellow card would have sufficed …

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Josh Beaumont and AJ MacGinty steer Sale to nervy win over Worcester

• Sale 21-15 Worcester• Sale raise concern over head injury to visitors’ Nick SchonertFor those busily trying to work out how many millions the Premiership might currently be worth, this was not the Super Sunday fixture to dazzle would-be private equit…

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Danny Cipriani turns on the style but Bath fight back to deny Gloucester

• Bath 31-31 Gloucester• Ruan Ackermann and Tom Dunn score two tries eachDanny Cipriani is on a fast track to showcase his full array of talents at his new club in a bid to convince Eddie Jones he is worth continuing with at No 10.His killer pass on th…

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