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    France shuffle backs for Italy Six Nations

    On the back of an eight-game winless streak, French rugby coach Jacques Brunel has reshuffled his backline for their Six Nations clash with Italy in Marseille.

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    Harvey blames bad advice for rugby deal

    WA Liberal Lisa Harvey says she was let down by poor advice when she approved a $1.5 million rugby sponsorship of the Western Force team before it was axed.

  • Fit-again Rodda to play Reds' rugby opener
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    Fit-again Rodda to play Reds' rugby opener

    Queensland Reds lock Izack Rodda has been named for an earlier-than-expected injury return in their Super Rugby season opener.

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    Brumbies brace for cold Super Rugby opener

    The Brumbies are vowing to unleash a more up-tempo game style in their Super Rugby opener against the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

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    Hundreds remember rugby great Shehadie

    Hundreds of mourners gathered in the heart of Sydney to remember rugby great Sir Nicholas Shehadie, who died last week aged 92.

  • Debreczeni excited by new-look Rebels
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    Debreczeni excited by new-look Rebels

    Jack Debreczeni says a stint in Japan has helped him earn the five-eighth jersey for the Melbourne Rebels round one Super Rugby clash with Queensland.

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    ARLC reform vote adjourned to next month

    Club chairs will have until March 12 to push for constitutional reform after Wednesday's ARL Commission AGM was adjourned.

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    NRL puts clock on time wasters in restarts

    NRL referees will call time off for 30 seconds after every conversion attempt this year in a move expected to save three minutes of game time per match.

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    Hundreds remember rugby great in Sydney

    Hundreds of mourners have gathered in the heart of Sydney to remember rugby great Sir Nicholas Shehadie, who died aged 92.

  • Te'o has no worries facing hostile crowd
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    Te'o has no worries facing hostile crowd

    Ben Te'o has shrugged off any anti-English enmity at Murrayfield on Saturday having been exposed to more hostile environments, like Australia's State of Origin.

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    Doncaster prop Williams dies at training

    English rugby prop Ian Williams has died aged 27 after collapsing while training with Doncaster Knights, the club has announced.

  • Cowboys ready to unleash wolf pack: Cooper
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    Cowboys ready to unleash wolf pack: Cooper

    Gavin Cooper says the arrival of Jordan McLean will strengthen North Queensland's forward pack further as the Cowboys chase a third grand final in four years.

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    Clubs set to vote for historic ARLC reform

    Club chairmen are expected to converge on NRL headquarters to vote on constitutional reform for the Australian Rugby League Commission.

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    Bennett the best man for England: Sinfield

    Former Golden Boot winner turned England official Kevin Sinfield says Wayne Bennett remains the best man to coach the Rugby League World Cup finalists.

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    Widnes' Houston cops ban for injuring ref

    Widnes have accepted co-captain Chris Houston's two-match ban for knocking over referee Phil Bentham during his Super League side's 18-10 defeat by Warrington.

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    NRL fightback gives bush footy shot in arm

    The NSW Country Rugby League this year will introduce two new competitions - the under-16s Andrew Johns Cup and under-18s Laurie Daley Cup.

  • Lealiifano happy after Ireland rugby stint
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    Lealiifano happy after Ireland rugby stint

    Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano believes playing in Ireland was ideal preparation for the new Super Rugby season after a strong stint with Ulster.

  • Beattie can bring NRL together: Meninga
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    Beattie can bring NRL together: Meninga

    Peter Beattie is set to become the NRL's most powerful figure in what could be an historic shake-up at the NRL's annual general meeting on Wednesday.

  • Tahs Beale ready to pick his big moments
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    Tahs Beale ready to pick his big moments

    Wallabies star Kurtley Beale says he's a wiser player, ready to help manage the game better in his third stint with the NSW Waratahs.

  • Hodgson hopes for early Raiders NRL return
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    Hodgson hopes for early Raiders NRL return

    Star Canberra NRL hooker Josh Hodgson says being able to run earlier than expected in his recovery from knee surgery has provided him with a huge mental boost.

  • Eden Park in spotlight ahead of T20 final
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    Eden Park in spotlight ahead of T20 final

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has defended the suitability of Eden Park ahead of the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia at the Auckland venue.

  • RLPA backs third-party transparency in NRL
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    RLPA backs third-party transparency in NRL

    The Rugby League Players Association is in favour of a proposal for the NRL to make public each club's third-party arrangements.

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    Macqueen's concern over new rugby laws

    Wallabies coaching great Rod Macqueen is concerned that new rugby laws may go too far in limiting the breakdown battle for possession.

  • Boost for Wales as Lions contingent return
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    Boost for Wales as Lions contingent return

    Wales have been bolstered by the return of Dan Biggar, Leigh Halfpenny, Taulupe Faletau and Liam Williams for their Six Nations clash against Ireland in Dublin.

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    Brisbane City backs Ballymore rebuild push

    A-League expansion contenders Brisbane City have backed a push for a redevelopment of Ballymore Stadium, their intended home ground.