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Burgess clears the air with Carling

Sam Burgess says he and Will Carling have cleared the air after the former England skipper's comments about his Rugby World Cup selection.

Zebo at fullback again for Ireland against England

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Simon Zebo will get another chance to show his fullback credentials after being named to start in the position in a near-full strength Ireland team to play England at Twickenham in …

Wales mix things up for final World Cup warm-up

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland has mixed up his team for their final World Cup warm up against Italy in Cardiff on Saturday, with Sam Warburton …

Samoan lock to miss World Cup opener after punch

LONDON (Reuters) - Samoan lock Kane Thompson will miss his nation's first Rugby World Cup clash against the United States in Brighton on Sept. 20 through suspension after punching an opponent, World …

Canty score big NPC win over Turbos

Canterbury have run in nine tries, including a hat-trick to Rob Thompson, to overwhelm Manawatu 57-7 in the national provincial rugby championship.

Dusautoir back for France against Scotland

Marcoussis (France) (AFP) - Long-time captain Thierry Dusautoir returns to action for France in their final World Cup warm-up game against Scotland at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Dusautoir back in France team to face Scotland

PARIS (Reuters) - Captain Thierry Dusautoir made his return to the France team after recovering from a knee injury when he was named to lead Les Bleus to face Scotland in their final World Cup …

Guildford gets four-week ban for tackle

Hawke's Bay winger Zac Guildford has been banned for four weeks for a lifting tackle in the Magpies' NPC rugby win over Counties Manukau.