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Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand beat Australia 29-9 in Rugby Championship

World champions New Zealand retain the Bledisloe Cup with a 29-9 victory against Australia in Wellington.

Piutau shines as Ulster beat Northampton in friendly

Charles Piutau inspires Ulster to a 29-19 friendly victory over Northampton Saints on his home debut.

Ex-England player foils robbers in Malta

A 78-year-old former England rugby player foils a robbery attempt by three men, chasing them out of his house in Malta armed only with a mug of tea.

Ollie Lindsay-Hague: Olympic medallist leaves Harlequins

Ollie Lindsay-Hague, who won a silver medal in the rugby sevens with Great Britain at the Olympics, leaves Harlequins.

World Rugby chief Gosper open to GB sevens team in world series

Brett Gosper is open to the idea of GB teams playing in the world sevens series, rather than separate home nations as presently.

Todd Blackadder: Bath director of rugby 'watched two years of games'

New Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder says he watched all their games from the past two years to help him prepare.

Premiership bosses fear impact of concussion legal case

Premiership bosses say Cillian Willis' legal action against Sale could have wider repercussions for rugby.

Welsh exiles set to miss out on autumn Tests - WRU chief Martyn Phillips

High-profile Wales players will miss out on Test selection this autumn under the so called Gatland's Law, says WRU chief Martyn Phillips.

Andy Robinson: Bristol director of rugby signs new contract to 2019

Director of rugby Andy Robinson signs a new three-year contract with newly-promoted Premiership club Bristol until 2019.

Now that's a scrum: 1,297 players break world record

The world record for the largest rugby scrum is broken in Cardiff after 1,297 players take part.

World record for biggest scrum broken in Cardiff

The world record for the largest rugby scrum is broken in Cardiff after 1,297 players take part.

Glasgow's Russell feared for career after head injury

Glasgow Warriors fly-half Finn Russell says he feared his career could have been over after suffering a severe head injury.

Blues coach Wilson hopes for boost from Halaholo

Cardiff Blues hopes Danny Wilson hopes Super Rugby-winning centre Willis Halaholo's success can rub off on his side in 2016-17.

Joe Marler: Harlequins prop ready to move on from problems

England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler says he "can cope with stuff under pressure now that things on and off the field are rosy".

Cillian Willis: Former Sale Sharks player is to sue club over concussions

Former Sale Sharks player Cillian Willis is to sue the club alleging clinical negligence over a career-ending concussion.

Ollie Devoto: Exeter Chiefs can avoid replicating Bath's Premiership struggles

Exeter and England centre Ollie Devoto believes his new team will sustain their league form after finishing runners-up.

Pro12 holds talks over expanding into north America

Pro12 chiefs hold "really early" talks with north American counterparts over trans-Atlantic expansion of the competition.

Townsend and Cotter 'have same goals' for Scotland

Scotland head coach in waiting Gregor Townsend says he and incumbent Vern Cotter have "the same goals" this term.

Forward pair to share Edinburgh captaincy

Hooker Stuart McInally and lock Grant Gilchrist will share captaincy duties for Edinburgh this season.

Aviva Stadium in Dublin to host Pro12 decider in 2017

The Aviva Stadium will stage next May's Pro12 final with the announcement made during the launch of the 2016/2017 season in Dublin.

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