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UPDATE 1-Rugby-Vunipola out of Lions tour of New Zealand, Haskell in

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - England back row Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from the forthcoming British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand with a shoulder injury, the Lions announced on Sunday.

Solomona set to miss England tour of Argentina

Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona is unlikely to be fit for England's tour of Argentina this summer because of a foot strain.

British and Irish Lions 2017: Billy Vunipola withdraws from squad with shoulder injury

England and Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola withdraws from the Lions tour to New Zealand with a shoulder injury.

Scotland beat England to win London Sevens

Scotland seal back-to-back London Sevens titles as they come from behind to beat England 12-7 at Twickenham.

Davies best open-side in Wales, says Pivac

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac says he would not swap star flanker James Davies for any other open-side in Wales.

Rugby-Waratahs put down Rebels to keep playoffs hopes alive

SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) - The New South Wales Waratahs kept their Super Rugby playoffs hopes alive with a bonus-point 50-23 win over the Melbourne Rebels at Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday.

Rugby-Super Rugby results and standings

May 21 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Super Rugby matches on Sunday RESULTS Waratahs (Australia) 50 Rebels (Australia) 23 STANDINGS P W D F A B Pts Australasian Group, New Zealand Conference 1. Crusaders (New Zealand) 12 12 0 456 231 6 54 2. Show More Summary

Rugby-Australia woes fan frustration in neighbouring New Zealand

MELBOURNE, May 21 (Reuters) - The crisis enveloping Australian Super Rugby has coaches concerned for their players' mental health and local fans tipping a gloomy international season ahead, but conjured little sympathy from neighbouring New Zealand.

Gareth Steenson: Exeter Chiefs aim to be Premiership champions

Exeter Chiefs have improved enough this season to win their first Premiership title, says captain Gareth Steenson.

Rugby-Coles, Milner-Skudder remain in NZ to recover from injury

WELLINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - Injured All Blacks Dane Coles and Nehe Milner-Skudder are to remain in New Zealand to continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries instead of travel to South Africa with the Wellington Hurrica...

Ospreys must stop learning hard way about failure, says captain Alun Wyn Jones

Ospreys must stop "learning" the hard way about failure and find a way to succeed, says captain Alun Wyn Jones.

Rugby-Guinness PRO12 semifinal results

May 20 (Gracenote) - Results from the Guinness PRO12 Semifinal matches Semifinal Munster 23 Ospreys 3 Leinster 15 Scarlets 27

Rugby-Combrinck at the double as Lions run amok against Bulls

JOHANNESBURG, May 20 (Reuters) - Wing Ruan Combrinck scored a brace of tries on his return from six months on the sidelines as the Lions mauled the Bulls 51-14 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Exeter end Saracens' double hopes with last-minute winner

May 20 (Reuters) - Exeter Chiefs came from behind to beat holders Saracens 18-16 in Saturday's first Premiership semi-final and end the European champions' hopes of completing a 'double-double' after Sam Simmonds' last-minute try settled an exhilarating match.

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