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Stuart Hogg: Injured Glasgow Warriors full-back warned 'reputations go out the window'

Stuart Hogg is warned by new Glasgow Warriors boss Dave Rennie that "reputations go out the window" as the full-back battles for fitness.

Rugby-All Blacks won't be caught out by rush defence again: Barrett

SYDNEY, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The British and Irish Lions used a rush defence to great effect in their drawn series against the All Blacks this year but flyhalf Beauden Barrett says the world champions will be ready to counter if the Wallabies adopt the same tactic on Saturday.

INTERVIEW-Rugby-Pumas coach Hourcade assesses state of his team

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Heads are high in the Argentina camp ahead of the Rugby Championship but channelling their temperament could be the difference between taking the step up from the one win they have achieved for the last three years and their goal of two or more this season, according to coach Daniel Hourcade.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Western Force win injunction order against decision to axe team

MELBOURNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The Western Force have won an injunction order against the Australian Rugby Union's (ARU) decision to axe the team from Super Rugby, a team spokesman said on Monday.

Ireland survive major scare to beat Japan

Ireland mount a spirited second-half comeback to beat brave Japan 24-14 and keep their Women's World Cup semi-final hopes alive.

Southern Kings' Pro14 rebuild a 'huge' task

Deon Davids admits he faces a mammoth task to rebuild his Southern Kings squad with only three weeks to go before their first Pro14 match.

Rugby-Cheika feels the Force is with him in Bledisloe pursuit

SYDNEY, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Trying to win back the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2003 should help his Western Force players deal with the disappointment of their side being cut from Super Rugby, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has said.

Rugby-All Blacks hooker Coles ruled out with another head injury

WELLINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - New Zealand hooker Dane Coles has been ruled out of the Rugby Championship opener against Australia after suffering a head knock in a warmup match on Friday.

Rugby-Cheika feels for fans after Force chopped

SYDNEY, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The decision to dump the Western Force from Super Rugby was a massive disappointment for the team's "huge" supporter base, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said on Sunday.

Rugby-All Blacks have learned lessons from Lions series, says Read

WELLINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The All Blacks were disappointed not to defeat the British and Irish Lions in their series this year but the experience will benefit the world champions in the Rugby Championship as they build towards the 2019 World Cup, captain Kieran Read has said.

Rugby-Wallabies hoping Beale will be ready for Championship opener

SYDNEY, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Australia playmaker Kurtley Beale is rushing to be fit in time for the Wallabies' Rugby Championship opener against the All Blacks in Sydney next week, the team have said.

Tadgh Beirne: Scarlets offer Irish lock contract extension, says Wayne Pivac

Tadgh Beirne, Scarlets' Irish lock, has been offered a contract extension head coach Wayne Pivac reveals.

Cronin gets first senior Ireland start against Japan

Ireland manager Tom Tierney opts to rest some players for Sunday's second match at the Women's World Cup against Japan.

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