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Hartley axed by England

NEWS: Dylan Hartley's hopes of playing in the World Cup were all but ended, after England ran out of patience with the volatile hooker.

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Vunipola eager for Burgess face-off

INTERVIEW: Billy Vunipola is relishing a heavyweight collision with a Rugby League convert bidding to gatecrash Stuart Lancaster's World Cup line-up.

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Mumm back for the Tahs

NEWS: Wallaby Dean Mumm has returned from the northern hemisphere to rejoin his beloved Waratahs as they take on the Lions on Saturday.

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Dickson to lead England XV

NEWS: Northampton Saints scrumhalf Lee Dickson will captain the England XV team to face the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.

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Brumbies edge blunder Bulls

REPORT: The Brumbies moved back to the top of the Australian conference with a hard-earned 22-16 win over the Bulls in Canberra on Friday.

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McGrath could face World Cup woe

NEWS: Ireland's Jack McGrath may face a suspension that could ruin his World Cup hopes, after kneeing an opponent in the back.

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Crusaders stun Hurricanes

REPORT: The Crusaders produced their best performance of the season to upset Super Rugby's runaway leaders, the Hurricanes on Friday.

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Deans, Laporte team up against SA

NEWS: Robbie Deans and Bernard Laporte, will take charge of the World XV for their match against the Springboks at Newlands.

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MORE HEADLINES

Preview: Premiership Final

New Premiership champions will be crowned on Saturday when Bath and Saracens square off in the Final at Twickenham.

Preview: S15 Round 16, Part Two

Saturday's action covers the whole spectrum, with Super Rugby action from the top to the bottom. Jan de Koning reports.

BaaBaas hold on for thrilling win

REPORT: Shane Jennings  led the Barbarians to a thrilling 22-21 win over a fast-finishing Ireland selection in Limerick on Thursday.

Preview: Vodacom Cup Final

The Pumas and Western Province will converge on Cape Town this weekend for the Vodacom Cup Final.

Preview: Pro12, Final

Munster are chasing a fourth Pro12 title and their first since they won the final against Leinster at Thomond Park 2011.

Great Britain prepare for Rio

Great Britain Rugby Sevens announced details for its Sevens programme in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Top 14: Oyonnax eye Toulouse

PREVIEW: The Top 14 quarterfinals will pitch big-spending Parisian arch-rivals Stade Francais and Racing-Metro together.

Gold: I'm not a romantic

INTERVIEW: Sharks boss Gary Gold admitted his team may have placed too much of an emphasis on attack and too little on defence this season.

Stormers not trying anything fancy

Hooker Siyabonga Ntubeni says that the Stormers will be keeping it simple in the line-outs at the business-end of the season.

Skelton appeal dismissed

NEWS: The Waratahs' appeal over lock Will Skelton's sanction has been chucked out by the SANZAR appeals committee.