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City 'disappointed' with WP stance

The city of Cape Town expressed "disappointment" with the decision of the WPRF Union not to relocate from Newlands to the Greenpoint stadium.

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Back row trio commit to Bath

The powerful back row trio of Matt Garvey, Leroy Houston and Guy Mercer have renewed their contracts with Bath.

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Peers gets the cut

Ospreys lock, Lloyd Peers will be out of action for four months after undergoing surgery to repair damaged ankle ligaments.

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Kiwis 'embrace' Euro exodus

REACTION: The New Zealand Rugby Union are expecting an unprecedented exodus after the 2015 World Cup, but there is no sign of panic.

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Cooper prefers boxing over booze

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: From a rogue rookie to a mature man. This, in a nutshell, is the story of one of Australia's most talented players - Quade Cooper.

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Top 14: Bruised Toulon limp back

French and European champions Toulon return to Top 14 duty missing several stars and resentful over the ban od fullback Delon Armitage.

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Reds on a pre-season Crusade

The Reds will face the Crusaders at Ballymore in their second pre-season match ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season - on Friday, February 6.

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Rugby's boxing boys back in the ring

Fiery All Black loose forward Liam Messam will return to the growing ranks of Rugby Union players dabbling in boxing as a pre-season pastime.

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Carter: It is not just the money

All Black great Dan Carter said the sheer quality of the players in France's Top-14 was a key reason in him joining Racing Metro.

Sexton to miss Six Nations opener

Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton could miss the opening match of the Six Nations after being ordered to rest following blows to the head.

Premiership: Saints in ruthless mood

PREVIEW: The Premiership returns this weekend with the most competitive league in Europe poised for a fascinating round of matches.

Referees to 21 December 2014

It's time for families to draw closer as Christmas comes and a time for rugby's social unit, the clubs, to have their time to come together. There are no Tests this weekend - just clubs in action.

Toulon in new court battle

REACTION: Toulon's abrasive and controversial boss Mourad Boudjellal has once again threatened to go to court, because a decision did not go his way.

Launchbury to miss Six Nations

England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury which will see him miss the 2015 Six Nations.

Now Muthee walks out on Kenya

The game in Kenya was thrown into further turmoil when Kenyan Rugby Union Chairman Mwangi Muthee resigned.

Baseball, Soccer backing for Sevens

The United States have confirmed that they have submitted a bid to World Rugby to host the World Cup Sevens tournament in 2018.

New deals for Chiefs trio

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after another three members of his squad pledged their long-term futures to the Premiership.

Foul-mouthed Armitage banned

Two-time defending European champions Toulon suffered a blow as utility back Delon Armitage was banned for 12 weeks.