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France

Lydiate Racing back home

Wales flank Dan Lydiate will bring down the curtain on his largely unsuccessful spell at Racing Metro and return home before the end of the year.

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Ireland

No passengers in Meyer's Bok team

Media and fans who suggests the rookies in the Springbok team will only hold tackle bags, could not be further from the truth if they tried.

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Ireland

Meyer: World Cup trial for fringe Boks

YEAR-END TOUR: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer dismissed the notion that his 36-man tour squad is oversized and unpractical.

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France

Wallabies 'escape' to Europe

The Wallabies left Friday for a five-match European tour, relishing the chance to escape the dramas and turmoil that have swamped them in Australia.

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Italy

Matfield: RWC not a two-horse race

Victor Matfield believes that the home nations have a shot at winning the World Cup as the Springboks gear up to face the likes of England and Ireland. 
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Wales

Changing of the guard in Wales

Former Wales flyhalf Gareth Davies has been elected as the new Chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union.

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Wales

Wales opt for experience

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named an experienced 34-man squad for the forthcoming November Tests which features just one uncapped player.

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News

Cheika confirms Wallaby talks

Australian media are reporting that Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has accepted an ARU's offer to coach the Wallabies.
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Brits blow for Boks

Schalk Brits sustained a knee ligament injury playing for Saracens in their European Champions Cup game at home to Clermont Auvergne.

Carter, Sonny Bill back in Black

NEWS: New Zealand welcomed back superstars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams for next month's Northern Hemisphere tour.

Welsh great Gallacher passes on

Senior figures within Welsh rugby paid tribute to Stuart Gallacher after it was announced Sunday that the former Scarlets chief executive had died aged 68.

Racing open to Welsh departure

Racing-Metro have opened the door for a potential departure of Wales flank Dan Lydiate, although the club has as yet received no proposals from other clubs.

Gatland fires warning shot

Wales coach Warren Gatland fired an early shot at the All Blacks' World Cup defence, suggesting the New Zealanders may be hampered by their weak pool.

Welsh stars keen to return home

Some of the Welsh stars who flocked to France for far bigger pay packets are keen to return home, claimed Wales coach Warren Gatland.

Owens to miss Bok Tests?

Scarlets and Wales hooker Ken Owens has undergone a scan to determined the severity of a neck injury he suffered during training.

Boudjellal threat 'flabbergasting'

Rob Howley said he was "flabbergasted" after Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal threatened to terminate the contract of Welsh fullback Leigh Halfpenny.

Steenkamp's Welsh dream 'a joke'

Michael Owen has slammed the IRB's rule that allows a foreign player to qualify for another nation in the wake of De Kock Steenkamp's Ospreys move

Wales going 'high' in RWC build-up

Wales' plans ahead of next year's World Cup will include training camps in Switzerland and Qatar, coach Warren Gatland said.