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Mike Brown ‘convinced’ on Eddie Jones’ successor

Ex-England star fullback Mike Brown has thrown his support entirely behind England head coach candidate and current Crusaders head coach, Scott Robertson. Robertson left a lasting impression on Brown following their time together with the Barbarians team, which claimed two victories and a loss during an unconventional November slate. With such a short amount of …

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Rugby League World Cup: Michael Burgess – The biggest shame about Toa Samoa’s Cup run

Toa Samoa fans set the benchmark on how to win graciously. Videos / Candice Luke / NZ Herald OPINIONS: Sunday’s World Cup final should have been the start of a brave new world for international rugby league. Instead, it feels like the end of something special. Like Tonga at the 2017 edition, Samoa captured hearts …

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Bundee Aki and Ross Byrne give Ireland hard-fought victory over Australia | Autumn Nations Series

Ross Byrne landed a dramatic late penalty as Ireland overcame the loss of their captain, Johnny Sexton, to cap a stellar year with a disjointed 13-10 win over Australia. The replacement fly-half Byrne nailed a difficult kick from wide on the right with just three minutes remaining in Dublin to earn Ireland a record-equaling 12th …

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Three Wallabies ‘betters’, still one lingering ‘but’

If you’d have offered the Wallabies average fan a three-point loss to the world number one before kick-off, even with a missed penalty attempt and at the cost of five more injured players, I reckon they’d have accepted your offer pretty quickly. Dave Rennie might have as well. Australia needed to better after the forgettable …

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South Africa v British and Irish Lions LIVE commentary: Full coverage of third Test decider in Cape Town today

The British and Irish Lions face world champions South Africa in the third and final Test of their summer tour today. The blockbuster series is level at one win each after the Springboks hit back last weekend. Getty The Lions will have to go again for the third Test in Cape Town this weekend The …

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Sarries, Gloucester-Hartpury and Bears mean business as new Premier 15s season kicks off

The all-singing, all-dancing spectacle of the Allianz Premier 15s gets another run. Of course it does: it’s the best domestic women’s league in the world. It’s both a microcosm of, and a reason for, the global game’s meteoric ascent: brilliant athletes with brilliant personalities, blossoming audiences, and ever-increasing competitiveness. Last year’s grand finale saw two …

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