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Chris Hewett is Rugby Union Correspondent for The Independent.

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The Wales captain, Sam Warburton, is free to play for his club, Cardiff Blues, again after an agreement between regional teams and the WRU was signed today

Peace finally breaks out in ugly Welsh war

WRU and Welsh regions sign new £60m agreement

Sam Warburton alongside Wales head coach Warren Gatland

Sam Warburton still in limbo while Wales talks drag on

Sam Warburton, the centrally contracted Wales captain who finds himself in the uncomfortable position of symbolising the dispute between the country’s governing body and its four professional teams, does not have the foggiest idea whether he will be playing for Cardiff Blues in their final warm-up match of the summer against Leicester at Welford Road on Friday.

Adam Jones says he was reluctant to move but is looking forward to his new challenge with Cardiff Blues

Adam Jones: I couldn't just hang on but I didn't want to leave Ospreys

Prop has moved to the Cardiff Blues

Ospreys get blues as folk hero Adam Jones signs for Cardiff

Welsh rugby continued its headlong descent into tragi-comic farce when folk-hero prop Adam Jones ended his long association with Ospreys and threw in his lot with Cardiff Blues.

The England captain Katy Mclean lifts the World Cup trophy after her side’s win over Canada in the final in Paris
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New Zealand 36 England 13: We started off badly and then got worse, says angry Andy Farrell

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New Zealand 36 England 13 match report: Super Julian Savea quick to put England to the sword

New Zealand wing scores two early tries and a late one to condemn tourists to series blackwash

England captain Chris Robshaw during training yesterday ahead of this morning’s final Test

England can end tour on a high if they can stitch 80 minutes together against the All Blacks

The Test series has been in the All Black safe since last weekend’s one-point victory in the South Island’s wintry depths, but the world champions have yet to shake themselves free of a determined challenge to their sense of superiority.

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England tour of New Zealand: Stuart Lancaster insists red rose changes for final Test are not experimental

Coach rejects notion that - with the series lost - he has shifted his focus to squad-building

Kyle Eastmond breaks with the ball in Auckland on Saturday

New Zealand v England: Stuart Lancaster has Manu Tuilagi at centre of the action

Burrell is named on the bench while Twelvetrees misses out altogether as Eastmond partners Manu Tuilagi once more in the centre

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