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Warren Gatland: Coach is in the final stages of discussing a 10-month deal for tour of Australia

Injury woes weigh heavy on Wales ahead of Australia clash

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The All Blacks are so dominant at rugby they have decided to take up football as well to see how they go... Here, hooker Dane Coles tries to tackle Richie McCaw (not always a wise decision) at a training session at London's Imperial College.

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Francois Louw credits his move to Bath with his return to the South Africa team - but he also has England captain Chris Robshaw to thank.

Parents' bid to block Richmond Catholic schools fails

Local parents and the British Humanist Association have failed in a High Court bid to block proposals for two new Catholic schools.

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Australia winger Digby Ioane returns for Saturday's Cook Cup clash with England at Twickenham as one of four changes to the side blitzed by France.

Chris Ashton back to haunt Australia after England recall

Chris Ashton is back to haunt Australia after being recalled to the England side for Saturday's Cook Cup showdown at Twickenham.

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England fly-half praises growing rapport with full-back as Monye gets sent back to his club

Michael Hooper said that he never considered playing for England

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