Sport Scotland lock Alastair Kellock will miss the Six Nations after undergoing surgery on an arm injury

Scotland lock Alastair Kellock will miss the Six Nations after undergoing surgery on an arm injury.

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House fire in eastern Australia kills 11 from two families

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Manu, youngest of six rugby brothers from Samoa, is making an imposing case to clinch a late World Cup place

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Cooper's Wallabies bounce back to beat Boks

Australia 39 South Africa 20

Wallabies must try, try again in Tri-Nations test

It should have been another ho-hum, World Cup-year Tri-Nations: a repeat of the phoney wars that see key players rested, outsiders blooded and new tactics kept close to the chest.

Samoa gain historic win over Australia

Samoa ran in four tries to stun Australia 32-23 in a famous and well-deserved victory yesterday that gave the Wallabies the worst possible start to their World Cup season.

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Samoa skips from last to first country to see the sun

For visitors, the highlight of a trip to Samoa has always been the opportunity to stand on a rocky promontory at Cape Mulinu'u, the westernmost point of the planet, and – with the International Dateline only 20 miles away – to gaze into tomorrow.

Samoa leaps ahead with date change

The South Pacific island nation of Samoa has announced it will jump forward in time by one day by switching to the west side of the international dateline - 119 years after it moved the other way in a bid to boost its trade and economy.

Former Saints second coming reaping divine rewards for Quins

After eight years in league, Maurie Fa'asavalu is back in union and is proving a big hit with his London club. Chris Hewett hears his story

Josh Tatupu joins Exeter on two-year deal

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Northampton sign Russian back Vasili Artemiev

Northampton have announced the signing of highly-rated Russian back Vasili Artemiev.

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