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Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.

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Early starts for Super Rugby in 2020

Everything happens earlier in Super Rugby next year in changes that SANZAAR hopes will make the faltering product more successful in the Australian marketplace.

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Thompson joins Japan at Rugby World Cup

Luke Thompson will play at a fourth Rugby World Cup after being included in hosts Japan's squad for the tournament.

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Japan must find Sunwolves alternative, Eddie Jones says

Japan need to find a replacement for competing in Super Rugby following Sunwolves' expulsion if they are to become a major rugby power, former Brave Blossoms coach Eddie Jones has said.

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Sunwolves shock Chiefs for first away win

The Sunwolves secured their first ever road win in stylish fashion downing the Chiefs 30-15 in Hamilton to end their 23-match losing run away from home.

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England dig deep to fend off Japan

Despite trailing at halftime, England found their try-scoring form in the second half to get the better of Japan at Twickenham.

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England rotate for Japan; Farrell, Hartley rested

Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut against Japan on Saturday as Eddie Jones made 11 changes to the side that started in the defeat to New Zealand last weekend.

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Forward Kruis out of England squad for Japan

George Kruis has been ruled out England's remaining November fixtures as head coach Eddie Jones named his squad to face Japan this weekend.


Japan squad paid £13 per day - coach

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has revealed his squad are paid just £13 day as they prepare to face England on Saturday.

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Fired up Eddie Jones tells Japan 'be worried'

A fired-up Eddie Jones says his England side will be "absolutely ruthless" and aiming to "physically smash" Japan when the teams meet on Saturday.