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Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper was cleared on Sunday of a kneeing charge following his side's 25-20 victory over New Zealand in the Tri-Nations decider, less than a fortnight before the World Cup.
New Zealand's players face being fined by the International Rugby Board if they continue to breach protocol during the execution of their pre-match war dance, the Haka.
Manu Tuilagi was tipped to reach even greater heights by England captain Mike Tindall after the Samoa-born centre marked his second Test appearance with a second try in Dublin on Saturday.
Ireland suffered a huge blow when flank David Wallace was ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a knee injury in the team's final warm-up match, a 9-20 loss to England, at Lansdowne Road here on Saturday.
France coach Marc Lievremont insisted on Saturday that the naming of Philippe Saint-Andre as his replacement after the World Cup would not undermine his authority at the tournament next month.
Toulon made light of the imminent departure of coach Philippe Saint-Andre with a 30-5 win over Biarritz in Saturday's only game in the opening round of the French Top 14 championship.
England manager Martin Johnson is no fan of selection 'gambles' so it says something about Andrew Sheridan that the powerhouse prop is in the World Cup squad after an injury-marred season.
Coaches and teammates may have come and gone during a Test career spanning over a century of caps but Chris Paterson is now on the verge of becoming the first Scotland player to appear in four World Cups.
It is one of the great talking points of modern Welsh rugby: where do you play James Hook?
A representative Queensland Reds XV will give Canada one final hit-out ahead of their World Cup campaign when the two clash in an opposed training session at Ballymore on Tuesday.
England-based Springbok Brian Mujati has accused fellow Bok Heinke van der Merwe and another South African, Steven Sykes, of making racist remarks towards him.
The Golden Lions cemented their position at the top of the Currie Cup standings with an impressive 28-19 win over the second-placed Sharks on Saturday.
England ensured they set off for the World Cup on a winning note with a 20-9 victory over Ireland in their final warm-up match at Lansdowne Road in Dublin on Saturday.
Griquas scored two tries within two minutes to sink the Cheetahs 23-20 in a Currie Cup match in Kimberley on Saturday.
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw said his team will look for positives from their narrow 20-25 defeat to Australia in the Tri-Nations decider in Brisbane on Saturday.
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