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Rugby-Australia lose Simmons for New Zealand showdown

SYDNEY, Aug 3 - Australia were dealt a blow ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship decider against old foes New Zealand after lock Rob Simmons was ruled out of the Sydney showdown because of a wrist injury.

Rugby-Hooper free to face All Blacks again after appeal fails

SYDNEY, Aug 2 - Australia flanker Michael Hooper was freed to face New Zealand in the Rugby Championship decider this weekend after an appeal against the leniency of his one-week ban for striking an opponent was dismissed on Sunday.

02 Aug 2015

Rugby-2019 World Cup final venue still undecided after talks

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 - World Rugby officials are still undecided about where the 2019 World Cup final will be played after the Japanese government scuttled their proposal to stage the match in Tokyo's new Olympic stadium.

Olympics 2012, Japan 02 Aug 2015

Rugby-World Rugby expects 'white-knuckle ride' with Rio stadium

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 - World Rugby officials are crossing their fingers that the venue selected to stage their matches at next year's Rio Olympics will be ready in time even though construction on the stadium has not started with just a year to go.

Olympics 2012 02 Aug 2015

Rugby-Uruguay beat Argentina XV in World Cup warm-up

MONTEVIDEO, Aug 2 - Uruguay's Teros have given themselves a big World Cup boost with a 30-26 win over an Argentina XV in Montevideo, their first ever victory over a senior Argentine side.

02 Aug 2015

Rugby-Beale standing in the Wallabies wings waiting for his part

SYDNEY, Aug 2 - Kurtley Beale is back at 100 percent fitness but still waiting to discover what role Wallabies coach Michael Cheika wants him to play in next weekend's Rugby Championship decider against the All Blacks and beyond.

02 Aug 2015

Rugby-Osborne called into All Blacks squad, Kerr-Barlow returns

WELLINGTON, Aug 2 - Uncapped winger Patrick Osborne has been called into the extended All Blacks squad for next weekend's Rugby Championship decider against Australia in Sydney and the second test against the Wallabies in Auckland the following week.

02 Aug 2015

Rugby-Test Match Uruguay v Argentina summary

Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Summary from the Test Match match between Uruguay and Argentina on Saturday at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay 30 Argentina 26 Half Time: 17-12 Scorers: Uruguay :

01 Aug 2015

Rugby-Test Match Uruguay v Argentina line-ups

Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Line-ups for the Test Match match between Uruguay and Argentina on Saturday at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay : 1-Juan Echeverria, 2-German Kessler, 3-Mario Sagario, 4-Franco Lamanna, 5-Mathias Palomeque, 6-Juan de Freitas;7-Fernando Bascou, 8-Alejandro Nieto (capt);9-Agustin Ormaechea, 10-Felipe Berchesi, 11-Rodrigo Silva, 12-Andres Vilaseca, 13-Deal Pedro;14-Francisco Bulanti 15-Jeronimo Etcheverry Replacements: 16-Oscar Duran, 17-Arturo Avalo, 18-A

01 Aug 2015

Rugby-SANZAR appeal Hooper punishment for Sanchez slap

SYDNEY, July 31 - Australia flanker Michael Hooper's hopes of facing the All Blacks in Sydney next week suffered a blow on Friday when SANZAR launched an appeal against the one-week ban he was handed for striking Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez.

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Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.

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