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Rugby-De Villiers declared fit on mixed day for S.Africa

CAPE TOWN, July 6 - On a day when they potentially lost number eight Duane Vermeulen for the Rugby World Cup, there was better news for South Africa when captain Jean de Villiers was declared fit to play again.

Rugby-Pain in the neck for Boks as Vermeulen goes under knife

CAPE TOWN, July 6 - South Africa confirmed their key number eight Duane Vermeulen is in a race against time to be fit for the Rugby World Cup in England after deciding to undergo a surgery on his injured neck on Wednesday.

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Rugby-Moore named Australia captain for World Cup

SYDNEY, July 6 - Hooker Stephen Moore will lead Australia to this year's World Cup after being named Wallabies captain for the season by coach Michael Cheika on Monday.

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Rugby-Ellis returns, four uncapped players in All Blacks squad

WELLINGTON, July 6 - Scrumhalf Andy Ellis will return to test rugby almost four years after he last played for the All Blacks, while four others are in line to make their debuts against Samoa in Apia on Wednesday.

05 Jul 2015

Rugby-Lost opportunity for Hurricanes but some positive signs

WELLINGTON, July 5 - The Wellington Hurricanes blew their best chance of winning a maiden Super Rugby title on Saturday and the concern of their long-suffering fans is what happens next year when conditions might not be so favourable.

05 Jul 2015

Rugby-One to 39, Highlanders success built on strong squad culture

WELLINGTON, July 5 - The Otago Highlanders were not supposed to win Super Rugby in 2015.

05 Jul 2015

UPDATE 2-Rugby-Dixon shines as Highlanders storm to first title

* Dixon puts in brilliant display in Otago victory (Adds quotes)

04 Jul 2015

Rugby-Title frustration continues for error-prone Hurricanes

WELLINGTON, July 4 - The deep, long, frustrated sigh from Chris Boyd was more than enough to summarise exactly how an entire city felt after the Wellington Hurricanes were beaten 21-14 by the Otago Highlanders in the Super Rugby final on Saturday.

04 Jul 2015

Rugby-Dixon's try saved the final says Highlanders coach Joseph

WELLINGTON, July 4 - Elliot Dixon's try just before halftime was the momentum change the Otago Highlanders needed to win their first Super Rugby title after being run off their feet, coach Jamie Joseph said.

04 Jul 2015

FACTBOX-Rugby-Profile of the Super rugby champion Otago Highlanders

WELLINGTON, July 4 - Profile of the Otago Highlanders, who won the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby title on Saturday.

04 Jul 2015

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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