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Rugby-Slade hurts knee but should be fine - All Blacks

WELLINGTON, Sept 1 - Flyhalf Colin Slade threw a small scare through the All Blacks camp on Tuesday when he ended the team's first training session for the World Cup early after twisting his knee.

Rugby-Test Match Fixtures

Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Test Match matches on Monday SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 FIXTURES (GMT) England v Ireland (1330) Wales v Italy (1600) France v Scotland (1900) U.S. v Australia (2330)

31 Aug 2015

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Wales include prop Lee in World Cup squad

LONDON, Aug 31 - Wales coach Warren Gatland named prop Samson Lee on Monday in his 31-man squad for this year's Rugby World Cup but left out injured flyhalf Gareth Anscombe.

31 Aug 2015

Race debate clouds S. Africa's Rugby World Cup preparations

CAPE TOWN, Aug 31 - Twenty years after then-President Nelson Mandela wore a Springbok jersey to promote racial reconciliation, many South Africans are not convinced the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad has shed its reputation as a bastion of white privilege.

31 Aug 2015

Rugby-Wales include prop Lee in World Cup squad

LONDON, Aug 31 - Wales coach Warren Gatland named prop Samson Lee in his 31-man squad for this year's Rugby World Cup.

31 Aug 2015

Rugby-Springboks to stay home after signing new deals at Bulls

PRETORIA, Aug 31 - Five South African internationals put uncertainty over their post-World Cup future behind them on Monday by extending their contracts at Super Rugby outfit the Bulls.

31 Aug 2015

Rugby-Jones names only two scrumhalves in Japan World Cup squad

TOKYO, Aug 31 - Japan coach Eddie Jones has opted for only two recognised scrumhalves in his versatile 31-man squad for the rugby World Cup.

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ADVISORY-Rugby World Cup preview package

LONDON, Aug 31 - Reuters will be publishing a rugby World Cup preview package later this week.

31 Aug 2015

Rugby-Fijian back tells of racial abuse in French league game

PARIS, Aug 31 - Montpellier's Fijian utility back Timoci Nagusa has claimed he was racially abused by a Pau fan during a French Top 14 game on Saturday.

31 Aug 2015

Rugby-SANZAR asks Japan for assurances on Super team

MELBOURNE, Aug 31 - SANZAR has written to the Japan Rugby Football Union seeking clarity about the players signed to the new Super Rugby franchise amid concerns about the team's participation in the southern hemisphere provincial competition.

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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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