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Rugby-Contrite Solomona determined to fight for England spot

Aug 24 Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona is ready to fight for his place in the England squad after being sent home from a pre-season training camp for disciplinary reasons.

Rugby-No 'deliberate failure' in missing Williams' head knock - SANZAAR

WELLINGTON, Aug 24 Southern hemisphere rugby's governing body has said New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams should have been removed from last week's game against Australia after suffering a head knock but cleared medical officials of "deliberate failure" after they missed the incident.

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Rugby-NZ Rugby to honour Meads ahead of Bledisloe Cup clash

WELLINGTON, Aug 24 New Zealand Rugby plans to honour All Blacks great Colin Meads with a series of tributes at the weekend, while lock Sam Whitelock will donate his number five jersey from the Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia to the respected player's family.

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FACTBOX-Rugby-New Zealand v Australia Rugby Championship test

WELLINGTON, Aug 24 Factbox on Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and Australia in Dunedin on Saturday:

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Rugby-Hansen urges All Blacks to stay focused for Bledisloe win

WELLINGTON, Aug 24 The All Blacks have been reminded that they must not switch off and strive to improve their finishing if they are to retain the Bledisloe Cup when they meet the Wallabies in Dunedin on Saturday.

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UPDATE 2-Rugby-Wallabies drop Kerevi for All Blacks test

WELLINGTON, Aug 24 Australia centre Samu Kerevi has paid the price for a poor performance in their Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand by being dropped for the return match in Dunedin.

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UPDATE 2-Rugby-Franks out for All Blacks, Coles back after layoff

* All Blacks retain backline (Updates after Franks ruled out)

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Rugby-Australia team to play New Zealand

WELLINGTON, Aug 24 Australia coach Michael Cheika on Thursday named the following team to play New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby Championship test in Dunedin:

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Rugby-All Blacks side to play Australia

WELLINGTON, Aug 24 All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named the following side to play Australia in the Rugby Championship in Dunedin on Saturday:

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Rape case against two Ireland rugby internationals begins

BELFAST, Aug 23 A legal case against two Ireland rugby internationals accused of raping a woman in Belfast last year began in a Northern Irish court on Wednesday.

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