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UPDATE 2-Rugby-High risk, high reward sees Naholo in All Blacks squad

WELLINGTON, Aug 30 - The inclusion of injured winger Waisake Naholo in the All Blacks World Cup squad was a case of high risk, high reward, coach Steve Hansen said after the announcement at New Zealand's Parliament buildings on Sunday.

INTERVIEW-Rugby-Namibia relish All Black challenge, coach says

CAPE TOWN, Aug 30 - Namibia do not expect to beat favourites New Zealand in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup next month but coach Phil Davies says his part-time players are eagerly anticipating their moment in the spotlight.

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Rugby-New Zealand squad for rugby World Cup

WELLINGTON, Aug 30 - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen on Sunday named the following 31-man squad for the World Cup in England from Sept. 18-Oct. 31.

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Rugby-Ireland, Wales relatively unscathed after tough workout

DUBLIN, Aug 29 - Ireland and Wales emerged relatively unscathed from a bruising battle on Saturday although the home side's Keith Earls suffered concussion and visiting centre Jamie Roberts sustained a minor rib problem.

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Rugby-Scotland score six tries in rout of Italy

EDINBURGH, Aug 29 - Scotland ran in six tries to overwhelm Italy 48-7 in a one-sided World Cup warm-up game at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Rugby-Test Match Scotland v Italy summary

Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Summary from the Test Match match between Scotland and Italy on Saturday at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland Scotland 48 Italy 7 Half Time: 23-7 Scorers: Scotland : Tries: Sean Lamont (8, 62),John Barclay (38),Tim Visser (47, 73),Mark Bennett (79) Conversions: Greig Laidlaw (9, 39),Finn Russell (74) Penalty Goals: Greig Laidlaw (4, 22, 26) Drop Goal: Greig Laidlaw (56) Italy : Try: Michele Campagnaro (29) Conversion: Tommas

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Rugby-Test Match Ireland v Wales summary

Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Summary from the Test Match match between Ireland and Wales on Saturday at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland Ireland 10 Wales 16 Half Time: 10-10 Scorers: Ireland : Try: Iain Henderson (40) Conversion: Jonathan Sexton (40) Penalty Goal: Jonathan Sexton (28) Wales : Try: Justin Tipuric (25) Conversion: Leigh Halfpenny (26) Penalty Goals:Leigh Halfpenny (17, 63, 70)

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Rugby-Wales edge Ireland out in bruising World Cup warm-up

DUBLIN, Aug 29 - Wales hung on to beat Ireland 16-10 in an intense World Cup warm-up game at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as preparations for next month's tournament went up a few notches between two near full-strength teams.

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Rugby-Japan thrash Uruguay in World Cup warm-up

TOKYO, Aug 29 - Japan completed their final warm-up match before the World Cup in grand style on Saturday, thrashing Uruguay 40-0 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo.

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Rugby-Test Match Scotland v Italy line-ups

Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Line-ups for the Test Match match between Scotland and Italy on Saturday at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland Scotland : 1-Alasdair Dickinson, 2-Ross Ford, 3-Willem Nel, 4-Grant Gilchrist, 5-Jonny Gray, 6-Ryan Wilson;7-John Barclay, 8-David Denton;9-Greig Laidlaw (capt), 10-Finn Russell, 11-Tim Visser, 12-Peter Horne, 13-Mark Bennett;14-Sean Lamont 15-Stuart Hogg Replacements: 16-Stuart McInally, 17-Gordon Reid, 18-Jon Welsh, 19-Rob Harley, 20-Blair Cowan, 21-Henry

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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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