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Super Rugby Fixtures

Jun 17 (OPTA) - Super Rugby fixtures for this week Friday, June 21 fixtures (GMT) Crusaders v Highlanders (06:35) Jaguares v Chiefs (21:05) Saturday, June 22 fixtures (GMT) Hurricanes v Bulls (06:35) Brumbies v Sharks (09:05)

Super League Fixtures

Jun 17 (OPTA) - Super League fixtures for this week Thursday, June 20 fixtures (GMT) London Broncos v Hull Kingston Rovers (17:45) Friday, June 21 fixtures (GMT) Huddersfield v Wigan (17:45) Salford v Castleford (17:45) St Helens v Leeds (17:45) Warrington v Wakefield (17:45) Saturday, June 22 fixtures (GMT) Catalans v Hull (15:00)

Super League results

Jun 16 (OPTA) - results from the Super League matches on Sunday Salford (20) 44 Wakefield (6) 20 Thursday, June 20 fixtures (GMT) London Broncos v Hull Kingston Rovers (17:45) Friday, June 21 fixtures (GMT) Huddersfield v Wigan (17:45) Salford v Castleford (17:45) St Helens v Leeds (17:45) Warrington v Wakefield (17:45)

Super League summaries

Jun 16 (OPTA) - summaries from the Super League matches on Sunday Salford (20) 44 Tries: Bibby (4,27), Evalds (24,73,76), Lussick (36), Lui (48), Welham (62) Goals: Inu (25,37,49,63,75,77) Wakefield (6) 20 Tries: Miller (20,55), Jones-Bishop (44,68) Goals: Brough (21,45) Referee: Marcus Griffiths Ground: AJ Bell Stadium ...................................................

Rugby Pictures

Highlanders bullish on Smith return for Crusaders clash

Highlanders bullish on Smith return for Crusaders clash

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - All Blacks fullback Ben Smith could be rushed back into the Otago Highlanders side for Friday's quarter-final against the Canterbury Crusaders as Aaron Mauger's side prepare for Super Rugby's 'Mission Impossible'.

Sharks without Mtawarira, Du Preez for Super Rugby playoff

Sharks without Mtawarira, Du Preez for Super Rugby playoff

DURBAN (Reuters) - Sharks' powerful prop forward Tendai Mtawarira will miss Saturday’s Super Rugby playoff quarter-final clash at the ACT Brumbies in Canberra with a knee injury.

Webb Ellis Trophy blessed at temple in Kyoto before tour of Japan

Webb Ellis Trophy blessed at temple in Kyoto before tour of Japan

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - The Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy was blessed by Shinto monks during a ceremony in Japan's former capital of Kyoto on Monday before the trophy embarks on a tour of the country ahead of the tournament, starting in September.

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