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Toulon Problems Pile Up As Bastareaud Gets Five-Week Ban

Toulon captain and French international battering-ram Mathieu Bastareaud was banned for five weeks on Wednesday for throwing a punch at an opponent in a Top 14 game. The centre was sanctioned for his attack on Castres forward Christophe Samson at the end of Toulon’s 28-27 win over the champions 10 days ago. Bastareaud dived into a ruck as Castres turned …

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Will Spencer Given Four Week Ban After This Tackle

Leicester Tigers will be without the services of Will Spencer for the next month after a ban was issued to the player. The lock was given a red card during the Tigers’ defeat to Wasps at the weekend for a challenge that was deemed a ‘dangerous tackle’ on Tommy Taylor. Having appeared before an independent disciplinary panel, Spencer was given …

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Leinster Release New European ‘Night Navy’ Kit

The Champions Cup begins next month, and defending champions Leinster are dressed to impress. The Irish province won their fourth title last season at the expense of Racing 92 in the final. The also hold the Pro14 title, and have already won twice this season in their usual blue strip. But their European challenge will take on a different hue, …

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Soul-Searching As Wallabies Ranking Hits New Low

The Wallabies will slump to their lowest world ranking ever Monday, sparking soul-searching about what can be done with a troubled team that has managed just two wins in their last nine Tests. Their alarming slide was reinforced by the 23-19 upset win by Argentina on the Gold Coast on Saturday — the first victory for the Pumas on Australian …

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Watch: Wallaby Fan Confronts Players After Shock Loss To Argentina

The Wallabies’ shock four-point loss to Argentina has been marred by an ugly sideline confrontation between an angry supporter and Australian flanker Lukhan Tui. The Pumas scored their first win over the Wallabies on Australian soil since 1983 on Saturday, fighting off a spirited second-half comeback to finish 23-19. It was the Australians’ fifth loss in their past six tests, …

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Premiership Chief Plays Down Takeover Talk

Premiership chairman Ian Ritchie says allowing a takeover of English rugby’s top tier is “not the preferred option”, but he admitted the cash-strapped league is looking for investment. Former Formula One owners CVC Capital Partners are believed to have expressed interest in buying a £275 million ($352 million, 309 million euros) controlling stake in the Premiership. England’s leading clubs are …

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Geordan Murphy Makes Winning Start As Leicester’s Interim Boss

Geordan Murphy enjoyed a winning start as Leicester’s interim head coach with a dramatic 49-33 victory over Newcastle on Saturday. Murphy was thrust into the manager’s role after Matt O’Connor was sensationally sacked on Monday following Leicester’s 40-6 humiliation against Exeter in their English Premiership opener. Former Ireland full-back Murphy has already made a positive impression on his squad judging …

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New Zealand Team Named To Play Argentina

The All Blacks have made two big call-ups to their starting XV for the match against Argentina. After dominant wins over Australia, Steve Hansen’s side can afford to rest some of their key players as they host Argentina this Saturday in the third fixture of the Rugby Championship. This has afforded two players an opportunity to impress and break their way …

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