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Rugby: Sanctioned Beale to miss Wallabies' end of season tour

Rugby: Sanctioned Beale to miss Wallabies' end of season tour

New Australia coach Michael Cheika has declined a chance to rush Kurtley Beale into his Wallabies squad for the season-ending tour of Europe after the utility back was disciplined for sending an offensive text message about a former team staffer.

Rugby: Cruden set to return in Chicago

Rugby: Cruden set to return in Chicago

Aaron Cruden will make his long-awaited return to the All Blacks in Chicago, with the selectors likely to take a conservative approach to Dan Carter's rehabilitation from injury.

Rugby: ABs spoilt for choice filling hole in midfield

Rugby: ABs spoilt for choice filling hole in midfield

Ma'a Nonu's international career has spanned more than a decade, three coaches and 94 tests.

Rugby: Manawatu triumph over Hawke's Bay

Rugby: Manawatu triumph over Hawke's Bay

Manawatu will join the big boys in the Premiership in next season's ITM Cup.

Rugby: ABs to be upstaged in Chicago

Rugby: ABs to be upstaged in Chicago

The All Blacks will be overshadowed in Chicago by college kids, one team on a bye week and another whose season has yet to start.

Rugby: N. Otago out to finish on a high

Rugby: N. Otago out to finish on a high

It's not how you start - it's how you finish.

Rugby: Sky signs five-year broadcast deal

Rugby: Sky signs five-year broadcast deal

Sky Television has announced the signing of a conditional five-year deal with New Zealand Rugby and Sanzar from 2016.

Rugby: ITM Cup thrives away from cities

Rugby: ITM Cup thrives away from cities

The provinces are where the ITM Cup comes alive.

Rugby: England go for yeomen over showmen

Rugby: England go for yeomen over showmen

Although England have shown growing signs of rugby expression, coach Stuart Lancaster has settled on a yeoman rather than showman approach for their opening November test with the All Blacks at Twickenham.

Rugby: Fitness key in Fruean's Crusaders return

Rugby: Fitness key in Fruean's Crusaders return

Cut by the Chiefs after just one season, Robbie Fruean's improved fitness will see him make a dramatic return to the Crusaders next year.

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