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Rugby: Osborne called into ABs squad

Rugby: Osborne called into ABs squad

Uncapped winger Patrick Osborne has been called into the extended All Blacks squad for next weekend's Rugby Championship decider against Australia in Sydney and the second test against the Wallabies in Auckland the following week.

Rugby: Nonu cleared of serious injury

Rugby: Nonu cleared of serious injury

Ma'a Nonu is unlikely to be risked against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday night but scans on his injured shoulder showed no signs of serious damage.

Rugby: Otago beaten by Tasman

Rugby: Otago beaten by Tasman

Otago have been beaten 31-25 by Tasman in an ITM Cup pre-season fixture at Trafalgar Park in Nelson tonight.

Rugby: Secondary schools matches results

Rugby: Secondary schools matches results

Results from today's matches in the Otago Secondary Schools competition.

Rugby: Seven new caps, Coltman skipper

Rugby: Seven new caps, Coltman skipper

There are seven new caps named in the Otago ITM Cup squad with Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman to captain the side.

Rugby: Varsity closing gap on Pirates

Rugby: Varsity closing gap on Pirates

Wind the clock back 12 months and Pirates was planning on using its big forward pack to set the platform against University in the premier women's final at Hancock Park.

Rugby: Palu, Giteau return to Wallabies squad

Rugby: Palu, Giteau return to Wallabies squad

Number eight Wycliff Palu and centre Matt Giteau have been recalled to the Australia squad for next week's Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand with uncapped prop Toby Smith also getting the nod for the Sydney test.

Rugby: Will Sopoaga fit into World Cup plans?

Rugby: Will Sopoaga fit into World Cup plans?

As Lima Sopoaga celebrated his excellent All Blacks debut at Ellis Park with a favourite milkshake, he might have allowed his thoughts to wander to a Rugby World Cup tournament in England and Wales.

Rugby: Ross Filipo signs with Racing Metro

Rugby: Ross Filipo signs with Racing Metro

Ross Filipo decided last year he didn't have the mental appetite to put himself through another season of professional rugby but now he's about to get another taste of French rugby after signing a one-year deal with Racing Metro.

Rugby: World Cup tipped to boost ITM Cup

Rugby: World Cup tipped to boost ITM Cup

The ITM Cup kicks off in 13 days and one of the big questions will be what effect the Rugby World Cup will have on crowd and TV viewership numbers.

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