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Tindall back for England

Embattled centre Mike Tindall will make his return when England plays Romania in Dunedin on Saturday.

Plenty at stake for Samoa and Fiji

Samoa and Fiji are fighting for their Rugby World Cup survival.

Henry: Dropping Mils was tough

Graham Henry says dropping Mils Muliaina was the hardest decision he has had to make in All Blacks coaching career.

Deans revs up Aussies

Lift your attitude or face an early Rugby World Cup exit.

Fuimaono-Sapolu avoids punishment

Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has avoided punishment after he criticised the treatment of tier two nations competing at the Rugby World Cup during a scathing, foul-mouthed rant on Twitter.

Cooper’s Kiwi admirer

It appears Wallabies first five Quade Cooper does indeed have at least one Kiwi fan.

Teammates rally behind Guildford

Zac Guildford’s All Blacks teammates are “100 percent behind him” after it was revealed he had breached an agreement with the team’s management over his excessive drinking on tour.

Ireland shows France the way

Ireland has provided the perfect blueprint for causing an upset at the Rugby World Cup and France plans to draw inspiration from it, says halfback Dimitri Yachvili.

O’Connor ruled out of Yanks encounter

Wallabies wing James O’Connor has been ruled out of his side’s Rugby World Cup match against the USA in Wellington on Friday night due to a hamstring injury.

Recovering from the kiss of death

Ireland's Jamie Heaslip has returned to New Zealand a changed man after being shown a red card for recklessly kneeing All Blacks captain Richie McCaw in the head on his last visit. BY LIAM HEAGNEY

Waqaniburotu cops three weeks

Fiji flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous tackle.

Parra named at 10

Morgan Parra has been named at first five for France’s key Rugby World Cup clash against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday night.

Fuimaono-Sapolu in trouble

Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu may face disciplinary action after criticising the International Rugby Board during a scathing, foul-mouthed attack on Twitter.

Habana chasing history

Wing Bryan Habana has a chance to claim the Springboks’ all-time tryscoring record when he makes his return from injury against Namibia in Albany on Thursday night.

Waldrom joins England as cover

Former New Zealand Maori, Crusaders and Hurricanes No 8 Thomas Waldrom will join the England Rugby World Cup squad as precautionary injury cover for Nick Easter.

It starts here for Japan

Having got its ‘easy’ matches out of the way, Japan has plenty to play for in its remaining two Rugby World Cup games.

Hook sidelined for three weeks

Wales fullback James Hook is expected to miss his side’s last two Rugby World Cup pool games and potential quarter-final match due to a shoulder injury.

Guildford: ‘I let myself down’

All Blacks wing Zac Guildford says he let himself and the rest of the side down after he breached an agreement with the team’s management over his excessive drinking on tour.

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