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Japan awarded 18th Super Rugby franchise

Japan will host the 18th Super Rugby franchise when the tournament expands in 2016

Record demand outstrips supply for World Cup tickets

Almost one million tickets were snapped up for 2015 Rugby World Cup during September's general sale, tournament organisers have announced

Canadian cancer survivor given rugby surprise

A dream came true for a 17-year-old cancer survivor and rugby fanatic last week when the US team paid her a surprise visit during here school assembly

Saracens keen on Ma'a Nonu

Saracens are reportedly keen on signing All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu though his likely destination will be Japan, according to reports from France

New Zealand hand Dan Carter recall

Dan Carter will make his return to the All Blacks squad for the first time this year after he was ruled out of the Bledisloe and Rugby Championship Tests due to a leg injury

All Blacks spoil the party with a one-point win

The All Blacks have stolen the win at the death with a converted try after fulltime to win 29-28 at Suncorp

USA players released for All Blacks clash

Premiership Rugby and USA Rugby have struck a deal which will see players made available for their game against the All Blacks on November 1

USA player release deal ongoing

Talks over the release of Aviva Premiership players for the USA's game against New Zealand on November 1 are ongoing

All Blacks to show no mercy in Brisbane

Adam Ashley-Cooper's 100th Test will be a source of inspiration for the Wallabies but it is unlikely to be enough to beat an All Blacks outfit smarting from their first defeat in 23 Tests

Wallabies look to code word to counter All Blacks

The Wallabies will look to counter the world champions' use of turnover ball in Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup "dead rubber" at Suncorp Stadium

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