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Bulldogs captain Jackson extends stay

Canterbury Bulldogs captain Josh Jackson has re-signed with the NRL club for a further three years. Jackson, 28, has played 181 games for the Bulldogs since making his NRL debut for Canterbury in 2012. The former Australia and New South Wales representative extended his stay with the Bulldogs on Sunday. …

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France captain Guirado ruled out of Six Nations

Guilhem Guirado will miss the Six Nations after the France captain was ruled out for five months with a ruptured bicep. Guirado suffered the injury just before the hour-mark on his Montpellier debut in a 19-19 Top 14 draw against his former club Toulon at Stade Mayol on Saturday. Montpellier revealed …

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Springboks blitz England to win third World Cup

The Springboks’ victory was built on a colossal display by their powerhouse pack that allowed fly-half Handre Pollard to kick six penalties before Makazole Mapimpi’s 66th-minute try — the first the Springboks had scored in a World Cup final — and another from fit-again fellow flyer Cheslin Kolbe put the …

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Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand 40-17 Wales

Ben Smith marked his swansong with a double as New Zealand ended the Steve Hansen era by hammering Wales 40-17 in an entertaining Rugby World Cup third-place play-off. The All Blacks had been licking their wounds since England shattered their bid to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for an unprecedented third …

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South Africa beat Wales in Rugby World Cup semi

South Africa battled into the final of the Rugby World Cup as Handre Pollard’s pinpoint kicking earned a 19-16 victory over Wales in a semi-final of attrition in Yokohama. With England coach Eddie Jones watching on from the stands following his side’s dominant display against New Zealand, Pollard starred to take …

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