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Scott Williams starts at centre, replacing Jamie Roberts

Warburton returns to lead Wales

WALES HAVE named a side to play Australia in Brisbane this weekend showing four changes from that which sealed a 16-9 victory over France last March to be crowned Champions…

Late change: Cooper Vuna comes in to replace Brumbies winger Joe Tomane

Wallabies make eight changes for first Wales test

FIVE NEW forwards and three new backs feature in the starting combination, from that beaten 9-6 by Scotland midweek in Newcastle. The alterations in the pack sees the all-New South…

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Rugby World – July 2012 edition contents

[imagebrowser id=26] IT’S THE start of the new global calendar, with seven northern hemisphere countries down south for end-of-season tours. The July issue of Rugby World looks ahead to the…

French focus: Top 14 Semi-final play-offs

French focus: Top 14 Semi-final play-offs

AS THE Home Nations gear up for Down Under, across the Channel in France the Top 14 is coming to the boil, writes Gavin Mortimer. The French domestic season is…

After an agonising wait, London Welsh will be part of top-flight rugby. But can they prove themselves?

Rugby World’s Championship blog

London Welsh were crowned kings of the Championship last night at the Kassam Stadium — a palace deemed unfit for the round table of Premiership rugby by the RFU, writes…

lone Wulf: Rudi Wulf returns in time to claim his 50th cap

Wulf and Ranger return for Chiefs showdown

Blues coach Pat Lam welcomes back a couple of players from the squad’s lengthy injured list to the starting 22 this week. Fullback Rudi Wulf returns to the side after…

Kieran Read back for Crusaders

Kieran Read back for Crusaders

ALL BLACKS loose forward Kieran Read returns to the Crusaders starting line-up to face the Highlanders. Read sustained a bruised pelvis during their 28-19 defeat to the Rebels, nearly three…