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World Rugby chief suggests lawsuit number smaller than 200

World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin has revealed his surprise to see the increased number of ex-players involved in a concussion lawsuit. The public figure has risen to almost 200, which includes former Wales skipper Ryan Jones and England’s 2003 World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson. However, with the players’ lawyers suing World Rugby, the Rugby …

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Wallabies vs Argentina, Lalakai Foketi, Giteau Law, World Cup, LIV golf, video

Amid golfer Cameron Smith’s rumored decision to take the money and run to LIV, Lalakai Foketi – the relatively unknown Test center – showed that there are still some things in professional sport that money can’t buy. In his case, a Wallabies jersey. The question, however, is for how long, particularly with chatter that Rugby …

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Rugby Australia’s O’Connor gets the nod at flyhalf against Argentina

Australia flyhalf James O’Connor will start his first test this year in the absence of injured Quade Cooper as coach Dave Rennie largely kept faith with his winning selection ahead of the Rugby Championship fixture against Argentina in San Juan on Saturday. Cooper limped out of last weekend’s 46-21 victory over The Pumas in Mendoza …

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‘They want sponsors…’: Gavaskar’s strong-worded reply to Gilchrist | Cricket

Sunil Gavaskar said some former foreign cricketers want BCCI to allow Indian cricketers to play in their T20 leagues just to attract more sponsors. Gavaskar’s comments came a few days after former Australia wicketkeeper-batter Adam Gilchrist had questioned the Indian cricket board’s stance of not giving No Objection Certificates (NOC) to its contracted players to …

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India vs England 3rd ODI: Ravindra Jadeja’s Acrobatic Catch Removes Jos Buttler. Watch

Hardik Pandya grabbed a career-best 4/24 as a disciplined India bowled out England for 259 with more than four overs to spare in the series-deciding third and final ODI here on Sunday. Skipper Jos Buttler top-scored for England with an 80-ball 60, but it was the flamboyant all-rounder from Gujarat, who dominated the first half …

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The Northern Hemisphere bounces back and rugby’s inclusivity

It is time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your quirky recap of the serious and not so serious talking points from last week’s action. Firstly, the Northern Hemisphere sides claimed a full house of wins against their Southern counterparts, flipping the narrative and setting up series deciders across the board. Stunning effort and a big …

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Nemani Nadolo signs with Waratahs, Fiji, Rugby World Cup, video

Twelve years after being cut adrift by the Waratahs, Nemani Nadolo’s return to the Super Rugby franchise will be confirmed on Tuesday as his storied career as another chapter written in it. The 34-year-old powerhouse, who has played 32 Tests for Fiji and scored against England at the 2015 World Cup, has signed a one-year …

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Nick Kyrgios US Open prospects, odds, could he win? Media reaction to Washington ATP win

Nick Kyrgios’ career-best run of form has prompted an inevitable debate around one big question — is he a legitimate contender to win the US Open? The 27-year-old Australian made history by winning both the singles and doubles titles at the ATP event in Washington, a month after he reached his first grand slam final …

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Wallabies veteran Quade Cooper vows to fight back from injury, Argentina, video

Quade Cooper’s Wallabies teammates were among those to throw support his way after the veteran playmaker declared he was “prepared for the journey” of recovering from a serious achilles injury that could rule him out of next year’s World Cup. Cooper, 34, hurt himself in the second half of Australia’s hard-fought 41-26 Rugby Championship win …

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