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John Kear: World Cup rivals can write Wales off at their peril

JOHN KEAR has warned World Cup opponents to write Wales off at their peril.

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Wasps brush aside Harlequins in storming Champions Cup victory

Wasps 41 Harlequins 10: Nathan Hughes spearheaded the hosts' five-try assault on Dai Young's men

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La Rochelle smash Ulster to maintain perfect start to Champions Cup

La Rochelle 41 Ulster 17: The team that led the regular Top 14 last season physically dominated the Irish province after a tense first half

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Exeter's winning ways in Europe continue after famous away victory against Montpellier

Montpellier 24 Exeter 27: Don Armand scored a try in each half while centre Ian Whitten also added a try as Gareth Steenson kicked three conversions and two penalties for Exeter

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Wales ace Scott Baldwin reveals gruesome wound after being bitten by a LION he petted

THIS is the gruesome injury Wales rugby ace Scott Baldwin has been left with after being bitten by a LION he tried to pet. Graphic pictures shared on the Ospreys hooker’s social media account show the deep wound he suffered to his hand. 3 games mis

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LUKE GALE COLUMN: England camp in fine mood for Australia clash - we are one happy family

MAN of Steel Luke Gale will be writing exclusively for the Daily Star Sunday throughout the World Cup.

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England boss Wayne Bennett's World Cup mind games will pay off - captain Sean O'Loughlin

WAYNE BENNETT’S cranky mind games can help inspire England to World Cup glory.

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Saracens maintain record unbeaten streak but injury-ravaged Ospreys push reigning champions all the way

Saracens 36 Ospreys 34: Nine-try thriller sees reigning champions claim victory but two bonus points for Ospreys keep European hopes alive

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Leicester Tigers get their European Champions Cup campaign back on track with big win over Castres

Leicester Tigers 54 Castres 29: Jonny May was superb for the hosts, scoring two tries as Leicester raced to an impressive bonus point victory

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England 74 Australian Affiliated States 12: Ryan Hall furious over referee call

RYAN HALL says injustice will be driving England on to topple Australia in their World Cup opener.

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Chris Robshaw demands proper off-season as players await details of new 11-month Premiership season

Exclusive: The former England captain insists players will step in to stop the proposals if necessary

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