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John Hardie suspended by Scotland and Edinburgh over ‘alleged cocaine use’ and will miss autumn Tests

EDINBURGH and Scotland star John Hardie has been suspended by club and country for alleged cocaine use. BBC Scotland claims the 29-year-old flanker will not take part in Scotland’s upcoming autumn Tests against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia. The

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John Bateman to be named at centre for England's World Cup clash against Australia

JOHN BATEMAN is expected to be named at centre for England's opening World Cup game against Australia on Friday.

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England boss Wayne Bennett: We have nothing to fear in Rugby League World Cup

WAYNE BENNETT says England have only themselves to fear in the World Cup.

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John Bateman fires warning to Australia: I'm not the biggest but I never give up

ENGLAND star John Bateman gives away plenty in height and size in any forward battle.

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Brodie Retallick to miss All Blacks' European tour due to personal reasons as key names rested for Barbarians clash

Retallick has been left at home while Kieran Read, Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Samuel Whitelock, Anton Lienert-Brown and Sonny Bill Williams will all miss the Barbarians clash

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Simon Zebo to leave Munster at end of the season ahead of move to France in deal that will halt Ireland career

British and Irish Lion expected to sign contract in France after offers from 'several European clubs'

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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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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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Time running out for England hopefuls as Eddie Jones looks to replace his absent big beasts with new blood

With Billy Vunipola and Manu Tuilagi ruled out and Kyle Sinckler suspended, Jones must find the answers to his selection questions over the next two weeks

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