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Black Ferns gain automatic qualification into 2017 World Cup

World Rugby has confirmed the qualification process for the next Women’s Rugby World Cup, to be held in 2017.
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Barbarians confirm 125th birthday clash with Argentina

The Barbarians will celebrate a spectacular year of international rugby against Argentina at Twickenham Stadium next November in the annual Killik Cup Autumn fixture.
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Senior All Blacks may return early

Recovering loosehead prop Tony Woodcock joined first five-eighth Dan Carter is declaring he is likely to return to Investec Super Rugby early.
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Retallick named Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year

All Black Brodie Retallick has backed up his World Rugby International Player of the Year award by being named the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year at the 2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards tonight.
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Improved governance for NZRU Board following change to Constitution

From next year vacancies for elected positions on the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) Board can be filled from any Provincial Union, rather than nominees having to reside in particular zones.
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Lydiate becomes second Welsh player to get national dual deal

International flanker Dan Lydiate has become the first player to join Wales Captain Sam Warburton on a National Dual Contract between the Welsh Rugby Union and the Regions.
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Dan Lydiate

Four NZ referees selected for 2015 Six Nations

World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the Six Nations 2015, which gets underway in February.
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Glen Jackson

Rugby gets ready for the red carpet treatment

Fans will have the chance to view some of the stars of the past and present at the 2014 Steinlager awards red carpet event.
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World Rugby welcomes approved 2020 Olympic Agenda

World Rugby President Bernard Lapasset welcomes the approval by the IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco of the 40 recommendations that comprise Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.
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90 years on Invincibles remain larger than life part of All Blacks history

Long before the legend of the Invincibles was formed, rugby was in the midst of a landmark era, as the Great War had only recently ended, the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks had only just begun, while Wales were unbeaten against New Zealand.
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All Blacks selection round table: The playmakers

The New Zealand Test selectors are in a quizzical quandary when it comes to their playing axis.
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Aaron Smith

Ireland confirm bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup

The Irish Rugby Football Union today formally announced its intention to submit a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Ireland.
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All Blacks finish top of rankings for seventh year in a row

Rugby World Cup 2015 opponents England and Wales both improved their rating points on the final weekend of the November internationals, but not by enough to climb up the latest World Rugby Rankings.
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World pays tribute to Irish rugby legend Jack Kyle

Tributes are flooding in for Ulster, Ireland and Lions legend Jack Kyle who died peacefully in his sleep overnight on Friday, surrounded by close family members.
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