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Lambie injured in win over Toulon

Sharks playmaker Patrick Lambie was injured in the win over Toulon.

The Sharks unearthed two young stars but sweat over Lambie after rolling Toulon.

DC backs 'fantastic' Eddie video

Former All Blacks first five-eighth Dan Carter is backing Eddie Jones to get the job done as England coach.

NZ rugby star believes England's new coach can turn the team around after a disastrous Rugby World Cup.

Stander handed Ireland debut

Kiwi Jared Payne (pictured) will start at centre for Ireland against Wales, while countryman Nathan White will start at prop.

Ireland hand CJ Stander his debut in Six Nations opener as two Kiwis also set to start.

From Kaharoa to Twickenham

From Rotorua to England captain: Dylan Hartley will lead England this weekend against Scotland in the Six Nations.

The new England rugby captain is a rough diamond, dug from deep in New Zealand.

Nightmares to new beginnings video

Thousands of fans sought refuge on the Stade de France pitch as attacks were carried out across Paris.

Painful memories of Paris attacks will be stirred at Six Nations opener, with security at Stade de France at highest level.

Kiwis to start for Scotland

Kilted Kiwi John Hardie will start in the No 7 jersey for Scotland against England, with fellow NZ-born Scot Sean Maitland on the wing.

Kilted Kiwis Sean Maitland and John Hardie named in Scotland's starting lineup against England.

Ashton loses gouging appeal

Chris Ashton will not be able to play again until March 28 after failing to have his 10-week ban for eye-gouging reduced.

England wing Chris Ashton loses appeal against a 10-week ban for eye-gouging that has ruled him out of Six Nations.

7s stalwart to start for France

Sevens star Virimi Vakatawa is one of four players making their debut for France against Italy in Six Nations opener.

New France coach Guy Noves makes bold choice by picking Sevens stalwart Virimi Vakatawa on the wing.

England's Jones plays it safe

Coach Eddie Jones speaks with new captain Dylan Hartley during England's open training session at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones unveils an experienced team for his first match as England coach against Scotland.

Maitland raised to 'hate' England

Kiwi-born Scotland winger Sean Maitland is desperate to take on the England this weekend.

Kiwi-born Scot no stranger to England rivalry as he gears up for Six Nations opener.

Carter's Hong Kong bonus

Racing 92's New Zealand star Dan Carter is keen to take on some old mates when they play the Highlanders in Hong Kong.

Departed star relishing unexpected clash with Highlanders as his French club lines out for the battle of the hemispheres.

Anscombe to start for Wales

NZ-born Gareth Anscombe will make his fourth appearance for Wales in their Six Nations opener against Ireland.

NZ-born Gareth Anscombe named at fullback for Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland.

Injury rules Fitzgerald out of Six Nations

Luke Fitzgerald will miss the entire Six Nations championship due to injury.

The Ireland winger will miss the championship after suffering a knee injury at training.

Kiwis double pressure on Eddie

John Hardie is eager for his Six Nations debut amidst hints that Scotland will play two openside flankers against England.

John Hardie and Blair Cowan in Scotland's cunning, double-edged plan to upset Eddie Jones' debut as England coach.

F1 car takes on rugby scrum video

Daniel Ricciardo pits his Red Bull Racing F1 car against the Bath rugby scrum.

See who wins in this test of man power v horse power.

Toeava gets Clermont deal

Isaia Toeava is taking his versatile game from Japan to France, joining Clermont.

All Blacks World Cup winner leaves Japan for France on two-year contract.

Cipriani still 'in the picture' for England

Danny Cipriani may still find himself back in an English jersey.

Danny Cipriani is said to be weighing up his options after missing out on Six Nations selection.

Japan may go without coach

Jamie Joseph will arrive to coach Japan in August, but there is no interim coach to take the reigns before that.

No interim coach for upcoming series before Jamie Joseph arrives at the helm.

'Hartley, play like Tarzan'

New England captain Dylan Hartley needs to "play like Tarzan" according to coach Eddie Jones.

NZ-born England captain needs to "lead with his heart" in Six Nations opener, coach Eddie Jones says.

NZ maiden world No 1

The Black Ferns sit at the top of World Rugby's first-ever global rankings system.

Black Ferns take top honours as World Rugby introduces a rankings system for the women's game.

Carter bags first try for Racing video

Dan Carter scored a try and kicked three conversions in the victory over Oyonnax.

ABs great finds the line to help French club to the top of the table.

Hardie ready to face English

John Hardie qualifies to play for Scotland through his Scottish grandmother.

John Hardie swapped NZ for Scotland - now he's set to feature in one of rugby's biggest rivalries.

Jonah Lomu 'gave it all away' video

Former sevens captain Karl Te Nana says Jonah Lomu would have no hesitation in giving away kit or even his own possessions.

Late All Black great may been too generous for his own good, according to former sevens captain Karl Te Nana.

Nonu 'average and frustrated'

Ma'a Nonu hasn't been able to transfer his sizzling World Cup form to the European club scene with French giants Toulon.

Toulon are waiting for their star to fire up, as he admits he's struggling in France.

Lions' pride in Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster could return to action with the British & Irish Lions despite overseeing England's World Cup disaster.

He was the laughing stock of England's World Cup disaster but hapless coach still in running to lead Lions to NZ.

Is Nonu switching allegiance to Oz?

Aussie duo Quade Cooper and Drew Mitchell hold Toulon team-mate Ma'a Nonu while making him wear a Wallabies hat.

ABs great snapped wearing Wallabies cap at Toulon training.

Carter: It's nice to be anonymous

Dan Carter has made it clear he's delighted with his opening phase of life in Paris.

Dan? Dan Who? The former All Black says he's thrilled not to be recognised on the streets.

Gatland hands Lions job to Schmidt

Warren Gatland has made it clear again that the Lions job for their 2017 tour of New Zealand is the equivalent of a hospital pass.

Incumbent happy for Kiwi rival to take over for next year's NZ tour - "He can have the job! Have you seen the schedule?

Looking for a new England

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw takes a high ball to score the opening try, despite the efforts of Alex Goode of England, in last year's Six Nations clash in Dublin – won 19-9 by the hosts and eventual champions.

The northern hemisphere nations have a chance to regain some pride on the international stage next Sunday.

Pienaar: NZ envy us

Francois Pienaar believed there was sense in encouraging and rewarding attacking play by this radical scoring system.

South Africa set to trial nine-point tries and three-point conversions.

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