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Code-hopping sports star Karmichael Hunt has pleaded guilty to drugs charges at a Queensland court.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:53:12 +1300
Ashley-Cooper out of NSW v Reds clash (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26525104

Blockbusting winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has been relegated to the bench for the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby clash with the Queensland Reds.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:51:23 +1300
Horwill, Tapuai return for Reds (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26524422

James Horiwll and Ben Tapuai have been named to return from injury and line up for the Queensland Reds in Saturday's clash with the NSW Waratahs.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:49:11 +1300
Ben Smith playing while on baby watch (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26524239

Highlanders co-captain Ben Smith has been included in the Highlanders side to face the Chiefs tomorrow night in Hamilton, despite being on baby watch.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:36:08 +1300
Brumbies name unchanged side for Force (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26524241

The Brumbies have named an unchanged line-up for their Super Rugby clash against the Western Force in Canberra this Friday.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:33:06 +1300
Highlanders hunt for cutting edge (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26521749

The Highlanders will be seeking to be more clinical on attack when they face the unbeaten Chiefs on Friday.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:19:37 +1300
South Africa to bid for the 2023 World Cup - SARU (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26522141

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will bid to host the 2023 World Cup and hope to make it fourth time lucky after three unsuccessful attempts, the country's rugby union (SARU) said on Wednesday.
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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:29:06 +1300
Fullback Brown nearing Six Nations return for England (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26521502

(Reuters) - England fullback Mike Brown looks set to return to the England side to face Scotland in the Six Nations on March 14 after an upbeat assessment from coach Stuart Lancaster on Wednesday.
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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:35:03 +1300
SARU confirms interest in bidding for RWC 2023 (Fuseworks) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26521959

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Wednesday confirmed its interest in bidding for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, following the announcement of the tender process by World Rugby.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:49:27 +1300
England's Brown in line for Scotland return (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/news/article/-/26521354

London (AFP) - England full-back Mike Brown is expected to be available to face Scotland in his side's penultimate Six Nations encounter after a concussion, head coach Stuart Lancaster revealed on Wednesday.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:46:28 +1300