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 Richie Mo’unga: he could miss the All Blacks’ final World Cup warm-up match against Tonga on September 7th. Photograph: Photosport/Marty Melville/Inpho

New Zealand outhalf Richie Mo’unga has been cleared of a serious shoulder injury but could miss the All Blacks’ final World Cup warm-up match against (...)

Kieran Read lifts the Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

Australia’s confidence looking to the World Cup had not been dented after a 36-0 thrashing at the hands of the All Blacks on Saturday, according to co(...)

Australia’s Nic White will start against the All Blacks. Photoraph:  Christiaan Kotze/Getty Images

Australia have approached fixtures against New Zealand more in hope than expectation over the last 12 years but their record against the All Blacks in(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:  he continues his “risk and reward” experimentation policy. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday, 10.45am (Irish time). Live on Sky Sports Action All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Kiera(...)

Brodie Retallick looks to offload during New Zealand’s win over Argentina in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will breathe a huge sigh of relief that his final preparations for the Rugby World Cup got off to a winning start, but h(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

 Richie Mo’unga of the Crusaders dives over to score a try during the Super Rugby quarter-final match against  the Highlanders  in Christchurch. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Canterbury Crusaders 38 Otago Highlanders 14 Outhalf Richie Mo’unga grabbed two tries in a flawless 23-point game as the Canterbury Crusaders stormed(...)

Air France-KLM said it saw “improving trends” and a “more benign industry supply outlook”

Air France-KLM blamed higher fuel costs and tough price competition as it posted a deeper first-quarter loss on Friday, but said pressure would ease i(...)

Ben Smith: his poetic abilities paint the surroundings of the novel in vivid detail.

Doggerland, an area of land that connected Britain to continental Europe, was flooded by rising sea levels somewhere between 6,500-6,200 BC. Now it is(...)

An Air France Airbus A319 plane. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Air France-KLM pledged new efficiency gains to offset higher fuel costs this year, as the airline deepens cooperation between its two main carriers. (...)

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