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Wales have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after Rhys Webb was released from the squad with a knee injury. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after Rhys Webb was ruled out of the tournament with a knee problem. The scrum-half,(...)

Cameron Bancroft and David Warner steered Australia home with minimal fuss. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

England 302 & 195; Australia 328 & 173-0; Australia win by 10 wickets On a disappointingly sunny Monday morning for England supporters Austr(...)

Nathan Lyon celebrates the early dismissal of Mark Stoneman in Brisbane. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

England 302 & 195, Australia 329 & 114-0 (Australia need a further 56 to win) The chances of England storming the Brisbane fortress diminishe(...)

New Zealand’s wing Waisake Naholo scores a try against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales 18 New Zealand 33 Wales suffered a 30th successive defeat against New Zealand as the world champion All Blacks ended their European tour in win(...)

England’s Joe Root bowls to Shaun Marsh during day two of the Ashes Test match at The Gabba, Brisbane. Photo: Jason O’Brien/PA Wire

Joe Root may never be able to sport a beard as thick as the one that led to Mike Brearley being dubbed the Ayatollah during the 1978-79 Ashes but when(...)

Australian batsman Steve Smith plays a shot on day two of the first Test match between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane. Photograph: PA

The grim-faced Australian captain battled away to prevent England from gaining a first innings lead in a Test match that has, so far, been surprising,(...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow bats during the final one-day international against the West Indies in Southampton. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

England set aside this week’s controversial distractions to restrict West Indies to a stop-start 288 for six as they try to close out a 4-0 Royal Lond(...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley takes some kicking practice at the Aviva Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster Rugby v Scarlets Venue: Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 6.15pm. On TV: Live on Sky Sports, TG4 and BBC Wales. The 2017 Guinness Pro12 final may (...)

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac will seek to halt Leinster’s undefeated streak at home in Friday’s Pro12 semi-final. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

Wayne Pivac is a rare gem; a quotable Kiwi. Fed starving rugby reporters at the recent “Guinness” Pro12 awards, he did. The Aucklander successfully co(...)

Leo Cullen: “We want to be a team that plays. With that comes some risks at times so you’ve got to take that.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Perhaps it goes with the territory. Teams from big cities appear to have an onus or inclination to play with fair. Be it the Auckland Blues, the New (...)

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