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Johnson to mentor Scots

Scott Johnson has been named Scotland coach ahead of the 2013 Six Nations tournament and tour to South Africa.

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Consortium to run Crusaders

The licence to operate the Crusaders will be taken up by the Crusaders Limited Partnership from 1 January 2013.

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Kiwis crown McCaw

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has been named New Zealand’s Player of the Year after being beaten to the IRB gong by Dan Carter.

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Lions lean on Wales, England coaches

Warren Gatland has announced that Rob Howley, Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell will be his assistant coaches during the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013.

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ARU backs Deans

The Australian Rugby Union has expressed its confidence in Wallabies coach Robbie Deans and feels that the big injury count contributed to some disappointing results in 2012.

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Williams to lead Blues

All Blacks lock Ali Williams has been named the new captain of the Blues ahead of the 2013 Super Rugby season.

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Blitzboks settle for bronze

South Africa finished third at the Port Elizabeth Sevens while New Zealand cruised to a comfortable tournament win.

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Saru confirms Bok schedule to 2015

Saru has confirmed the Springboks’ home fixtures up to the 2015 World Cup and that it will be taking over the running of Test matches in South Africa.

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Louw off the hook

Springbok and Bath flank Francois Louw has been cleared of punching by an RFU judiciary.

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