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Late blow for Scots

Scotland flanker Alasdair Strokosch has been ruled out of Saturday’s Test against the Springboks because of a calf strain.

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Read to lead All Blacks

Kieran Read will captain the All Blacks for the first time when they play Italy on Saturday.

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De Jongh, Steenkamp to front Scots

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has picked Juan de Jongh at centre and Gurthrö Steenkamp at prop for Saturday’s Test against Scotland.

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Thomson escapes lengthy ban

All Blacks flank Adam Thomson has been suspended for just one week following an incident where he stamped on the head of a Scotland player.

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Wales drop Warburton

Wales skipper Sam Warburton has been dropped to the bench for Friday’s Test against Samoa.

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Pumas stars sidelined

Argentina centre Felipe Contepomi and fullback Juan Martin Hernandez have been ruled out of the clash against France because of injury.

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SBW returns to league

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has signed a one-year contract with the National Rugby League’s Sydney Roosters.

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