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Malaysia come up tops at women’s Asia Rugby Sevens

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia created history by winning the women’s Asia Rugby Sevens tournament in Brunei Darussalam.

We’re going up: Malaysian women’s rugby players and officials posing with the trophy and medals after winning the Asia Rugby Sevens tournament in Brunei yesterday.

Bok prop Mtawarira out of November internationals, Vermeulen returns

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Experienced prop Tendai Mtawarira has been ruled out of South Africa's November internationals, but there will be a likely return for powerful number eight Duane Vermeulen after coach Rassie Erasmus named a training squad for the tour on Sunday.

Malaysia in the hunt for semi spot for women’s rugby tournament

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia stays in the hunt for a place in the semi-finals of the women's Asia Rugby Sevens tournament in Brunei Darussalam, despite losing to Guam in the opening match today (Oct 20).

Hartley and Farrell perfect fit as co-captains, says Jones

LONDON (Reuters) - England coach Eddie Jones said his decision to make Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell co-captains for the November tests was "almost a no-brainer" though his idea that they will take the field holding hands is one of his less likely predictions.

England need to be fit for World Cup, not November, says Jones

LONDON (Reuters) - Less than a year from the Rugby World Cup Eddie Jones's settled and experienced team capable of winning the tournament exists only in his mind as he deals with the destructive and debilitating reality of England's domestic game.

Women’s rugby team fancy chances of reaching final in Sevens Trophy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, powered by six Malaysia Games (Sukma) players, are eyeing to go one better in the Asia Women’s Rugby Sevens Trophy in Brunei this weekend.

Rugby Union - Cipriani misses out for England's November tests

LONDON (Reuters) - Danny Cipriani's international career looks to be all but over after the flyhalf was left out of the England squad for the November internationals on Thursday, despite a stellar start to the season for new club Gloucester.

Australia coach Cheika backs staff, says no need for change

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika has dismissed the notion of making changes to his coaching staff to rejuvenate the ailing Wallabies a year out from the World Cup.

England's Hughes has ban hiked to six weeks after 'joke' tweet

(Reuters) - England number eight Nathan Hughes will miss tests against South Africa, New Zealand and Japan after having a striking ban extended to six weeks for describing his disciplinary hearing as a "joke" on Twitter.

Uncapped Holloway, Gordon in Wallabies squad for All Blacks test

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika has included New South Wales Waratahs lock Jed Holloway among three uncapped players in a 31-man squad released on Thursday for the third and final Bledisloe Cup test against New Zealand in Yokohama.