World Cup winner Matt Dawson has had multiple heart operations after a tick bite left him with Lyme disease.
Ireland prop Ruth O'Reilly is ruled out for the remainder of the Women's World Cup because of a back injury.
All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads, who was named as New Zealand's best rugby player of the 20th Century, dies of pancreatic cancer, aged 81.
New Zealand hammer Australia 54-34 in their Rugby Championship opener while South Africa beat Argentina 37-15.
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Ireland wing Tommy says it was "brilliant" to return for Ulster in a Belfast friendly against Wasps following six months out with a broken ankle.
The decision not to renew contracts for world champions England's 15-a-side women's team is a backward step, says former international Vicky MacQueen.
Including two South African sides is not easy to sell, but Pro12 organisers say it has to be made to work amid financial pressures, says Tom English.
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