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9dCraig Dowd

Pacific lip service won't stop until rugby respects the Islands

As the eyes of the world prepare to turn their gaze on the Rugby World Cup, the game got an early reminder of the Pacific Island discussion that pops up all too regularly. It continues to be nothing but rhetoric, Craig Dowd writes.

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231dESPN Staff

Nadolo quits Fiji ahead of World Cup

Fiji star Nemani Nadolo has revealed he has hung up the Fiji jersey just eight months out from the Rugby World Cup in an emotional Instagram post.

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312dReuters

Seymour hat-trick lifts Scotland past Fiji

Wing Tommy Seymour scored a hat-trick of tries for a comfortable 54-17 victory over ill-disciplined Fiji at Murrayfield.

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315dSam Bruce

Power rankings: Rugby's best spines this November

Rugby is a team game, yet there are certain positions across the backs and forwards that have great influence over a team's success. We've looked at the spines for each of top 10 nations this November, rating them against their world rankings.

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423dESPN Staff

Rugby World Cup Sevens in photos

San Francisco hosted the biggest rugby tournament yet staged in the United States, with AT&T Park the venue for the Rugby World Cup over the weekend. We bring you best of the action in photographs.

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831dJake Michaels

Wallabies win but local fans vote with their feet

The walk from Flinders Street Station to AAMI Park -- the city's boutique, rectangular stadium -- isn't the most popular route for Melburnians on a wintery Saturday afternoon.

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882dESPN Staff

Ben Ryan features on new Fijian coin

Ben Ryan has been commemorated for his role in guiding Fiji to its first ever Olympic gold medal in Rugby Sevens at Rio by putting the coach on the local 50 cent coin.

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1221dAndy Withers

Hayne leaves massive NFL legacy -- Scotts

Australian former NFL player describes Jarryd Hayne's feat in making San Franciscco 49ers squad having never played American football as "one of the greatest sporting achievements in history".