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Scotland selects England-based players despite funding row

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Scotland has selected five England-based players in its squad for the autumn tests, even though they are not currently available for international duty because of a funding dispute. (MORE)

Ashton virtually ends England career by joining Toulon

TOULON, France (AP) Chris Ashton may have brought an end to his England career after agreeing to move to French giant Toulon from Saracens. (MORE)

Kerevi out, Korbiete in Australia's squad for European tour

SYDNEY (AP) Samu Kerevi has been ruled out of Australia's squad for the tour to Europe next month after undergoing surgery on the ankle he injured in the Bledisloe Cup loss to New Zealand on the weekend. (MORE)

Joe Schmidt remains Ireland coach until 2019 Rugby World Cup

DUBLIN (AP) Joe Schmidt has committed his future as Ireland head coach until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. (MORE)

Mumm banned 1 test for foul play in loss to New Zealand

SYDNEY (AP) Australia backrower Dean Mumm will miss the Nov. 5 test against Wales after being banned for one match for foul play in the weekend loss to New Zealand. (MORE)

Wallaby Israel Folau to marry New Zealand netballer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has showed sporting relationships between Australia and New Zealand are more cordial than they may seem by becoming engaged to New Zealand netballer Maria Tutaia. (MORE)

Dean Mumm cited for foul play after Bledisloe Cup test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Australia backrower Dean Mumm will face a judicial hearing after being cited for striking New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick in an off-the-ball incident in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test. (MORE)

Australia men, Fiji women win Olympics 7s berths

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) The Australian men's and Fiji women's teams claimed places in the rugby sevens tournament at next year's Olympics by winning their finals at the Oceania regional qualifying tournament on Sunday. (MORE)

England beat Kiwis 20-14 to win rugby league series

WIGAN, England (AP) England won a rugby league series against top-ranked New Zealand for the first time in eight years when it took an exhilarating third and deciding test 20-14 on Saturday. (MORE)

Samoa, Australia unbeaten at Oceania Olympic 7s

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Australia and Samoa were unbeaten on the first day of the Oceania Olympic rugby sevens qualifying tournament on Saturday and remain headed for a showdown to decide which will claim a place at next year's Rio de Janiero games. (MORE)