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Dragons beat defending champions in National Rugby League

SYDNEY (AP) St. George Illawarra moved back into the National Rugby League's top eight with a 14-10 win over the defending champion North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday. (MORE)

Crusaders beat Blues 26-21 in Super Rugby

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) The Crusaders beat the Auckland Blues 26-21 Saturday to reclaim first place in Super Rugby ahead of the tournament's four-week break for June test matches. (MORE)

Champs Highlanders, fancied Chiefs both lose in Super Rugby

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) The defending champions and one of the title favorites both lost in Super Rugby on Friday, ensuring nothing can be taken for granted as the competition enters the final four rounds of the regular season. (MORE)

NZ-born flanker Harrison gets 1st start for England

LONDON (AP) New Zealand-born flanker Teimana Harrison will make his debut for England in the one-off test against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday, with usual starter Chris Robshaw rested ahead of the team's upcoming tour to Australia. (MORE)

4 Europe-based players in Wallabies squad for England tests

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Australia coach Michael Cheika has included four Europe-based players in a 39-man squad for a three-test home series against England in June, including former Wallabies skipper James Horwill of Harlequins. (MORE)

Bulls vs Lions highlights round 14 in Super Rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The Hurricanes and Highlanders will meet this weekend in a repeat of last year's Super Rugby final, though the primary focus of the 14th round will be the contest for playoffs places in South Africa. (MORE)

Dubai to open 2016-17 IRB Sevens season in December

SYDNEY (AP) Fiji will begin defense of its IRB world sevens title on Dec. 2-3 when the opening tournament of the 10-round, 2016-17 season is held at Dubai, followed a week later at Cape Town. (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)