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Marinos to return as SANZAR chief executive

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Southern hemisphere rugby organization SANZAR has reappointed South Africa-based Andy Marinos as its chief executive. (MORE)

Todd Blackadder to step down as Crusaders coach

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Crusaders Super Rugby coach Todd Blackadder says he will step down at the end of the 2016 season after eight years in charge. (MORE)

Ma'a Nonu looking for more titles with Toulon

TOULON, France (AP) Ma'a Nonu has arrived in France and is longing to add more titles to his glittering CV with three-time European Champions Cup winner Toulon. (MORE)

Public memorial service for Jonah Lomu announced

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says a public memorial service for former All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu will be held at Auckland's Eden Park stadium next Monday. (MORE)

Hundreds attend 1st memorial for Jonah Lomu

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Several hundred people have attended the first public memorial service for former New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu at the south-Auckland church his family often attended when he was a child. (MORE)

Argentina beats Barbarians 49-31 at Twickenham

LONDON (AP) Argentina ran in seven tries to beat a Barbarians team containing five World Cup finalists 49-31 at Twickenham on Saturday. (MORE)

England hires Eddie Jones as its 1st overseas rugby coach

(AP) -- England turned to the man who masterminded arguably the biggest upset in rugby history to revive its national team on Friday, hiring Eddie Jones on a four-year deal as the country's first foreign-born coach. (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)