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Court allows Western Force to appeal Super Rugby axing

SYDNEY (AP) A Supreme Court judge has granted the Western Force the right to appeal the Australian Rugby Union's decision to axe the team from the Super Rugby competition. (MORE)

Another NZ vs England final at Women's Rugby World Cup

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) England will defend the Women's Rugby World Cup in the final against four-time winner New Zealand after beating France 20-3 on Tuesday. (MORE)

Leali'ifano set for Ulster stint amid recovery from cancer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Wallabies utility back Christian Leali'ifano is set to join Irish club Ulster on a short-term contract as he bids to make up for lost time in his recovery from leukemia. (MORE)

NRL strugglers Gold Coast Titans fire coach Neil Henry

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) The Gold Coast Titans have fired head coach Neil Henry with two rounds remaining in the National Rugby League's regular season. (MORE)

Reaction to the death of rugby great Colin Meads

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Reaction to the death of rugby great Colin Meads: (MORE)

Colin Meads, greatest All Black of 20th century, dies at 81

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Colin Meads, a famously tough All Blacks lock hailed as New Zealand's greatest rugby player of the 20th century, has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 81. (MORE)

Storm clinch 1st place in the National Rugby League

SYDNEY (AP) The Melbourne Storm have clinched first place in the National Rugby League with two regular-season rounds remaining. (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)