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Rob Andrew leaving England RFU at end of season

LONDON (AP) Rob Andrew has resigned as the England director of professional rugby and will leave his post at the end of the season. (MORE)

Chiefs beat Sharks 24-22 in Super Rugby

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) Flyhalf Aaron Cruden kicked three second-half penalties to break a 15-15 halftime deadlock and steer the Chiefs to 24-22 over South Africa's Sharks in Super Rugby on Friday. (MORE)

Pressure increases on defending champion Highlanders

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The Highlanders defense of the Super Rugby title has been put in jeopardy by back-to-back losses to the Queensland Reds and Sharks and they now face a crucial match against the ACT Brumbies in the 10th round. (MORE)

Overseas-based Wallabies might miss England series

SYDNEY (AP) Australia coach Michael Cheika says some leading players may skip the three-test series against England in June due to their heavy workload through the European season. (MORE)

Wallabies winger Tomane to miss 2 months with knee injury

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australia winger Joe Tomane is expected to be sidelined for up to two months, likely missing the three-test series against England in June, after injuring his knee playing for the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby last weekend. (MORE)

Meninga includes 4 uncapped players in Kangaroos squad

SYDNEY (AP) Mal Meninga has included wingers Semi Radradra and Blake Ferguson among four uncapped players for his first test match as Australian rugby league coach. (MORE)

South Africa: 4 top sports banned from hosting tournaments

(AP) -- Four of South Africa's leading sports federations were on Monday banned by the sports minister from bidding for or hosting major international events for at least a year over their failures to create enough opportunities for black players. (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)