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New Zealand's All Blacks win top Spanish sports prize

MADRID (AP) New Zealand's national rugby team has been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias prize for sports in recognition of its success and for representing the values of solidarity and racial and cultural integration. (MORE)

Wallabies lock Dean Mumm to retire

SYDNEY (AP) Australia rugby lock Dean Mumm will retire at the end of the 2017 season after 57 tests for the Wallabies and 112 Super Rugby matches for New South Wales. (MORE)

Kieran Read re-signs with NZ Rugby to 2019

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) All Blacks captain Kieran Read has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 World Cup in a deal which will likely make him New Zealand's first million-dollar player. (MORE)

No. 8 Warren Whiteley named new Springboks captain

JOHANNESBURG (AP) No. 8 Warren Whiteley was named the new Springboks captain and coach Allister Coetzee included eight uncapped players in his squad on Tuesday to prepare for a three-test series against France next month. (MORE)

Gatland: Vunipola a big loss, rest of Lions 'pretty good'

DUBLIN (AP) Following the massive blow of Billy Vunipola's withdrawal, Warren Gatland reported the rest of his British and Irish Lions squad was fit or getting there a week out from leaving for New Zealand. (MORE)

All Blacks assistant coaches re-sign through 2019 RWC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) All Blacks assistant coaches Ian Foster and Mike Cron have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 World Cup. (MORE)

New Zealand sevens tournament to move to Hamilton

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Hamilton will host the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series from 2018, replacing Wellington which has hosted the two-day tournament for 18 years. (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)