Billy Vunipola

England No. 8 Vunipola out of 6 Nations because of injury

England received a major injury blow ahead of the Six Nations when Billy Vunipola was ruled out of the whole tournament because of a broken arm. Vunipola's club, Saracens, says the No. 8 will need 12 weeks to recover after fracturing his forearm against Ospreys in the European Champions Cup last weekend.

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Ben Te’o (right) celebrates scoring the England Try with Mike Brown during the RBS 6 Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium.

Depleted England selects 8 uncapped players for 6 Nations

A slew of injuries and suspensions has forced England to select eight uncapped players in its 35-man squad for the first match of its Six Nations title defense.

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England's head coach Eddie Jones smiles during an England rugby union team training session at a school in London.

England keeps Jones as coach until 2021, plans for his exit

England handed Eddie Jones a two-year contract extension as coach on Wednesday while also outlining a strategy for his exit in advance of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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France's Mathieu Bastareaud warms up during a training session at the National Rugby Center in Marcoussis, south of Paris.

Bastareaud dropped from France squad after anti-gay slur

France dropped Mathieu Bastareaud from its Six Nations squad Wednesday, shortly after the center was given a three-week suspension for using anti-gay language.

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Lima Sopoaga

Lima Sopoaga’s hints at playing for Manu Samoa

All Blacks and Highlanders first-five Lima Sopoaga isn't ruling out a switch to represent Samoa in the future as he embarks on his last Super Rugby season before heading to the UK to play for English side Wasps, TVNZ reports.

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MANU COACH: Sir Gordon Tietjens.

Sevens progress impress C.E.O.

Samoa Rugby Union C.E.O. Faleomava’ega Vincent Fepulea’i has praised the performance of the contracted Rugby 7’s players so far after the first two legs of the Sevens Series in Dubai and Cape Town last month.

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Mathieu Bastareaud.

Toulon captain Bastareaud apologizes after homophobic slur

France center Mathieu Bastareaud has apologized after using an anti-gay slur during a Champions Cup match.

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C.E.O.: Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.

Rugby chief denies Samoan players using cocaine

The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, has swiftly moved to distant Manu Samoa players – sevens and 15s – from claims that many professional players are using cocaine.

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Kato Ottio gets tackled by Kallum Watkins and Sam Burgess during the England Vs Papua New Guinea 2017 Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

Papua New Guinean rugby league player dies at 23

Kato Ottio, who played for Papua New Guinea at the Rugby League World Cup last year, has died after falling ill at training. He was 23.

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Members of the Marist Sports Club Executive with members of China Rugby Union delegation in Samoa. Photo: Marist Samoa.

Chinese team confirmed for 2018 Marist Sevens

The 30th Marist International Sevens will experience yet another first this year. A team from China is set to participate in the tournament scheduled for the 16-17 February 2018.

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SAMOA PLAYER: Danny Kayes scores a try for Samoa at the Vancouver Sevens.

NZ Herald investigation uncovers anti-Samoa effort

A former Manu Samoa Sevens player, national Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens and four other Samoan players have been caught in the middle of a brewing controversy involving New Zealand Rugby.

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Head Coach of Wales Warren Gatland

North injury adds to Wales woes ahead of Six Nations

Wales' injury problems have intensified ahead of the Six Nations, with George North the latest player to be a doubt for the start of the tournament.

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Bryan Williams - Coach of the Manu Samoa Rugby Team during a training session at the 1999 Rugby World Cup held in the United Kingdom.

Tuifa’asisina becomes ‘Sir Bryan’

Former Manu Samoa coach and rugby legend, Tuifa’asisina Bryan 'BG' Williams has become ‘Sir Bryan.’

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Jordan Lay.

Edinburgh signs Manu Samoa prop

Edinburgh have signed Samoan international prop Jordan Lay ahead of Saturday’s highly anticipated 1872 Cup second leg against Glasgow Warriors, Planetrugby reports.

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Wales v South Africa - Under Armour Series -Taulupe Faletau of Wales gets into space.

Bath fined $80K for letting Faletau play for Wales vs Boks

Bath was fined 60,000 pounds ($80,000) on Wednesday for making No. 8 Taulupe Faletau available for Wales' rugby test against South Africa this month. The match on Dec. 2 fell outside World Rugby's official release window, but Bath let Faletau go.

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Elliot Daly of England tackled during England v Australia during the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium on November 18, 2017 in London, England.

England pair Daly, Hughes to miss start of 6 Nations

England will be without winger Elliot Daly and No. 8 Nathan Hughes for a significant period of its Six Nations title defense because of injuries.

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Jeriah Mua.

Decision by young Samoans to turn down NZ jersey for Samoa turning heads

The decision by two young Samoan men based in New Zealand to choose to play for Samoa is turning heads all over the world. Jeriah Mua is among two players who had been asked to play for New Zealand at this weekend’s World School Sevens tournament but have opted to play for Samoa instead.

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Kieran Read - All Blacks captain smiles as he leaves the field and the Scotland players gather into a hudle in the background.Scotland v New Zealand, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday 18th November 2017.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read to undergo back surgery

All Blacks captain Kieran Read will undergo surgery to repair a prolapsed lumbar disc in his back and will make a delayed return to rugby in the 2018 season.

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Taulupe Faletau

Wales star Faletau set to miss 6 Nations after knee injury

Wales No. 8 Taulupe Faletau will likely miss the Six Nations after tearing a ligament in his left knee. Faletau was hurt while playing for Bath in a Champions Cup match on Saturday, when he was cleared out of a ruck by Toulon's Mathieu Bastareaud.

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Raelene Castle.

Raelene Castle appointed as Rugby Australia CEO

Raelene Castle will take over as chief executive officer at Rugby Australia next month, becoming the first woman to lead one of the major national unions in world rugby.

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Boxing

Britain's then new world champion Tyson Fury, celebrates with the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts after winning the world heavyweight title fight against Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf, western Germany. Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fur

Former world heavyweight champ Fury to regain boxing license

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was cleared Friday to make his long-awaited return to the ring after being told by British boxing authorities that his suspension will be lifted.

NFL

Tua Tagovailoa.

Tua Tagovailoa stars in Alabama win

To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now.

Football

Saudi men and women attend national day ceremonies at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section."

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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