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All Blacks winger Julian Savea charged with assault after domestic incident

All Black Julian Savea has been charged with assault following a domestic incident and will appear in court in Wellington on Monday, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) said.<p>The 22-year-old winger, who appeared on posters last year in support of a government-led campaign against family violence, was …

Danny Care stakes Lions claim as Harlequins hope Chris Robshaw will be fit for play-offs

Danny Care’s hopes of touring with the Lions this summer were given a significant boost when he shone in Harlequins’ bonus-point win over Worcester, but Chris Robshaw faces an anxious wait to find out if an ankle injury will affect his chances of heading to Australia.<p>Care was sensational as Quins …

Gloucester No8 Ben Morgan back to his best in front of British and Irish Lions coach Rob Howley

Ben Morgan returns from injury with barnstorming try as Gloucester beat Saracens 28-23 and qualify for the Heineken Cup.<p>Ben Morgan played down talk of a wild-card selection for the British and Irish <b>Lions</b> tour to <b>Australia</b> after he had helped Gloucester secure Heineken Cup rugby next season with a …

Reds deny Digby Ioane quitting

Australian rugby<p>Reds deny Digby Ioane quitting<p>April 22, 2013<p>Digby Ioane played a starring role for the Reds against the Brumbies © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>…

New Zealand assesses player support

New Zealand rugby<p>New Zealand assesses player support<p>April 22, 2013<p>Julian Savea was tearful and apologetic in reading his media statement © Getty …