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Dubai Sevens: Day One Wrap

Follow @RedefinedRugby Reigning Sevens Series champions and Olympic gold medallists Fiji were one of four teams to remain undefeated on day one of the Dubai Sevens. The Pacific islanders took a major step towards retaining their Dubai Sevens title with three wins in Pool A over Wales, Argentina and Canada, providing some thrilling rugby at…

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Black Ferns start with a bang

Follow @RedefinedRugby Australia and New Zealand played out yet another thrilling final in Dubai as the Black Ferns Sevens claimed the first round of the 2016-17 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. In front of a packed house at 7he Sevens Stadium, New Zealand took revenge for their Olympic final defeat, dominating their rivals to win…

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All Blacks see off inspired France

Follow @RedefinedRugby A 24-19 victory at Stade de France on Saturday night gave New Zealand their 10th consecutive win over France. The result means the All Blacks finish 2016 with just one defeat, while France failed to make amends for their narrow loss to Australia last week despite playing very well against the World Champions.…

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Ireland edge thriller against Australia

Follow @RedefinedRugby Ireland finished their 2016 campaign on a high when they claimed a hard-fought 27-24 victory over Australia in Dublin on Saturday. The result is a momentous one for the home side as it means they are the first Northern Hemisphere side, since England in 2003, to beat the Southern Hemisphere’s traditional powerhouses of…

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Wales finish off poor Springboks

Follow @RedefinedRugby A late Justin Tipuric try sealed a comfortable 27-13 victory for Wales over South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday.  For Wales this will go down as a satisfactory win and their third victory of the November Test window. It was only their third ever victory over South Africa and their second successive win…

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Fiji blitz Japan in France

Follow @RedefinedRugby Fiji scored five tries to beat Japan 38-25 at Stade de la Rabine in France on Saturday. Fiji finally got a win this series after taking heavy losses against the Barbarians and then England. The Pacific Islanders were ruthless in their pursuit of a win after scoring five tries with inside centre Botia…

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England hold off Argentina

Follow @RedefinedRugby England won their 12th successive Test of the year despite a red card for Elliot Daly early in the first half, defeating Argentina 27-14 at Twickenham on Saturday. In a tightly contested affair, momentum between the two sides ebbed and flowed but it was England who got the rub of the green in…

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Scotland down plucky Georgia

Follow @RedefinedRugby Scotland pulled off a spectacular first half display to beat Georgian 43-16 in Kilmarnock on Saturday. It is great result for Scotland who finish off their November Series with two wins from three games, and their only loss came at the hands of Australia who could only beat Scotland by one point. Georgia…

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Tonga upset Italy

Follow @RedefinedRugby Sonatane Takulua slotted an 81st minute penalty to clinch a dramatic 19-17 win for Tonga over Italy in Padova on Saturday. Takulua was his side’s hero as he finished with a 14-point haul, thanks to four penalties and a conversion, although the Azzurri outscored the Pacific islanders by two tries to two. Italy dominated…

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Samoa see off Canada

Follow @RedefinedRugby D’Angelo Leuila’s impressive night with the boot helped Samoa to defeat Canada 25-23 at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble on Friday. Canada outscored Samoa by three tries to one, including a double for in-form wing DTH van der Merwe, but the boot of Leuila, on his first start for his country, proved to…

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Preview: Scotland v Georgia

Follow @RedefinedRugby Scotland will want to build on last week’s win over Argentina when they host a dangerous Georgian side at Murrayfield on Saturday. The home side has had a mixed bag of results in their November Series Tests. They were incredibly unlucky to lose to Australia 23-22 before getting a great result against los…

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Preview: England v Argentina

Follow @RedefinedRugby England will look to continue with their fine run of results when they host an unpredictable Argentina side at Twickenham on Saturday. The home side head into this clash brimming with confidence as they are the only Tier 1 nation who are unbeaten in 2016. Under the guidance of their head coach, Eddie…

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Preview: France v New Zealand

Follow @RedefinedRugby France will be aiming for a first home win over the All Blacks in 16 years when the teams meet at Stade de France on Saturday. The French will also be hoping to get some form of revenge for their humiliating quarter-final defeat to New Zealand at last year’s World Cup, when they…