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Zaporizhzhia: New rocket strike on Ukraine nuclear plant, as UN watchdog warns of ‘disaster’

It was the second time in as many days that the plant, which is the largest of its kind in Europe, was hit. Ukraine and Russia have traded blame for both attacks. The rockets launched on Saturday night struck near a dry storage facility, where 174 casks with spent nuclear fuel are kept, according to …

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Rugby Championship, Michael Hooper leave, mental health, explained, Australia return to play

When Michael Hooper withdrew less than 48 hours before the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship opener in Argentina, it shocked the world. An outpouring of support was issued across the globe from Will Carling to Karmichael Hunt, as it was revealed that Hooper’s “mindset” was not right and he would miss the Test and fly home. Yet …

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All Blacks lose to Springboks, Ian Foster, score, result, highlights

Under-fire New Zealand rugby coach Ian Foster said he believed his All Blacks team took “a step up” despite losing 26-10 to South Africa in the Rugby Championship opener in Mbombela on Saturday. Foster, under pressure after the All Blacks lost a home series against Ireland last month, said there had been encouraging aspects in …

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Stephen Larkham Australian rugby ‘regret’, Brumbies, Munster, Michael Cheika sacking

Exclusive: Stephen Larkham says he “regretted” moving into the Wallabies program full-time but believes he is a “better coach” for having endured the highs and lows of international coaching as he prepares to take over the Brumbies once more. Larkham, the World Cup-winning Wallaby and Australian great, returned home to Canberra a month ago after …

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Wallabies vs Argentina, team news, Jed Holloway, Michael Cheika, Quade Cooper, video

As the Wallabies come to grips with the loss of Samu Kerevi for the year, Dave Rennie is considering going in with an extra forward on his bench against Michael Cheika’s coached Pumas on Sunday (AEST). Most Tests are won up front, but in Mendoza against a physical Los Pumas pack, who will likely flood …

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Rugby sevens, injury news, Samu Kerevi, update, Wallabies vs Argentina, rugby championship

The Wallabies’ worst fears have been realised, with Samu Kerevi expected to miss the rest of the year due to a knee injury. It’s understood Kerevi, 28, suffered an ACL injury during Australia’s narrow 7-5 victory over Kenya in their Commonwealth Games pool match over the weekend. Kerevi took no further part in Australia’s campaign, …

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Tolu Latu returns to Australia, Tom Horton join Leicester Tigers, Rugby World Cup 2023, Rugby Championship

Tolu Latu is once again a Waratah, and the hooker could yet emerge as a player of national interest should he keep on the straight and narrow over the next 16 months. After weeks of negotiations with the Waratahs, the 21-Test hooker signed a one-year deal with the Super Rugby franchise last week. By doing …

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Rugby Sevens, rugby 7s, Australia vs Fiji gold medal match, Charlotte Caslick, news

Charlotte Caslick has opened up on the heartbreak of Tokyo disappointment, revealing the pain behind the “golden girls” losing their “golden” touch. But, with a not-so “narrow-minded” coach Tim Walsh returning to the program, the 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist believes Australia is preparing to give the world another tilt. What’s more, Caslick says the …

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Rugby sevens, games results, John Manenti, Tokyo Olympics

“To make an omlette you’ve got to break a few eggs”. John Manenti said those words when he switched from running Australia’s women’s sevens program to the men’s late last year following their respective disasters at the Tokyo Olympics. Make no mistake, Manenti was left “angry” following the quarter-final exit last year. COMM GAMES LIVE: …

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Ukraine and Russia make competing claims on HIMARS rocket systems | Russia-Ukraine war News

Kyiv says it has destroyed 50 Russian ammunition depots with the US-supplied rockets, while Russia claims hit on HIMARS depot. Ukraine said it has used US-supplied HIMARS rocket systems to destroy 50 Russian ammunition depots since receiving the weapons last month, while Russia has claimed its forces destroyed a HIMARS ammunition depot in Ukraine’s Khmelnytskyi …

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