Monday Morning Round Up

Monday Morning Round Up

Chiefs set for All Blacks boost ahead must-win clash

The Chiefs have received an ideal boost ahead of their potentially season-defining clash with the Rebels in Melbourne this week.

Co-captain Brodie Retallick has been declared fit for the clash after 8-weeks on the sidelines with a wrist injury.

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Crusaders to retain name in 2019 and 2020

The New Zealand Rugby Union and the Crusaders have confirmed that the franchise will keep their name for at least another year, following the mosque attacks in the team's hometown of Christchurch in March.

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Rugby Australia hits back at Israel Folau claims

Rugby Australia (RA) insists it has acted with "complete professionalism and integrity" during the process that led to Israel Folau's sacking.

The former Wallabies full-back had his contract terminated following an investigation into an offensive social media post in April.

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Double-chasing Clermont set up Top 14 final with Toulouse

Clermont Auvergne will face Toulouse in the Top 14 final after an emphatic 33-13 defeat of Lyon in Bordeaux on Sunday.

Les Jaunards kept their double hopes alive a month after lifting the European Challenge Cup in Newcastle.

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Ardie Savea steamrolls Elton Jantjies to set up Hurricanes try

The Hurricanes bought All Blacks' Ardie Savea and Dane Coles off the bench and the pair were instrumental in steering the Hurricanes to an emphatic 20 point victory.

Savea steamrolled Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies before he just beats Cyle Brink, manages to stay in play, and produces a slick offload back to Lam who scores.

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Bristol Bears linked with Wales Star

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Jaguares too strong for Sharks

Lions dealt fresh play-off blow as Lam and Coles lead Hurricanes to victory

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Toulouse book their place in the TOP14 Final

Tries from Sofiane Guitoune and Cheslin Kolbe saw Toulouse claim a 20-6 win over La Rochelle as well as a place in the TOP14 Final.

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Cheslin Kolbe beats 4 defenders to send Toulouse into the TOP14 Final

WRAP UP: U20 World Championship - Round Two

Round two of the World Rugby U20 Championship saw South Africa face Georgia in Pool C while Australia and Ireland faced off in a crunch Pool B match.

The second round of fixtures saw hosts Argentina face Fiji while there was an all Six Nations match between France and Wales.

The later kickoffs saw England clash with Italy and New Zealand face France.

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Crusaders rout Rebels to clinch top spot, Waratahs' play-off hopes all but over

Ryan Crotty flawlessly converts his own try in his 150th Super Rugby match

Featuring in his 150th game for the Crusaders, Ryan Crotty put the icing on the cake on what was a stellar performance as he grabbed the final try before flawlessly slotting the conversion.

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Ryan Baird shown a straight red card for a high tackle

WATCH: Junior Wallabies lock scores a 60m blinder

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