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Wallabies vs All Blacks more than the result on the field

SYDNEY (AP) The Wallabies will test the depth of the crisis affecting Australian rugby when they play New Zealand in a Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday. (MORE)

Sonny Bill Williams returns to All Blacks after ban

SYDNEY (AP) Center Sonny Bill Williams has been recalled to the All Blacks team for Saturday's Rugby Championship match against Australia after completing a four-match suspension, while Kurtley Beale will start at inside center for the first time in 60 tests for Australia. (MORE)

Genia commits to Australia, signs with Rebels for 2 years

SYDNEY (AP) Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia has signed a two-year deal to join the Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby competition. (MORE)

Force granted injunction in fight against Super Rugby axing

PERTH, Australia (AP) The Western Force has been granted an injunction as it fights the Australian Rugby Union's decision to cut the club from a revamped Super Rugby competition in 2018. (MORE)

Melbourne all but clinches 1st place in Australia's NRL

SYDNEY (AP) Second rower Joe Stimson scored a 77th-minute try to give Melbourne a 16-13 win over the Sydney Roosters, all but clinching first place in Australia's National Rugby League. (MORE)

Western Force cut from Super Rugby; Australian chief resigns

SYDNEY (AP) Australian rugby faced renewed upheaval Friday when chief executive Bill Pulver resigned only hours after the organization decided to cut the Perth-based Western Force from Super Rugby for the 2018 season. (MORE)

ARU confirms plan to cut Western Force in Super Rugby revamp

SYDNEY (AP) The Australian Rugby Union confirmed on Friday it plans to cut the Western Force from a revamped Super Rugby competition for 2018. (MORE)

Australia men, Fiji women win Olympics 7s berths

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) The Australian men's and Fiji women's teams claimed places in the rugby sevens tournament at next year's Olympics by winning their finals at the Oceania regional qualifying tournament on Sunday. (MORE)

England beat Kiwis 20-14 to win rugby league series

WIGAN, England (AP) England won a rugby league series against top-ranked New Zealand for the first time in eight years when it took an exhilarating third and deciding test 20-14 on Saturday. (MORE)

Samoa, Australia unbeaten at Oceania Olympic 7s

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Australia and Samoa were unbeaten on the first day of the Oceania Olympic rugby sevens qualifying tournament on Saturday and remain headed for a showdown to decide which will claim a place at next year's Rio de Janiero games. (MORE)