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Baker boost for Ospreys

Ospreys have confirmed No 8 Dan Baker escaped serious injury after being carried off during their 42-7 thrashing of Treviso on Sunday.

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Gilchrist to lead Scotland

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has named his 33-man squad for the autumn internationals, with eight-cap lock Grant Gilchrist handed the captaincy.

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Brits injury rocks Saracens

Saracens hooker Schalk Brits has been ruled out until "well into the new year" after suffering a knee injury in Saturday's victory over Clermont Auvergne.

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England wait on Tuilagi update

Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach, is waiting to discover the severity of Manu Tuilagi's injury, with the centre expected to miss their clash with New Zealand.

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Late lapse costs Saints

Northampton Saints were left empty-handed in Paris after a roller-coaster final two minutes saw Racing Metro clinch a 20-11 victory.

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Five-try Glasgow ease past Bath

Glasgow Warriors continued their impressive start to the season with a 37-10 win over Bath in their European Rugby Champions Cup clash at Scotstoun Stadium.

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Leinster battle past Wasps

Leinster came through a tough first examination in the Champions Cup as they edged out Wasps 25-20 at the RDS Arena on Sunday.

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Leicester hold off Ulster

Leicester continued their resurgence with a 25-18 victory over Ulster in their European Champions Cup clash at Welford Road.

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Ashton stars in Sarries win

England wings Chris Ashton and David Strettle helped launch Saracens to a 30-23 bonus-point victory over Clermont Auvergne in their European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1 opener at Allianz Park.

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Cheika set for Wallabies talks

Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika is expected to be named Australia's new head coach after confirming he has been offered the post following Ewen McKenzie's departure.

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NZ recall Carter and Williams

Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams have been recalled to the New Zealand squad for the November internationals.

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Strettle questions England

Saracens star David Strettle has accused England of a lack of patience when it comes to developing young wingers.

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