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Melbourne on top of NRL as Roosters falter

SYDNEY (AP) Canberra has dented the Sydney Roosters' hopes of winning the minor premiership in Australia's National Rugby League by holding on for a 14-12 win in an influential match on Sunday. (MORE)

Israel Folau and Ryan Crotty out of Bledisloe Cup rematch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The All Blacks and Wallabies have both lost key players for the second Bledisloe test match at Auckland on Saturday after a bruising first test at Sydney. (MORE)

Springboks rely on 2nd-half surge to see off Argentina 34-21

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) South Africa scored four tries in the second half to come from behind and beat Argentina 34-21 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, avoiding a second straight surprise defeat to the Pumas in Durban. (MORE)

Late Naholo double helps All Blacks beat Australia 38-13

SYDNEY (AP) A length of the field try by center Jack Goodhue and a late double from Waisake Naholo spurred New Zealand to a 38-13 win against Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup test, and opening match of the Rugby Championship, on Saturday. (MORE)

New Zealand beats Australia 38-13 in Rugby Championship

SYDNEY (AP) New Zealand beat Australia 38-13 in the first Bledisloe Cup test, and opening match of the Rugby Championship, on Saturday: (MORE)

England rugby player Cipriani faces new sanction for assault

LONDON (AP) Rugby player Danny Cipriani is facing disciplinary action from the English game's governing body after being fined by a court for a nightclub assault. (MORE)

Coaches Erasmus, Ledesma enter Rugby Championship fray

(AP) -- Rassie Erasmus and Mario Ledesma will take their first steps in the Rugby Championship as head coaches on Saturday when South Africa and Argentina meet in the opening round of another tournament expected to be dominated by New Zealand. (MORE)