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Fiji-born Speight named in Wallabies squad for Championship

Australia Rugby (Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Fiji-born winger Henry Speight was picked by Australia for the Rugby Championship next month even though he's available for only the last three of their six matches. Speight won't be eligible to play for the Wallabies until Sept. 11, the end of his 36-month wait to play test rugby. Full Story.(Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Sean Duke (Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Capital Comeback

The United States rugby team came from behind to beat Canada 38-35 Saturday in a Pacific Nations match. Canada, which led by 10 points at halftime, tried in desperation to get a try in the last two minutes of the contest, but the U.S. defence met them at ever turn. Full Story.

Kelly Russell (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Short List Made

Forward Kelly Russell will lead Canada at the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris this summer. The 27-year-old captain from Bolton, Ont., is one of 26 women named to coach Francois Ratier's roster. The 12-team tournament runs Aug. 1-17 in France. Full Story.

 


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