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Highlanders beat Stormers 57-14 in Super Rugby

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) The Highlanders conceded the opening try before scoring nine of their own to overwhelm South Africa's Stormers 57-14 on Friday for their fifth straight win in Super Rugby. (MORE)

Prop Papalii cut from Kangaroos squad for drink driving

SYDNEY (AP) Josh Papalii has been cut from Australia's squad for a rugby league test against New Zealand next week after pleading guilty to a charge of drink driving. (MORE)

Ex-All Black loosie Broadhurst retires citing concussion

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) One-test All Black James Broadhurst has become the latest prominent New Zealand rugby player to retire prematurely because of problems with concussion. (MORE)

Reds, Waratahs to meet in downbeat Super Rugby derby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The Queensland Reds vs. New South Wales Waratahs would usually be one of the most anticipated and hard-fought derbies of the Super Rugby season, but instead might only serve to measure the depth of the malaise into which Australian rugby is sinking. (MORE)

All Blacks backrower Kaino sidelined with knee injury

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) All Blacks backrower Jerome Kaino has injured his knee and is unlikely to play another Super Rugby match before New Zealand's June test series against the British and Irish Lions. (MORE)

Smith named to play 50th league test for Australia

SYDNEY (AP) Captain Cameron Smith will become the second Australian player to make 50 test appearances when the Kangaroos meet New Zealand in a one-off rugby league international on May 5. (MORE)

Storm return to top of NRL standings; Roosters edge Dragons

SYDNEY (AP) Melbourne returned to the top of the National Rugby League standings with 20-14 comeback win over the New Zealand Warriors in the last game of the eighth round. (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)