Prydie, Smith get new Dragons deals

Newport Gwent Dragons have announced three-year contract extensions for wing Tom Prydie and centre Ashley Smith.



Benji Marshall has been released from his rugby union contracts in New Zealand, officially ending the 29-year-old's brief foray into the 15-man game.


Former All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu is to return to the rugby field for the Auckland Blues on Friday.


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Benji Marshall has no regrets about his aborted switch to rugby union but admits he was only an "average" player in the 15-man code.


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Munster's South Africa-born flanker CJ Stander qualifying for Ireland is a "loss" to the Springboks, admits Bryan Habana.


John Schwalger will miss the remainder of the Super Rugby season after being diagnosed with blood clots on his lungs.


Premiership leaders Saracens claimed a 23-18 victory over Newcastle at Kingston Park.


The Waratahs ended an eight-match losing streak against the Bulls with a 19-12 win over the South African outfit at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.


A late try from flanker Jean Deysel ensured the Sharks ground out a 19-8 win over the Cheetahs.


Munster warmed up for their Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulon with a bonus-point 32-23 victory over provincial rivals Connacht.


Edinburgh's European Rugby Champions Cup hopes suffered a major blow as they suffered a surprise 26-13 defeat to Zebre in Italy.


Wasps seized the initiative in the battle for European qualification after sweeping Gloucester aside with a 38-30.


Sale kept a grip on sixth place in the Premiership with a 55-12 victory over Exeter at Sandy Park.


Bath left it until the 77th minute to claim the four-try bonus point as they overcame Worcester 32-20 at the Rec.


The Stormers ended a five-match losing streak in Super Rugby with an 18-3 victory over the Lions in Cape Town.


Israel Folau marked his return from a three-week injury lay-off with a try as the Waratahs claimed a 19-12 win over the Bulls.


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