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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