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NEW DRAGON

Bernard Jack­man is the Dragons’ new head coach, with Kings­ley Jones now head­ing up the WRU’s ex­iles pro­gramme.

RAP ON THE KNUCK­LES

France have had a ‘let­ter of rep­ri­mand’ from Six Na­tions or­gan­is­ers af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into this year’s 100-minute game with Wales. France failed to com­ply with Head In­jury As­sess­ment rules when Uini Ato­nio ( be­low) was re­moved by medics.

PEDAL POWER

Mont­pel­lier-bound Ruan Pien­aar bid farewell to Ul­ster by do­ing a 90km cy­cle ride for in­ter­na­tional aid agency Tear­fund, which tack­les global poverty.

LAND­MARK MOVE

Ex-Scot­land Women U20 cap Hol­lie David­son has be­come the SRU’s fi rst con­tracted fe­male ref­eree.

ON HIS TODD

Todd Clever, the USA’s most- capped player, has re­tired from Test rugby af­ter nearly 80 matches.

HEALTH BOOST

Chris­tian Leali’ifano is back for the Brumbies ten months af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with leukaemia. Ex- Glouces­ter head coach Lau­rie Fisher has re­turned as an as­sis­tant coach.

SE­RI­OUS SER­VANT

Aurélien Rougerie, 36, has signed up for one more year at Cler­mont Au­vergne – his 19th with the Top 14 cham­pi­ons.

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