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ACROSS

1. Ro­ma­nia’s 1999 World Cup scrum-half who also cap­tained the Oaks (4) 3. Mont­pel­lier’s Syr­ian bil­lion­aire chair­man eye­ing Glouces­ter in­vest­ment (6) 7. Ex-South African flanker ap­pointed Mun­ster Direc­tor of Rugby in 2016 (7) 8. Wing oc­cu­py­ing 3rd place in the list of Wales’ all-time try-scor­ers (5) 9. ___ Park, home ground of 16 Across (5) 11. Ri­coh ___ Rams, Ja­pan Top League side from Tokyo (5) 13. Stade Aimé ___, home ground of USA Per­pig­nan (5) 15. Scot­tish-born for­mer Emerg­ing Ire­land back row who left Mun­ster for Pau in 2015 (7) 16. Aviva Premier­ship side coached by Tav­i­s­tock­born Rob Bax­ter (6) 17. One-time Saints and Eng­land hooker who joined Har­lequins in 2010 (4)

DOWN

1. 64-Test for­mer Eng­land hooker re­cov­er­ing from a heart at­tack (5) 2. 2005-10 All Blacks prop most re­cently in France with Bay­onne and Toulouse (7) 4. Term used to de­scribe trans­fers ar­ranged for set tem­po­rary pe­ri­ods (5) 5. Nick­name by which Eng­land’s Wil­liam Henry Hare was known (5) 6. Wing who re­turned to Chiefs ac­tion in Jan­uary af­ter a toe in­jury (4) 10. 1980s Wales and Lions lock who served as Cardiff CEO, 2001 to 2011 (7) 11. Nick­name of Bed­ford and Eng­land skip­per, Derek Prior Rogers (5) 12. Coach se­lected to re­place Bris­tol-bound Pat Lam at Con­nacht (5) 13. Scot­tish Bor­ders club from Netherdale sports com­plex (4) 14. Le­in­ster Academy grad­u­ate flanker given a 2016 Ire­land de­but v Canada (5)

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