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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    Swimmer Lewis Clareburt trying to block out the burden as he begins his final Olympics preparations

    Swimmer Lewis Clareburt is trying to block out the burden placed on his shoulders - not to mention arms, legs and feet - as he begins his final preparations for the Olympics


    The Commonwealth Games and world championship bronze medalist heads a seven-strong New Zealand team to Tokyo.

    He's seen in his specialist 400 metres individual medley as the country's best chance of winning a swimming medal since Danyon Loader's double gold 25 years ago.

    The tee times are out for golf's US Open and organisers have resisted the temptation to group defending champion Bryson DeChambeau with Brooks Koepka .

    The Americans have been involved in a social media feud which was rekindled by a viral Golf Channel video after the PGA Championship.

    DeChambeau claims he would've been okay playing alongside Koepka.

    Paul Pogba's hailing a crucial win for world champions France to start their European Championship football campaign.

    Didier Deschamps' side has beaten Germany 1-nil in Munich to open their account.

    Pogba says the result's significant.

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     Other Rugby News
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     02 Aug: A fifth placing at London in 2012, and a fourth four years later in Rio has the New Zealand women's Team Pursuit trending in the right direction heading into the Games
     01 Aug: It's game on in the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa, with the Springboks winning a gruelling second test 27-9 in Cape Town
     01 Aug: It's hard to find an ounce of dismay in the Oly Whites camp following their exit from the men's Olympic football tournament
     01 Aug: New Zealand's men's footballers are foreshadowing bigger and better things to come following their efforts at the Tokyo Olympics
     01 Aug: New Zealand women's sevens captain Sarah Hirini is crediting the bond within the squad for their triumph at the Tokyo Olympics
     01 Aug: The New Zealand women's sevens team is celebrating a special gold medal at the Olympic Games
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