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Cheetahs belt Sunwolves in Tokyo

Shokei Kin looks to find a way through the Cheetahs defence.

Flanker Uzair Cassiem has grabbed two tries for South Africa's Cheetahs who have put the Sunwolves to the sword 47-7 on Saturday in Tokyo to record their third win of the Super Rugby season.

Bledisloe Cup opener looms as pivotal moment for game

Big game: There will be plenty riding on the result when Michael Cheika's Wallabies take on the All Blacks on August 19.

August 19 will be one of the most important days in recent history for Australian rugby. It's got nothing to do with the performances of our Super Rugby teams or the drama surrounding one franchise being culled. But August 19 is the date of the first Bledisloe Cup clash.

Beale to be rested from June Wallabies Tests

Kurtley Beale.

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale will take no part in the June Test series but coach Michael Cheika says he wants to pick French-based player Will Genia as his first-choice halfback for the first Test in Melbourne against Fiji.

Hodge on track to play Crusaders

On the mend: Reece Hodge is on track to return this weekend after a nasty concussion.

Melbourne Rebels star Reece Hodge is on track to overcome a nasty concussion and play against the undefeated Crusaders at AAMI Park on Saturday night.