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Mafi and Timani fined by Melbourne Rebels for Dunedin fight

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Melbourne Rebels has fined Super Rugby players Amanaki Mafi and Lopeti Timani for a physical altercation between the pair after the Rebels' loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday. (MORE)

SANZAAR to review use of TMOs in Super Rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Governing body SANZAAR has ordered a review of the use of television match officials in Super Rugby, saying the "practical implementation" of the video referee protocols has become an area of "major concern." (MORE)

Rebels' Mafi appears in court on assault charge

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Super Rugby player Amanaki Mafi did not enter a plea and was remanded on bail when he appeared in a Dunedin court Monday charged with assaulting teammate Lopeti Timani. (MORE)

Chiefs midfielder Johnny Fa'auli suspended for 6 weeks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Chiefs midfielder Johnny Fa'auli will miss the Super Rugby playoffs after being suspended for a dangerous tackle in a match Saturday against the Wellington-based Hurricanes in the last round of the regular season. (MORE)

Crusaders v Sharks, Lions v Jaguares in Super Rugby quarters

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) The Sharks clinched the last quarterfinal place in Super Rugby after beating the Jaguares 20-10 on Saturday, setting up an unenviable trip to the eight-time champion Crusaders of New Zealand in the playoffs. (MORE)

Samoa qualifies for 2019 Rugby World Cup, beating Germany 2x

HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) Samoa qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 for a second time in their playoff on Saturday. (MORE)

Chiefs beat Hurricanes 28-24 in Super Rugby

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) The Chiefs beat the Hurricanes 28-24 in the last regular-season round of Super Rugby on Friday though a second-half rally ensured the Hurricanes will have home advantage when the teams meet again in the quarterfinals next weekend. (MORE)

Australia men, Fiji women win Olympics 7s berths

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) The Australian men's and Fiji women's teams claimed places in the rugby sevens tournament at next year's Olympics by winning their finals at the Oceania regional qualifying tournament on Sunday. (MORE)

England beat Kiwis 20-14 to win rugby league series

WIGAN, England (AP) England won a rugby league series against top-ranked New Zealand for the first time in eight years when it took an exhilarating third and deciding test 20-14 on Saturday. (MORE)

Samoa, Australia unbeaten at Oceania Olympic 7s

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Australia and Samoa were unbeaten on the first day of the Oceania Olympic rugby sevens qualifying tournament on Saturday and remain headed for a showdown to decide which will claim a place at next year's Rio de Janiero games. (MORE)