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Dean Mumm to retire at the end of 2017

Former Wallabies captain Dean Mumm will retire from professional rugby at the end of the year to focus on philanthropic interests, as well as furthering his career away from the game.

A veteran of 57 Tests, the 33-year old will have the chance to add to that tally before calling it a day at the end of 2017. 

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Former FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell arrested for money laundering

Former FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell was on Tuesday arrested as part of a Civil Guard anti-fraud operation, the Spanish press reports.

Rosell, who was Barcelona president between July 2010 and January 2014, before being forced to resign over irregularities in the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar, has been arrested along with four other people in a police operation named 'Rimet'.

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Bermuda to Host First WTS Event in April 2018

Bermuda Tourism Authority and the International Triathlon Union (ITU) have signed a three-year contract to host World Triathlon Series events with the first race to be held on 28 April 2018.

Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas said: “Our warm climate in April offers perfect conditions for racing. We invite triathletes to enjoy some early season training, kick off their race calendar and bring their friends and families to relax on our pink sand beaches.”

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Warren Whiteley excited about elevation to Springbok captaincy

He only found out on Monday evening that he was to be appointed as the next Springbok captain, so new skipper Warren Whiteley was understandably excited about the very big responsibility that comes with this important role.

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee named Whiteley, who has captained the Emirates Lions in more than 50 Vodacom Super Rugby matches, as national captain on Tuesday in Johannesburg. He will start in this role in the forthcoming Castle Lager Incoming Series against France next month.

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Springbok Sevens crowned HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions

The Springbok Sevens team was crowned HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions in London on Sunday night, as the 2016/17 series concluded with the final and tenth tournament of the World Series, the HSBC London Sevens played at Twickenham Stadium. Scotland beat England 12-7 in the final, but it remained a special day for South African rugby.

The Springbok Sevens team earlier won the 5th place final against Australia to end the season with a win, but it was their solid performances throughout the year that brought them glory. The squad reached all ten Cup quarterfinals, losing only two and won all eight semifinals they were involved in, as well as five of the eight finals contested, winning the tournaments in Dubai, Wellington, Sydney, Las Vegas and Paris.

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