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Ireland dig in to see off All Blacks

18th November 2018, 09:18

Ireland sealed an history win on Saturday evening after digging in to defeat New Zealand on home soil for the first time.

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Wales secure record win during Tonga battle

17th November 2018, 19:12

A new-look Wales team cruised their way past Tonga on Saturday as they secured a record score of 74-24.

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Jones full of praise for England squad

17th November 2018, 18:46

England boss Eddie Jones was delighted to see his side come through a tough battle as they beat Japan 35-15.

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RFU supremo Brown resigns

16th November 2018, 18:51

RFU chief executive Steve Brown has announced his resignation after just 14 months in the job.

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Itoje - Vice-captaincy changes nothing

16th November 2018, 15:54

England forward Maro Itoje says his role as the team's vice-captain will change nothing when he lines up against Japan on Saturday.

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Leavy to miss All Blacks showdown

16th November 2018, 14:38

Dan Leavy has handed Ireland an injury blow after being ruled out of Saturday's international against New Zealand in Dublin.

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Russell happy to guide Hastings

15th November 2018, 13:34

Scotland's Finn Russell claims he's more than happy to help fellow fly-half Adam Hastings in the national set-up this autumn.

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Bath's Cokanasiga earns England debut

15th November 2018, 13:20

Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga is set for his England debut having been named in the starting XV to face Japan on Saturday.

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Wallabies return target for Tuilagi

14th November 2018, 18:15

Manu Tuilagi could feature for England in their final autumn international against Australia, according to defence coach John Mitchell.

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Bath quartet pen new deals

14th November 2018, 14:52

Bath have handed out contract extensions to Anthony Watson, Charlie Ewels, Nathan Catt and Elliott Stooke.

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Jones warns of Japan danger

14th November 2018, 08:00

England coach Eddie Jones says Japan now have a new winning mentality and has warned his side against complacency this weekend.

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Hogg had to think hard about Exeter switch

13th November 2018, 18:36

Stuart Hogg has admitted it wasn't an easy decision to make for him to leave Glasgow and sign for Exeter for next season.

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Kruis to sit out England Tests

13th November 2018, 17:39

George Kruis has been forced out of England's remaining autumn Tests against Japan and Australia with a calf injury.

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Erasmus ready for attacking Scots

13th November 2018, 16:46

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus says his team will be ready for Scotland's attacking style of rugby when they clash on Saturday.

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Graham glad he chose Scotland after call-up

12th November 2018, 19:39

Newcastle flanker Gary Graham admits he always wanted to play for Scotland after being called up to the squad.

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Leinster second-row heads out on-loan

12th November 2018, 15:46

Ulster have confirmed the signing of second-row Ian Nagle on-loan from Pro14 rivals Leinster until the end of the season.

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Schmidt offered All Blacks job advice from Hansen

12th November 2018, 09:49

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said he would happily give Joe Schmidt some advice about the possibility of replacing him in the job.

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Ireland boss upbeat on O'Brien injury

11th November 2018, 11:41

Ireland back-rower Sean O'Brien faces a race against time to be fit for the Six Nations after he broke his arm against Argentina.

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Scotland star confirms Glasgow exit

11th November 2018, 10:35

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has confirmed he will be leaving Glasgow Warriors at the end of the current campaign.

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Wales edge out Australia

10th November 2018, 21:02

Substitute Dan Bigger halted Wales' losing run against Australia with a late penalty to seal a 9-6 win in Cardiff.

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Townsend - Scots will be ready for SA

10th November 2018, 18:04

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend is confident his side will be ready to raise their game against South Africa next Saturday.

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England fall short in ABs thriller

10th November 2018, 17:46

New Zealand came from behind to edge a magnificent Test match against England 16-15 at a soggy Twickenham.

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Read respectful of improving England

9th November 2018, 18:44

Kieran Read insists New Zealand will treat England with respect when they meet at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Best wants Schmidt to commit to Ireland

9th November 2018, 17:27

Ireland captain Rory Best wants coach Joe Schmidt to extend his stay with the team by signing a new contract.

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Gatland says Wales strength could be key

9th November 2018, 00:34

Warren Gatland says the strength in depth on the bench could be crucial as Wales attempt to beat Australia this weekend.

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Scotland recall Hogg

8th November 2018, 19:22

Full-back Stuart Hogg has been declared fit to return for Scotland for this weekend's clash with Fiji.

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Pumas selection leads to Schmidt doubts

8th November 2018, 18:22

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt admits his side will need to adapt to Argentina's "cunning" selection ahead of Saturday's Test.

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Ashton targets All Blacks upset

8th November 2018, 00:17

England wing Chris Ashton says the All Blacks are beatable but Eddie Jones' men will have to be at their best to get a result.

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Home comforts bringing the best out of North

7th November 2018, 16:12

Wales international George North says he's already benefiting from his decision to return to his homeland with Ospreys.

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Wilson hints at early Hogg return

7th November 2018, 07:48

The risk of handing Stuart Hogg a start against Fiji in Saturday's autumn Test doesn't concern Scotland forwards coach Danny Wilson.

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England boosted by Tuilagi return

7th November 2018, 01:30

Manu Tuilagiā€™s return to the England squad ahead of the Test with New Zealand has had a calming effect, Ben Youngs says.

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England handed Curry injury blow

6th November 2018, 14:43

Tom Curry will miss England's remaining autumn internationals because of the ankle injury he suffered against South Africa.

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Hansen defends England boss

6th November 2018, 08:23

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has revealed he has a lot of sympathy for his England counterpart Eddie Jones.

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Scotland recall for Hogg

5th November 2018, 18:11

Stuart Hogg is back from ankle surgery and been included in the Scotland squad to face Fiji on Saturday.

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Van Zyl joins Saracens

5th November 2018, 10:18

Saracens have announced the signing of Stormers and Western Province lock Chris van Zyl on a short-term deal.

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Wales return delights Lydiate

4th November 2018, 17:07

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate admits he is very happy to have returned to action for his country after a two-year injury nightmare.

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Media on a mission to sack me - Jones

4th November 2018, 12:34

Head coach Eddie Jones claims the media will not be happy until he is sacked, despite England's 12-11 win against South Africa.

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Wales ease past Scotland on home soil

3rd November 2018, 18:10

Wales proved too strong for Scotland and extended their fine record in Cardiff courtesy of a 21-10 victory.

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England eager to kick on after Springboks win

3rd November 2018, 17:44

Mark Wilson believes victory over South Africa can help England to kick on after a disappointing summer.

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Read expects to retire from internationals after RWC

3rd November 2018, 11:53

New Zealand captain Kieran Read says he will likely end his international career after next year's Rugby World Cup.

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Townsend eyes silverware in Cardiff

2nd November 2018, 18:30

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend says facing Wales for the Doddie Weir Cup gives his side extra motivation.

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Ashton recalled following Tuilagi setback

2nd November 2018, 12:44

Chris Ashton has been brought back into the England squad to face South Africa on Saturday to replace the injured Manu Tuilagi.

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Hansen argues for enlarged All Blacks squad

2nd November 2018, 10:03

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says claims that the All Blacks jersey is being cheapened by bigger squad selections are nonsense.

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Fly-half jersey for Farrell

1st November 2018, 15:03

Owen Farrell has been handed the number 10 jersey for England ahead of Saturday's clash with South Africa at Twickenham.

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Lozowski given four-week ban

1st November 2018, 08:55

Alex Lozowski will miss England's autumn Tests against South Africa and New Zealand after being handed a four-week ban.

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Hartley makes England pledge

1st November 2018, 01:04

Dylan Hartley is determined to take his chance after being named in the England starting line-up for Saturday's Test against South Afri

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Wales hero Jenkins announces retirement

31st October 2018, 11:37

Gethin Jenkins, Wales' record appearance holder, has announced he will retire from rugby after Cardiff's clash with Zebre on Sunday.

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George wary of Springboks Test

31st October 2018, 00:46

Jamie George admits England are in for a tough battle during the autumn Test series which begins against South Africa on Saturday.

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England axe for Brown and Morgan

30th October 2018, 16:59

England have axed Mike Brown and Ben Morgan from their 25-man squad for the Test against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Erasmus - Absences give others a chance

30th October 2018, 13:47

Rassie Erasmus says he is ready to see how some of his young guns go when South Africa take on England on Saturday.