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England welcome Argentina to south west London today as they open their autumn series against the World Cup semi-finalists. It will be England's third straight Test against the Pumas after Eddie Jones's men won both matches on their ...

Ireland v South Africa: Rory Best to remain Ireland captain this season

Rory Best will skipper Ireland this season before coach Joe Schmidt assesses his captaincy options for the 2019 World Cup. Ulster star Best revealed on Friday that Schmidt told him during the summer that he would be remaining national captain this season. "If Joe had wanted to ...

Ireland captain Best wary of improved Springboks

Ireland's Rory Best was skipper of the British & Irish Lions team on their tour of New Zealand Ireland captain Rory Best is expecting a real test of hs side's mettle on Saturday against a South Africa side that has improved vastly from the one they played last year. The seasone...

England rest star duo for Argentina

By AFP More by this Author England coach Eddie Jones left out both inside centre Owen Farrell and lock Maro Itoje when he named his side Thursday for this weekend's November international opener against Argentina at Twickenham.The Australian had previously indicated he would res...

Sunwolves humiliate Blues

The Blues have melted in the Tokyo heat, going down 48-21 to an unfancied Sunwolves outfit in their Super Rugby dead rubber in Japan. In temperatures reaching 42 degrees in the Japanese capital,...

Jubilant Sunwolves humiliate Blues in Tokyo heatwave

The Blues have melted in the Tokyo heat, going down 48-21 to an unfancied Sunwolves outfit in their Super Rugby dead rubber in Japan. In temperatures reaching 42 degrees in the Japanese capital,...

Absolute scenes as Sunwolves smash Blues

In temperatures reaching 42 degrees in the Japanese capital, the Tana Umaga-coached Aucklanders could do nothing right in the second half and were duly flattened by their enthusiastic opponents. ...

Sunwolves humiliate Blues in Super Rugby

The Sunwolves have stunned the Blues 48-21 in 42-degree heat in their Super Rugby clash in Tokyo. (AAP) The Blues have finished off their Super Rugby season with an undignified 48-21 loss to the...

Leigh Halfpenny's Toulon replacement named

Toulon have signed their replacement for Wales star Leigh Halfpenny... and it's not the marquee name normally associated with the French heavyweights. Last month when prodigious points scorer Ha...

Lions tour: Sonny Bill Williams' ban is a blessing for 'bloodied' All Blacks - UK media

Sonny Bill Williams' four-week ban could be a blessing in disguise for the "bloodied" All Blacks, according to British and Irish media. Williams was told of his suspension at a hearing in Wellin...

Sonny Bill Williams ban could be blessing for the All Blacks | Gerard Meagher

Not long after Warren Gatland had named his British & Irish Lions squad in April, Steve Hansen warned his compatriot against trying to replicate Ireland’s method of victory against the All Blac...

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