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George Kruis out of England squad for Japan as Manu Tuiliagi, Alex Lozowski return

George Kruis has been ruled out England's remaining November fixtures as head coach Eddie Jones named his squad to face Japan this weekend.Lock Kruis, who started England's defeat to New Zealand on Saturday, is out with a calf injury,...

France reflect on cruel defeat after Springboks pounce in Paris

PARIS: French hopes of posting a morale-boosting win in the build-up to next year's World Cup were dashed in a dramatic finish to Saturday's test against South Africa, much to the bitter disappointment of both their coach and captain."It's...

Eddie Jones Spice Girls haka joke to play down England fears

Eddie Jones says he will pay little attention to the haka when the All Blacks perform it on Saturday and has joked he would not notice if the Spice Girls were singing instead.The England head coach responded with the...

Wallabies focused on lineout improvement ahead of Test with Wales

David Pocock admits Australia's lineout needs to improve dramatically if they are to have any chance of putting Wales to the sword early Sunday morning (AEDT).Last weekend in Japan the All Blacks dealt comfortably with the Wallabies at set-pieces...

England can beat the All Blacks, believes Eddie Jones

Moments after England's victory over South Africa, Eddie Jones had already switched attention to the All Blacks who roll into town next weekend.In the space of 10 seconds, he was asked three quick questions: Can you beat them? Do...

New Zealand’s rampant reserves annihilate Japan in Tokyo

A second string All Blacks side featuring eight debutants crushed Japan 69-31 in a thriller of a try-fest in Tokyo on Saturday with centre Ngani Laumape running in a hat-trick for the world champions.Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga scored one of...

Springboks Ruan Pienaar no regrets

While South Africa battle with depth at scrumhalf in the build-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, one of the stalwarts in that position in recent years, Ruan Pienaar, says he has no regrets over his decision to end...

Will Carling joins England as leadership mentor Eddie Jones confirms

Former England captain Will Carling is to join Eddie Jones' backroom team in a mentorship role ahead of the autumn internationals.Carling, who captained England from 1988 to 1996, will offer leadership advice and guidance to England's current squad, who...

Bledisloe Cup Wallabies coach Michael Cheika laments yellow card, turnovers

An exasperated coach Michael Cheika has lashed Tolu Latu for his brain-snap slap in the face of All Blacks counterpart Codie Taylor that reduced Australia to 14 men, but the replacement hooker wasn't the only player in the firing...

Referees must start policing ‘the gate’ again or risk greater injury drain

A week on from David Pocock's second John Eales Medal triumph, two things have become perfectly clear. The first is, the Wallabies will be absolutely no chance at the Rugby World Cup without him and, secondly, time is fast...

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England unchanged as fit-again Jonny Bairstow misses out

England have confirmed an unchanged team for the second Test in Pallekele. Ben Stokes will bat at No. 3 in place of Moeen Ali,...