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England hand Barbeary first call-up ahead of France clash

Wasps hooker Alfie Barbeary has been given his first England call-up after being included in the 33-man squad for Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup final against France.

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France will not change player rule for ANC final

France will be without a number of their top players for the Autumn Nations Cup final against England after coach Fabien Galthie confirmed he would not be seeking to change a rule that allows players to compete in just three international games.

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Jones: Rugby mirrors society with racism issues

Rugby has improved its position on racism but the sport is a reflection of society and there is still work to do according to England coach Eddie Jones.

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Jones: 'Enjoy the defence' in England-France final

Eddie Jones warns that England's Autumns Nations Cup final against France will be defensive, and their dominant victories up to now have been hard fought.

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Backlash grows over Pumas' Maradona tribute

The fallout over the Argentina rugby team's much-criticised tribute to Diego Maradona extended further on Tuesday, with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late football icon.

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Pumas captain Matera suspended over racist posts

Argentina's Pablo Matera has been stripped of the Pumas' captaincy and suspended along with team mates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for posting racist comments on social media, the Argentine Rugby Union said on Tuesday.

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