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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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Fiji finally leave isolation for Nations Cup clash

Fiji will finally leave their French motel on Thursday, heading to Scotland for their Autumn Nations Cup clash against Georgia, following almost a month of isolation due to more than half of the team testing positive for COVID-19.

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Scotland host SA, Aus, 2021 Internationals

Scotland will look to end an 11-year winless run against South Africa when they host the world champions in November 2021 as part of their autumn internationals season.

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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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What to make of the All Blacks' topsy-turvy 2020?

It started with a fortunate draw, included one brilliant performance and two shock losses, before ending with a 38-0 shut-out of the Pumas. The two trophies on offer were won, but New Zealand will still be stewing over the summer -- Liam Napier writes.

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Women's RWC to be expanded to 16 teams

The number of teams participating in the women's Rugby World Cup will be increased from 12 to 16 from the 2025 edition, the sport's governing body announced on Monday.


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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O'Connor fit to return for Wallabies' 2020 finale

James O'Connor has declared himself fit to put on the Australia No. 10 shirt again in the last match of the Tri Nations against Argentina at the weekend after missing the rest of the tournament with knee and foot injuries.

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Lacklustre Ireland beat Georgia

A lacklustre Ireland beat Georgia 23-10 on Sunday to wrap up the pool stages of the Autumn Nations Cup in a Pool A finale.


France defeat Italy to set up England final

A revamped France beat Italy 36-5 at home on Saturday to top Autumn Nations Cup Group B and set up a bizarre final with England next weekend.

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Foster questions World Rugby's 'niggle' strategy

The All Blacks know they must be more disciplined if they're to overturn their shock loss to the Pumas this Saturday, but coach Ian Foster has also taken umbrage at how World Rugby is treating niggle and retaliation.

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Johns schools Wallabies as Cleary drops by Pumas

The Wallabies and Pumas have sought advice from some of rugby league's best, utilizing the services of NRL great Andrew Johns and current NSW Origin star Nathan Cleary respectively on Thursday.

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Moore: Hooper captaincy criticism wide of the mark

Former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has come out in fierce defence of current skipper Michael Hooper after the Australian No. 7 was the subject of stinging criticism following the 15-all draw with Argentina last weekend.

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Ireland fly-half Burns earns first start vs. Georgia

Fly-half Billy Burns has been handed a first start for Ireland as they take on Georgia in their final Autumn Nations Cup Group A clash in Dublin on Sunday, while uncapped centre Shane Daly has been included on the bench.

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Under-pressure Pivac hands Williams rare Wales start

Wales handed a rare start to scrum-half Lloyd Williams and kept flanker James Botham in their lineup as they named their team to face England in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli on Saturday.


France make 13 changes for Italy clash

France coach Fabien Galthie has named five debutants in a much-changed XV for their Autumn Nations Cup clash with Italy on Saturday.

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Ford back at fly-half for England against Wales

George Ford will start at fly-half for England against Wales in Llanelli on Saturday, with captain Owen Farrell joining Henry Slade in the centre.

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'He loved the Pumas; he'll be watching': Ledesma

The Pumas will be heavy hearted as they enter their must-win clash with the All Blacks following the death of Argentine football star Diego Maradona, but coach Mario Ledesma says Maradona will be watching from above.

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All Blacks shuffle forwards for Pumas rematch

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has shuffled his forward pack for Saturday's Tri-Nations rematch with Argentina, after the Pumas pulled off one of the year's great upsets just a fortnight ago in Newcastle.