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England still need to face sternest test of the AutumnEngland showed tenacity and gall buy the bucket load in the face of adversity at the weekend, in a performance that may well be looked on in years to come as one of the defining moments of Eddie Jones’ tenure as
Who exactly is refereeing the matches now?The much maligned Beauden Barrett try at the weekend will be debated for a long time and what effect it had on the final result in Dublin on Saturday evening, but what was most farcical was who made the final decision on it.Jaco Peyper
New Zealand exact revenge in brutal encounterTwo weeks ago, Ireland had stunned the rugby world with their most famous win, beating the All Blacks for the first time. It was somewhat unfortunate for them that New Zealand had an opportunity to re-establish their authority so soon. They did so using
1. Ireland’s future is brightThey will have been devastated to lose this series after the winning position that they let slip in Johannesburg last weekend, but what this tour has brought to light is the fact that there is a real wealth of talent in the Irish rugby system.To travel
New Zealand v WalesWales once again showed that they can mix it with the best last week, but yet again they only showed it for a short amount of time. The second half they were simply blitzed and only a late surge gave the score line some form of
SCOTLAND15. Stuart Hogg: 7
Scotland's best fly-half on the day, adding excellent distance to the kicking game in defensive situations. Unusually secure under the high ball and his one line break set up the position for Nel's try. On the downside he butchered a two on one with Maitland outside him.
Saturday in Melbourne may have heralded a new dawn for English rugby. England appears to be the coming force and alongside New Zealand can dominate the game in the preceding years to Japan 2019.Of course one result should not be overstated, but away series wins are rare and should
Head coach Vern Cotter has announced a very strong Scotland squad for the two test tour to Japan this summer.There were rumours that more established stars might be given a rest after a gruelling season, but the vast majority of Scotland's biggest names are in the squad that will play
World Rugby has announced the shortlists for two of its most prestigious awards: Team of the Year and Coach of the Year.Nominated for team of the year are the two World Cup finalists, Australia and New Zealand, along with semi-finalists, Argentina, and the team that produced the biggest shock the