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Premiership Rugby denies RFU rift reports

Premiership Rugby has moved to dampen suggestions of a rift with the Rugby Football Union after reports the organisation could break away.

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Vunipola, Williams to return for Saracens

Billy Vunipola and Liam Williams are both in line for Six Nations squad places with England and Wales respectively after Saracens announced their returns from injury.

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Injured Itoje expected to be fit for Six Nations

Maro Itoje is expected to be fit for the start of the Six Nations in February after Saracens' director of rugby Mark McCall said the England forward does not need surgery to repair a knee injury.

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Campese: players must take some blame

World Cup-winning legend David Campese believes Rugby Australia would be panicking if it gambled on an overseas replacement for beleaguered Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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Burgess: Egos to blame for '15 RWC exit, not me

Sam Burgess says "individual egos and selfish players" led to England's exit from the 2015 Rugby World Cup, rather than his controversial inclusion in the squad.

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What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

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England prop's brutal sledge for Wallabies

England prop Kyle Sinckler used a sledge to remind the Wallabies of their off-field issues in his team's Test win at Twickenham.

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Cheika hits out at 'ludicrous' Farrell decision

Australia coach Michael Cheika was incensed at what he called the "ludicrous decision" not to penalise Owen Farrell for a no-arms tackle on Izack Rodda.


Pocock ruled out of England Test

Talismanic Wallabies back-rower David Pocock has been ruled out Saturday's clash with England after failing a late fitness test.


Pocock fit to face England; Beale dropped

David Pocock will start at No.8 for Australia against England after overcoming a neck injury, as Kurtley Beale was dropped from Michael Cheika's 23-man squad.

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55dTom Hamilton

Tuilagi, Hartley on bench for Australia

Manu Tuilagi and Dylan Hartley are both on the bench for England's final November international against Australia with Joe Cokanasiga named on the wing.

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Jones accuses Wallabies of Pocock mind games

England coach Eddie Jones believes Australia are playing mind games over David Pocock's fitness ahead of Saturday's Test and fully expects the talismanic flanker to play at Twickenham.

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England's Ashton out of Australia clash

England wing Chris Ashton will miss Saturday's final autumn international against Australia after picking up a calf injury in the win over Japan.

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Genia focused on Indigenous honour, win, over cap 100

Wallabies veteran Will Genia will bring up his 100th Test cap against England this weekend, but the scrum-half says the Indigenous jersey and, or course, a first win in five over the Auld Enemy, are far more important.

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59dGreg Growden

Wallabies win, but Dublin classic highlights class gap

Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks was a magic moment for rugby, but highlighted just how large the gap is between Australia and those who actually know how to play the game.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • ENG2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st Ireland : 20 Tries Scored
  • ENG4th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Ireland : 78 Points Difference