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England were narrowly beaten by South Africa but it was a gulf in terms of the two management teams, says Stuart Barnes....

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Woodward: Stick with Ford

Sir Clive Woodward says England must give the combination of George Ford and Owen Farrell time to develop.

England end losing streak

Winger Jonny May scored two tries as England ended their five-game losing run with a 28-9 win over Samoa at Twickenham.

All Blacks crush Wales hopes

New Zealand produced a barnstorming late finish to crush Wales’ hopes of a famous win as the world champions ran out 34-16 winners.

Springboks battle past Italy

South Africa followed up last weekend's win over England with a 22-6 victory over Italy in Padova.

Pumas produce Paris upset

Argentina kicked four drop-goals and produced some stout defence to complete an 18-13 victory over France at the Stade de France in Paris.

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Back Ireland to continue their winning ways

Back Ireland to continue their winning ways

It has been fairly even between Ireland and Australia in the last six meetings, three wins to Australia, two Irish victories and a draw, but recent form comes down in Ireland’s favour, with eight wins from nine contrasting to Australia's three victories in nine.

Complacency is the Springboks' biggest threat, says Thinus Delport

Complacency is the Springboks' biggest threat, says Thinus Delport

The Springboks arrive in Italy with plenty of attacking options, but it is the basics of the game that they will need to get right, says Thinus Delport.

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu explains why Samoa are fighting for their rugby future

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu explains why Samoa are fighting for their rugby future

England see their QBE International against Samoa on Saturday as a chance to get back to winning ways. Having suffered defeats to New Zealand and South Africa, Stuart Lancaster’s men are desperate to get a win and are looking to do that against Samoa.