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Selection issues

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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Lancaster wary of Samoa threat

Stuart Lancaster expects a barn-storming Samoa challenge at Twickenham on Saturday as England attempt to halt losing run.

Best back at hooker for Ireland

Rory Best comes in at hooker for Ireland to play Australia in Dublin on Saturday.

Four changes for Scotland

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has been forced to make four changes to his side ahead for Saturday's match against Tonga.

Schmidt backs Henry to return

Joe Schmidt says Chris Henry can still play for Ireland in the Six Nations despite suffering a brain injury.

Captaincy milestone for McCaw

Richie McCaw will become the first rugby union player to captain his country in 100 Tests against Wales on Saturday.

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Italy to ensure a close game against the Springboks, says Corniel van Zyl

Italy to ensure a close game against the Springboks, says Corniel van Zyl

The Springboks have left London and have now landed in Italy to take on the Azzurri this weekend, and Benetton Treviso's South African-born captain Corniel van Zyl believes the Italians will ensure a close match when the two teams face off on Saturday.

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.

Sky Sports looks at five previous meetings between Ireland and Australia

Sky Sports looks at five previous meetings between Ireland and Australia

Ireland will attempt to extend their winning streak to seven games when they face Australia at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.