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Category: Autumn internationals

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Elton Jantjies drop goal seals Barbarians thrilling comeback win over Argentina

• Barbarians 38-35 Argentina• Pumas led by 14 points at half-timeA bolt-on fixture to a bloated autumn produced a breathtaking finish as Elton Jantjies gave a timely reminder of just how valuable a late drop goal can be, completing a stunning comeback …

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Wales’ Ellis Jenkins heads for knee surgery and may miss rest of the season

• Cardiff confirm Jenkins suffered ‘a significant knee injury’• Flanker received late call-up from bench for South Africa gameThe Wales flanker Ellis Jenkins will require surgery after being hurt during the dying seconds of last week’s victory over Sou…

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Team of the autumn internationals: from Cokanasiga to Leitch | Robert Kitson

Five Ireland players make the cut but fine talents have been on display from Fiji and Japan too Continue reading…

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Rugby union: talking points from the final round of autumn Tests

Ireland have much to thank Schmidt for, Italy bear the brunt of All Blacks’ frustrations and Fiji look ominous foes for AustraliaEngland’s autumn ledger reads as follows: P4 W3 L1; tries scored 10, tries conceded six. They have looked both excellent an…

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Eddie Jones can plot an upward curve for his stirring English patient

The autumn internationals have uncovered some formidable fresh ammunition at the disposal of the England coachPerhaps the easiest way to sum up England’s autumn is to grab a sheet of paper and half a dozen coloured pens. Then draw a graph plotting the …

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Eddie Jones stands by Owen Farrell over controversial Australia tackle

• Jones: ‘Owen doesn’t try to tackle outside the laws’• Manu Tuilagi admits to nerves after injury comebackEddie Jones has defended Owen Farrell’s controversial tackling technique after another lucky escape for his co-captain against Australia, insisti…

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Owen Farrell has got away with it twice – he won’t a third time | Nick Evans

England will fear Farrell shoulder-tackling makes him a marked man for officials. It could cost his side a match that mattersOwen Farrell has got away with it twice this autumn but we can be sure of one thing – he will not get away with it a third time…

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Michael Cheika calls referee’s decision over Owen Farrell tackle ‘ludicrous’ – video

Australia coach Michael Cheika has criticised referee Jaco Peyper after a try-saving no-arms tackle by Owen Farrell went unpunished in his side’s 37-18 defeat to England. With the tourists trailing 13-10 on the stroke of halftime, Australia lock I…

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Heady mix of fight and flight recalls Eddie Jones’ vision of Englishness | Andy Bull

Kyle Sinckler summed up the ruthless physicality which proved just too much for Australia to handle as Twickenham witnessed a return to traditional valuesBeneath all the mud and muck, you can just about make out the faded “England 2015” branding the RF…

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Andrew Conway’s hat-trick steers Ireland past USA to extend home record

• Ireland 57-14 USA• Joe Schmidt’s side complete autumn clean sweepAndrew Conway’s hat-trick sealed a second straight autumn series clean sweep as Ireland extended their record home winning run to 12 matches. Jack Conan, Tadhg Beirne, Stuart McCloskey,…

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Andrew Conway’s hat-trick steers Ireland past USA to extend home record

• Ireland 57-14 USA• Joe Schmidt’s side complete autumn clean sweepAndrew Conway’s hat-trick sealed a second straight autumn series clean sweep as Ireland extended their record home winning run to 12 matches. Jack Conan, Tadhg Beirne, Stuart McCloskey,…

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Liam Williams leads Wales to South Africa win and first clean sweep

• Wales 20-11 South Africa• A ninth successive win is their best run for 19 yearsThey do not count for anything substantial, these autumn internationals, but to complete a clean sweep in such a series for the first time can do Wales no harm at all, wha…

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England 37-18 Australia: how the players rated at Twickenham

Kyle Sinckler stood out in the front row as Eddie Jones’s side ended their autumn in style against a listless Wallabies packElliot Daly 7 He may move back to the wing when Anthony Watson is fit. Daly has had a mixed month but he picked a nice line to s…

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England overwhelm careless Australia with Kyle Sinckler power game

• England 37-18 Australia• Tries for May, Daly, Cokanasiga and FarrellWhen England finished their 2016 series in Australia with a flourish, they had a backline with an emphasis on ball-handling rather than manhandling. Fired by George Ford at fly-half,…

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Sean Maitland scores only try as Scotland grind out win over Argentina

• Scotland 14-9 Argentina• Grieg Laidlaw kicks three penalties for hostsThis was the Scotland of old, the one we have gladly learned to forget under Gregor Townsend: stodgy, unimaginative and unable to score many tries. The crucial difference between t…

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England’s Underhill and Te’o opt not to wear ‘uncomfortable’ rainbow laces

• RFU leaves decision to the discretion of players• ‘I won’t be wearing them but I fully support LGBT community’Members of the England team have opted not to wear rainbow laces for the match against Australia amid claims they cause too much discomfort,…

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England kick off against Australia one home win short of a decent autumn | Robert Kitson

Eddie Jones wants victory but warns his squad not to underestimate a Wallabies side with the lowest of expectationsEngland will probably never encounter a Wallabies side surrounded by such low expectations. Not only have Saturday’s Twickenham visitors …

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Gregor Townsend lineup puts Scotland on the attack against Argentina

• Back division brings together Adam Hastings and Finn Russell• ‘It’s brilliant to be part of tantalising backline’ – Greg LaidlawGreig Laidlaw cannot wait to see the outcome as Scotland prepare to use all of their attacking weapons against Argentina.G…

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Wales feeling the pressure of closing gap on born-again Springboks | Paul Rees

Gatland’s side are keen to continue their fine run against reborn South Africa, who they have already beaten three times in a rowA week after Rassie Erasmus’s final match in charge of Munster last year, South Africa played Ireland in Dublin and suffere…

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Ian Robertson hangs up his mic: ‘You don’t gain anything from being an assassin’ | Andy Bull

After 47 years on the BBC, charming Nelson Mandela and Elizabeth Taylor along the way, the voice of rugby will call it a day at Twickenham painting the best picture he canAt school the teachers called Ian Robertson “Chatterbox”. It was “Chatterbox! Sil…