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Conor Murray ruled out of Ireland autumn Test against New Zealand

• Scrum-half will not be fit to face the All Blacks on Saturday• Robbie Henshaw and Sean O’Brien will also miss Dublin gameConor Murray has been ruled out of Ireland’s Test against New Zealand on Saturday. The British & Irish Lions scrum-half has n…

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

England take heart from All Blacks defeat, Springboks’ power will test Scotland’s growing optimism and Italy prove a point In 2012 England also went 15-0 up on New Zealand at Twickenham and went on to win 38-21. This time they could not score a point a…

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Eddie Jones’s England formula looking good despite All Blacks defeat | Robert Kitson

With the Rugby World Cup less than a year away, England have shown they are back near the peak of the game after their wobbles in the springEagerly awaited Tests do not always live up to their billing. This was different: a belter from start to (anothe…

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Steve Hansen declares Ireland Test decider for world’s best team

• Hansen: ‘There’s a fierce rivalry there’• All Blacks will be without the injured Sonny Bill WilliamsThe All Blacks head coach, Steve Hansen, has wasted little time moving on from England after declaring the Test in Dublin on Saturday will decide the …

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England’s tactical superiority shows All Blacks’ rivals are closing the gap | Nick Evans

The precision of Eddie Jones’s side put New Zealand on the back foot, making them look defensively vulnerable and reliant on individual creativityNew Zealand are not a very good wet?weather team so grinding out this victory, having got themselves in a …

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World Rugby backs decision to disallow England’s late try against All Blacks

• Ruling body says referee did not contravene new TMO law trial • Sir Clive Woodward says England decision-making cost winWorld Rugby believes the controversial decision to disallow Sam Underhill’s late try in England’s one-point defeat by New Zealand …

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World Rugby backs decision to disallow England’s late try against All Blacks

• Ruling body says referee did not contravene new TMO law trial • Sir Clive Woodward says England decision-making cost winWorld Rugby believes the controversial decision to disallow Sam Underhill’s late try in England’s one-point defeat by New Zealand …

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Eddie Jones is left five minutes short against All Blacks but time is on his side | Andy Bull

It felt like this match was coming 12 months too late but after a brave display it is like England’s coach is starting afreshThe rain came 30 minutes before kick?off but the storm broke only when the match started, the first collision the opening crack…

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England 15-16 New Zealand: how the players rated at Twickenham

Sam Underhill shines but is denied glory after Beauden Barrett turned the game for New ZealandElliot Daly 6 The Springboks gave him an uncomfortable afternoon under the high ball but much improved display in defence and attack. Continue reading…

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England 15-16 New Zealand: how the players rated at Twickenham

Sam Underhill shines but is denied glory after Beauden Barrett turned the game for New ZealandElliot Daly 6 The Springboks gave him an uncomfortable afternoon under the high ball but much improved display in defence and attack. Continue reading…

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Guzzler Retallick makes up for All Blacks’ lack of razzle-dazzle

Brodie Retallick produced a colossal display as New Zealand ate into England’s early lead to win 16-15 at TwickenhamThey came to see Beaudy’s black magic – they left in awe of Brodie’s mastery of the dark arts. This will inevitably be remembered as the…

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Guzzler Retallick makes up for All Blacks’ lack of razzle-dazzle

Brodie Retallick produced a colossal display as New Zealand ate into England’s early lead to win 16-15 at TwickenhamThey came to see Beaudy’s black magic – they left in awe of Brodie’s mastery of the dark arts. This will inevitably be remembered as the…

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Owen Farrell rues ‘game that got away’ but says England will peak at World Cup

• Farrell says loss to All Blacks was tough but Japan is main aim• Eddie Jones has no complaints after late try is ruled outOwen Farrell believes the controversial defeat to New Zealand was easier to take because England will be closer to their peak if…

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Owen Farrell rues ‘game that got away’ but says England will peak at World Cup

• Farrell says loss to All Blacks was tough but Japan is main aim• Eddie Jones has no complaints after late try is ruled outOwen Farrell believes the controversial defeat to New Zealand was easier to take because England will be closer to their peak if…

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England denied by All Blacks and late decision in Twickenham thriller

• England 15-16 New Zealand• Sam Underhill’s late try ruled out at TwickenhamAnother one-point game here tilted by a referee after reviewing an incident. England held on against the Springboks last week after an Owen Farrell challenge was deemed to hav…

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England v New Zealand: rugby union international – live!

Updates from England’s date with All Blacks (3pm GMT kick-off)Nick Evans: how England can beat world’s best at TwickenhamAnd you can email James your thoughts or tweet @piercy360 2.06pm GMT Feel free to email me your predictions, hopes, fears and what/…

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Maro Itoje aims to curb ill-discipline but not his aggression against All Blacks

• England lock knows New Zealand will exploit lack of discipline• Itoje tasted victory over All Blacks with the Lions last yearThe last time Maro Itoje beat the All Blacks thousands of people stood chanting his name at the final whistle. The eventful s…

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England fans urged to ‘be vocal’ and drown out All Blacks’ haka

• Dylan Hartley wants Twickenham to be loud for visitors’ ritual• Owen Farrell denies playing to edge of rules after tackleEngland supporters have been urged to drown out the haka with Swing Low, Sweet Chariot before Saturday’s showdown against the All…

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England seeking a box office display to beat All Blacks’ A-listers | Robert Kitson

If Eddie Jones can conjure victory over New Zealand it would be a win of epic proportions and worthy of a blockbuster moviePlans are still afoot to make a feature film of Eddie Jones’s finest tactical masterclasses. Even Saturday’s Twickenham blockbust…

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Target the lineout and slow it down: how England can beat the All Blacks

Chris Ashton’s sixth sense for where the ball is going will also be vital if the world’s No 1 side are to be beaten at TwickenhamSteve Hansen’s team selection gives us an idea of where New Zealand’s mindset is. I know they have been wanting to field tw…