1. Ranking 6 Best Tries in the Autumn Internationals

    We were not starved of entertainment this autumn. A year out from the Rugby World Cup, teams were looking for the right combinations and winning formulas to take them into the global showpiece...

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  2. Best XV from Autumn Internationals on November 29

    Autumn’s international window was slammed shut with a couple of lusty blows from northern hemisphere teams most in need of landing some telling shots...

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  3. Wales vs. South Africa: Winners and Losers from Millennium Stadium

    Six years of hurt were finally brought to an end in Cardiff as Wales recorded a long-overdue win over one of the big three Southern Hemisphere nations...

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  4. Wales vs. South Africa: Key Battles to Watch at Millennium Stadium

    Let’s not go over old ground. Wales and Southern Hemisphere teams have a heavily lopsided history. The list of results doesn’t tell the full story, however, of how close some of those defeats have been for Warren Gatland’s men...

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  5. Winners and Losers from New Zealand's European Tour

    Mission accomplished for Steve Hansen and his All Blacks. New Zealand arrived in Europe with the Rugby Championship already secured for 2014, albeit without the perfect record of the previous season...

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  6. Best XV from Autumn Internationals on November 22

    With just one week left of autumn internationals, the southern hemisphere has enjoyed the lion’s share of victories. Ireland struck a blow for the north this week with a hard-fought win over Australia, and England rallied to beat Samoa...

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  7. England vs. Samoa: Winners and Losers from Twickenham

    England ended their five–game losing streak with a 28-9 win over Samoa on Saturday. The performance from the home side was far from the cathartic display that fans and players will have wanted before the team faces a dangerous Australian outfit...

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  8. England V Samoa: Key Battles to Watch at Twickenham

    Different opposition, same mantra for England. This is one of those "must-win" games. The phrase was trotted out last week before defeat to South Africa, and it is being used again ...

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  9. Wales vs. New Zealand: Key Battles to Watch at Millennium Stadium

    Wales face the All Blacks in Cardiff on Saturday, still without a win over a Southern Hemisphere opponent since 2008 and winless against New Zealand since 1953, per ESPNScrum .com ...

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  10. Best XV from Autumn Internationals on November 15

    There were not many dazzling displays across Europe this weekend, but there were some competent performances nonetheless...

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  11. England vs. South Africa: Winners and Losers from Twickenham

    Played two, lost two. A dry start to autumn has become England’s wet winter of discontent after going down 31-28 to South Africa...

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  12. England vs. South Africa: Key Battles to Watch at Twickenham

    England and South Africa go into the second week of autumn internationals seeking to avenge defeats in Week 1...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,268 reads 0 comments

  13. England vs. South Africa: 5 Greatest Moments in Rivalry

    England and South Africa have clashed 36 times, per ESPNScrum.com , with the Springboks leading the way with 22 wins to England’s 12...

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  14. Best XV from Autumn Internationals on November 8

    The autumn internationals are underway, with the big guns from down south winning two and losing two, while France crushed Fiji, and Italy got past Samoa...

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  15. Ireland vs. South Africa: Winners and Losers from Dublin

    Ireland’s post-Brian O’ Driscoll era got off to a dream start with a stunning 29-15 win over South Africa on Saturday—conquerors of the All Blacks just a few weeks ago...

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  16. England vs. New Zealand: Winners and Losers from Twickenham

    New Zealand recorded a fourth straight win over England this calendar year, sending Stuart Lancaster and his men home frustrated...

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  17. Why Faith in England Will Be Rock Bottom After Autumn Internationals

    The curtain is about to go up on England’s final dress rehearsal with the Southern Hemisphere big guns before next year’s World Cup...

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  18. Best XV from World Rugby for Weekend of October 31-November 2

    A curious weekend in the fixture calendar saw domestic competition return in Europe, while Australia and New Zealand circled the globe before the autumn internationals take centre stage next week...

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  19. United States vs. New Zealand: Storylines to Follow in Chicago International

    The Windy City of Chicago plays host to a rare visit by the All Blacks to the United States when they take on the US Eagles this weekend...

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  20. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of October 24-26

    Away wins abounded in Round 2 of the Champions Cup, with six of the 10 games claimed by the teams on their travels...

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  21. Best XV from European Rugby Champions Cup for Weekend of October 24-26

    Some big names came to the party this weekend as the pools of the European Rugby Champions Cup began to take shape...

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  22. 6 Bold Predictions for Matchday 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup

    A list of thunderous encounters awaits us in the second week of the European Rugby Champions Cup. An Anglo-Irish heavyweight clash in Limerick between Munster and Saracens will shape ...

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  23. 5 Key Battles in Matchday 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup

    The truncated format of the European Rugby Champions Cup is throwing up crackerjack matches every week, with the second round promising fireworks from the first whistle...

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  24. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of October 17-19

    With Europe’s premier competition under way, this ranking takes on different feel this week. Unless a team in the second tier Challenge Cup is dominating their domestic league ...

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  25. Best XV from European Rugby Champions Cup for Weekend of October 17-19

    European rugby is back and back with a bang. Last–minute winners, jaw–dropping tries, bone–crunching tackles and some fine individual displays helped the Champions Cup get underway in style...

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