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# internationals - Friday 22 September, 2017

Eddie Jones includes 18-year-old out-half in England training squad for November

Teenager Marcus Smith has been rewarded for some fine early season performances for Harlequins.

# internationals - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Wallabies captain Moore set to retire from international rugby

The 34-year-old came close to a move to Munster in the past.

# internationals - Monday 17 July, 2017

Ryan Crotty ignores interest from France to sign new All Blacks deal

The centre has signed a new contract for 2018.

# internationals - Saturday 24 June, 2017

No Ford fiesta as Scotland fail in Fiji a week after Wallabies win

Veteran hooker Ross Ford made history in Suva, becoming Scotland’s most capped player.

# internationals - Monday 19 June, 2017

Michael Cheika using angry fan's Facebook rant to motivate his Australia squad

Michael Cheika called an irate fan who was moved to write a lengthy critique of the Wallabies’ pride in the jersey after their loss to Scotland.

# internationals - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Robshaw and Ford to lead inexperienced England side against the Barbarians

Eddie Jones has opted to name the pair as co-captains for Sunday’s clash.

# internationals - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Richard Cockerill could be in line for England coaching job after Leicester sacking

Eddie Jones is open to the idea of bringing the 46-year-old on board.

# internationals - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Farrell: Six Nations bonus-point system will suit Ireland - and the Lions

There’s a big 2017 ahead for the Ireland and the Lions defence coach.

# internationals - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Best is yet to come from England after Wallabies win caps undefeated 2016

George Ford insists England were nowhere near their best despite a 16-point defeat of Australia.

# internationals - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Cheika hesitant to label England northern hemisphere's best

England’s gritty style is not one that the Australia coach is keen to replicate.

# internationals - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Dan Lydiate injury sours dominant Wales win over South Africa

Wales may be more concerned about a knee injury to their flanker than their routine win over a sorry South Africa in Cardiff.

Elliot Daly red doesn't prove costly as England punish the Pumas

Daly was sent off in the fifth minute but England coped manfully, extending their perfect run thanks to a 27-14 win.

# internationals - Monday 21 November, 2016

England head coach Jones believes Ford can be better than Barrett

“People rave about Beauden Barrett, but I don’t. I’ll leave it at that.”

# internationals - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Wales see off Pumas to end losing streak

Tries from Liam Williams and Gareth Davies, plus the boot of Leigh Halfpenny, led Wales to a morale-boosting win over Argentina.

# internationals - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Argentina turn on the style in seven-try rout of Japan

Nicolas Sanchez amassed 29 points in Tokyo to lead the Pumas to a comfortable win against Japan.

# internationals - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'I think if anyone can challenge the All Blacks it is more likely to be Ireland'

Former All Black Todd Blackadder believes Ireland are capable of toppling the world champions.

# internationals - Monday 17 October, 2016

'It's hard to believe, to be honest' - Michael Cheika pays tribute to Anthony Foley

The former Leinster coach Michael Cheika reflected on the tragic death of a ‘special person’.

# internationals - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Eddie Jones tells England prop Vunipola to lose weight

The player was included in the coach’s 37-man training squad for the upcoming Tests

# internationals - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ben Te'o one of seven uncapped players included in England squad

Eddie Jones’ side are preparing for Tests against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia.

# internationals - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Connacht will trust their 2-4-2 after getting international injection

Tiernan O’Halloran and Kieran Marmion start against the Ospreys this evening.

# internationals - Monday 29 August, 2016

Beauden Barrett re-signs with New Zealand until after 2019 World Cup

Barrett has re-committed to New Zealand in a huge boost for the All Blacks and Hurricanes.

# internationals - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Hansen denies ref meeting ahead of Wallabies clash

The All Blacks chief met with assistant referee Jaco Peyper before New Zealand beat Australia, but not with Romain Poite.

# internationals - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Cheika: Wallabies face 'biggest' challenge yet

The former Leinster coach admits that Australia are up against it following their 42-8 defeat to the All-Blacks at the weekend.

# internationals - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Haskell posts positive report after toe surgery that could keep him out until 2017

He even ‘broke his number one rule’ to celebrate.

# internationals - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Toe injury rules out England and Wasps star for up to six months

James Haskell could be out until early 2017.

# internationals - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Cutting out diving and lost time at the scrum the target of World Rugby law changes

World Rugby announced that minor amendments to rules for northern hemisphere rugby union will come into effect from July 1.

# internationals - Friday 29 April, 2016

# internationals - Friday 12 December, 2014

Cheika builds World Cup squad as Cooper signs new deal with Beale set to follow

Australia lost to Ireland, England and France during the recent Autumn Internationals.

# internationals - Friday 14 November, 2014

Like Ireland, Scotland have never beaten the All Blacks... can they make history this weekend?

It’s the Boys in Green in Glasgow for Scotland, and then the All Blacks tomorrow in Edinburgh.

# internationals - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dan Carter back at the reins in much changed All Blacks XV to take on Scotland

Steve Hansen has named Richie McCaw at blindside at started heartbreaker Ryan Crotty in the centre.

# internationals - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Wales disappoint as Willie le Roux inspires South Africa victory

The Cheetahs’ fullback was at the heart of the Springboks’ best attacking play in Durban.

# internationals - Sunday 17 November, 2013

McCaw warns All Blacks against complacency against Ireland

The New Zealand captain has warned his side not to take their eye off the ball.

# internationals - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

O’Connor hails Aussie preparation ahead of Lions series

The Lions face Super Rugby side Western Force in their second tour match on Wednesday following their 59-8 win over the Barbarians in Hong Kong last Saturday.

# internationals - Monday 26 November, 2012

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In pictures: Here is your November Test team of the week

At last, a chance for six Irish-based players to shine.

# internationals - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Springboks unchanged for England clash

Eben Etzebeth is free to play after he was cleared of the eye gouging charge he was cited for against Scotland.

Wallabies boss Deans remains hopeful on Quade Cooper future

Australian rugby’s poster boy is yet to formally reject a contract and is tipped to ply his trade elsewhere next season. Isn’t Cooper an Irish name?

# internationals - Thursday 15 November, 2012

David Campese hoping England end Robbie Deans’ Australia reign

The Wallabies legend says the Kiwi coach is ‘worst thing’ that has happened to Australian rugby.

# internationals - Thursday 8 November, 2012

New direction: Faith shown in Heaslip as the man to lead Ireland forward

The Leinster man held off stiff competition from Jonny Sexton to land the role of captaining Ireland against the Springboks.

# internationals - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Heaslip ready to mix it with the 'big boys' from South Africa

‘Make no bones about it, they’re big boys and they come at you hard,” declared the Leinster forward.

# internationals - Friday 2 November, 2012

Robbie Henshaw could step in and do the job for Ireland – Connacht coach

The Australian, who has coached James O’Connor and Leigh Halfpenny, knows a thing or two about hyped fullbacks.

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