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#Test Series

# test-series - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Scotland's most capped international announces retirement from rugby

Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford is to move into strength and conditioning coaching.

# test-series - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-New Zealand Test match? Showtime This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-New Zealand Test match?

Can Ireland repeat their heroics from 2016?

# test-series - Friday 26 October, 2018

Jordan Larmour nominated for World Rugby award after outstanding year for club and country

The Ireland international is one of three in the running to win Breakthrough Player of the Year.

# test-series - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Jones: England back on road to being world's best

After ending his worst stretch as coach, Jones believes England are back on track to challenge at the World Cup.

# test-series - Thursday 21 June, 2018

All Blacks ring the changes as France drop Bastareaud for series finale

After naming the same side for the first two Tests, Steve Hansen has shuffled his deck for Dunedin.

# test-series - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Struggling England under scrutiny but Eddie Jones is 'absolutely loving it'

The England head coach is under pressure after a dire run of results, but he sees success on the horizon.

# test-series - Monday 18 June, 2018

Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision

“Unlike the referee, we had the benefit of all the video footage, which showed various angles of the incident.”

# test-series - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Rhys Patchell stars with 20 points as Wales rout Argentina to win rugby Test series

It was an easy triumph for Warren Gatland’s side to complete a perfect Americas tour.

All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card

Referee Angus Gardner sent the French fullback off in a decision which overshadowed this morning’s second Test.

# test-series - Friday 15 June, 2018

England still have belief despite bruising South Africa defeat, says captain Farrell

England continue to believe in themselves ahead of their second Test against South Africa, according to their skipper.

'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture

The winger was shocked that the referee did not take action against the All Black players who fractured his skull in the first Test.

# test-series - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Outstanding Hooper 'stoked' as Wallabies wreak havoc at the breakdown

The Australia captain played a key role in disrupting Irish ball alongside David Pocock.

# test-series - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Kiwi forward Shields in line for England debut against South Africa

The 27-year-old has been named on the bench by Eddie Jones, with Joe Launchbury missing out through injury.

# test-series - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Springboks hit with double injury blow before England series

Bismarck du Plessis and Frans Steyn have both been ruled out.

# test-series - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Ben Te'o ruled out through injury as England make three changes for South Africa tour

Eddie Jones has been forced to bring in three replacements for the upcoming series against the Springboks.

# test-series - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Joseph likely to miss England's tour of South Africa

England’s options for the summer are likely to be further restricted, with Jonathan Joseph ruled out for the season.

# test-series - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Wallabies' impressive form continues as Gatland's Wales beaten again

Wales have not beaten Australia since 2008 and their miserable run against the Wallabies continued in Cardiff on Saturday.

# test-series - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ireland will play Australia in three-Test series next summer

Joe Schmidt’s side are set to visit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in June.

# test-series - Friday 28 July, 2017

Sonny Bill appeals suspension in bid to face Australia in Rugby Championship opener

The All Blacks believe their shortened warm-up fixture against Counties Manukau and Taranaki should count in SBW’s ban.

# test-series - Monday 3 July, 2017

'These are the ones you remember' - Aaron Smith is well up for this weekend's Lions decider

The fired-up All Blacks star “could play today”.

# test-series - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'I'm not worried about his goal-kicking at all' - Hansen backing Barrett

Steve Hansen was gracious in defeat in Wellington on Saturday night.

# test-series - Friday 23 June, 2017

'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour

Tour manager John Spencer was confronted at a restaurant.

# test-series - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

England star's honest assessment of Lions omission: 'Peter O'Mahony played his way in — I failed'

James Haskell was left out of Warren Gatland’s squad for this summer’s New Zealand tour.

# test-series - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Warburton learned of Lions honour in supermarket car park

For the second British and Irish Lions tour running, Sam Warburton has been named captain.

# test-series - 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.

# test-series - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

ARU boss says Cheika's job is safe despite losing 9 of 15 Tests this year

Bill Pulver is confident the Wallabies can still make progress under the former Leinster head coach.

# test-series - 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.

# test-series - 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.

# test-series - 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.

# test-series - Monday 21 November, 2016

Launchbury banned for England's remaining Tests after 'recklessly' kicking opponent

England will be without the Wasps captain for their games against Argentina and Australia.

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.”

# test-series - Saturday 19 November, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Test

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s men went in search of a historic victory.

# test-series - Monday 14 November, 2016

All Blacks dominate World Rugby Player of the Year awards

As the All Blacks were named the World Rugby Team of the Year, Beauden Barrett took the individual prize.

# test-series - 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.

As it happened: Ireland v Canada, November Test

We had minute-by-minute coverage as Joe Schmidt’s experimental Ireland side took on Canada in the Aviva Stadium.

# test-series - Thursday 10 November, 2016

12 changes to All Black side following Ireland defeat

New Zealand have named a much-changed team for their Test against Italy in Rome.

# test-series - Saturday 5 November, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November International

Relive Ireland’s historic victory over the might All Blacks.

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.

# test-series - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Savea, Cruden and Fekitoa return for history-chasing All Blacks

Steve Hansen makes three changes for Saturday’s game in Auckland.

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