Rugby

11:32 PM GMT Australia coach Michael Cheika has thrown his support behind firebrand hooker Tolu Latu after handing him a surprising first start in almost two years against Wales in Cardiff. The Wallabies are looking to record a 14th successive win against the Welsh on Sunday (0420 AEDT) with Latu one of four changes made
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4:26 AM GMT ESPN staff Jack Goodhue will join Sonny Bill Williams in the All Blacks midfield after he was named at outside centre for the Test with England at Twickenham. Goodhue replaces Crusaders teammate Ryan Crotty in the No.13 jersey from the third Bledisloe Test a fortnight ago, with Ngani Laumape and Matt Proctor
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11:37 AM GMT Manu Tuilagi’s return to the England fold ahead of their clash with New Zealand has helped settle down Eddie Jones’ team, according to team-mate Ben Youngs. Tuilagi has made the 25-man squad for Saturday’s Quilter international against the All Blacks at Twickenham after recovering from a minor groin strain. He had been
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10:45 PM GMT David Pocock admits Australia’s lineout needs to improve dramatically if they are to have any chance of putting Wales to the sword early Sunday morning (AEDT). Last weekend in Japan the All Blacks dealt comfortably with the Wallabies at set-pieces and Pocock is fully aware that they will need to be at
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8:13 PM GMT Manu Tuilagi will return to the England squad after being included in Eddie Jones’ 25-man squad to face New Zealand on Saturday at Twickenham. Tuilagi, 27, has not played for England in two-and-a-half years, and last started in 2014, due to injury problems but has been looking good of late although he
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1:49 PM GMT England flanker Tom Curry will miss the rest of the November internationals after being ruled out with an ankle injury. Curry limped off shortly after half time in England’s 12-11 win against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday before leaving the stadium on crutches. England head coach Eddie Jones says rugby union
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7:02 AM GMT After being ruled out of Saturday’s test against France and possibly the rest of the tour, South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth is back in contention after the ankle injury he suffered turned out to be less serious than initially thought. Netflix to chill? NBA for game night? Need to scratch the gaming
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11:00 PM GMT New Zealand coach Steve Hansen will set aside his friendship with his England counterpart when their teams meet at Twickenham on Saturday, expecting Eddie Jones to have done his homework on the world champions. Hansen said he and the Australian speak or text roughly once a fortnight: “You don’t ring up people
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2:48 PM GMT England flanker Tom Curry is “highly unlikely” to face New Zealand on Saturday due to an ankle injury, head coach Eddie Jones said on Monday. Curry limped off shortly after half time in England’s win against South Africa last weekend before leaving Twickenham on crutches. He had yet to be officially accessed
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10:00 PM GMT Moments after England’s victory over South Africa, Eddie Jones had already switched attention to the All Blacks who roll into town next weekend. In the space of 10 seconds, he was asked three quick questions: Can you beat them? Do your players believe that? Do the All Blacks have weaknesses? Each received
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12:30 PM GMT Owen Farrell faces a second anxious wait over his controversial “red zone” tackle that helped England beat South Africa 12-11 Saturday as he could still be cited despite being cleared by the referee and TMO of not using his arms in a massive hit. The clock had ticked past the 80-minute mark
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6:19 PM GMT England co-captain Owen Farrell has not been cited over his controversial tackle that helped England narrowly beat South Africa Saturday, World Rugby has confirmed. With the clock beyond the 80-minute mark at Twickenham, England were desperately trying to keep the Springboks at bay before Andre Esterhuizen made a line break. Farrell smashed
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7:50 PM BST Wales coach Warren Gatland was pleased with a rare win at the start of the November internationals as his side defeated Scotland 21-10 in an error-strewn clash on Saturday. Wales’ giant wing George North and centre Jonathan Davies scored tries as they earned a scrappy 21-10 victory over Six Nations rivals Scotland
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