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Tonga test, artifical pitch spark Scots concerns

Tonga test, artifical pitch spark Scots concerns

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has warned his players that they can expect an even tougher match against Tonga in Kilmarnock on Saturday than they did when the Pacific Islanders secured a shock victory against them two years ago..

International News  | Published: 21 Nov 2014 02:01

Irish hope to fulfil great expectations against Aussies

Irish hope to fulfil great expectations against Aussies

Six Nations champions Ireland can wrap up a highly successful year by beating Australia in their one-off rugby union test on Saturday provided they cope with the huge expectations which have grown with each victory, said coach Joe Schmidt..

International News  | Published: 21 Nov 2014 01:46

Sexton expecting to be target of Cheika's attention

Sexton expecting to be target of Cheika's attention

Irish fly-half and world player of the year nominee Jonathan Sexton expects his former Leinster coach Michael Cheika to instruct the Australia players to give him a real going over in the one-off rugby union test on Saturday..

International News  | Published: 21 Nov 2014 01:46

Thomas indiscipline a blessing for Argentina

Thomas indiscipline a blessing for Argentina

Young French try-scoring star Teddy Thomas's indiscretion has cost him a place in the team at the Stade de France on Saturday and no-one will be more relieved than opponents Argentina..

International News  | Published: 21 Nov 2014 01:46

All Blacks in quest to continue Wales domination

All Blacks in quest to continue Wales domination

New Zealand will seek to stretch an impressive winning streak when they face Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday..

International News  | Published: 21 Nov 2014 01:46

Defence key against Springboks - Italy coach

Defence key against Springboks - Italy coach

Italy coach Jacques Brunel is calling on the Azzurri defence to limit the expected damage against an "extremely efficient" South Africa when the sides meet in the hosts' final November Test in Padua on Saturday..

International News  | Published: 21 Nov 2014 01:46

Lancaster tells England to prepare for Samoa struggle

Lancaster tells England to prepare for Samoa struggle

England coach Stuart Lancaster has warned the 2015 World Cup hosts to expect a fired-up Samoa side playing their "cup final" at Twickenham on Saturday..

International News  | Published: 21 Nov 2014 01:31

Argentina to join Super rugby in 2016

Argentina to join Super rugby in 2016

Argentina will field a team in the Super Rugby tournament from 2016 as the southern hemisphere competition expands again beyond its New Zealand, Australia and South Africa roots..

International News  | Published: 20 Nov 2014 17:16

Hansen happy to hand Barrett the keys to No 10

Hansen happy to hand Barrett the keys to No 10

New Zealand take on Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday with no Dan Carter on the teamsheet, young gun Beauden Barrett entrusted to drive the All Blacks around the park..

International News  | Published: 20 Nov 2014 16:31