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Stifled: O'Connell is wrapped up

Match verdict: Ireland 15-32 Australia

By Bea Asprey at the Aviva Stadium In a nutshell Ireland were outscored four tries to nil in Dublin by Australia, who enjoyed their second Test win of this month’s…

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Match verdict: England 22-30 New Zealand

After 17 minutes England were 17-3 down and it was looking like a long afternoon for the near 82,000 Twickenham faithful. A sucker-punch try after only 108 seconds from Julian…

Break up the rhythm: England kicking well could slow the ABs

Five ways England can beat New Zealand

The All Blacks are unbeaten in 2013 but they are not unbeatable. This is not a flawless side and has areas which can be exploited if the opposition is up…

Needed: Input from an experienced fly-half like O'Gara

France can build on All Blacks performance

There were times on Saturday night when France made the All Blacks look ordinary. But ten years from now the record books and the rugby websites won’t mention that fact.…

Steady set-piece: Rory Best threw well

Ireland: Five things we learned against Samoa

Beforehand Joe Schmidt would have probably settled for a five try to nil haul for his first game in charge but the new Ireland coach is a perfectionist and while…