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Brian O'Driscoll

New Zealand 42 Ireland 10: The verdict

ANOTHER NEW Zealand-Ireland game, another All Blacks win. It’s a stuck record for Ireland and while they showed glimmers of a decent running game at Eden Park, this match was…

Ken Owens

Australia v Wales: 1st Test preview

IT WILL be Tri-Nations champions versus Six Nations champions when Australia and Wales kick off their three-Test series in Brisbane on Saturday – and it should be an enthralling encounter.…

Aaron Smith

New Zealand v Ireland: 1st Test preview

IRELAND HAVE never beaten New Zealand but they have a chance to change the history books in Auckland on Saturday. Both Declan Kidney and Steve Hansen have selected new caps…

Scott Williams starts at centre, replacing Jamie Roberts

Warburton returns to lead Wales

WALES HAVE named a side to play Australia in Brisbane this weekend showing four changes from that which sealed a 16-9 victory over France last March to be crowned Champions…

Late change: Cooper Vuna comes in to replace Brumbies winger Joe Tomane

Wallabies make eight changes for first Wales test

FIVE NEW forwards and three new backs feature in the starting combination, from that beaten 9-6 by Scotland midweek in Newcastle. The alterations in the pack sees the all-New South…

greig laidlaw scotland

Match verdict: Australia 6-9 Scotland

PLAYED OUT in the kind of conditions that would have drowned ducks and bent weathervanes Scotland set themselves up for a stripped down but dogged performance against Australia in Newcastle,…

Sore heads for celebrating Scotland

Sore heads for celebrating Scotland

SCOTLAND’S FAMOUS 9-6 win over Australia in Newcastle, Sydney, in June sparked mass celebrations from Andy Robinson’s team – but these two players might have gone a little too far.…