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Adam Thomson replaces the injured Victor Vito

Thomson replaces Vito for Ireland Test

THE STARTING XV features just the one change with loose forward Adam Thomson replacing the injured Victor Vito (knee) at blindside flanker, while his place on the bench has been…

Wallabies unchanged for second Wales Test

Wallabies unchanged for second Wales Test

Robbie Deans has named an unchanged line-up for Saturday night’s second Test against Wales in Melbourne. Despite concerns over the fitness of Sekope Kepu, after he strained a tendon in…

Robson will captain England against SA Barbarians

Robson to captain England against SA Barbarians

GEORGE ROBSON will captain England in Wednesday’s match against the South Africa Southern Barbarians in Kimberley. In a double for Aviva Premiership club Harlequins, Robson will follow Chris Robshaw in…

Key man: Donnacha Ryan continues to improve

Hurricane Savea blows Ireland away

I’LL BE honest, when I first saw Declan Kidney’s team selection it didn’t fill me with confidence. Losing to the Barbarians the week before travelling to the backyard of the…

Marked man: Leigh Halfpenny's all-round game continues to impress

Five things we learnt about Wales: First Test

THE DIFFERENCE in playing styles between the northern and southern hemispheres maybe narrowing, but the speed at which it is played is not. Wales really struggled with the pace at…

Disconsolate: The England boys have plenty to ponder before the 2nd Test

England can still win the war

SATURDAY WAS not a good 24 hours for Northern Hemisphere sides on tour, but before the evening kick-off in Durban there was still cause for England fans to be optimistic.…

Ben Foden dives in for England's consolation try

South Africa 22 England 17: The Verdict

ENGLAND HAD a strong first half, featuring outstanding defence, some good attacks and great security under the high ball, but South Africa took a grip on the game in the…

Match winner: Pat McCabe picks the right line to score

Australia 27-19 Wales: The verdict

WALES SENSING a first victory on Australian soil since 1969 were far too slow out of the traps against a Wallaby side desperate to atone for their humbling 9-6 midweek…