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Teddy Thomas

France: End of Autumn Series report

France’s November Tests are over and coach Philippe Saint-Andre will have seen some encouraging signs. A 40-15 victory over Fiji was followed by the heartstopping 29-26 defeat of Australia, but…

Dynamite combo: Kieran Read and Richie McCaw have plenty experience together for New Zealand

Rugby statistics: World Cup combinations

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has been frequently reminded this month that time is running out to nail down a preferred side for the World Cup. The theory that experience…

Free and clear: Tim Visser has an unobstructed path up the winfg during Scotland's 37-12 win over Tonga

Scotland v Tonga: Talking points

Things are encouraging At last there is hope! A youthful and talented team picked on form, that is playing with attacking intent and that is given quick ball to work…

ireland v australia

Ireland v Australia talking points

The game encompassed all the drama we love to see in Test rugby The speed and intensity displayed by both teams made this first half the most dramatic of the…

Kieran Read

Wales v New Zealand: Talking points

Nearly. Nearly. Nearly. There will surely come a point where all health and life insurance policies sold in Wales will require an additional response being added to the suitability questionnaire.…

Conor Murray salutes the Irish fans

Autumn Internationals: Week three report

IN A NUTSHELL Scotland 37-12 Tonga A change of tactics at half-time allowed Scotland to take total control at Rugby Park and stretch away from 14-12 up to beat the…

Owen Farrell

Week 3: Autumn series talking points

Opportunity knocks for Ford With all the discussion of centred round George Ford – Owen Farrell reunion against Samoa, it’s been easy to overlook that the former is making his…