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International News

Scotland v Australia: Grant Gilchrist ready to reignite Test career

Recalled Scotland lock Grant Gilchrist says he is playing 'as good as I have ever played' as he prepares to face Australia.

Autumn international: Wales v New Zealand (Sat)

Team news, match preview and statistics for Saturday's match between Wales and New Zealand at the Principality Stadium.

Autumn international: England v Samoa (Sat)

Team news, match preview and statistics for Saturday's match between England and Samoa at Twickenham.

Autumn international: Scotland v Australia (Sat)

Team news, match preview and statistics for Saturday's match between Scotland and Australia at Murrayfield.

Eddie Jones: England's Australian coach on the Ashes

England rugby union coach Eddie Jones will lead his side against Samoa at the weekend, but the Australian will also be keeping an eye on the Ashes. But who does he want to win?

Captain Hartley on England bench for first time under boss Jones

Captain Dylan Hartley remains Eddie Jones' first-choice hooker, despite being left out of Saturday's match against Samoa.

Scotland v Australia: Stephen Moore starts in final Test before retirement

Veteran hooker Stephen Moore and flanker Ben McCalman come into the Wallabies side to face Scotland on Saturday.

All Blacks captain Read out of Wales game

Captain Kieran Read is out of the New Zealand team to play Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, with Sam Whitelock leading the team.

George North: Northampton wing a 'wasted commodity' says Lennie Newman

Ex-Northampton Saints team manager Lennie Newman says George North's decision to return to Wales is "not the end of the world".

Byrne to make Ireland debut as Henshaw ruled out

Leinster wing Adam Byrne will make his Ireland debut against Argentina on Saturday as injured Robbie Henshaw is ruled out.