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Rugby News

Nov 23

Sam Whitelock to captain All Blacks against Wales in Kieran Read’s absence

• Whitelock beats Beauden Barrett to role after Read ruled out through injury• ‘I don’t think All Blacks are ever vulnerable,’ says Wales’ Warren GatlandSam Whitelock will captain New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday after Kieran Read was ruled out of th…

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Nov 23

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.

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Nov 23

Taulupe Faletau: Wales forward explains why we stopped calling him Toby

Taulupe Faletau explains to former Wales and Dragons team-mate Andrew Coombs why everyone suddenly stopped calling him Toby.

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Nov 23

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?

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Nov 23

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.

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Nov 23

Wales v New Zealand: All Blacks captain Kieran Read ruled out

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

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Nov 23

Nacewa to lead Leinster against Dragons

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa returns from injury for their Pro14 match against Dragons at the RDS on Friday.

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Nov 23

George North: Up to him where he plays in Wales, says Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland says it is up to George North which region he plays for when he returns to Wales in the 2018-19 season.

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Nov 23

Ireland v Argentina: Byrne handed debut as injured Henshaw is ruled out

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

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Nov 23

Josh Murphy Handed First Start For Leinster

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has announced his team to take on Dragons in the GUINNESS PRO14 at the RDS on Friday (kick-off 7.35pm). 

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Nov 23

Hall to make Ulster debut against Benetton

Les Kiss hands a debut to Ballynahinch flanker Aaron Hall for Ulster’s Pro14 home game against Benetton on Friday.

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Nov 23

Paul Marshall Poised To Join Ulster’s 200-Cap Club

Paul Marshall could become just the fifth Ulster player to reach the 200-cap milestone, as he is named among the replacements for Friday’s GUINNESS PRO14 match against Benetton Rugby at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.05pm).

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Nov 23

Connacht Make Four Changes For Cardiff Clash

Connacht head coach Kieran Keane has named his starting XV to face Conference A rivals Cardiff Blues in the Welsh capital on Friday night (kick-off 7.35pm).

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Nov 23

Pro14: Cheetahs v Edinburgh – Duhan van der Merwe to make debut

Edinburgh hand South African-born wing Duhan van der Merwe his debut in Friday’s Pro14 clash with the Cheetahs.

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Nov 23

Premiership: Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester

Team news as Newcastle host Gloucester in Friday’s Premiership fixture at Kingston Park (19:45 GMT).

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Nov 23

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”.

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