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Eddie Jones’s England regain their self-respect, but doubts remain | Robert Kitson

Question marks over coach’s approach have not been dispelled by victory in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town1) Finally, a win! Related: Danny Cipriani picks fitting moment to announce return to England fold | Paul Rees Related: Eddie J…

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Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas bids to outlaw homophobic chanting

Ex-Wales rugby star Gareth Thomas backs a bill to ban anti-gay verbal abuse at football matches.

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Eddie Jones given no uarantee he will be England’s World Cup coach

• But Australian retains RFU support despite poor results• Run of defeats was ended by 25-10 win over South AfricaEddie Jones has been told there is no absolute guarantee he will remain as England’s head coach until the 2019 Rugby World Cup despite his…

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Wallabies prove ‘tactically inept’ against smarter Ireland

Australia have been so far unable to rise to the occasion when the stakes are highThe third and deciding Test between the Wallabies and Ireland in Sydney was billed as a grand final, the sense of occasion heightened by a record crowd for the last rugby…

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Ireland ‘belief’ key to series win over Australia

Belief was a key factor in Ireland achieving a historic 2-1 series win over Australia, according to hooker Rob Herring.

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International ref Nigel Owens on Christmas bulimia struggles

The 47-year-old rugby referee tells BBC Radio Cymru about his struggles with bulimia.

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Match Reaction: Schmidt lauds character of his men in series victory

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt paid his dues to the determination of the Irish players as they soared to a series win over Australia in Sydney.

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Stuart McInally ‘loved’ Scotland captaincy as they thump Argentina

Scotland stand-in captain Stuart McInally says he “loved” stepping into the role after the record victory over Argentina in Resistencia.

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Premiership must shoulder some blame for England slump under Eddie Jones

Players are caught between the demands of the regular club season and the expectations of a nationWhen Sir Clive Woodward resigned as England’s head coach in September 2004, less than a year after leading the country to World Cup success, he said in an…

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Danny Cipriani picks fitting moment to announce return to England fold | Paul Rees

The fly-half took a leaf out of Barry John’s book to unleash a perfect kick to the corner for Jonny May to score and seal a third-Test victory over South Africa at NewlandsThe venue for Danny Cipriani’s first Test start for a decade was fitting. Newlan…

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Israel Folau to face disciplinary World Rugby hearing

Folau was sin-binned in 31st minute of Irish defeatHearing relates to another incident in the ninth minuteWallabies fullback Israel Folau will face a hearing in front of World Rugby officials after receiving a warning over a second incident separate to…

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In Pics: Australia 16 Ireland 20

Jonathan Sexton kicked five penalties and CJ Stander scored Ireland’s only try as they completed a terrific 2-1 series win over Australia in front of a record crowd at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium. Check out our photo gallery from the third Test.

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Argentina 15-44 Scotland: ‘We put on a good show’ – George Horne

Scrum-half George Horne hails a “class” display from Scotland as they register a record win over Argentina in Resistencia.

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Scintillating six-try Scotland push past Pumas

Six-try Scotland ran riot in Argentina as they rounded off their season with comprehensive 44-17 victory in Resistencia.

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Ireland Down Under: Australia v Ireland Third Test Post-Match Press Conference

Head coach Joe Schmidt and 50-cap prop Jack McGrath spoke to the media following the 20-16 win over the Wallabies in Sydney, which sealed Ireland’s first series success on Australian soil since 1979.

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England coach Eddie Jones: ‘We’re coming to a peak after South Africa win’

• Australian hails impact of Leicester wing Jonny May on tour• Springboks coach admits third Test selection was experimentalEddie Jones says he would love to arrange another Test against South Africa this Saturday, following England’s stress-relieving …

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