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No passengers in Meyer's Bok team

Media and fans who suggests the rookies in the Springbok team will only hold tackle bags, could not be further from the truth if they tried.

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Ireland

Meyer: World Cup trial for fringe Boks

YEAR-END TOUR: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer dismissed the notion that his 36-man tour squad is oversized and unpractical.

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Same old England await SH giants

England coach Stuart Lancaster said there would be no major changes to his side's strategy and tactics during next month's internationals.

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England centre crisis deepens

Luther Burrell is set to miss England's opening November international against world champions New Zealand because of a hand injury.

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England

Lancaster bolsters squad

England coach Stuart Lancaster has added nine players to his squad for the November Tests, who will provide cover in case of injuries.

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Haskell back home after illness

Wasps confirmed that England international James Haskell is back home, having being discharged from hospital at the weekend.

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England

Burrell joins England's injury list

Luther Burrell became the latest England centre to suffer a setback ahead of next month's international programme

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Ireland

Wallabies 'escape' to Europe

The Wallabies left Friday for a five-match European tour, relishing the chance to escape the dramas and turmoil that have swamped them in Australia.

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Matfield: RWC not a two-horse race

Victor Matfield believes that the home nations have a shot at winning the World Cup as the Springboks gear up to face the likes of England and Ireland. 

Nothing 'flash' about England

Consistency rather than "flash stuff" has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster's selections at flyhalf.

England axe Ashton

Saracens wing Chris Ashton has been dropped from Stuart Lancaster's England squad for the November internationals.

Haskell to stay in hospital

Wasps captain James Haskell was set to remain under observation in hospital after suffering what was thought to be a viral infection.

Tuilagi blow for England

England will be without prolific centre Manu Tuilagi for at least the opening November Test  after suffering a recurrence of a groin injury.

Cheika confirms Wallaby talks

Australian media are reporting that Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has accepted an ARU's offer to coach the Wallabies.

Brits blow for Boks

Schalk Brits sustained a knee ligament injury playing for Saracens in their European Champions Cup game at home to Clermont Auvergne.

Strettle questions Eng wing selection

David Strettle has queried whether England are going about selecting their wings in the right way ahead of squad announcment.

Carter, Sonny Bill back in Black

NEWS: New Zealand welcomed back superstars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams for next month's Northern Hemisphere tour.

Laporte rules out Armitage move

Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte has ruled out a move by England flank Steffon Armitage to English Premiership side Bath.