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Lyon in Wallaby coup

Australian back row forward George Smith has signed a two-year deal with rising French second division side Lyon.

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Japan: Eddie Jones 'back at work'

Japan coach Eddie Jones said he was "fine" on Friday and expected to make a full recovery after a stroke which left him in hospital for nearly 40 days.

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Japan's Jones in the clear

Japan coach Eddie Jones has been released from hospital nearly 40 days after suffering a stroke ahead of their clash with the All Blacks.

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World Cup will 'revive' Japan

Japan's hosting of the 2019 World Cup will re-ignite interest in the sport in the country.

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Brave Blossoms beat Bears

On Friday night at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, Japan beat Russia 40-13 after the scores were level at 13-all at the break.

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Samoan speared for six weeks

Samoa centre George Pisi has been suspended for six weeks for a tip tackle on Ireland wing Tommy Bowe.

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Dangerous duo cited

Two players have been cited for alleged foul play, following the weekend's round of Test matches.

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Scots to tighten defence for Boks

Scotland coach Scott Johnson was struggling to evaluate his side’s win over Japan as he looked ahead to the sterner test South Africa will pose next Sunday.

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Scots easily see off Japan

Scotland survived two second half scares to get their November Test campaign off to a winning start against a plucky Japanese side with a 42-17 victory.

Scots put on Japan alert

The last time Scotland faced Japan, at McDiarmid Park in Perth back in 2004, they racked up their first ever century of points.

Preview: Scotland v Japan

Scotland will use the Test against Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday to get their structures in order ahead of next weekend’s clash with the Springboks.

Japan change three

Japan made three changes from the side beaten 54-6 by world champions in New Zealand in Tokyo last weekend.

Brown, De Luca back for Scotland

Kelly Brown will captain Scotland against Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Hansen all smiles after Tokyo rout

All Black coach Steve Hansen declared himself "reasonably happy" with a eight-try rout of Japan.

All Blacks rout Brave Blossoms

It was a rout, as was expected, with New Zealand scoring a 54-6 win over Japan in their Test in Tokyo on Saturday.

McCaw not a numbers man

All Black captain Richie McCaw is not concerned about the number on his back, but rather the quality of the performance.

Preview: Japan v New Zealand

The result appear such a foregone conclusion that Saturday's Test between Japan and New Zealand is more about individuals.

Carter: No holding back in Tokyo

New Zealand may be fielding an experimental side, but that does not mean they are planning to "go easy" on Japan in their one-off Test.