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Worrying Times For London Irish
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
These are increasingly worrying times for London Irish, who slumped to the bottom of the Aviva Premiership this weekend after a seventh straight loss. The…
All Blacks Made To Work For 22-17 Win Over Scotland
Steve Chambers
The Sportsman Reporter
Reigning world champions New Zealand were given an almighty scare by Scotland at Murrayfield, but the All Blacks managed to edge past the plucky losers…
England Run In Four Tries To Beat Australia 30-6
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
Elliot Daly, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May and Danny Care scored second-half tries as England claimed another famous victory over old rivals Australia at a rain-soaked…
Joseph Seals It For England

Jonathan Joseph shows delightful hands to slide in for England's second try of the match.

Having been on the back-foot with Australia falling on the wrong side of some referee calls, it's Joseph that puts the match to bed as he latches on to the ball to score on the left-hand side.

Owen Farrell strikes the conversion through the posts to put England 20-6 in front.

Daly Scores First Try For England

Elliot Daly has scored the first try of the game at Twickenham, as the British Lion latches on to a ball, which many had thought had touched the sideline, but the video referee adjudges it to not have hit the whitewash, and England pull well clear.

Owen Farrell's boot makes no mistake from the conversion, and England lead 13-3 after 56 minutes.

Beale Sees Yellow, As Australia Down To 13

It goes from bad to worse for Australia, as not only are they without Michael Hooper, who is in the sin-bin, but Kurtley Beale will join him in the bin, as he is handed a yellow card in the dying moments of the first half.

So, England head into the break with a 6-0 advantage, thanks to two Owen Farrell penalties, and the Aussies will return with only 13 men.

Hooper Sees Yellow At Twickenham

England double their lead at Twickenham through a penalty from the boot of Owen Farrell,

But, it's a hammer blow for Australia as the instrumental flanker Michael Hooper has been handed a yellow card, and the Wallabies will spend the next ten minutes trying to hold England off with only 14 men.

England 6-0.

England Edging It At Twickenham

It's been a fairly cagey affair in the opening 15 minutes at Twickenham, and it's a solitary Owen Farrell penalty that puts England in front, but it's the emergence of Maro Itoje off the English bench that gets the crowd cheering, as he replaces Sam Underhill, who is off for a head injury assessment.

England 3-0.

England Clash With Australia At Twickenham

England and Australia are set for a cracking clash at Twickenham, with Eddie Jones' men heading into the clash as favourites.

With the Ashes a matter of days away this will surely whet the appetite for a few months of England and Australia doing battle.

Here We Go!!

England Take On The Old Enemy At Twickenham
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
England versus Australia is always a fixture to increase the heartbeat and the second Test of the Old Mutual Wealth Series on Saturday will be no different.…
Owen Farrell Brought Back Into England Squad Ahead Of Australia Clash

Eddie Jones' England squad for the upcoming Autumn International with Australia.

Owen Farrell comes into the starting XV at inside-centre in place of Henry Slade. 

Mike Browns continuing concussion issue sees Anthony Watson start at full-back, while Saracen's Maro Itoje must make do with a place on the bench.

See the full line-up below:

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France Win Right To Host 2023 World Cup In Shock Decision

The World Rugby council has awarded the hosting of the 2023 World Cup to France after a secret ballet in London.

World Rugby chairman, Bill Beaumont, upon announcing France as the hosts, said: “We were fortunate to have three great bids. Two of the candidates will be extremely disappointed obviously. I am delighted for France. It’s going to be a really exciting tournament.”

Representatives of Ireland and South Africa, who were the recommended choice of an independent review into the process, were indeed aggrieved and have been publically detailing their displeasure with the selection.

Welsh Centre Jonathan Davies Ruled Out Of Six Nations

Wales and Lions player Jonathan Davies came off injured in the closing minutes of his Wales side's loss to Australia in Cardiff on Saturday.

In the aftermath of the game, Wales coach Warren Gatland denied his centre had picked up an injury.

"He's fine, he's just got a knock on the knee," he said.

"It wasn't an injury replacement."

But news has emerged this morning that Davies has suffered an injury to his foot and will be out for six months. That means he'll miss Wales 2018 Six Nations campaign as well as his club side Scarlett's domestic campaign.

Exeter Are On Fire!
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
Exeter Chiefs showed their class by destroying Scarlets 40-0 in the second round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Sunday. It was highly impressive stuff from Rob…
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