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Australia’s Nic White will start against the All Blacks. Photoraph:  Christiaan Kotze/Getty Images

Australia have approached fixtures against New Zealand more in hope than expectation over the last 12 years but their record against the All Blacks in(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:  he continues his “risk and reward” experimentation policy. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday, 10.45am (Irish time). Live on Sky Sports Action All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Kiera(...)

Argentina’s Ramiro Moyano  beats a diving tackle by Australia’s Isi Naisarani  during the Rugby Championship match  at Lang Park  in Brisbane on. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

Australia 16 Argentina 10 Australia held off a late fightback from Argentina to secure a much-needed victory in a scrappy Rugby Championship contest (...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Ulster’s John Cooney celebrates at the final whistle of the Champions Cup game against Leicester at Welford Road. photograph:   Gary Carr/Inpho

Leicester 13 Ulster 14 How Dan McFarland will look back at this match; stifling the gag reflex and with unfathomable pride. Ulster created a large si(...)

Jonny May scores England’s  first try during the autumn international against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph:   Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England 37 Australia 18 England swept aside Australia to claim a sixth successive victory over the Wallabies and complete a successful autumn series (...)

David Pocock passes the ball during an Australia training session in London on Thursday. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia number eight David Pocock has recovered from his neck injury in time to face England at Twickenham on Saturday. Pocock sustained the injury(...)

Wales’ Liam Williams in action with Australia’s Dane Haylett-Petty during the autumn international at the  Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Wales 9 Australia 6 Wales ended their long losing run against Australia at the 14th attempt as substitute Dan Biggar’s late penalty gave them a 9-6 (...)

Jacob Stockdale in action during Ulster’s captain’s run at   Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, ahead of their Champions Cup opener with Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Ulster v Leicester, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday, 5.30pm (Live on BT Sport 2) Akin to Rassie Erasmus in his first season with Munster, when Dan McFarla(...)

 Michael Cheika’s Australia team are desperate to build some momentum. Photograph: PA

An Australia side in desperate need of another Rugby Championship win to build some momentum come up against an Argentina team confident they have a c(...)

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