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UPDATE 2-Rugby-Argentina stun France 18-13 with four drop goals

* Pumas flyhalf Sanchez kicks three drop goals (Adds quotes)

Rugby-England show solidarity with Samoa

LONDON, Nov 22 - Samoa's players threatened to boycott Saturday's match at Twickenham in protest at rugby's turmoil in their country but after turning up and playing their hearts out their England counterparts joined them in a prayer of solidarity.

22 Nov 2014

Rugby-Ford or Farrell is Lancaster's biggest decision

LONDON, Nov 22 - England coach Stuart Lancaster will make potentially the most important selection decision of his tenure when he chooses between George Ford and Owen Farrell as his starting flyhalf for next week's match with Australia.

22 Nov 2014

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Argentina stun France 18-13 with four drop goals

* Pumas flyhalf Sanchez kicks three drop goals (Adds detail)

22 Nov 2014

Rugby-All Blacks lock Retallick is Player of Year

Nov 22 - All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick became the first tight forward since Ireland's Keith Wood in 2001 to be named World Rugby's Player of the Year on Saturday.

22 Nov 2014

Rugby-Test Match France v Argentina summary

Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Summary from the Test Match match between France and Argentina on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris Saint-Denis, France France 13 Argentina 18 Half Time: 3-15 Scorers: France : Try: Wesley Fofana (57) Conversion: Camille Lopez (59) Penalty Goals: Camille Lopez (37),Rory Kockott (64) Argentina : Penalty Goals:Federico Nicolas Sanchez (2, 26) Drop Goals: Federico Nicolas Sanchez (16, 30, 46),Juan Martin Hernandez (

22 Nov 2014

Rugby-Argentina stun France with four drop goals, three by Sanchez

PARIS, Nov 22 - Argentina kicked four drop goals, including three by flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez, to upset France 18-13 and close their European tour with two wins in three tests on Saturday.

22 Nov 2014

Rugby-Never count out resourceful All Blacks, says Hansen

CARDIFF, Nov 22 - Wales defended with such intensity it was inevitable that they wilted late on in falling to a 34-16 defeat by New Zealand on Saturday, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

22 Nov 2014

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Ford to the fore as England beat Samoa 28-9

* Two tries for winger May as England end losing run (adds detail,)

22 Nov 2014

UPDATE 2-Rugby-Classy All Blacks beat Wales at raucous Millennium

CARDIFF, Nov 22 - New Zealand marked Richie McCaw's 100th game as captain by rallying to defeat Wales 34-16 in the bearpit atmosphere of the Millennium Stadium on Saturday for a November clean sweep.

22 Nov 2014

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