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Farrell, May and Launchbury start for England, Itoje on bench


LONDON England coach Eddie Jones on Thursday delivered a staunch defence of his side's display against Argentina last week but accepted they faced a stiffer challenge against Australia on Saturday after making three changes to his team.

Sanchez returns as Pumas make four changes 16 Nov 2017

Nicolas Sanchez will return at flyhalf for Argentina in place of veteran Juan Martin Hernandez in one of four changes to the Pumas’ starting line-up to face Italy in Florence on Saturday.

O’Shea opts for consistency in Italy team to face Pumas 16 Nov 2017

Italy opted for consistency on Thursday as they named an unchanged side to take on Argentina in Florence on Saturday after a narrow win over Fiji last weekend.


Maradona - I want another go at coaching Argentina 15 Nov 2017

Diego Maradona criticised the faltering Argentina team on Wednesday and appealed for another chance at managing the national side.


Rojo optimistic of Manchester United return in December 15 Nov 2017

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is hopeful of returning from injury in time for the side's Champions League tie early next month, the Argentina international has said.

Aguero collapses at halftime as Argentina lose to Nigeria 14 Nov 2017

MOSCOW Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at halftime before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-goal lead in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.


Air France indignant after cabin crew held in Argentina 14 Nov 2017

PARIS The president of Air France-KLM Jean-Marc Janaillac has expressed "indignation" at the detention of members of a flight crew in Argentina and referred the matter to the French Foreign Ministry.


England coach gets telling-off from his mum for swearing 14 Nov 2017

LONDON England head coach Eddie Jones has apologised for swearing on television after Saturday's stuttering win over Argentina -having received a telling-off from his 93-year-old mother.


In-form Australia will punish careless England, says Vunipola 13 Nov 2017

England prop Mako Vunipola has warned that his team must improve rapidly after an underwhelming 21-8 win over Argentina or get ripped apart by a ruthless Australian team on Saturday.


Stuttering England beat Argentina 21-8 11 Nov 2017

LONDON England got their November international series off to a victorious but hardly glorious start on Saturday when they forced their way past Argentina 21-8 at Twickenham in a stuttering game with barely any flowing rugby.


Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

HARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed "Operation Restore Legacy". | Video