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Michael Cheika: England have not 'opened up' against Wallabies despite series win

Australia coach Michael Cheika expects series winners England to "throw it around a little bit more" in Saturday's third Test.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt hopes changes will bring fresh impetus

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt hopes some of the players who will come in to feature in the final decisive Test against South Africa will bring a freshness and energy to his side.

South Africa v Ireland: Injured Jared Payne to miss series decider

Jared Payne will miss Ireland's series decider against South Africa with a calf injury, so Tiernan O'Halloran is handed his first start.

Tom Coventry: London Irish head coach resigns for family reasons

Tom Coventry resigns after one season as London Irish head coach to return home to New Zealand for family reasons.

All Blacks changes a worthwhile risk, says Hansen

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen admits it is a risk changing his side for Saturday’s final Test against Wales.

Eoin Reddan: Ireland and Leinster scrum-half to retire

Ireland and Leinster scrum-half Eoin Reddan announces his retirement from the game at the age of 35.

David Campese says Eddie Jones still 'dirty' from sacking

Former Australian rugby star David Campese says England coach Eddie Jones is still "dirty" from his 2005 sacking as Wallaby coach.

Six Changes for Second Test

Vern Cotter has made 6 changes ahead of the second test, including a new captain in the shape of Henry Pyrgos. The post Six Changes for Second Test appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Japan v Scotland: Henry Pyrgos captain as visitors make six changes

Henry Pyrgos will captain Scotland against Japan on Saturday as the visitors make six changes for the final Test in Tokyo.

Warren Gatland: Wales must not be architects of own downfall against All Blacks

Wales coach Warren Gatland says his side must not be the architects of their own downfall against New Zealand in Saturday's final Test.

England v Australia: Teimana Harrison set to start in third Test

Flanker Teimana Harrison is set to replace the injured James Haskell for England in Saturday's third Test against Australia in Sydney.

New Zealand v Wales: Rob Evans and Tomas Francis start final Test against All Blacks

Wales make two changes for the final Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday with Rob Evans and Tomas Francis coming into the front row.

All Blacks make five changes for final Wales Test

Beauden Barrett comes in at fly-half against Wales on Saturday, one of five New Zealand starting changes as they seek a 3-0 whitewash.

Scotland prepare for second Test against Japan in Tokyo

John Beattie reports from Tokyo as Scotland's rugby players prepare to take on Japan in the second of their two-Test tour.

Andrea Masi: Wasps & Italy back retires from the game at 35 with Achilles injury

Wasps back Andrea Masi retires from rugby with the Achilles heel injury he suffered for Italy in the 2015 World Cup.

George Skivington: London Irish lock forced to retire with shoulder injury

London Irish second row George Skivington is forced to retire because of a persistent shoulder injury.

New Zealand v Wales: Keep your foot on Wales' throat, says Steve Hansen

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen wants to see a ruthless streak against Wales in the third Test in Dunedin on Saturday.

New Zealand v Wales: Jenkins, Davies and Turnbull fly home injured

Wales forwards Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull will miss the final Test match in New Zealand because of injury and have returned to the UK.

Warren Gatland: Lions would be good for him says WRU chief executive

Leading the 2017 Lions to New Zealand would benefit Warren Gatland, says Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips.

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