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Danny Care Dropped, Hughes Set For England Return Against Australia

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England have dropped scrum-half Danny Care for Saturday’s Test against Australia but Nathan Hughes is back in Eddie Jones’s squad for the final autumn fixture. The Wasps number eight was included in the 28-man group announced on Monday after serving a six-week suspension. Also axed after Saturday’s laboured 35-15 victory over Japan are centre Alex Lozowski and number eight Zach …

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Whittaker Vs. Gastelum Set For UFC 234 In Melbourne, Australia

ESPN has reported that the middleweight title showdown between champion Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum is set for UFC 234 in Australia next year. The pair have been competing against each other on the most recent edition of The Ultimate Fighter but with that series’ conclusion, the attention will turn to the 185lb championship bout that will end the show’s run. ESPN reported …

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Adam Ashley-Cooper Gets Wallabies Shot After Two-Year Absence

Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper has been drafted into Australia’s training squad in Japan this week, raising the possibility of a return two years after winning his last cap. The 34-year-old utility back made the last of his 116 appearances for the Wallabies in a 29-9 defeat by the All Blacks in August 2016 when he was subbed off early with …

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All-Blacks Seal Bledisloe Sweep With 17 Point Victory Over Australia

World champions New Zealand crushed old foes Australia 37-20 in Japan on Saturday to complete a 3-0 Bledisloe Cup series whitewash. Fly-half Beauden Barrett scored 17 points and was five-from-six with the boot in Yokohama as the All Blacks piled more pressure on the struggling Wallabies and under-fire coach Michael Cheika. Barrett dived over for the pick of New Zealand’s …

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Cheika Moves Folau To Centre For Third All Blacks Clash

Israel Folau will make his first start as centre on Saturday as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika opted to experiment in the third Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand in Japan. Folau, who is under fire once again for the homophobia controversy, already switched from fullback to wing this season, will partner Kurtley Beale in midfield with Bernard Foley remaining at fly-half. …

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All Blacks’ Boss Hansen Leaps To Defence Of Under-Fire Cheika

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen launched an impassioned defence of Wallabies rival Michael Cheika, pointing to how Manchester United stuck with Alex Ferguson before an unprecedented run of football success. After Hansen and Cheika named their teams for this weekend’s Bledisloe Cup clash in Japan, the All Blacks coach offered support to his opposite number, who survived calls for his …

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Barrett Warns All Blacks To Be Wary Of “Confident” Wallabies

New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett has warned of an Australian backlash when the fierce rivals clash in the Bledisloe Cup in Japan this weekend. The All Blacks, who have won the last two Rugby World Cups, will be looking to complete a 3-0 whitewash in the annual series in Saturday’s Test in Yokohama. But Barrett pointed to Australia’s stunning recent …

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All Blacks Look To Whitewash Wounded Wallabies In Japan

New Zealand will be aiming to inflict a Bledisloe Cup whitewash on struggling Australia and lay down a marker for next year’s World Cup when the fierce trans-Tasman rivals face off in Japan at the weekend. Hooker Codie Taylor warned Monday that the world champion All Blacks had their sights set on completing a series sweep after taking an unassailable …

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Three New Faces In Wallabies Squad For All Blacks Clash

Three uncapped players were named Thursday in the Wallabies squad to face the All Blacks in next week’s third Bledisloe Cup Test in Japan.  NSW Waratahs lock Jed Holloway earned his first call-up after an impressive Super Rugby season, while teammate and scrum-half Jake Gordon and Melbourne Rebels flanker Angus Cottrell also got the nod. The untried trio will be …

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Under Pressure Cheika Defiant In Eye Of All Black Storm

Michael Cheika defended the Wallabies coaching team after a miserable season Thursday as he prepared for another tough assignment against the All Blacks next week in Japan. Cheika, who named three uncapped players in his squad, has some breathing space after Australia’s stunning comeback from 24 points down at half-time to beat Argentina 45-34 in Salta earlier this month. There …

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