Gloucester upset leaders Saracens
WILL KELLEHER IN CARDIFF: Head coach Milton Haig hopes a strong performance against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday will shock the Six Nations decision-makers into overdue action.
New Zealand legend Zinzan Brooke made the frightening prediction, with the former back-row forward unimpressed by Gregor Townsend’s men in their narrow victory over Samoa last weekend.
Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens let slip an eight-point lead as they lost 23-17 to Gloucester at Kingsholm. Ollie Thorley and Tom Hudson late tries sealed a crucial victory.
Debutant Jessica Breach scores six tries as England women thump Canada 79-5 in the first match of their three-Test series.
The Australian head coach has recalled Owen Farrell for the Test knowing that the Wallabies will be desperate not to lose for the fifth consecutive time against England.
When the Ashes cricket begins in Brisbane next week, optimistic Aussies will predict a 5-0 whitewash of the Poms — but by then their rugby team may have become victims of the same fate.
England are set to lock horns with old rivals Australia in what is set to be the headline Test of the Autumn internationals. Sportsmail takes a look at the form guide of the two line-ups.
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England will want to distance themselves from that very poor display against Argentina as quickly as possible but, in many ways, that game was perfect preparation.
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