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England stronger for series loss - Jones upbeat after final-Test win

England boss Eddie Jones says his side are in a "stronger position" after losing the Test series in South Africa 2-1.

Ireland 'raise the bar' before World Cup - McGrath

Ireland's historic season ends with victory over Australia in Sydney as they turn their focus towards the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Scotland thump Argentina to end tour on high

George Horne scores two of Scotland's six tries as they end their summer tour with a record 44-15 win in Argentina.

England grind their way past South Africa to halt losing run

England halt their losing run as they grind their way to victory over South Africa in the third and final Test.

Ireland hold on to seal first series win in Australia for 39 years

Ireland cap their Grand Slam-winning season by clinching a first series victory in Australia for 39 years with a 20-16 win in Sydney.

New Zealand 49-14 France: Rieko Ioane scores hat-trick as All Blacks win series 3-0

New Zealand wrap up a 3-0 series win over France by beating them 49-14 in the third and final Test in Dunedin.

A wasted talent ready to be fulfilled? The second coming of Cipriani

It is a far more grounded and philosophical Danny Cipriani who will start at fly-half for England for the first time in a decade on Saturday, writes Chris Jones.

South Africa v England: Everyone knows we are struggling, admits Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones says he is determined to lead England out of a desperate run when they face South Africa in Saturday's third Test.

Schmidt 'balancing Ireland future with desire to win series'

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says he is balancing the need to build a strong squad for next year's World Cup with a desire for a series win in Australia.

Sam Warburton: New Cardiff Blues coach aims to help Wales flanker improve

New Cardiff Blues coach John Mulvihill says he aims to make Wales and Lions flanker Sam Warburton an even better player when he returns to rugby.

Champions Leinster face past winners Wasps, Bath & Toulouse in Champions Cup

Holders Leinster are pooled with Wasps, Bath and Toulouse as the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draws are made.

'No pressure on Edinburgh against galacticos'

Head coach Richard Cockerill says Edinburgh are relishing a crack at the "galacticos" of Montpellier and Toulon in the Champions Cup.

Ulster Rugby: IRFU hopeful that Dan McFarland will join before January

IRFU performance director David Nucifora is confident that Ulster's new head coach Dan McFarland will assume his position before January

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes England World Cup group games and England's ODIs against Australia.

Danny Cipriani: I've tried to become a better person, says recalled England fly-half

Fly-half Danny Cipriani says he has "tried to become a better person" as he prepares to make his first England start in 10 years.

Eddie Jones: England are working hard to get it right

Head coach Eddie Jones says England are working hard to turn their fortunes round. The team have lost their last five Test matches.

Big name players on way to Cardiff Blues - coach John Mulvihill

New coach John Mulvihill says Cardiff Blues will only recruit a few more players before the start of the 2018-19 season but says they will 'have a big impact'.

Wales are well placed for 2019 World Cup, says Ellis Jenkins

After rising to the challenge of their second Test against Argentina, flanker Ellis Jenkins says Wales are well placed for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Warren Gatland: Naming next Wales coach cannot overshadow the Rugby World Cup

Wales head coach Warren Gatland says the appointment of the next coach will not be able to overshadow the World Cup.

Josh Adams on his first Wales try: 'I wasn't going to be hit by the big guy'

Wing Josh Adams describes his first try for Wales, a memorable solo effort in their second Test win against Argentina.

Brad Shields: 'I'd always known England was an option'

Brad Shields says that "England is in his blood" ahead of making his first start in Saturday's second Test against South Africa.

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