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England eager to learn how the All Blacks defend the honour and pride of a nation with humility

One jump ahead: Courtney Lawes gathers but England were patchy

The Twickenham File: Chris Robshaw's men lack killer bite when they are starved of scrums

Where do you consider England's traditional strengths lie? That's right, the set-piece, the less than glamorous areas on which success is founded. Where did it go wrong for England yesterday when the outcome hung in the balance, midway through the second half? That's right, the set-piece or, with regard to the scrum, the lack of it.

Cory Allen trains at the Millennium Stadium yesterday ahead of his debut for Wales against Argentina today

Jamie Roberts: I know what Cory Allen will be going through before his Wales debut, and he’s smart enough to rise to the occasion

I expect the quality of this Welsh side to kick in come 50/60 minutes

Former All Blacks captain Wayne Shelford, 'a serious hard-case, leads the haka in 1989

Brian Smith: England’s only hope is trying to successfully contain New Zealand for the entire 80 minutes

If there’s a crumb of  comfort, New Zealand  don’t like Twickenham

England need to get Joel Tomkins more involved than he was against Argentina

Lewis Moody on England v New Zealand: Fortress Twickenham faces its ultimate test on Saturday and England must be sharper to withstand the ruthless All Blacks

The home side have produced two good halves out of four with Australia and Argentina

Miami vice: Richie Incognito (left) with his alleged victim Jonathan Martin

The Last Word: The danger of saying 'no' to having your bed urinated on

Rugby must beware of following NFL initiation rituals that left one player in a mental facility

Brian Smith: Troubled Argentina can be dangerous but England should tame them

Coach's view: You can have all the talent and potential in the world yet struggle when your players are spread all over the globe

Mike Phillips, one of many in the Wales team with Lions experience, in training

Jamie Roberts: It’ll be huge if Wales beat South Africa for first time in 14 years – and with the added Lions factor I believe we can do it

It should be one of the great games of the autumn – I expect it to be brutal

Lawrence Dallaglio is using the Recycle for Rugby campaign to help bring young and disadvantaged children a better way of living

Lawrence Dallaglio is bringing rugby to the next generation but admits he's hugely impressed with one of the current crop Billy Vunipola

The Rugby World Cup winner is using the Dallaglio Foundation keep a close eye on proceedings on the field as well as off it

Rugby is urged to alter its rules on concussion

Rugby union is leaving itself open to potential legal claims over its approach to dealing with players who have suffered from repeated concussion, according to Barry O'Driscoll, a former medical adviser to the International Rugby Board. The former Ireland player believes lawyers will be "licking their lips" in response to the sport's attempts to manage the issue via the Pitch Side Concussion Assessment programme.

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The incident occurred during Saturday's league game

Comment: Scrum rule changes are bad news for cheats

There are still some top-level front rows whose first instinct is to cheat rather than to scrummage properly, together with a handful of elite referees who let them get away with it. There are still collapses and stand-ups and endless varieties of unlawful wheeling tactics that eat up valuable playing time, and if you try to count the crooked feeds by the rival scrum-halves over the course of a single half of rugby, you are likely to run out of fingers. And yet, the set-piece is better for the changes introduced earlier this year. Miles better.

Class of 2013: England’s charge-down leads to their first try

Michael Calvin: England rebuilding squandered legacy

The Calvin report: Heroes of 2003 were paraded at half-time but Stuart Lancaster knows a lot of work is still needed to get back to World Cup winning ways

Chris Robshaw brings a welcome measure of consistency to the captain's role

The Last Word: Time to trust Chris Robshaw to be England's man for all seasons

England have gone through 16 captains and with it a period of soul-searching

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