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New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore given five-week ban for hitting Wales lock Bradley Davies

New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore will miss Saturday's QBE international against England after he was banned for five weeks for striking Wales lock Bradley Davies.

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England host the All Blacks at Twickenham this weekend

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Toby Flood has been ruled out of England's QBE autumn international against New Zealand with a toe injury, head coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed.

All Blacks face hooker problem ahead of England clash

New Zealand could be without their two leading hookers when they meet England at Twickenham with Keven Mealamu carrying an injury and Andrew Hore in line for a ban.

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Gloucester fly-half Freddie Burns is in line to make his England debut against New Zealand on Saturday after being called up as an injury replacement for Toby Flood.

Robshaw's wrong call leaves England with a lot more questions to answer

Suddenly, the public perception of Chris Robshaw – and, indeed, of the coach who made an England captain of him, Stuart Lancaster – is that they learnt all they know about leadership while studying at the King Lear Academy. Never mind that the national team, still in the early stages of its development, lost by a miserable point (16-15) against the second best side in world rugby. Robshaw and Lancaster are deep in clanger territory. If Lancaster and Robshaw find themselves on the wrong end of an All Black shellacking this coming weekend, they will have an awful lot of fire-fighting ahead.

All Blacks pound Gatland's Wales

Wales 10 New Zealand 33: New Zealand capitalise on early injuries for their hosts and inflict a sixth successive defeat

I love the challenge of taking on the mighty All Blacks

Jamie Roberts: No need for motivation: This will
be magical, the ultimate challenge

The last two results have not been good enough and the pressure is growing

England's women to take first step on road to Rio

This evening in the modest surrounds of Esher rugby club an eclectic collection of teachers, students, a soldier, a police officer, and a vet will begin to instigate their plan to rule the world. Step one is beating the world champions, New Zealand, tonight and repeating that feat twice more over the next nine days.

Sam Warburton said pressure was now off Wales

Round-up: Wales can beat the All Blacks, says Warburton

Undeterred by five successive Test defeats, Sam Warburton believes Wales have "every chance" of beating New Zealand, the world champions, at the Millennium Stadium next Saturday.

Final flourish: Julian Savea landed two late tries for the All Blacks

International round-up: New Zealand and France made to battle hard for expected victories

Slow starts were very much in vogue yesterday. First New Zealand allowed themselves to be tied down by Italy before running out 42-10 winners in Rome, then France were caught by an early try-scoring charge from Argentina, but preserved their unbeaten record in Lille with a 39-22 victory, thanks in part to two tries by Vincent Clerc.

Heavens above: interim coach Rob Howley appears to offer up a prayer as Wales prepare for the All Blacks

Gatland back for Wales' greatest challenge

Warren Gatland will rejoin the Wales squad this week – "I'm sure he'll be in bright and early Monday morning," Neil Jenkins, the skills coach and legend of the boot predicted – facing the greatest challenge of his career.

Euan Murray returns for Scotland

Tighthead prop Euan Murray returns as one of two changes for Scotland in the EMC Test with South Africa on Saturday.

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