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Manu Tuilagi of England hands off Vereniki Goneva of Fiji during the QBE international match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium

Stuart Lancaster wary of Australian backlash

Stuart Lancaster warned England must be prepared for an Australian backlash in Saturday's Cook Cup showdown.

Scotland player Ross Ford in action

Adam Thomson’s stamp mars All Black's record win

Scotland 22 New Zealand 51

Wales are left trailing as Argentina’s Juan Manuel Leguizamon makes a break on Saturday

Howley preaches need for speed as sluggish Wales engulfed by gloom

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Hansen's All Blacks aim to maintain Euro grip

New Zealand arrive in Scotland after decade of autumn Test dominance

Kelly Brown is under no illusions over huge task

As he prepared to lead his country for the first time, and to collect his 50th cap, Scotland's captain Kelly Brown insisted he took no sleight from the All Blacks' blinkered approach going into tomorrow's match at Murrayfield.

All Blacks make 10 changes for Scotland Test

New Zealand have made 10 changes for the EMC Test with Scotland, but captain Richie McCaw and fly-half Dan Carter will start Sunday's clash at Murrayfield.

Tim Visser has yet to taste defeat as a Scot

Visser provides Scots' best hope

Tim Visser has a message for those who automatically assume he will instantly provide the answer to Scotland's lingering try-scoring problems at Murrayfield on Sunday. "I'm not the saviour," said the giant Dutch-born wing, who will make his home debut for his adopted country in their opening autumn Test against the All Blacks. "I can't just score tries from nothing. I live off what other people do. It all comes from a very complete team."

Injured lock Richie Gray named in Scotland team to face New Zealand

Lock Richie Gray has been named in the Scotland team for Sunday's EMC Autumn Test with New Zealand, subject to undergoing a fitness test on his ankle.

Guy Mercer of Bath is tackled by London Welsh’s Gavin Henson
Chris Robshaw, the England captain, shows the media his shiner yesterday

Lancaster forced to rethink his battle-plan as Hartley and Lawes are ruled out

Stuart Lancaster may be a master of system and process, but there is not a system or process in the whole wide world of sport that can prevent a virulent outbreak of old-fashioned orthopaedic trauma. The England head coach acknowledged yesterday that the injury fallout from the last round of Premiership fixtures was every bit as serious as he feared at the time – and that it has cost him the services of Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and, almost certainly, Jonathan Joseph for the opening autumn international against Fiji on Saturday week.

Andy Robinson demands fresh faces build All Blacks pressure

Given Scotland's record against New Zealand, Andy Robinson might consider taking the 34-man squad he named yesterday to Medinah instead of St Andrews next week.

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