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Despite being born in May 2013, Yooranah's sex could not be determined until now as he was so small

Youngs' England sense rosy future after win for the ages

Australia 20 England 21: Fresh talent behind first southern-hemisphere success since 2003

Johnson refuses to turn his frown upside down

It took Martin Johnson a little while to work his way into "told-you-so" mode – his initial response to the first English Test victory south of the Equator in almost seven years was a thoroughly curmud- geonly "pretty pleased" – but once he found his touch there was no stopping him.

'Our blokes were shocked by the intensity of the Wallabies'

Graham Rowntree and Martin Johnson go back decades: they played countless games together at Leicester, built international careers together with England and shared the Lions experience. Now, they are pooling their talents in an effort to restore the national team to something vaguely resembling its former glory, and if Rowntree has anything to do with it they will still be joined at the hip next year as another World Cup cycle approaches its climax.

Angry Johnson floored by rope-a-dope tactics

Steve Thompson, the England hooker who helped win a World Cup in Australia seven years ago, summoned memories of an older, even more glorious sporting landmark in the immediate aftermath of his side's deeply disappointing defeat on the banks of the Swan River.

Cooper's craft has wooden England over a barrel

Australia 27 England 17: Scrum dominates but tourists are taken apart by Wallaby backs.

England defeated by Australia

England demolished Australia's scrum but were found wanting in other departments as the Wallabies won in Perth.

Johnson senses golden chance as Wallabies are robbed of Giteau

The cards have fallen rather well for England this week, so it would be nice if they made it count for once.

Picture of the day: Somebody to hug

Fear not. This cute baby koala isn't clinging to a cuddly toy because anything tragic has happened to his mother – he's just getting weighed.

Giteau ruled out for Australia

Australia centre Matt Giteau has been ruled out of tomorrow's Cook Cup clash with England after failing to overcome a hip injury.

Johnson issues warning to England team

Martin Johnson warned England will be floored by Australia in Saturday's first Test if they cannot learn the lessons from today's 28-28 draw with the Wallaby second-string.

Genia genius as Wallabies wallop Wales

Wales 12 Australia 33: Home side outclassed as brilliant Australia end tour with a flourish and show glimpses of a bright future

Scots fall foul of Robinson's Pumas jinx

Scotland 6 Argentina 9

Cooper gets Wallabies back on track

Cardiff Blues 3 Australia 31

Heroic Scots hold off doddering dingoes

Scotland 9 Australia 8: Giteau fluffs last kick but Robinson is in dreamland as brilliant defence gives Scotland first win over Wallabies since 1982
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