Sport Scotland lock Alastair Kellock will miss the Six Nations after undergoing surgery on an arm injury

Scotland lock Alastair Kellock will miss the Six Nations after undergoing surgery on an arm injury.

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.

Michael Hooper retains his place at No 7 with David Pocock out

Dan Biggar to shun France and remain at Ospreys

Fly-half to turn down Racing Métro for second time when his contract expires next summer

will be lining up alongside Ashley Beck for the first time tonight

Jamie Roberts: Knocked out cold – but I can still recall how badly we played

I cannot remember leaving the pitch at the Millennium Stadium last weekend but I can't wait to get back on it tonight. There is a desperation across the team to get out there again and right the wrongs of the Argentina game – we owe the Welsh public a drastic improvement.

Sam Warburton led Wales to last year's World Cup semi-finals

Tipuric given chance to shine as Warburton consigned to the bench

In-form Ospreys flanker to start against Samoa as Wales opt to rest Lions' potential next captain

Wales captain Sam Warburton lifts the RBS 6 Nations trophy

Sam Warburton left out of Wales team for Samoa clash

Warburton, Wales' World Cup leader in New Zealand last autumn and a Grand Slam-winning Six Nations skipper, is on the bench

Alun Wyn Jones will miss the rest of the autumn series with a shoulder injury

Jones and Turnbull ruled out for Wales

Wales were still suffering yesterday from the damage caused in their opening autumn series encounter against Argentina in Cardiff. Three days on from the blow of the 26-12 defeat inflicted by Santiago Phelan's Pumas, the 2012 Six Nations Grand Slammers were hit by the withdrawal of lock Alun Wyn Jones and flanker Josh Turnbull from their three remaining fixtures at the Millennium Stadium: against Samoa on Friday, the All Blacks on 24 November and Australia on 1 December.

Halfpenny: Wales will bounce back

Wales need to pick themselves up this week after their defeat by Argentina, and full-back Leigh Halfpenny believes their response must be driven by sheer hard work.

Tim Visser took his try count to four with two against New Zealand

Scotland find their finisher in Visser

Three games into his international career, Tim Visser is the joint-third top try scorer in the current Scotland squad. The country's quest for a victory against New Zealand continues but in the midst of the 51-22 loss to the world champions on Sunday there were tangible signs that the long-time search for a potent finisher is finally meeting with success.

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.

Sireli Bobo makes a break against South Africa at the 2007 World Cup

'Blackmail' threat to Rugby World Cup: clubs pay players not to appear

2015 rugby showpiece risks being devalued by incentives offered to Pacific Islanders to ignore countries' call

Wales forward Ryan Jones ruled out of Argentina clash

The Wales forward Ryan Jones will miss this weekend's meeting with Argentina because of a shoulder injury.

Robinson full of 'positivity' after third win

Head coach Andy Robinson believes Scotland can build on a successful summer tour in their tough autumn Test schedule.

Harley strikes late to ensure Scotland remain unbeaten

Samoa 16 Scotland 17

Debutant Harley's late try helps Scotland edge Samoa

Scotland 17 Samoa 16

Samoa international Ken Pisi signs for Northampton

Northampton have confirmed the signing of Samoa international Ken Pisi ahead of the 2012/13 season.

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