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Robbie Deans speaks to his players after defeat

Australia confirm Robbie Deans' resignation as head coach following defeat to the British and Irish Lions

Ewen McKenzie becomes the new head coach of the Wallabies

Robbie Deans speaks to his players after defeat

Robbie Deans 'sacked as Australia head coach' following defeat to the Lions

There has been much speculation about his future

Rhys Priestland practises in kicking in Melbourne yesterday

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Edwards wants players to push Aussies back and for referee to police the breakdown

Gethin Jenkins said Wales had learned a lot against Australia

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Gethin Jenkins said Wales would be a better team for being knocked off "cloud nine" by Australia.

Wallabies Digby Ioane scramples passed Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips

Welsh spirit not enough to stop Wallabies in first test

Australia 27 Wales 19

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New Zealand's worst-kept sporting secret was finally revealed today when Steve Hansen was announced as the new All Blacks head coach.

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Wales say farewell to Williams – last of a dying breed

Australia face a tide of emotion today, and a 5ft 7in twinkle-toed wing who is still capable of waltzing through a land of giants

Zac Guildford was involved in a bar room incident

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New Zealand winger Zac Guildford has issued a public apology following an incident in a bar in Rarotonga and admitted he needs help in his battle with alcohol.

Brian O'Driscoll celebrates Leinster's Heineken Cup victory last May

Sexton calls for sober heads after Ireland's weekend to remember

Australia 6 Ireland 15

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Geordan Murphy is convinced Ireland can summon the performance needed to place one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals.

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South Africa today began the final week of preparation before launching their world title defence, with star wing Bryan Habana declaring: "We are here for business."

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