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2 November 2017 4:34 PM Barbarians v New Zealand talking points: Julian Savea and Beauden Barrett and more

November is here! And to kick off a month of top-class Test action the Barbarians take on New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action. The Barbarians have produced some vintage performances in the past and up against the double world champions, the quality and excitement of rugby on display is sure to be enthralling. There's a host of talking 6

2 November 2017 4:08 PM Eddie Jones says World Cup draw is ideal for England

The schedule that launches their quest for a first global title since 2003 begins with a match against Tonga in Sapporo on September 22. It continues 1,000 miles away and only four days later against the United States in Kobe. Once that arduous opening has passed, however, England will negotiate a kind itinerary that continues with pivotal clashes against 67

2 November 2017 12:00 PM All Blacks face Springboks in 2019 World Cup opener

Favourites New Zealand will begin their quest for a third successive Rugby World Cup title with a heavyweight clash against South Africa at the 2019 tournament in Japan. The All Blacks are scheduled to face their old southern hemisphere foes in Yokohama on September 21, a day after hosts Japan kick off the competition against European qualifiers, likely 35

2 November 2017 7:30 AM Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand begin title defence against South Africa

Champions New Zealand will begin their quest for a third successive Rugby World Cup title against South Africa in Yokohama. The fixtures for the 2019 World Cup which takes place in Japan, were announced on Thursday. Ireland and Scotland will meet in their opening game in Pool A while Wales begin against Georgia in Pool D. England will play their fixtures 3

2 November 2017 7:30 AM 100 Days To Go To Pyeongchang 2018

International Stadium Yokohama will be the heart of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it emerged today as the match schedules were released. Four pool matches will be held at the Stadium located 40 kilometres outside Japan's capital Tokyo. They will involve matches between New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland and Scotland, England and France, and Japan and Scotland 50

2 November 2017 7:30 AM All Blacks to kick off 2019 Rugby World Cup vs Springboks

TOKYO — The New Zealand All Blacks will kick off their Rugby World Cup title defense against South Africa in a contest between two of the sport’s heavyweights. Rugby World Cup organizers announced the match schedule for the Sept. 20-Nov. 2 tournament on Thursday, exactly two years out from the tournament final in Yokohama. The two-time defending champion 32

2 November 2017 4:01 AM World champions All Blacks to be captained by Beauden Barrett for the first time at Twickenham

Beauden Barrett will captain a second-string New Zealand side when they take on the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. Hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and wing Matt Duffie, a former rugby league international, could make their All Blacks debuts from the bench against the Baa-Baas. Steve Hansen's side return to the venue for the first 3

2 November 2017 4:01 AM All Blacks team named for match against Barbarians

The All Blacks team has been named to play the Barbarians in the opening match of the Vista 2017 All Blacks Northern Tour at Twickenham on Saturday 4 November. First five-eighth Beauden Barrett will captain the All Blacks for the first time, while three new All Blacks, hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and outside back Matt Duffie have been named on the reserves 22

2 November 2017 2:27 AM Fresh violence erupts between league fans

Fresh violence has erupted overnight between Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans. Opposing fans in South Auckland squared off again last night in vicious street brawls - ignoring pleas for peace ahead of this weekend's Rugby League World Cup grudge match in Hamilton. The violence escalated dramatically after a photo of a young man burning the Samoan 17

1 November 2017 10:54 PM Hayne to quit Titans

The Daily Telegraph reports his agent Wayne Beavis has notified the Gold Coast their star fullback wants out. The 29-year-old joined the club mid-way through the 2016 season on about $1.2 million a year and is contracted for 2018. His rift with former coach Neil Henry contributed to the mentor’s sacking before the appointment of new coach Garth Brennan 10