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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 4:01 AM Barrett captains raw All Blacks in opener

An experienced duo will capture ample attention despite a host of fresh faces winning All Blacks selection for their tour opener against the Barbarians. Three uncapped players are on the bench while three others will make their starting debuts in a raw team, boasting just over 300 combined caps, on Saturday at Twickenham. To provide some counter-balance 21

31 October 2017 9:33 PM Super Rugby squads: Famous name back in the Crusaders

Tasman loosie Ethan Blackadder, son of former Crusaders coach Todd, has been included in the Super Rugby champion's 2018 squad. The other debutants include Canterbury openside Billy Harmon and halfback Jack Stratton. Braydon Ennor and Will Jordan both debuted in the Mitre 10 Cup this season, for Canterbury and Tasman respectively, and have been named 12

30 October 2017 5:39 PM Kiwis make up half Barbarian side

Thirteen New Zealanders, past or present All Blacks, have been named in the 26-man Barbarians squad for matches against NZ and Tonga. Two more New Zealanders have been added to the Barbarians squad to meet the All Blacks this weekend, meaning Kiwis now make up half the 26-strong invitation side. Former All Blacks Ben Franks and Steven Luatua were named 9

27 October 2017 6:42 PM How two American women survived months on a broken boat in the Pacific

The moment the two women and their two dogs were finally rescued is captured on video, taken from the deck of a Navy boat. The camera wobbles as the motorboat cuts across the ocean, some 900 miles southeast of Japan, toward the lone sailboat that had been sending distress signals for months after its engine died. One of the women is on the deck, her arms outstretched 10

27 October 2017 6:42 PM How 2 American women survived months on a broken boat in the Pacific

The moment the two women and their two dogs were finally rescued is captured on video, taken from the deck of a Navy boat. The camera wobbles as the motorboat cuts across the ocean, some 900 miles southeast of Japan, toward the lone sailboat that had been sending distress signals for months after its engine died. One of the women is on the deck, her arms outstretched 13

26 October 2017 7:32 PM Tuivasa-Sheck open to code switch

The former New Zealand schoolboy rugby representative has one year left on his current contract with the Warriors. His manager Bruce Sharrock has told the Sydney Morning Herald that Tuivasa-Sheck (24) is getting in the stage of his career where it's now or never to make a switch in codes. "It's entered discussions, I'm not going to deny that," said Sharrock 8

22 October 2017 2:18 PM Five ex-presidents call for unity — and donations — at hurricane benefit concert

The five living former U.S. presidents put aside political differences and made a cameo appearance onstage at the “Deep From the Heart” concert in College Station, Tex., on Saturday to help raise money for victims of a recent spate of natural disasters. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter waved 17

16 October 2017 9:48 PM Warren Gatland: The criticism & hurt that led to bitter end to Lions involvement

When Warren Gatland was re-appointed British and Irish Lions head coach for the tour of New Zealand, he opened up about why he had taken the job and the unique challenge that lay ahead against the world champions. "This is probably the biggest job in world rugby," he told the BBC at the time. "If I had turned down this, it would probably be something 6

16 October 2017 11:29 AM Hurricane Ophelia: Woman dies as storm hits Ireland

A woman has been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles, broadcaster RTE has said. Part of a tree fell on her car in West Waterford in the Republic of Ireland, as the country began to be battered by hurricane-force gusts. About 120,000 homes are without power in the Irish Republic, where the government has deployed the army. An amber 14