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Ford and Farrell's battle for No.10 role heats up

England coach Stuart Lancaster has selected George Ford for Saturday's Test against Ireland, but he admits Owen Farrell is pushing hard to regain the fly-half spot at the Rugby World Cup.

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Injured duo miss out on Georgia selection

Zurab Zhvania and Giorgi Talakhadze to miss Rugby World Cup as head coach Milton Haig reveals his 31-man squad for the tournament.

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Georgia face anxious wait on injured duo

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Cotter: Scotland can still improve

Scotland coach Vern Cotter insists his side still need to improve before the World Cup despite running in six tries against Italy.

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Samoa fail to shine at Olympic Stadium

Tom Hamilton discovers neither Samoa nor the Olympic Stadium are quite in tip-top shape ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

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England's centres conundrum

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