Ten-try All Blacks smash Italy to wrap up European tour
New Zealand smashed Italy 66-3 in Rome on Saturday, finishing their European tour with an 10-try romp.
November Test Predictions - Round 4: Wales to complete clean sweep?
Can England finish their year on a high with a sixth straight win against Australia? And will Scotland bounce back against Argentina?
O'Shea targets New Zealand performance to complement RWC preparations
Italy and head coach Conor O'Shea are covering all the bases as they prepare for next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan. Now they need to be as thorough on the pitch.
Australia ease past Italy but lose Pocock to head injury
Australia beat Italy 26-7 on Saturday, keeping their unblemished record against the Azzurri intact.
November Test Predictions - Round 3: Ireland to show who's No.1?
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Petaia, Gordon to make Wallabies debut
Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia will make their Wallabies debuts against Italy in Padova on Saturday (Sunday 0100 AEDT), while Adam Ashley-Cooper will make his return to the gold jersey.
Italy see off Georgia challenge
Italy boosted their case for continued inclusion in the Six Nations on Saturday with a 28-17 win over Georgia, the team often cited as having better credentials.
Italy face Georgia in 'Six Nations referendum'
Italy's match against Georgia may not be the most high-profile of the November internationals but in terms of both nations' rugby futures it is probably the most significant.
November Tests predictions - Round 2: England to fall short?
Can Warren Gatland's Wales finally beat Australia? And is Italy-Georgia the match of the weekend? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Larmour scores hat-trick as Ireland demolish Italy
Ireland fullback Jordan Larmour scored a hat-trick of tries and lock Tadhg Beirne two as Joe Schmidt's side hammered Italy 54-7 in Chicago on Saturday.
Autumn internationals weekly predictions: Round 1
ESPN picks the key players and biggest talking points ahead of the opening round of the autumn internationals.
Undefeated tour a 'pass mark' for Wallabies: Castle
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said an undefeated tour of Europe would be a "pass mark" for the Wallabies as they look to finish off a tough season on a high note.
What's new for international rugby's top sides?
It's been a while since we last met, so what's new for international rugby's top sides ahead of the autumn internationals?
What to expect of Japan as host nation for Rugby World Cup 2019
With Asia's first Rugby World Cup on the horizon, the 12 host cities are preparing themselves for an estimated 400,000 visiting fans from across the world.
Way-too-early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019
With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.
Stockdale named player of Six Nations
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has been named Six Nations Player of the Championship, beating teammates Keith Earls, Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton in the process.
2018 Six Nations in numbers
Perhaps more than any of the previous championship campaigns this was the year of the Irish. But if that, rightly, was the headline story, there are others to be found as we look at the 2018 Six Nations By The Number.
Six Nations: Team-by-team review
What do the events of the past six weeks tell us about the state of each nation, and what do they need to do on the road to Japan and the 2019 Rugby World Cup?
Six Nations review: Player of the week, flop & more
Ireland's celebrations might still be in full swing following their Grand Slam triumph, but with their official party cancelled we wrap up the winners and losers from the final round of the 2018 Six Nations.
Scotland sneak past brave Italians
Scotland survived a major Italian scare with a scrappy, but entertaining 29-27 over Italy in Rome.
Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week five preview
Ireland may have secured the Six Nations title with a game to spare but it remains all to play for many fans heading into the final round of ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018.
England-born Polledri debuts for Italy
Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has handed England-born Jake Polledri his Six Nations debut in the only change as the Azzurri go in search of their first point of the 2018 championship against Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico.
Scotland ring changes for Italy finale
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made five changes to the starting XV to face Italy in Saturday's Six Nations finale.
Six Nations: How England could finish fifth
Ireland might have been confirmed as champions but there is still plenty up for grabs on the final day of the Six Nations -- England could limp to a worst finish in 31 years.
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