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6dESPN Staff

World Rugby announce simplified law book

World Rugby have announced they will release a new, more simplified law book from January 1, 2018 designed to make the laws easier to understand.

8dJames Harrington

Who could replace Noves as France coach?

As Bernard Laporte continues to weigh up the future of France coach Guy Noves, ESPN looks at six contenders to replace him.

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10dESPN Staff

End-of-year Tests: Team-by-team review

The end-of-year Tests offered international coaches the chance to experiment but what did we learn? Our experts have their say.

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27dMartyn Thomas

Weekend predictions: November Tests

The end-of-year internationals return once again but who is set for a big Saturday night, which player will shine and who has a long weekend ahead?

27dPA Sport

World Rugby to review 2023 bid process

World Rugby plans to review the process which saw South Africa named preferred bidder only for France to be chosen to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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28dTom Hamilton

France owes 2023 RWC to financial muscle

France will be fantastic 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts, but while the winning bid offers financial muscle question marks remain.

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28dESPN Staff

France wins right to host 2023 RWC

France has been confirmed as the shock host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup following a vote in London.

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29dTom Hamilton

Jousting for 2023 World Cup vote almost over

Following a fortnight of briefings, counter-briefings and bad blood, we will discover Wednesday who will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

29dESPN Staff

2023 RWC: How the voting works

The wait is almost over for France, Ireland and South Africa as World Rugby prepares to anoint the 2023 Rugby World Cup host, but how does the voting work? ESPN explains all...

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30dSean Nevin

2023 World Cup bid: Timeline of tension

To say that the fallout from World Rugby's 2023 World Cup recommendation report was messy would be an understatement. ESPN looks back at the timeline of tension ahead of Wednesday's host announcement.

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30dNick Bewley

France, NZ support cast has chance to shine

New Zealand meet a 'France XV' in Lyon as both coaches test their squad depth for a game that will kick off less than three days after the sides met in Paris.

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SBW endures another league rule brainfade

An old rugby league habit has tarnished another rugby Test for All Blacks second five-eighth Sonny Bill Williams, only this time it didn't cost the world champions victory.

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All Blacks survive French rally in Paris

The stutters of the All Blacks in 2017 continued but they eventually saw off France 38-18 in a classic Test of two halves in Paris.

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32dESPN Staff

November Tests: Who said what

The November Test series is in full swing with Tier 1 Nations involved in six Test matches across the UK and Europe on Saturday.

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33dMartin Gillingham

Old foes meet amid World Cup squabbling

It might not be the 2023 Rugby World Cup coronation that France had hoped for but the hosts can take a break from the wrangling with a rugby match in Paris.

34dNick Bewley

Can France emerge from their never-ending funk?

French rugby is in a proper funk, both on and off the field. The All Blacks are still smarting after a loss to Australia a fortnight ago. So should we expect a big New Zealand victory?

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34dESPN Staff

Four uncapped players in France side

France coach Guy Noves has included four debutants in his side to face New Zealand at the Stade de France Saturday.

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All Blacks unleash Fifita on France

Vaea Fifita's breakthrough All Blacks season will scale new heights in Paris but 2017 has bottomed out for injured veteran Jerome Kaino.

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37dESPN Staff

November predictions: Team-by-team guide

November offers international coaches possibly their last chance to tinker ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. But how will the big 10 fare over the next month?

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35dTom Hamilton

IRFU outlines grievances over World Cup report

The Irish Rugby Football Union's CEO Philip Browne has outlined a number of grievances to World Rugby over the recommendation of South Africa as hosts for the 2023 Rugby World Cup saying their bid has suffered "unreasonably".

2018 RankingsSix Nations

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    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 0 Tries Scored
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    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 0 Points Difference