Rugby Union news
Some of the latest Rugby Union news from different news agencies around the world on.
Richie McCaw will lead the All Blacks for a 100th time when they face Wales but is focused only on securing victory.
England must end a "horrible" week and a winless run of five games when they face Samoa, says coach Graham Rowntree.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell says his side must be ready to confront Australia in Saturday's Test in Dublin.
Preview of Saturday's international between Wales and New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium.
Preview of Saturday's international between England and Samoa at Twickenham.
Gregor Townsend supports the decision to play Scotland's final autumn Test on an artificial surface at Rugby Park.
Full-back Leigh Halfpenny is glad to have his Wales place back after suffering concussion against Australia two weeks ago.
Kyle Eastmond and Semesa Rokoduguni are named in Bath's starting XV against London Irish after being released by England.
Team news as Exeter host Wasps in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Sandy Park Stadium (15:00 GMT).
England's Ben Youngs believes competition is as keen as ever for the scrum-half position on Stuart Lancaster's team.
Samoa captain David Lemi says events of the past few weeks have brought his players closer together, ahead of Saturday's game with England.
Dan Braid scores the only try of the game as Sale beat Harlequins in the Premiership for the first time since 2010.
Newcastle secure an important home win against Gloucester, who fall to their third consecutive Premiership defeat.
Rory Pitman's late try gives Scarlets a hard-earned win and sees Glasgow drop to fourth place in the Pro 12 table.
Ulster survive a second-half fightback to end the Ospreys' unbeaten Pro12 record with a 25-16 win in a rain-lashed Belfast.
Munster pick up a bonus point with a strong second half display in the Guinness Pro12 against Newport Gwent Dragons.
Connacht cruise to a 43-3 bonus-point Pro12 victory over Italian strugglers Zebre at the Sportsground.
Geoff Cross, Johnnie Beattie, Sean Lamont and Tim Visser come into the Scotland team for Saturday's Test against Tonga.
Gordon D'Arcy and Rory Best come into the team to face Australia as Ireland revert to largely the same XV that beat South Africa.
London Welsh have signed Wales rugby league international wing Elliot Kear from Bradford Bulls.
Richie McCaw captains New Zealand for the 100th time, but star fly-half Dan Carter misses out against Wales on Saturday.
Premiership players Johnny Leota and Ken Pisi are included as two of six changes to the Samoa side to play England.
Ex-Wallaby centre Tim Horan backs Owen Farrell's move from fly-half to inside centre for England's game with Samoa.
Director of rugby Richard Cockerill says Leicester Tigers will appoint a new head coach in the summer.
Team news as London Welsh host Leicester in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Kassam Stadium (15:15 GMT).
Team news as Saracens host Northampton in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Allianz Park Stadium (13:00 GMT).
Dave Kearney and Jordi Murphy will make their first competitive appearances of the season in Leinster's Pro12 game against Treviso.
Watch highlights of world champions New Zealand beating Wales 33-10 with a clinical performance at the Millennium Stadium in 2012.
Watch highlights of Tonga's shock 21-15 win over Scotland at Pittodrie in November 2012.
Scrum V takes a look ahead to the Test match between Wales and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium on Saturday (UK only).
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says a good performance by his team may not prove enough to earn victory against Australia in Saturday's Test in Dublin.
Watch highlights of England's 28-31 defeat to South Africa at Twickenham.
Watch highlights as Scotland are beaten 24-16 by world champions New Zealand at Murrayfield.
Wales survive a fightback from 14-man Fiji to win 17-13 in their second autumn Test at the Millennium Stadium.
Wales had one eye on New Zealand as they struggled to beat Fiji, says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
Ireland back Craig Gilroy says his side were rewarded for sticking to their game plan in the 49-7 win over Georgia.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster is "desperately disappointed" by his side's 28-31 loss to South Africa.
England and Scotland both lost at the weekend but their performances roused very different emotions in Jeremy Guscott.
BBC Sport NI analyst Ryan Constable expects a high-quality encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
A first Scotland win over the All Blacks was there for the taking, says former scrum-half Mike Blair, heartened by their progress.
Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce analyses where England must improve if they are to challenge for rugby's greatest prize.
BBC Sport will bring you live coverage of the autumn internationals on BBC TV, radio and online.
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