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63dSam Bruce

Re-ranking world rugby's top 10 two years out from the World Cup

The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?

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Wales add to Australia misery with late penalty

Wales' Rhys Priestland kicked a penalty after the hooter as the hosts poured more misery on Australia with a 29-28 victory at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

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Wales labour to 38-23 win as Fiji see red

Wales struggled to a flattering 38-23 victory over sparkling Fiji, who received a first-half red card but showed plenty of fight at the Principality Stadium on Sunday.

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All you need to know for the weekend's rugby Tests

After an enthralling opening weekend of the November Test window, the action goes up a gear with huge clashes in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. Read up on all you need to know here.

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Man who invaded Wales game for £20 banned

A spectator who ran onto the field and disrupted proceedings in South Africa's 23-18 win over Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday has been identified as a registered player who will now be banned from the venue by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

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All you need to know for the weekend's rugby Tests

The November Test window officially begins this weekend, the opening round of matches highlighted by the Springboks' trip to Cardiff and Scotland's Murrayfield clash with the Wallabies. Read up on all you need to know here.

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All Blacks overcome Wales to top world rankings

Beauden Barrett marked his 100th test with two intercept tries to lead New Zealand to a convincing 54-16 win over Wales in Saturday's test in Cardiff.

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Anscombe back for Wales after two years for NZ test

Fly-half Gareth Anscombe will face the land of his birth after returning to the Wales side for the first time in over two years when they face New Zealand in their autumn international test in Cardiff on Saturday.

89dSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this November series?

After two years apart, the elite rugby nations of the northern and southern hemispheres will reunite throughout November, providing a valuable marker two years out from the next global showpiece. Here's what you need to know.

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Wales recall exiled Young for Autumn series

Wales coach Wayne Pivac has recalled England-based Thomas Young for the Autumn International series despite the loose-forward falling short of the 60-cap rule for players based outside of the country.

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114dBrittany Mitchell

Rennie sweating on Kerevi fitness ahead of tour

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has been left sweating the fitness of star centre Samu Kerevi after the 28-year-old hobbled off the field in the Wallabies 32-17 win over Argentina on Saturday night.

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Williams starts as Wales ring changes for Argentina

Tomos Williams has been recalled to the Wales starting XV as one of seven changes by coach Wayne Pivac for their international with Argentina in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Halfpenny injury mars big Wales win vs.Canada

Rampant Wales ran in 10 tries to thump Canada 68-12 in their mid-year international in Cardiff on Saturday, but Leigh Halfpenny lasted only 30 seconds before he went off with what looked a serious injury.

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Halfpenny set for 100th test in Wales-Canada

Full-back Leigh Halfpenny will make his 100th test appearance when Wales host Canada at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

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6N: Wales to begin title defence vs. Ireland

Six Nations champions Wales will begin their title defence against Ireland in the first round of the 2022 tournament while Scotland host England on the same day, organisers announced on Wednesday.

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Wales to host New Zealand, South Africa

Wales will look to end a 68-year winless run against New Zealand when they host the All Blacks as part of their autumn internationals this year, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Monday.

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Lions, Wales legend John Dawes dies at 80

Former Wales and British & Irish Lions legend John Dawes has died at the age of 80 after a period of ill health, it was announced on Friday.

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Fans poll: Jones to captain Lions, Farrell on bench

A Vodafone survey has shown that supporters would like to see Alun Wyn Jones captain the British and Irish Lions in this summer's tour of South Africa while Owen Farrell has been dropped to the bench.

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