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Preview: Ireland v Wallabies

Ireland host the Wallabies at Lansdowne Road on Sunday, November 23. The match kicks off at 3.30am AEDT.
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Lancaster warns of Samoa threat

Stuart Lancaster has warned England that ending their recent slump will be no easy task against a determined Samoa side.
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Best back for Ireland

Ireland have named fit-again hooker Rory Best in their team to face Australia in Dublin on Saturday.
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Speight to make Wallabies debut

Australia have made four changes ahead of Saturday's Test against Ireland in Dublin, with winger Henry Speight to make his Wallabies debut.
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Barrett set to start against Wales

Beauden Barrett will start at fly-half for New Zealand against Wales as Richie McCaw prepares to captain the All Blacks for the 100th time.
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Ford to make first England start

George Ford will make his first Test start as one of five changes to the England side to face Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Meyer makes four changes for Italy clash

​South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has made four changes from their victory over England for Saturday's clash with Italy.
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Robshaw: England spirits are high

Chris Robshaw has insisted that spirits are high in the England squad despite suffering five consecutive Test defeats.
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Beale set for substitute role

Kurtley Beale could make his Australia return from the substitutes bench when the Wallabies face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
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Trio called into England matchday squad

James Haskell, Billy Twelvetrees and Richard Wigglesworth have been named in England's matchday squad to face Samoa on Saturday.
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Ireland centre Payne to miss Australia clash

Ireland centre Jared Payne has been ruled out of Saturday's Test against Australia in Dublin due to a strained foot.
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Williams misses training to watch wife give birth

New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams skipped training on Tuesday to see his wife give birth to his first child.
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No 'big problem looming' for England - Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster does not see a "big problem looming" for England and will take criticism on the chin following five consecutive defeats.
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Welsh bolstered by returning trio

Wales trio Sam Warburton, Leigh Halfpenny and Jonathan Davies are among those to return for Saturday's clash with New Zealand in Cardiff.
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No fatigue for All Blacks ahead of 2014 finale

All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu insisted his side are hungry and fresh, heading into their final Test in 2014.
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Schmidt dismisses rankings rise as 'distraction'

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has described his side's climb to third in the IRB world rankings as a "distraction".
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Henry tests reveal brain blockage

Ireland flanker Chris Henry is to seek "specialist opinion" after tests revealed the blockage of a blood vessel in his brain.
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No issues over Hibbard - Howley

Wales backs coach Rob Howley insists there is no longer an issue with Gloucester over the fitness of hooker Richard Hibbard.
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Burrell in contention for England return

Luther Burrell could return from a hand injury for England's penultimate November international against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Injury forces Vito out of All Blacks squad

New Zealand will be without forward Victor Vito for the final match of their Northern Hemisphere tour after he returned home through injury.
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