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Pumas produce Paris upset

Argentina kicked four drop-goals and produced some stout defence to complete an 18-13 victory over France at the Stade de France in Paris.

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Woodward: Stick with Ford

England ended their five-game losing streak with a 28-9 win over Samoa at Twickenham and will go into their last game of the autumn against Australia next weekend with some confidence.

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Gatland keeping the faith

Warren Gatland insisted Wales can eventually prevail against the southern hemisphere sides after once again coming up just short against New Zealand.

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Robshaw praises Samoan spirit

England captain Chris Robshaw paid tribute to Samoa after the hard-fought 28-9 victory at Twickenham ended the hosts' five-game losing streak.

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England end losing streak

Winger Jonny May scored two tries as England ended their five-game losing streak with a 28-9 win over Samoa at Twickenham.

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Retallick world player of year

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick has been named world rugby player of the year.

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All Blacks crush Wales hopes

New Zealand produced a barnstorming late comeback to crush Wales' hopes of a famous win at the Millennium Stadium as the world champions ran out 34-16 winners.

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Heaslip: Ireland can be proud

Jamie Heaslip was delighted that Ireland managed to hold on to record a 26-23 victory over Australia in Dublin, completing their first autumn Test series clean sweep since 2006.

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Cotter preparing for 2015

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter will give his players homework to make sure they are geared up for the huge year that lies ahead.

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Chiefs go top of the table

Exeter Chiefs moved to the top of the Aviva Premiership table, for 24 hours at least, after a comprehensive 31-15 victory over Wasps at Sandy Park.

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Clean sweep for Ireland

Ireland completed their first autumn Test series clean sweep since 2006 with a 26-23 victory over Australia, despite being outscored three tries to two in a thrilling clash in Dublin.

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Bath too hot for Irish

Gavin Henson kicked 18 points as Bath moved up to second in the Aviva Premiership with a 33-23 win over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium.

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