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news from Saturday 17 November 2018

- England overcame a five-point half-time deficit to claim a 35-15 victory over Japan at Twickenham on Saturday. ‘Go to the temple and pray. Just pray, it's the best thing. We're going to be absolutely ruthless. If I was Japan, I'd be worried. We want to smash them, physically smash them.’ That was the warning Eddie Jones fired at Japan...

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- Wales scored seven second-half tries to beat a determined Tonga 74-24 in Cardiff on Saturday. DYLAN JACK reports. The hosts, fielding a second-string team, got off to a flying start as they scored two tries in the opening five minutes to go 14-0 ahead. The visitors fought back well and levelled the scores at 24-24 in the second half,...

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- Marika Koroibete scored two of Australia's four tries in their 26-7 win over Italy in Padua on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.  Initially left out of the match 23, Koroibete came into the starting lineup after 18-year-old wing Jordan Petaia missed out on a Test debut due to a hamstring injury. And he provided a spark to an otherwise impo...

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