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England complete 2-0 series win in Argentina – report & highlights

England complete 2-0 series win in Argentina – report & highlights

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Media playback is not supported on this device Second Test: Argentina v EnglandArgentina (13) 25Tries: Tuculet, Matera, Boffelli Cons: Sanchez 2 Pens: Sanchez 2England (18) 35Tries: Ewels, Francis, Care, Collier Cons: Ford 3 Pens: Ford 2 Drop-goal: FordEngland wrapped up a 2-0 series win against Argentina with victory in another hugely entertaining Test.England scored tries at either end of the first half, through Charlie Ewels and Piers Francis, with Joaquin Tuculet's reply helping make it 18-13 to the visitors at the break.Tries from Pablo Matera and Emiliano Boffelli, with Danny Care scoring for England, left it at 25-25.But Will Collier's try and George Ford's drop-goal saw England home.Like last weekend's first Test, it was another ...
Lions seal convincing win over Maori All Blacks in wet conditions

Lions seal convincing win over Maori All Blacks in wet conditions

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Maori All Blacks v British and Irish LionsMaori All Blacks (10) 10Tries: Messam Cons: McKenzie Pens: McKenzieBritish and Irish Lions (15) 32Tries: Penalty try, Itoje Cons: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 6The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions at Rotorua International Stadium.Leigh Halfpenny kicked them into a half-time lead with Liam Messam scoring for the hosts.The Lions' forwards dominated the second half and scored with a penalty try from the scrum.Maro Itoje then drove over four minutes later as they eased to comfortable win.Relive the Lions' victory in RotoruaWarren Gatland's side came into the game with two wins from four games, following Wednesday's 23-22 defeat by the Highlanders.That made this a mu...
England to play with video assistant referee for the first time in Tuesday's match v France

England to play with video assistant referee for the first time in Tuesday's match v France

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England will play with a video assistant referee for the first time in their friendly against France on Tuesday.The VAR experiment is being trialled by FIFA at selected matches and events, with wider implementation and a role in the 2018 World Cup to follow, but is not currently mandatory.Both associations have to agree to its use under current rules and the Football Association was happy to give its assent.Italian referee Davide Massa will be officiating the match, with two conventional assistant referees supplemented by compatriots Marco Guida and Massimiliano Irrati providing television support. They will be based in a video operation room which can be, but does not have to be, inside the stadium. They VARs will be on hand to review and advise on four distinct issues: goals where there
Gareth Southgate reveals John Stones could play in midfield for England against France

Gareth Southgate reveals John Stones could play in midfield for England against France

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England manager Gareth Southgate is weighing up a surprise midfield move for John Stones.Speaking on the eve of his side's season-ending friendly against France, Southgate confirmed Harry Kane would retain the captaincy and promised goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Jack Butland 45 minutes each in place of Joe Hart - while also announcing the latter was still his 'number one'.But it was his revelation that Stones, Manchester City's £50million centre-half, was being considered for a switch into unfamiliar territory that piqued most interest.Stones was edged out of the team that drew 2-2 with Scotland on Saturday by Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill but Southgate feels he has the requisite ball-playing skills to operate further up the pitch and may hand the 23-year-old a first opportunity to test driv
Baltimore Ravens, WR Jeremy Maclin agree on two-year deal

Baltimore Ravens, WR Jeremy Maclin agree on two-year deal

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June 12 (UPI) --Joe Flacco has a new target in Baltimore after the Ravens agreed to a two-year deal Monday with Pro Bowl wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.The team announced that Maclin has passed his physical and will fly to Baltimore Tuesday to officially sign the contract. Maclin, 29, had dinner with wide receivers coach Bobby Engram and met with coach John Harbaugh before making the decision.Terms of the contract have not yet been reported.He watched the NBA Finals with several Ravens players at Tony Jefferson's house, according to the Ravens' team website."Yo @jmac___19 you know what to do," Jefferson tweeted Monday morning.Sources told MMQB's Albert Breer last week that the New York Jets were in trade discussions with the Ravens and other teams regarding Eric Decker.ESPN reported that the ...