England v Australia England raging favourites - Cheika

Australia boss Michael Cheika says England are hot favourites to win their World Cup pool game, despite missing two "great players".

George Smith Australia great Smith joins Wasps

Wasps sign 111-cap Australia flanker George Smith, who turns 35 in July, from French club Lyon for next season.

Ben Marshall of Leinster Leinster and Ulster dominate Ireland squad

Munster and Connacht players do not feature in the Ireland squad for Thursday's match against the Barbarians.

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