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Another busy day in the rugby union game as we look at the main talking points in the Bledisloe Cup and warm-up matches this weekend.
The short side returns to Planet Rugby as we study the major talking points ahead of this weekend’s Bledisloe Cup and World Cup warm-ups.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has made numerous alterations to his starting line-up for their clash with South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.
Bath wing Ruaridh McConnochie has been ruled out of England’s XV to face Wales for the second week in succession due to a muscle strain.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has made three alterations to his starting XV for Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match against England in Cardiff.
Fijian-born Clermont Auvergne wing Alivereti Raka will make his France debut after being named in the XV to take on Scotland on Saturday.
Rassie Erasmus isn’t reading too much into the situation the All Blacks find themselves in a month out from the start of the Rugby World Cup.
This week’s match officials have been confirmed, with Jaco Peyper refereeing New Zealand’s Bledisloe Cup Test with Australia in Auckland.
The Wallabies have made one enforced change to their starting XV ahead of Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup Test with New Zealand at Eden Park.
George Bridge and Sevu Reece have been handed a chance to impress after being named in the All Blacks XV for their Bledisloe Cup match.