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  1. Result: England 21-24 New Zealand
  2. Result: Wales 28-33 Australia
  3. Result: Scotland 41-31 Argentina
  4. Result: Ireland 29-15 South Africa

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By Mike Henson and James Standley

All times stated are UK

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Right, time to take this ship to harbour. But, before we do that, we dish out the day's big awards.

Man of the day: Joe Schmidt - the magic that kept Leinster at the top of the European game is bubbling to the surface with Ireland.

Moment of the day: Jonny May rounding Conrad Smith and Israel Dagg - he was picked out as the weak link in the England team by some commentators, but he left two of the world champions' crown jewels flapping at thin air for England's opening try.

Villain of the day: Wales's inability to hold on to a late lead - Warren Gatland's men led at 70 minutes, just as they have in four of their last five meetings with Australia. On each occasion they have lost.

Dancemove of the day: Rob Harley breaking it down MC Hammer style while in the sin-bin. What a way to serve out your 10-minute sentence.

Joe Schmidt

Wales reaction

Wales centre Jamie Roberts

tweets: Cheers for the Birthday wishes everyone - Gutted with the result. Close but no cigar. Congrats to the Oz lads

England v New Zealand reaction

New Zealand full-back Israel Dagg

tweets: That was a hell of a test match... proud of the @AllBlacks men tonight showed some grit... #recoverymode all starts again tomorrow

Wales reaction

Wales 28-33 Australia

Warren Gatland

Wales are set to call a fly-half into their squad to cover Dan Biggar's likely absence from at least next Saturday's clash with Fiji in Cardiff.

Biggar was replaced by Rhys Priestland after the break and has a suspected groin strain.

"We need to sit down as a group and bring another 10 in next week so we'll make a decision on that at some stage," said coach Warren Gatland.

Wales could also be without full-back Leigh Halfpenny who will be assessed for concussion in the coming days

Gatland: "He's got a bit of a knock so it was precautionary. Dan Biggar looked like a groin strain, but we don't know how long it is."

Scotland reaction

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Edinburgh's Tim Visser on Twitter: Outstanding performance by @Scotlandteam tonight. Back three, 9 and 10 in particular looked very sharp

New Zealand reaction

England 21-24 New Zealand

Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was pleased with the way his side dealt with the sin-binning of hooker Dane Coles midway through the second half.

The All Blacks took the numerical disadvantage in their stride, maintaining their stranglehold on the game and even adding a penalty.

"The reality is that we won the game in that 10 minutes," he said. "We reacted well, we dug in and won that period 3-0 and I think that hurt England a bit."

Captain Richie McCaw said: "I'm proud of the way the guys, after a slightly dodgy start, held our nerves, and got the points we needed in the second half.

"I'm especially happy, when it was really bucketing down, that we held the ball to get across the line."

England reaction

England 21-24 New Zealand

More from England head coach Stuart Lancaster:

"We've had one-and-a-half week's preparation and we've got young lads who are 20 and 21 years old making their debuts at Twickenham against the All Blacks -that's a positive," he said.

"The performance of the pack was excellent - it couldn't have been far off 100% line-out. We put a lot of pressure on their ball and there was some good rugby on show in the first half.

"We missed one opportunity in the first half which could have made a difference.

"We need to work on the accuracy of our kicking, the pressure we put on ourselves playing in and around our halfway line.

"When the weather turned New Zealand maximised that opportunity well and when the hooker was in the sin-bin they managed that well as well. We couldn't get the territory to get close to them in the second half."

England reaction

England 21-24 New Zealand

Stuart Lancaster

Head coach Stuart Lancaster insists England are "not far away" from New Zealand despite his side's 24-21 defeat to the world champions.

"We've played them four times now this year and we haven't got the right result but we don't feel we're far away," Lancaster said.

"We've got some good players watching the game today so we'll keep our confidence and maintain the direction in which we're going."

Brothers Gray

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Jonny and Richie Gray

Here's one for the Gray family wall of fame. Brothers Richie and Jonny started together for their country for the first time today.

Wow. Test rugby is good fun isn't it? After watching the same old story with Wales, how refreshing that Ireland tore up the script.

The last match the Boks played saw them beat world champions New Zealand - only their second defeat in (what was then) 45 matches.

But even 15 QCs could not have mounted a defence as Ireland came up with today and it was that bodies-on-the-line commitment that laid the groundwork for their victory.

I'll be back next week, but big Mike Henson will have all the reaction for you up until eight.

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Andy Burke

BBC Scotland at Murrayfield

"Scottish fans leaving Murrayfield in good spirits. Not often they've witnessed their team outscoring top level opposition by five tries to four. They'll need to tighten up the defence if they are to achieve that first-ever win over New Zealand next weekend though."

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Lewis Moody

Former England captain on BBC Three

Lewis Moody is providing analysis right now with Andrew Cotter on BBC Three with the highlights of England v New Zealand.


tweeted this picture: Good chat on @BBCSport. Tough loss for @EnglandRugby. Backlash from this SA game could make next week even harder.

Lewis Moody pitchside at Twickenham

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Stewart Milligan: Great performance from the Irish. Can't remember the last time I saw such a great defensive display from the men in green!

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John McEnerney: the intensity Scot have brought to the table has been immense that's what Vern expects every game, he'll smile but not for long!

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Chris Paterson

Former Scotland full-back on BBC Two

"I don't think they'll be a huge amount of changes next week.

"The substitutions came at the right time today when the game was starting to drift a bit.

"All the players should be relatively fresh after that, but they have to back up a great performance with another one next week."

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

There is definitely something smouldering in Scotland's belly as the players gather around to listen to Vern Cotter's debrief. The players then huddle up for the captain's thoughts from Greig Laidlaw.

New Zealand next week will be a real test of that growing optimism.

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DavidWSteel: Scotland score 41 points in a rugby international! It usually takes us the whole of the 6 Nations to notch that.

Full time score summary

Ireland 29-15 South Africa

Ireland (6)

Tries: Ruddock, Bowe

Pens: Sexton 3, Madigan. Cons: Sexton 2

South Africa (3)

Tries: Coetzee, Pietersen

Pens: Pollard. Cons: Pollard

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Euan Morrison: A few silly bits from us but I think overall we have a lot of positive's from the win. #scotland2015worldchampions

Full time score summary

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Scotland (24)

Tries: R Gray, J Gray, Maitland, Hogg, Seymour

Pens: Laidlaw 2. Cons: Laidlaw 4, Weir

Argentina (10)

Tries: Desio, Ortega, Penalty try, Cubelli 2

Pens: Sanchez. Cons: Sanchez, Hernandez 3

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Gray brothers

Scotland second row Richie Gray (pictured above right): "In very tough conditions we held onto the ball well. We were delighted with the first half and we have some things to work on from the second half."

Ireland 29-15 South Africa

Denis Hickie

Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

"Ireland have been well worth this really fantastic victory. They really did confound the form book.

"They have had a lot of injuries and it was unclear if they were going to be able to compete with South Africa's power. But there was no precision with the ball from South Africa and Ireland were more savvy and kept the scoreboard ticking over."

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Ireland 29-15 South Africa

Patrick McLaughlin: [Ireland coach Joe] Schmidt is a genius.

PD: Ireland show England how to play with intelligence against 14 men.

Graeme Hobbs: What a day of international rugby!

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Sir Ian McGeechan

Former Lions and Scotland coach on BBC Two

"Scotland would've been looking for that ruthlessness in the second half to try and maintain momentum.

"It just felt like the game dropped a little when Scotland would've been keen to maintain it."

Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Greig Laidlaw
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Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw: "We played with loads of confidence. I enjoyed it today, with the forwards going forward it makes everything so much easier"


Scotland 41-31 Argentina


Scotland 41-31 Argentina - Juan Martin Hernandez

The last kick of the game.


Ireland 29-15 South Africa

Rob Kearney blasts past Jannie Du Plessis

With 15 minutes left, the visitors only trailing by six points and the momentum swinging in their favour, it looked as though South Africa might fight back and claim victory.

But then Adriaan Strauss made contact with big air specialist Rob Kearney as he jumped for a hanging kick, referee Romain Poite flourished a yellow card, and Ireland took full advantage.

Suddenly their attack showed the same teeth as their defence and by the end they were in total control.

TRY (Pietersen)

Ireland 29-15 South Africa

The last word goes to the Springboks as Willie Le Roux's trickery and acceleration gives JP Pietersen a free run to the line.


Scotland 41-29 Argentina - Tomas Cubelli

A ridiculous try to concede. Duncan Weir runs a penalty from his own line, his team-mates don't realise that is the plan and the ball is turned over. Tomas Cubelli, who has been bright since he came on, returns it with interest.

Scotland 41-24 Argentina

Argentina are piling on the late pressure, but a great cover tackle from Mark Bennett turns over the ball on his own line.

Ireland 26-10 South Africa

Denis Hickie

Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

"South Africa have not raised their game at all tonight and have come off second-best in all areas, apart from maybe the scrum.

"Before the yellow card South Africa had the momentum. Would they have gone on and won the game? We'll never know."

PENALTY (Madigan)

Ireland 29-10 South Africa

This is turning into a romp - just how expensive has that yellow card proved to be.

Ian Madigan with the penalty this time.

Scotland 41-24 Argentina

Andy Nicol

Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

"It's been a really strange second half.

"Scotland have scored two tries but the backs have hardly touched the ball.

"It's not been as free-flowing as the first half, but the stats are the reverse."


Scotland 41-24 Argentina - Juan Martin Hernandez

Juan Martin Hernandez slots the conversion. Loads of points, but zero tension at Murrayfield since the break.

The Irish defence is the sort of thing that inspires sports writers to hyperbole. Look up relentless in the dictionary and there's a picture of Paul O'Connell. Ferocious? Peter O'Mahony. Tremendous? The whole bally lot of them.


Scotland 41-22 Argentina - Tomas Cubelli

Replacement scrum-half Tomas Cubelli goes superman, throwing a dummy before flinging himself over the top of a heap of bodies to score.

He just about grounds it and Argentina have third try. It has been a funny old second half.


Scotland's Jim Hamilton

Jim Hamilton's appearance of the bench is a short cameo. He has been dispatched back there after getting caught the wrong side.