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International rugby photos

England fans enjoy the pre-game atmosphere in Auckland on Saturday

England's fans may be outnumbered but those present are in good spirits ahead of the first Test against the All Blacks in Auckland

Conrad Smith dives over for the All Blacks' first try on Saturday

England take an early 6-3 lead but the All Blacks strike when Conrad Smith gathers a chip to score near the posts

All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter on the run in Auckland

Star fly-half Dan Carter then joins the party as he scores after a fine scissors move as the All Blacks cut loose to lead 23-6

Mike Tindall is wrapped up by Ma'a Nonu (left) and Ali Williams

Mike Tindall is back for England for the first time since February but he is well marshalled by the New Zealand defence as England struggle

Mils Muliaina (right) is congratulated by Anthony Tuitavake after scoring New Zealand's third try in Auckland

New Zealand run in second-half tries from Mils Muliaina (right) and Sitiveni Sivivatu as they cruise to a 37-20 victory

Berrick Barnes scores despite the attentions of Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer

Australia face Ireland in Melbourne's Telstra Dome and the hosts take an early lead when Berrick Barnes touches down

Lote Tuqiri bowls over an Ireland player as Ronan O'Gara (left) tries to get to grips with the Wallaby winger

Ireland struggle to cope with Australia's pace and power but only trail 15-7 at half-time

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll takes in the Australia defence in Melbourne

Ireland refuse to give in and they cut the gap to 18-12 through captain Brian O'Driscoll, but the Wallabies hold on for a narrow victory

Wales winger Shane Williams is tackled by Adrian Jacobs

To Pretoria, where Wales are hoping to avenge their first Test defeat by South Africa, with Shane Williams leading the charge

Ricky Januarie evades a tackle on his way to the tryline

South Africa take the lead through scores from Jean de Villiers and Ricky Januarie, who bustles over on 17 minutes

Shane Williams beats Adrian Jacobs for his first-half try

But a moment of genius from Shane Williams sees the fleet-footed winger leave four defenders in his wake for a brilliant score

Wales' Stephen Jones remonstrates to the referee after Jean de Villiers' second try

South Africa edge ahead through De Villiers' second try, although Wales' Stephen Jones has a thing or two to say about the score

Bryan Habana takes on the Wales defence late in the game in Pretoria on Saturday

And even though Wales keep local hero Bryan Habana at bay two late tries see the hosts run out 37-21 winners, taking the series 2-0

Scotland's Hugo Southwell is tackled by Bernardo Stortoni

Scotland start well against Argentina in Buenos Aires and Chris Paterson marks his record 88th cap by kicking two early penalties

Argentina's Juan Fernandez Lobbe is tackled by two Scotland forwards

Ross Ford's first-half try gives Scotland the dream start but after the break Juan Fernandez Lobbe muscles over to give the Pumas hope

Graeme Morrison (right) scores Scotland's second try against Argentina

Graeme Morrison converts a superb breakaway as Scotland prevail 26-14 and claim their first win against Argentina since 1990




see also
South Africa 37-21 Wales
14 Jun 08 |  Welsh
New Zealand 37-20 England
14 Jun 08 |  English
Australia 18-12 Ireland
14 Jun 08 |  Irish
Argentina 14-26 Scotland
14 Jun 08 |  Rugby Union


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