Mark Stoneman hits first England century of Ashes tour against CA XI

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• Day two: Cricket Australia XI 250; England 337-3
• Stoneman (111), Cook (70), Root (62*), Malan (57*)

Having taken the catch that ended Cricket Australia’s XI innings, a sharp one above his head at short leg, Mark Stoneman turned and sprinted from the field with the purpose of a man aiming to score England’s first century of their Ashes tour and h

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Wales suffer old woes against wiles of Australia’s Bernard Foley

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• Wales 21-29 Australia
• 13th consecutive such loss for Wales, whose pressure had a sense of futility

Such a familiar tale, particularly in a Welsh autumn. New combinations, plenty of promise, and, as usual, defeat by Australia. This was a 13th consecutive such loss and, despite a surfeit of possession and more than enough evidence of the wit to

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All Blacks come from behind to see off exuberant Barbarians

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All Blacks come from behind to see off exuberant Barbarians • Barbarians 22-31 New Zealand
• Waisake Naholo creates two All Blacks tries after Barbarians storm into lead

New Zealand may not have England’s financial might but they have pulling power. A crowd of more than 60,000 a long way from Auckland watched what was effectively an All Blacks trial for supporting parts rather than the main roles and if the

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