All you need to know for the weekend’s rugby Tests

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The November Test window draws to a close this weekend, the action headlined by the rematch of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England.

Twickenham plays host to that contest, with both nations undefeated so far this month, while the All Blacks will look to bounce back from their loss to Ireland by sinking the French.

The Wallabies meanwhile will be looking to avoid a third straight defeat when they face Wales in Cardiff.

Read on as we bring you all the latest line-ups, team news and match verdicts as they come to hand.

SATURDAY NOV. 20

Scotland vs. Japan, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, 1.00pm


England vs. South Africa, Twickenham, London, 3.15pm

England:

South Africa: Willie le Roux, Jesse Kriel, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Handre Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Duane Vermeulen, Kwagga Smith, Siya Kolisi, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Ox Nche

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Jasper Wiese, Herschel Jantjies, Elton Jantjies, Frans Steyn

Team news: South Africa made three changes to their side to take on England at Twickenham on Saturday, restoring fly-half Handre Pollard and lock Lood de Jager to the starting line-up and axing scrum-half Herschel Jantjies.

Jantjies is replaced by Cobus Reinach, who starts a test for the first time since the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in August.

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber described the changes as rotational, but scrum-half Jantjies struggled in wins over Wales and Scotland and drops to the bench after being substituted at halftime of Saturday’s 30-15 win at Murrayfield.

Verdict:


Wales vs. Australia, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 5.30pm

Wales:

Australia:

Team news: Australia captain Michael Hooper has been ruled out of the match through injury and will be replaced by James Slipper.

Verdict:


France vs. New Zealand, Stade de France, Paris, 9.00pm

France:

New Zealand:

Team news:

Verdict:


SUNDAY NOV. 21

Ireland vs. Argentina, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 2.15pm

France:

Georgia:

Team news:

Verdict:

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