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Rugby union autumn internationals: this weekend’s final fixtures, start times, TV guide

Wales and France will wear rainbow laces to support Gareth Thomas

The final matches of the 2018 autumn internationals take place in the UK and Europe on Saturday.

After their 16-9 loss to Ireland last weekend New Zealand will be confident of getting back to winning ways when they face Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome (2pm). The Irish meanwhile host the United States at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin (6.30pm).

Scotland take on Argentina at Murrayfield (2.30pm), France face Fiji at the Stade de France in Paris (7.45pm) and England battle against old rivals Australia at Twickenham (3pm). All start times UK. 

Rainbow laces

Wales players will wear rainbow laces in their match against South Africa at the Principality Stadium tomorrow in support of former captain Gareth Thomas.

The 44-year-old Welsh rugby legend, who came out as gay in 2009, was the victim of a homophobic attack last weekend in Cardiff, the BBC reports.

The Rainbow Laces campaign is an initiative organised by gay rights group Stonewall.

A Welsh Rugby Union spokesperson said: “We are delighted to confirm that Welsh rugby is once again proudly endorsing Stonewall Cymru’s Rainbow Laces initiative throughout its two week 2018 awareness campaign, whilst continuing to permanently support its values on a year round basis.”

The French team will also wear rainbow laces in their match against Fiji.  

Saturday 24 November fixtures
  • 2pm: Italy vs. New Zealand (Stadio Olimpico, Rome; live on Premier Sports
  • 2.30pm: Scotland vs. Argentina (Murrayfield, Edinburgh; live on BBC One
  • 3pm: England vs. Australia (Twickenham, London; live on Sky Sports Action
  • 5.20pm: Wales vs. South Africa (Principality Stadium, Cardiff; live on BBC Two
  • 6.30pm: Ireland vs. USA (Aviva Stadium, Dublin; live on Channel 4
  • 7.45pm: France vs. Fiji (Stade de France, Paris; live on Premier Sports)

Autumn international results, fixtures and TV guide

3 November results
  • Japan 31 New Zealand 69  
  • Wales 21 Scotland 10 
  • England 12 South Africa 11 
  • Ireland 54 Italy 7
10 November results
  • Italy 28 Georgia 17 
  • Scotland 54 Fiji 17
  • England 15 New Zealand 16
  • Wales 9 Australia 6
  • Ireland 28 Argentina 17
  • France 26 South Africa 29
Saturday 17 November fixtures
  • Italy 7 Australia 26
  • Wales 74 Tonga 24
  • England 35 Japan 15
  • Scotland 20 South Africa 26
  • Ireland 19 New Zealand 9
  • France 28 Argentina 13
Saturday 24 November fixtures
  • 2pm: Italy vs. New Zealand (Stadio Olimpico, Rome; live on Premier Sports
  • 2.30pm: Scotland vs. Argentina (Murrayfield, Edinburgh; live on BBC One
  • 3pm: England vs. Australia (Twickenham, London; live on Sky Sports Action
  • 5.20pm: Wales vs. South Africa (Principality Stadium, Cardiff; live on BBC Two
  • 6.30pm: Ireland vs. USA (Aviva Stadium, Dublin; live on Channel 4
  • 7.45pm: France vs. Fiji (Stade de France, Paris; live on Premier Sports)
Saturday 1 December fixture
  • 2.30pm: Barbarians vs. Argentina (Twickenham, London; live on BBC Two)

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