Stuart Lancaster accepts that pressure is mounting as England continue to flounder in their build-up to next year's World CupRead the full story ›
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton has been nominated for the 2014 International Rugby Board world player of the year award.
Sexton, who played an instrumental role when Ireland beat South Africa last weekend, is among five nominations announced by the IRB.
The 29-year-old has been joined on the shortlist by South Africa full-back Willie le Roux and Springboks number eight Duane Vermeulen, and New Zealand wing Julian Savea and All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick.
George North will move into the centre when Wales open their autumn Test campaign against Australia on Saturday..
Injuries to both Jonathan Davies and Scott Williams have forced head coach Warren Gatland into switching the Northampton wing into midfield, where he will be partnered by Jamie Roberts.
Wales team to play Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday:
L Halfpenny (Toulon); A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), G North (Northampton), J Roberts (Racing Metro), L Williams (Scarlets); D Biggar (Ospreys), R Webb (Ospreys); P James (Bath), R Hibbard (Gloucester), S Lee (Scarlets), J Ball (Scarlets), A-W Jones (Ospreys), D Lydiate (unattached), S Warburton (Cardiff Blues, capt), T Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).
Replacements: S Baldwin (Ospreys), G Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), R Jones (Scarlets), B Davies (Wasps), J Tipuric (Ospreys), M Phillips (Racing Metro), R Priestland (Scarlets), C Allen (Cardiff Blues).
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Two years after Bath spotted him playing for the British Army, Semesa Rokoduguni has been selected to play for England by Stuart LancasterRead the full story ›
England head coach Stuart Lancaster has announced his 33-man squad for this autumn's rugby internationalsRead the full story ›