England keep on rolling, Scotland and Wales won, just about, Italy piled the pressure on South Africa and All Blacks are back to winning ways. ESPN reporters?have their say on the biggest storylines for each team coming out of the third week of the autumn internationals.Argentina Pumas not the golden team they once wereThere were glimpses of the free-flowing, attacking flair which we have been accustomed to seeing from Argentina, but for the most part they were poor in defeat to Scotland. Very poor. The narrow defeats to Wales and Scotland alone, may not be cause for concern, but the manner of the defeats surely are.They havent looked like the side which beat Ireland by double scores at last years Rugby World Cup. It has been one error-strewn performance after another for Los Pumas from the Rugby Championship and into the November series. Now they face an England team in devastating form.Their problems wont be fixed in a week, but they will be keen to end the year on a higher note. They will need to get a foothold at the set-piece, and at all costs prevent England from scoring early. Should they do that, and Nicolas Sanchez keeps the scoreboard ticking, they could end the year with some positives. -- Killian OConnorWeek 4 vs. England, Twickenham, Nov. 26, 2:30 p.m. GMTAustralia Scrum aside, Wallabies newbies deliver?Australia are three from three in Europe after Michael Cheikas new-look outfit survived a late drop goal attempt to defeat France in Paris. With a host of first-choice players enjoying the week off, or starting from the bench, Cheika called upon the like of Kyle Godwin, Sefanaia Naivalu, Luke Morahan, Alan Alaalatoa and Tolu Latu to get the job done at Stade de France.And they did just that. The Wallabies could have been forgiven for a lack of fluidity in attack, given the mass changes, yet Godwin and Morahan slotted in seamlessly at inside centre and fullback respectively as Australia moved the ball with precision. They also scrambled well on defence and used the rolling maul to their advantage, a move which left referee Glen Jackson with no choice but to award a first-half penalty try.But it wasnt all good news, with the Australian scrum - loosehead James Slipper in particular - coming under huge pressure throughout. The visitors fortunate not to be penalised in the closing minute, a decision which would have presented France with a kickable penalty.?-- Sam BruceWeek 4 vs. Ireland, Aviva Stadium, Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m. GMTEngland Englands fullback battle is fascinatingAlex Goode missed the first high ball against Fiji. In his first start since their final World Cup pool match against Uruguay, the usually assured Saracens fullback allowed the ball to bounce.It was strange to watch; nerves could have been a factor but whatever the cause, they were then buried as he performed well on his audition for the No.15 shirt. Eddie Jones was lukewarm in his assessment of Goode post-match. His praise for Semesa Rokoduguni and Elliot Daly was more fulsome so the smart money is on Mike Brown to return at fullback for Argentina next weekend.But there is a temptation to give Goode another chance. Fijis defence was at times so poor that it was hard to judge exactly how effective Englands back three was. Goodes ability to step into a playmaking role and link man in phase play works in his favour but Jones will probably turn to Brown for his physicality when the Pumas come to town. -- Tom HamiltonWeek 4 vs. Argentina, Twickenham, Nov. 26, 2:30 p.m. GMTIt is something on Jones radar and he will be keeping a close eye on the spot throughout the November Tests. - Tom HamiltonFrance Goalkicking problematic for Les BluesWill Guy Noves be able to solve the ongoing problem of a lack of a consistent kicker for the visit of the All Blacks? It haunted them last Saturday against Australia. Maxime Machenaud missed two conversions, Scott Spedding missed a long range effort and Camille Lopez missed a drop goal with the last kick of the game.Some aimless kicking invited the Australian attacking train onto them, but despite looking like they would collapse early in the second-half, some brilliant attacking rugby brought them back into the game.Noves wants France to play in the same free-flowing style that was his trademark at Toulouse. But while some of the attack play from Spedding,?Virimi Vakatawa and Noa Nakaitaci was brilliant to watch, sometimes the clever option was avoided. Louis Picamoles has been outstanding for Northampton but failed to have an impact. Noves needs to rethink before New Zealand arrive. If he doesnt, it could be as humiliating as the 62-13 defeat France suffered at last years World Cup. -- KOCWeek 4 vs. New Zealand, Stade de France, Nov. 26, 8:00 p.m. GMTIreland Josh off to a flying start with IrelandAmid all the talk surrounding World Rugbys residency laws and so-called project players, spare a thought for Irelands Josh van der Flier. The Dubliner with the Dutch name may still be viewed with suspicion by some opposition fans, but hes Irish born and bred and continues to prove himself to be an adept addition to his countrys back-row.A head injury sustained by CJ Stander with a little over 20 minutes gone at the Aviva Stadium ensured that the flanker was ushered on in the early stages, as he had been in Chicago a fortnight ago. And as on that occasion, he didnt let Ireland down here. Pitched into an unfamiliar role on the blindside of the Irish scrum, van der Flier dovetailed excellently with his Leinster teammate, Sean OBrien.Van der Flier was a constant presence in the 59 minutes he was on the pitch, doing everything that was asked of him defensively while taking the game to the All Blacks, making 51 metres with ball in hand. The only blot in his copy book came in the second half as he tried to force an offload when Ireland were camped in New Zealands 22. It was a rush of blood that can be excused in someone winning only their fourth Test cap. Signs are, there will be plenty more international honours to come. -- Martyn ThomasWeek 4 vs. Australia, Aviva Stadium, Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m. GMTItalyOShea making his mark with the AzzurriWhat a result! Yes this is one of the worst Springbok sides in the professional era, but the Azzurri were also low on confidence after being handed a 58-point drubbing by a second string All Blacks a week earlier.Italy stuck to their strengths and forced South Africa into submission. Their defence improved significantly to keep the Boks to just two first half tries, while their line-out and rolling maul sent a big South African pack backwards and led to a deserved try.This is Conor OSheas first big scalp in his fifth Test as head coach and its fair to say hes turning Italian rugby around after a horror Six Nations campaign earlier this year. Theres still work to be done, but with a Test against Tonga to round out the year, another win is there for the taking. -- Nick BewleyWeek 4 vs. Tonga, Stadio Euganeo, Padovai, Nov. 26, 2:00 p.m. GMTNew Zealand Importance of second rows Following what was an attritional affair at times, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was keen to praise the character that his side had displayed in Dublin. This was not New Zealand at their free-flowing best, but that they still ground out the win and held Ireland out was to be applauded.No two players embodied that approach more than the returning second-row partnership of Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock. The duo, who were both injured for the Chicago fixture, got through an astonishing amount of work -- some of which skirted on the boundaries of legality -- putting in 37 tackles between them, and doing much more that cannot be accounted for by the stats sheet.Whitelock drew particular praise from his coach for the level of his performance, given he had not played a single minute of Test rugby in almost a month. It cannot be argued that the return of Retallick and Whitelock helped tip the balance in New Zealands favour here, but is there a case to be made that the All Blacks are becoming too reliant on their star locks?Both played 80 minutes against Ireland. Obviously theyve got a huge gap [on their rivals] because both of them have been playing for a long time, Hansen said. Theyre probably two of the best locks in world rugby when theyre fit and playing well. He will hope they stay fit and in form for the foreseeable future. -- MTWeek 4 vs. France, Stade de France, Nov. 26, 8:00 p.m. GMTScotlandA win is a winIf Scotland drew plaudits from their defeat to Australia, they wont have won many supporters as they trudged to victory over Argentina.But amidst the errors, of which there were many, they put in some great defensive efforts to stop Argentina. Alex Dunbar, Finn Russell and Hamish Watson all combined to drive Nicolas Sanchez back when the fly-half darted for the line following a scrum, leading to a turnover. Huw Jones also showed his class once more, this time beating three players before offloading to Sean Maitland to score.With Ireland beating the All Blacks, Italy beating South Africa and Georgia beating Manu Samoa, theyll need to improve to avoid their name being added to the list. Their scrum was ravaged by Argentina. It wont come up against the same pressure against Georgia, but if they are not in a good frame of mind, it could be another tough watch in Edinburgh. -- KOCWeek 4 vs. Georgia, Murrayfield, Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m. GMTSouth Africa Shambolic Springboks continue downward spiralAllister Coetzees tenure as Springboks coach - four wins, seven losses. All in the space of five months. Based on those results Coetzee is walking on the thinnest of ice as South Africa languish in the depths of rugby despair.The players look so low on confidence, and completely directionless. There was an instance where they had a five-on-one overlap inside Italys 22, but failed to score. There is talent there. Willie le Roux for example is world class, but this is a team playing like a bunch of individuals with a real lack of continuity and a game-plan.Their attack is of most concern. Seven tries in their last six Tests makes for bleak reading. The Boks need to get more out of the likes of le Roux, Bryan Habana and Damian de Allende this week against a Welsh side who were exposed defensively by Japan. -- NBWeek 4 vs. Wales, Principality Stadium, Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m. GMTWales Wales need to back the mavericks Wales look out of sorts and are lacking the confidence and fluidity that led them to the World Cup quarterfinals a year ago. Against Japan - who were void of a number of premier players - Wales laboured to their last-gasp win. But out of the match comes three burning issues for the Wales coaching team. Two of those revolve around players.It is time for Sam Davies to be given a chance to start at fly-half against South Africa next weekend. The young Ospreys playmaker came on with just 13 minutes left but immediately brought width to Wales attack and showed admirable nerves to slot the last gasp drop-goal.Keelan Giles, who didnt get a chance to attack with ball in hand, should replace the out-of-sorts Alex Cuthbert. The latter is fiercely talented but needs time to re-find his best form and Giles, who has taken to PRO12 rugby with such ease, would benefit from being given a chance against the Boks from the outset.Which now comes to the third question. Do Wales need to freshen up their coaching team? Perhaps they need to bring in an external influence like Eddie Jones has done with England to bring a new perspective to their style of rugby. This is not to challenge the present order but it could bring a valuable clarity and inspiration to the current management team. -- THWeek 4 vs. South Africa, Principality Stadium, Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m. GMT Stitched Jerseys . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. http://www.cheapjerseysyouth.com/ . 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Throughout the day I ran into old friends, chatted with a variety of folks at the company, had some meetings.Pretty much wherever I went they had one question for the boxing guy and it wasnt about Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin or who I thought won the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward fight (for the record, Kovalev, 115-112).What they all asked me was some form of this question: So is that Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight ever going to happen?Oy. As I have said since the notion of that fight was first raised: No chance. Zero. For a million reasons, not the least of which is the fact that Mayweather, when he fights, is the best boxer on the planet and McGregor would essentially be making his professional boxing debut and, frankly, I have serious doubts a commission even would approve such a dangerous mismatch. The same would be said if Mayweather was seeking to fight in MMA (which he would never even remotely consider).After a long day of traveling back and forth to Connecticut, I returned home to northern Virginia and instead of going to bed, I made the mistake of checking my email. I was greeted with several from the office about the story that colleague and MMA writer Brett Okamoto had written while I was flying home -- the one about how McGregor had gotten a boxing license in California.Naturally, that once again raised wild speculation about a possible fight with Mayweather, who has been retired for a little more than a year. My initial reaction to McGregors gambit: whoopty doo.His getting a boxing license means nothing as it relates to a (im)possible fight with Mayweather. You know what you need to do to get a license for combat sports in California? Pay $60, fill out a rather simple four-page application and pass a medical exam.Whoopty doo.My thought on McGregors play is that he is just looking for more attention. Hes great at generating that, as is Mayweather. And guess what? Hes got it.But I wanted to know what Team Mayweather thought of the turn of events so I called on one Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, who knows Floyd as well as anyone.Ellerbe is usually reserved in his commentary but when I informed him of McGregors licensure, he was animated.Its all a game. Its all a calculated effort to gain more fans, Ellerbe said. He got a boxing license. Congratulations to him. Conor McGregor can say anything he wants to but he has a boss and his name is [UFC president] Dana White. He is under contract to the UFC and if he wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match he cant because his bosses wouldnt allow that to happen. The brass [from WME-IMG] who recently purchased the UFC [for $4 billion earlier this year] are very smart people and they would never -- and put this in bold caps -- let him step into a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather because everyone knows what the outcome would be. He would get his ass beat from pillar to post.Ellerbe also invoked race, saying the only reason people are interested and talking about the prospect of the fantasy match is because of color. McGregor is a white Irishman. Mayweather is African-American.Call it was it is -- its a black-and-white issue, Ellerbe said. The reason why it generates so much aattention is because its a black-and-white issue.dddddddddddd. If were talking about Floyd against Anderson Silva, when he was No. 1, we wouldnt be having this kind of conversation.Ellerbe also said McGregors boxing license is meaningless because of his contract with UFC.At the end of the day, hes under contract with the UFC, Ellerbe said. Hes told what to do. Hes an employee. Hes done a masterful con job to try to trick people that he could actually pull this off. Its another creative way to create more interest. Nobody is mad but its a con job trying to make people think this is real and even mentioning him and TBE [The Best Ever, Mayweathers nickname] in the same breath is disrespectful, completely disrespectful. Isnt this the same guy who tapped out three fights ago?Indeed, McGregor, moving up in weight, tapped out against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in March. Since then he has won two in a row, including a rematch with Diaz at UFC 202 followed by a win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 to win the UFC lightweight title, thus becoming the first fighter to hold UFC titles in two divisions simultaneously as he was also the promotions featherweight champion.Hes a very good MMA fighter, give credit where its due, Ellerbe said. Its kind of played out now. Just stop it. The con game is over. Go out there and worry about dominating the UFC because three fights ago he lost, he was quitting. You couldnt even mention the word quit with Floyd Mayweather. And, like I said, [McGregor] cant do anything without the UFCs approval. Theres no way [WME-IMG] spent all that money so they can get their biggest star killed. It would never happen. If they want to get him killed put him in there in a boxing match.Ellerbe also said that Mayweather (49-0 as a boxer) has zero interest in fighting McGregor (21-3 in MMA).Think about this, Ellerbe said. Floyd is a guy who spent his entire life developing his craft and becoming the best to do this. And he beat a number of great fighters and is undefeated and built his legacy on hard work and dedication. He beat world champions over a 20-year period and heres a guy, McGregor, who has about 20 fights and lost three of them, and three fights ago he was seen on the mat quitting. What are we talking about? And I have a great deal of respect for what he does for a living. Floyd and I have nothing against UFC or any of their fighters. I respect all fighters who step in a ring or the Octagon, but Floyd is in the Bahamas enjoying life. Hes not thinking about Conor McGregor or anyone else.What McGregor is attempting to do is take a page out of Floyds book from the marketing and promotional side by using his name. The quickest way to become famous is to align yourself with another famous person, and hes done a good job of that.Ellerbe lauded McGregors stand-up game and referred to him as a good puncher compared to the typical UFC fighter but that he would have no prayer with Mayweather.He has a good little hand game, a superior hand game compared to the UFC fighters he is competing with but fighting Floyd Mayweather is a whole other story, Ellerbe said. That bulls--- youre throwing over there in UFC would get you killed against Floyd. 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