Preview – Rugby Union: Autumn Internationals

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Today sees the start of the Autumn Internationals – a series of rugby matches that are meant to be friendlies, but feel like anything but that.

Two matches are being televised, one of which is a Home Nations clash between Wales and Scotland. The teams will be competing for the Doddie Weir Cup, named after the former Scottish player who now has motor neurone disease. England meanwhile take on South Africa, in a match where both sides are missing key players.

Wales v Scotland is on BBC One at 14.15 (kick-off 14.45).

England v South Africa is on Sky Main Event and Sky Sports Action at 14.00 (kick-off 15.00).