England v New Zealand, Australia v France and South Africa v Wales - all live this Saturday

Last Updated: 17/06/14 5:16pm

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Chris Robshaw will be aiming to lead England to victory in Hamilton

Chris Robshaw will be aiming to lead England to victory in Hamilton

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A summer of ferocious international rugby continues this weekend with a tantalising line-up of matches featuring England, New Zealand, South Africa, Wales, Australia and France.

With the World Cup little more than 15 months away, players will be desperate to take - what is for some - their last chance this summer to press their claims, and coaches will be eager to see their teams take the next steps in their development. And, of course, there will be crucial psychological blows to land on future opponents.

Ultimately, though, there are three fantastic Test matches this Saturday.  

Australia v France, Sky Sports 1, 6am
After their humiliation in the first test France considerably upped their game in Melbourne last week, but it was another defeat for Philippe Saint-Andre's men, whose woes Down Under continued. It was a scrappy affair that saw no tries in the Wallabies' 6-0 victory, and both teams will be eager to show their attacking prowess at their final meeting in Sydney. Australia have showed they can run in tries and grind out victories ahead of next year's World Cup, and now they'll be hoping to see off the French once more to complete a series whitewash.

New Zealand v England, Sky Sports 1, 8am
Stuart Lancaster's men were narrowly edged out by the All Blacks for the second week running, as they followed their last-gasp defeat at Eden Park with a 28-27 loss in Dunedin. Attention turns back to the northern island as the two lock horns for the final time at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. England are buoyed from their 38-7 victory over Super Rugby side Crusaders on Tuesday and the tour has thrown up some exciting names for the World Cup and beyond, but they will all be desperate to fly back from the antipodes with a win under their belt.

South Africa v Wales, Sky Sports 1, 2pm
Wales were given a thorough beating in their first encounter with South Africa last week, as they fell to a 38-16 defeat to the Springboks in a one-sided affair in Durban. Bryan Habana scored two tries while Willie Le Roux starred for Heyneke Meyer's side, who will be ones to avoid in the World Cup next year. Alex Cuthbert scored a stunning try to make the score more respectable this week, but Warren Gatland will be urging a response from his Wales side, who haven't had the best year so far.

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