England head coach Eddie Jones will take charge of the Barbarians against Fiji at Twickenham after the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup.

Jones will oversee the invitational side for the game on November 16, two weeks after what he hopes will be a World Cup final appearance for England in Japan.

It is the first time Jones has been asked to coach the Barbarians, having served as assistant under Jake White when the Baa-Baas took on Australia at Wembley in 2008.

"It's a huge honour to be invited to coach the Barbarians," Jones said.

"The club perfectly embodies the values and traditions of the sport and fans can expect to see an exciting match between two sides who like to play end-to-end running rugby. 

"2019 is a massive year for international rugby and I'm looking forward to returning to Twickenham after a successful World Cup campaign to coach a Barbarians team containing some of the stars of the tournament."

The Barbarians and Fiji last met at Twickenham six years ago, when almost 70,000 were in attendance to witness a 43-19 victory for the invitational side.

Ross Ford, Scotland's record appearance maker, has retired from rugby as he plans to go into coaching.

It was confirmed in April that the hooker, who won 110 caps for his country, would be leaving club side Edinburgh at the end of the 2018-19 season.

And on Thursday, Scottish Rugby revealed Ford's plans to move into strength and conditioning coaching, helping young players in the Scottish Borders.

"I always enjoyed the S&C side of things. It was always a big part of my game and it was something I was good at," Ford said.

"Later in my career I took a big interest in it and it became something I wanted to do after I finished playing, so I was really keen when this opportunity came up, especially being a Borders lad as well.

"I've been very fortunate. I've had a long career in the sport and have been able to represent my country at the highest level, playing in a lot of great places around the world.

"I've met some characters along the way and overall just feel very lucky to have played a sport that I love and make a living in the process.

"I never had any specific targets in mind, it [reaching 110 caps] just kind of crept up on me. I recognise it as a big achievement but it's just something that came hand-in-hand with playing the sport.

"Mossy [Chris Paterson] got over 100 and Sean [Lamont] is up over 100 as well. I never set out to get to get certain number or beat them. I just kept playing because I was enjoying it."

Ford, who made his international debut against Australia in 2004, brings down the curtain on a career that encompassed almost 300 professional games and saw him capped as a British and Irish Lion on the tour to South Africa in 2009.

Windies assistant coach Vasbert Drakes says the team is looking forward to the start of the third Test against England in St. Lucia on Saturday.

On the eve of the third and final Test against England, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is hoping for a bounty of wickets on a St. Lucia pitch that has been good to him in the past.

New Zealand may be the dominant force in world rugby but Chris Ashton says England should go into Saturday's clash with the All Blacks confident they can secure a victory.

Wales are hopeful that head coach Warren Gatland will return in time to take charge for next week's November international against Scotland. 

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has returned to New Zealand following the death of his father.

Scotland have been boosted by the return of key players for their November internationals, including Jonny Gray, Greig Laidlaw, Finn Russell and Tommy Seymour.

Cricket West Indies has lauded its Test captain Jason Holder who is now ranked ninth in the ICC Test bowling rankings and third in the Test allrounder rankings during a standout year.

Sam Cane will miss the remainder of New Zealand's internationals in 2018 having fractured his neck in the All Blacks' victory over South Africa on Saturday. 

Danny Cipriani has been omitted from a three-day England training camp but Manu Tuilagi and Chris Ashton have been called up by Eddie Jones.

Beauden Barrett has done enough throughout his career to hold onto his number 10 jersey ahead of the in-form Richie Mo'unga, according to Dan Carter.

Chris Ashton has been backed as a strong contender for an England recall by his former Toulon team-mate Bryan Habana after joining Sale Sharks.

Bryan Habana emphasized the importance overseas-based players can have as South Africa bid to restore themselves as one of the dominant forces in rugby union.

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