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Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Ben Youngs warns Australia best is still to come before World Cup showdown

3 days ago by The Guardian

• Scrum-half says England are yet to show their hand• ‘It is always big whenever you play an Australia fixture’Ben Youngs has warned Australia that England have yet to show their hand at the World...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Japan match to go ahead

4 days ago by The Guardian

World Rugby rules crucial game can proceed in wake of typhoonWales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga on, Namibia v Canada offScotland’s must-win World Cup game against the hosts Japan – “the biggest match...

Samoa won’t temper aggression but this time it’s not personal

1 week ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

England’s World Cup bid was just minutes old when Billy Vunipola launched himself into contact off the back of a lineout and Tonga’s Zane Kapeli floored him with a tackle that landed the big...

RWC Preview: Argentina v USA

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina will be without Tomas Lavanini when they round off a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign against the United States.   Lock Lavanini was banned for four matches after he was sent off...

Rugby World Cup: France squeeze past Tonga and New Zealand beat Namibia 71-9 – video highlights

1 week ago by The Guardian

Match day 15 saw a dominant All Blacks side breeze past Namibia in a 71-9 victory. Despite the one-sided scoreline, Steve Hansen’s side found themselves behind in the first half before an 11-try demolition...

Frustrated Brunel says it's back to basics for error-strewn France

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A frustrated Jacques Brunel said France have to "go back to basics" after stumbling past Tonga to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.     Les Bleus won 23-21 on Sunday to set up a Pool...

Eddie Jones playing the straight man with England still to come to boil

1 week ago by The Guardian

The England head coach has opted against antagonising opponents but there is still time for him to go on the offensiveEddie Jones is playing the role of straight man this tournament, for now. Just as his...

George Ford makes England’s World Cup attack hum and cannot be dropped | Nick Evans

1 week ago by The Guardian

England sapped the life out of Argentina and their clinical performance bodes well for the rest of the tournamentFull marks to England for a clinical performance against Argentina. It is never easy playing...