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Rugby World Cup: News in Brief – Monday, September 29

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RWU HQ – Options behind the scrum look very thin for Wales, the Youtube tribute to Waisake Naholo, what scares Jacques Burger, something for conspiracy theorists – and other stories from the tournament in England that you may unnaccountably have missed…   Hook finally gets Wales call-up as injuries strike Wales boss Warren Gatland finally […]

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Rugby World Cup Recap: New Zealand v Namibia

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CASTRES, FRANCE – They were outclassed. They were overpowered. But, though they were beaten, battered, bruised and bloodied, Namibia refused to be bowed. Their bodies may have weakened under 80 minutes of New Zealand pressure, but their will, organisation and discipline remained very much in tact. And they were rewarded 10 minutes into the second […]

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Rugby World Cup: Pool C Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Of all the pools in the Rugby World Cup, Pool C is by far the easiest to predict. Everyone who is anyone in rugby punditry says New Zealand will win their four group-stage matches with varying degrees of insouciant ease, leaving Argentina (ranked ninth in the world) and Tonga (11th) to fight […]

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Heineken Cup: Match Nuggets and Expert Panel Picks

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CARDIFF, WALES – Here we go, rugby fans and casual viewers… WHAT: The Final. Heineken Cup Final. Ever. This will determine the best Rugby club in the Northern Hemisphere. WHO: Rugby Club Toulonnais (France) v Saracens FC (London, England). Both clubs are on the verge of completing historic doubles. Toulon finished the French Top14 regular season […]

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Heineken Cup Semi-Final Recap: Saracens Joyful, Toulon Clinical

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CASTRES – FRANCE “I don’t know what happened to Clermont.” That’s what Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall said after the Londoners’ 46-6 demolition job in the first Heineken Cup semi final at Twickenham on Saturday. He’s not the only one. In the end, McCall could only put the result down to it being one […]

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