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Rugby World Cup: Quarter-Final Recap

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Heartbreak, euphoria, humiliation, tension, disbelief and despair – the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals wore all their emotions on their sleeves in a weekend that had tournament organisers breathing more easily than at any time since England’s ignominious and drawn-out departure became apparent with a match of the group stages to play. New […]

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Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v France Preview

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AUCKLAND, NZ, AND CASTRES, FRANCE – One Rugby World Cup quarter-final* really caught our attention at Rugby Wrap Up Towers – New Zealand v France. So, we cuffed our Super Rugby expert Jamie Wall and our Top 14 writer James Harrington to their computers and let them fight it out over the interweb. Here’s what […]

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Rugby World Cup: News in Brief – Thursday, October 1

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Got Four Minutes? Rugby World Cup organisers have released this video of the first 100 tries scored at this year’s Rugby World Cup   Wales injury crisis? What Wales injury crisis? Wales coach Warren Gatland has insisted he is confident that his squad’s injury woes will not affect chances of beating Fiji in Thursday’s crucial […]

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Rugby World Cup Midweek Matches Round-Up

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CASTRES, FRANCE – After a weekend trip to a Japan-inspired rugby Wonderland, the World Cup returned to this side of the looking glass for the first batch of midweek matches, which saw both Scotland and Australia kick off their campaigns with solid wins against Japan and Fiji respectively, while Romania lost their first match of […]

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Rugby World Cup: Pool D Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND –  Three Six Nations rivals line up in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup. History dictates that France and Ireland will qualify ahead of Italy – with the big question on most people’s lips being who will go on to lose to pre-tournament champions-elect New Zealand in the quarter-finals. That does Canada […]

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Top 14 Preview: Pressure..? What Pressure?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Heading into the final four weeks of this Top 14 campaign, only one thing is certain. Next season, the Simon Mannix-led Pau – or Section Paloise to give them their Sunday name – will join France’s top-flight for the first time in nine years, having dominated the second-tier ProD2 all season. By […]

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