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Rugby World Cup Recap: Wales v Fiji and France v Canada

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Sometimes, even Dylan Thomas can’t cut it, and describing the extent of Wales’s struggles to put down a spirited Fiji in the Rugby World Cup Pool C clash requires help from a poet of another Celtic nation. Fortunately, Robbie Burns is always on hand to give the bard of the valleys a […]

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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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France v Argentina Recap: Pumas Expose Gallic Flaws

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Arrogance cost France dearly against Argentina. Arrogance, along with frustrating inconsistency, inaccurate kicking, a lack of aggression, and the boot of Toulon-based fly-half Nicolás Sánchez, who kicked 15 of the Pumas’ 18 points as they won a tight encounter at Stade de France. France came into the game in buoyant mood after […]

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Top 14 Recap: Pundits Defied As The Rugby Gods Have Their Say

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Once again, as a near apoplexy-inducing Top 14 season draws to a close, the capricious whimsy of the rugby gods has cast pundits’ best-laid predictions to at least three of the four winds. The idea of Stade Francais losing to Racing Metro at Stade Jean Bouin, where they have been unbeaten all […]

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Top 14 Preview: All For One In Battle Of Paris

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Two matches bestride this weekend’s Top 14 fixtures like the legs of a rugby colossus – the Paris derby between Stade Francais and Racing Metro, and Toulouse’s trip to the Mediterranean coast of south-east France, where Toulon lie in wait. With the end of the Top 14 season nigh, and European action […]

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