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Wales Wary Of Fit France Ahead Of Gruelling World Cup Semi Test

The physically gruelling and heavyweight Top 14 has often been held to blame for leaving France's players underprepared for the more dynamic nature of modern Test rugby ...

South Africa’s Kolbe Among Top Eight Players So Far At The Rugby World Cup

South Africa’s Kolbe Among Top Eight Players So Far At The Rugby World Cup

The electric winger, cousin of 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk, underlined his status as rugby union's hottest property with a superb two-try showing in South Africa's 49-3 victory over Italy ...

France Into World Cup Quarters After Jittery Narrow Win Over Tonga

France Into World Cup Quarters After Jittery Narrow Win Over Tonga

First-half tries by Virimi Vakatawa and man-of-the-match Alivereti Raka were enough to secure the win for Les Bleus against a spirited Tongan side ...

Experimental New Zealand Side Embarrass Namibia At Rugby World Cup

Experimental New Zealand Side Embarrass Namibia At Rugby World Cup

The win put the All Blacks top of Pool B after three games, with one more to come against Italy next Saturday as the quarter-finals beckon ...

England Defeat Argentina To Sail Into Rugby World Cup Quarters

England Defeat Argentina To Sail Into Rugby World Cup Quarters

Jack Nowell celebrated his return from injury with a late try, one of six scores for Eddie Jones's men, who can now look to a last-eight clash likely against either Wales or Australia ...

Electric Winger Kolbe Scores A Double As Springboks Put One Foot In RWC Quarters

Electric Winger Kolbe Scores A Double As Springboks Put One Foot In RWC Quarters

The result left both teams on 10 points, but Rassie Erasmus' Springboks will bid for another full five points when they round off their Pool B campaign against whipping boys Canada in Kobe on Tuesday ...

Six Nations Champions Wales Edge Australia In Thrilling Affair

Six Nations Champions Wales Edge Australia In Thrilling Affair

The Welsh were 23-8 ahead at half-time but they had to withstand a furious second-half onslaught when Australia fought back to within a point late in the game ...

Rugby World Cup Hosts Japan Buzzing After Remarkable Ireland Triumph

Rugby World Cup Hosts Japan Buzzing After Remarkable Ireland Triumph

Four years ago, the Brave Blossoms pulled off one of sport's greatest shocks with a breathless 34-32 upset of two-time world champions South Africa on England's south coast ...

Montoya The Hat-Trick Hero As Pumas Beat Tonga At Rugby World Cup

Montoya The Hat-Trick Hero As Pumas Beat Tonga At Rugby World Cup

Argentina had a four-try bonus-point as early as the 26th minute and they led 28-7 at half-time ...

Pumas Besieged: Argentina's Rugby World Cup On The Line Against Tonga

Pumas Besieged: Argentina's Rugby World Cup On The Line Against Tonga

The semi-finalists in 2007 and 2015 started their Pool C campaign with a heartbreaking 23-21 loss to France ...

Seven-Try Italy Run Riot To Hand Canada Biggest Rugby World Cup Defeat

Seven-Try Italy Run Riot To Hand Canada Biggest Rugby World Cup Defeat

The Springboks, who lost their opener against New Zealand, paid a high price when they were guilty of taking Japan lightly at the last World Cup and cannot afford to do the same again when they meet Italy in Shizuoka ...

Minnows Uruguay Stun Fiji In Historic Rugby World Cup Victory

Minnows Uruguay Stun Fiji In Historic Rugby World Cup Victory

The South Americans had only ever won two games at the World Cup and are ranked nine places below the more celebrated Pacific islanders, whom they had never beaten ...

Marauding Winger Fidow Powers Samoa To Big Win Over Russia At RWC

Marauding Winger Fidow Powers Samoa To Big Win Over Russia At RWC

The winners, who were tournament quarter-finalists in 1991 and 1995, began the game pumped-up after a passionate performance of their 'siva tau' war dance ...

Wales Open Rugby World Cup Account With Humiliation Of Georgia

Wales Open Rugby World Cup Account With Humiliation Of Georgia

Four slick first-half tries from Jonathan Davies, Justin Tipuric, Josh Adams and Liam Williams ensured the bonus point for Wales ...

Rugby World Cup Referees Under Fire On Opening Weekend

Rugby World Cup Referees Under Fire On Opening Weekend

Wallaby wing Hodge prevented Yato from scoring a try in the 26th minute of Australia's tournament-opening 39-21 win on Saturday by blocking the flanker with a shoulder-led, no-arms challenge ...

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