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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Today’s News

'I completely lost my head' - Vahaamahina laments World Cup dismissal

The France lock was sent off in the 49th minute of their quarter-final defeat to Wales yesterday.

# rugby-world-cup - Yesterday’s News

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales

Wales secured a tense, one-point win over 14-man France.

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes

Ireland’s form through 2019 has been leading to today’s result, despite their protests of positivity.

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final

Eddie Jones’ side flexed their muscle in the first of the quarter-final ties in Oita.

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika pit their wits together with a place in the semi-final on the line.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 17 October, 2019

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident

Damage was allegedly caused to a nightclub in Kumamoto.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey

Check out our competition ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 13 October, 2019

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home

Despite having his World Cup cut short by injury, the fullback played all 80 minutes for Toulouse yesterday.

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead

World Rugby has yet to make an announcement on Scotland’s clash with Japan.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 11 October, 2019

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph

The fall-out from the cancellation of games at the tournament continues.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar

Scheduling the tournament outside of typhoon season would have required more flexibility than rugby decision-makers have shown a stomach for.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji

A sickening blow to Dan Biggar’s head will pose an injury concern for Warren Gatland’s side.

WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends

With thanks to Volkswagen, we will feed one lucky group of Ireland fans ahead of this Saturday’s Pool A clash against Samoa.

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Gregor Townsend’s men are still in with a real shout of making the knockout stages and we went minute-by-minute.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested

Australia are eyeing up a World Cup quarter-final against England or France.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 7 October, 2019

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 6 October, 2019

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

The coach insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 5 October, 2019

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

We followed all the action from the Pool C clash in Tokyo.

Stockdale relishing prospect of more Schmidt-fuelled pressure

‘It’s amazing how much pressure one man can put on an entire team.’

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa

Michael Leitch returns for Saturday’s game but the captain’s armband is retained by Pieter Labuschagne.

South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case

South African player fully focused on tomorrow’s crucial game against Italy.

Fiji run in seven tries to rout Georgia for bonus-point win at Rugby World Cup

The win puts Fiji in a strong position to secure automatic qualification for the next World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup

Eben Etzebeth is alleged to have insulted, assaulted and pointed a gun at a 42-year-old man.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

South Africa call up on-loan Saracens back as Kriel withdraws with injury from All Blacks game

South Africa call up on-loan Saracens back as Kriel withdraws with injury from All Blacks game

Damian Willemse will join the squad in Japan on Thursday.

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup Blurred Vision This post contains videos

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup

Ardie Savea will use protective eyewear against Canada tomorrow.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 30 September, 2019

World Rugby offer 'sincere apologies' to Georgia over Russian music gaffe

‘We want to make it clear that Russia is not Georgia,’ said coach Milton Haig after Georgia’s win over Uruguay.

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes

The New Zealand head coach has adjusted his side significantly for Wednesday’s game against Canada.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Georgia crush giant-killers Uruguay with bonus-point victory

The popular South American side were unable to pull off another shock win.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 28 September, 2019

South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running

The Boks lost on the opening weekend to New Zealand.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 27 September, 2019

Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower

Afa Amosa is facing a long lay-off after sustaining a knee injury during his side’s victory over Russia.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'We let ourselves down badly' - USA head coach slams performance in heavy England defeat

The Eagles shipped seven tries to Eddie Jones’s side in their World Cup clash.

Italy trounce Canada to make it back-to-back World Cup bonus-point wins

Conor O’Shea’s side ran in seven tries but the performance in Fukuoka was by no means perfect.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Ireland's Chris Farrell reaping the rewards from his 'shot in the dark'

The Munster centre made his World Cup debut as a first-half substitute in Sunday’s victory over Scotland.

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