Tonga’s old wolves vow World Cup fight with Puma cubs

Published : 9:42 am  October 3, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Tonga will coming out “howling” in their World Cup clash with Argentina’s Pumas on Sunday, according to centre Siale Piutau.

All Blacks battered in Georgia win

Published : 8:57 am  October 3, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Julian Savea scored a hat-trick of tries but New Zealand’s rugby superstars took a battering before they overcame Georgia to become the first nation into the World Cup quarter-finals.

Pumas wary of Tonga ‘disorder’ in Leicester clash

Published : 10:38 pm  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Argentina flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez thinks the Pumas need to keep the game tight and avoid being drawn into the “disorder” on which Tonga thrive when they meet the Pacific Islanders in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool C match.

Stressed? We’re blessed, says England’s Rowntree

Published : 10:05 pm  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Graham Rowntree had a long but painful association with the World Cup as a player and on Friday reminded the current England side to embrace the occasion when they face Australia in Saturday’s monumental Twickenham clash.

No hiding for England as Australia crunch match looms

Published : 5:03 pm  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England coach Stuart Lancaster knows the consequences of failure if his side are beaten by Australia in a World Cup ‘Pool of Death’ clash at Twickenham on Saturday.

Raw Scotland offer South Africa second chance

Published : 4:57 pm  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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After a wretched start to the World Cup, Heyneke Meyer’s two-time champions South Africa get another shot at redemption on Saturday against a Scotland side already knocking on the door to the play-offs.

Winless Fiji rue tough World Cup schedule

Published : 4:25 pm  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Fiji head into their final World Cup Pool A game winless and left ruing a punishing schedule that saw them have to play three of the world’s top six teams in 13 days.

Japan and Samoa quarter-finals hopes in the balance

Published : 10:55 am  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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After opening Rugby World Cup victories, Japan and Samoa were given reality checks in defeat last time out and their quarter-final hopes will be on the line when they meet in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Springboks out to regain top billing against Scotland

Published : 10:51 am  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Twice world champions South Africa seek to reassert their standing as a pre-eminent power when they take on Scotland in their Rugby World Cup crunch game on Saturday.

Australia go with twin open-sides for England

Published : 10:29 am  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Australia coach Michael Cheika has backed the Wallabies to match England in the physicality stakes in Saturday’s crunch Rugby World Cup meeting after naming twin open-side flankers in his line-up for the match.

England must beat Australia to avoid early exit

Published : 9:56 am  October 2, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The Pool A maths are complicated and the permutations many, but hosts England go into Saturday’s showdown with Australia knowing defeat means an exit from the Rugby World Cup in the opening round for the first time.

Wales battle to Fiji win

Published : 11:53 pm  October 1, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Gareth Davies guided Wales to a nail-biting 23-13 victory over Fiji on Thursday to pile the pressure on Pool A rivals Australia and England.

All Blacks wary of gargantuan Georgian

Published : 10:16 pm  October 1, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Georgia may be an unknown quantity for the All Blacks but they are certainly aware of “Gorgodzilla”, their uncompromising captain Mamuka Gorgodze.

Grim knock-on from early England World Cup exit

Published : 11:46 am  October 1, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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If England get knocked out early in the Rugby World Cup it is hosting, it will not only be a sporting humiliation but a financial setback.

Coach Saint-Andre’s tinkering keeps France on their toes

Published : 8:30 am  October 1, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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France’s players are enjoying the competition for places as coach Philippe Saint-Andre works out his strongest Rugby World Cup line-up, fullback Scott Spedding said on Wednesday.

Wales primed for Fiji test, England get Joseph lift

Published : 8:07 am  October 1, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Wales prepared for a huge physical battle against Fiji, South Africa named Fourie Du Preez as captain and England received a welcome injury boost at the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday.

South Africa name Du Preez captain for Scotland game

Published : 7:50 am  October 1, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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South Africa named veteran scrumhalf Fourie du Preez as captain and made three changes to play Scotland in Rugby World Cup Pool B at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Coach Saint-Andre’s tinkering keeps France on their toes

Published : 11:28 pm  September 30, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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France’s players are enjoying the competition for places as coach Philippe Saint-Andre works out his strongest Rugby World Cup line-up, fullback Scott Spedding said on Wednesday.

England draw inspiration from Marseille ’07

Published : 11:24 pm  September 30, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The return of Nick Easter to the England fold has added extra resonance to talk of “Marseille 2007″ as the Rugby World Cup hosts look for inspiration ahead of Saturday’s do or die clash with Australia.

New Zealand winger Naholo handed first World Cup start

Published : 11:03 pm  September 30, 2015 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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New Zealand winger Waisake Naholo will make his Rugby World Cup debut among 10 changes to the starting line-up for the All Blacks’ Pool C match against Georgia on Friday.

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