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Argentina show class to sweep aside Barbarians at Twickenham

Argentina show class to sweep aside Barbarians at Twickenham

Argentina suggested they could be a force in Super Rugby after routing a Barbarians team containing five World Cup finalists 49-31 at Twickenham. The Pumas, who warmed up in black t-shirts carrying the number 11 in tribute to Jonah Lomu who died this week, ran in seven tries in front of a crowd of 38,101, with wing Santiago Cordero crossing …

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Andy Nicol talks up Scotland mindset : Rugby World Cup 2015

Andy Nicol talks up Scotland mindset : Rugby World Cup 2015

Former captain Andy Nicol believes recent wins over Australia are a significant psychological benefit to Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup meeting. The Scots have beaten Australia in two of their last three meetings. «Australia completely outplayed England so you would say this is a tougher quarter-final for us,» said Nicol. «But we have this mental block against England at Twickenham, …

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Ireland’s Paul O’Connell ruled out : Rugby World Cup 2015

Ireland’s Paul O’Connell ruled out : Rugby World Cup 2015

Paul O’Connell’s international career is over after the Ireland captain tore his hamstring during Sunday’s World Cup victory over France. The 35-year-old is moving to French side Toulon after the tournament having being released early from his dual Munster and Ireland contract. Iain Henderson, who replaced O’Connell, is likely to start Sunday’s quarter-final game with Argentina in Cardiff. Number eight …

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Wales’ Liam Williams could miss Six Nations : Rugby World Cup

Wales’ Liam Williams could miss Six Nations : Rugby World Cup

Wales back Liam Williams is a doubt for the Six Nations with the foot injury that ended his World Cup hopes. The 24-year-old Scarlets wing or full-back had foot surgery in June and will need further surgery after re-injuring it in Wales’ 15-6 loss to Australia. «I believe it’s an issue with the screw in the same foot, so there’ll …

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Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony ruled out : Rugby World Cup

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony ruled out : Rugby World Cup

Ireland back row Peter O’Mahony has been ruled out of the World Cup with knee ligament damage and replaced in the squad by Rhys Ruddock. The 26-year-old Munster flanker had to be taken off 14 minutes into the second half of Sunday’s 24-9 win over France. Team manager Mick Kearney said O’Mahony was «returning to Dublin for specialist opinion». Skipper …

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Inexperience cost England — Stuart Lancaster : Rugby World Cup

Inexperience cost England — Stuart Lancaster : Rugby World Cup

England’s inexperience was a factor in their early exit from the World Cup, says coach Stuart Lancaster. England have the youngest squad  in the competition with an average age of 26.2. Each player averages 25 caps, the second fewest in Pool A. «It’s hard to make selections when you have an inexperienced team and bringing more inexperience in,» said Lancaster. …

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Australia’s Michael Hooper to miss Wales game : Rugby World Cup

Australia’s Michael Hooper to miss Wales game : Rugby World Cup

Australia flanker Michael Hooper will miss Saturday’s World Cup Pool A decider against Wales after being suspended for one week. Hooper, 23, was cited for clearing out Mike Brown at a ruck during the Wallabies’ 33-13 win against England. Citing commissioner Steve Hinds ruled Hooper had used his shoulder illegally. Wales and Australia have both qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals …

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Sam Burgess out of England squad : Rugby World Cup 2015

Sam Burgess out of England squad : Rugby World Cup 2015

Centre Sam Burgess has been left out of England’s squad for Saturday’s final World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay. Coach Stuart Lancaster has made nine changes after the 33-13 defeat by Australia which knocked his side out. Alex Goode, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, George Ford and Danny Care all come into the back line, with Owen Farrell switching to …

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Japan yet to play their best — Eddie Jones : Rugby World Cup 2015

Japan yet to play their best — Eddie Jones : Rugby World Cup 2015

Japan head coach Eddie Jones says his side have more to give at the World Cup as they aim to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. Japan, who shocked South Africa in their opener, are third in Pool B after beating Samoa 25-6. «We still haven’t played as well as we can,» said ex-Australia coach Jones. «We probably left …

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England exit will not prompt ‘hasty reaction’ : Rugby World Cup 2015

England exit will not prompt ‘hasty reaction’ : Rugby World Cup 2015

England’s World Cup elimination will not prompt a «hasty reaction» over the future of head coach Stuart Lancaster, according to Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie. England were beaten 33-13 by Australia at Twickenham to become the first host nation eliminated at the group stage. «Lessons will be learnt in a calm and thorough manner in the fullness of …

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