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Captain Guirado returns to Les Bleus line-up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Guilhem Guirado has been recalled to the starting XV for France's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Wales, despite rumours of a bust-up with coach Jacques Brunel.   Hooker Guirado did not...

Success for England is winning the tournament – Robinson

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will consider anything less than winning the Rugby World Cup as a failure, according to former world champion Jason Robinson.   Eddie Jones' side meet Australia in a quarter-final showdown...

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Ben Youngs warns Australia best is still to come before World Cup showdown

1 month ago by The Guardian

• Scrum-half says England are yet to show their hand• ‘It is always big whenever you play an Australia fixture’Ben Youngs has warned Australia that England have yet to show their hand at the World...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

RWC Preview: Argentina v USA

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina will be without Tomas Lavanini when they round off a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign against the United States.   Lock Lavanini was banned for four matches after he was sent off...

Eddie Jones playing the straight man with England still to come to boil

1 month ago by The Guardian

The England head coach has opted against antagonising opponents but there is still time for him to go on the offensiveEddie Jones is playing the role of straight man this tournament, for now. Just as his...

George Ford makes England’s World Cup attack hum and cannot be dropped | Nick Evans

1 month ago by The Guardian

England sapped the life out of Argentina and their clinical performance bodes well for the rest of the tournamentFull marks to England for a clinical performance against Argentina. It is never easy playing...

France survive Tonga scare and set up England game to decide Pool C winner

1 month ago by The Guardian

• France show both fluidity and fallibility in Rugby World Cup win• Pacific nation earn losing bonus point after fantastic second halfFrance weathered a Tongan storm to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals...

RWC Preview: France v Tonga

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

France fly-half Romain Ntamack insists he and his team-mates have no interest in discussing one of the biggest humiliations in the national team's history ahead of Sunday's Rugby World Cup showdown against...