Rugby World Cup 2019

Wales reaches quarterfinals after 29-17 win over Fiji

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Left winger Josh Adams scored a hat trick of tries — and had another ruled out — as Wales rallied to reach the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals beating Fiji 29-17 in a pulsating Pool D match on Wednesday. The Six Nations champion hit back from 10-0 down and meet either… Read

Rugby World Cup 2019

Scotland breezes past Russia 61-0 to set up Japan showdown

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Scotland breezed past an exhausted-looking Russia 61-0 at the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday to set up a showdown with host Japan for a quarterfinal place. The Scots got the bonus point they wanted and more in Shizuoka and kept the opposition scoreless for the second straight game. That's a… Read

Rugby World Cup 2019

Brave Blossom bonanza as rugby jerseys fly off shelves

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It is early morning outside the sportswear store near the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Stadium and customers are already queueing to get their hands on Japan's hottest property: a Brave Blossoms replica jersey. The red-and-white jerseys are flying off the shelves as the Japan team continues to defy expectations at… Read

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Argentina beat U.S. 47-17 to go out with a bang

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Argentina ended a disappointing World Cup campaign on a high as they ran in seven tries to hammer the United States 47-17 with a sometimes scintillating display in their final Pool C game on Wednesday. The Pumas, whose qualification hopes were ended by defeats at the hands of France and… Read

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It's all Greek to Japan star Tamura at Rugby World Cup

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Japan fly-half Yu Tamura has been one of the standout players of the Rugby World Cup to date -- but captain's orders are apparently all Greek to the silky playmaker. The 30-year-old currently leads the tournament's scoring charts with 40 points after orchestrating the host nation's Pool A victories over… Read

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Pacific players call for major rule changes after World Cup disappointments

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The head of the body representing Pacific region rugby players will fly to the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday for crucial talks about improving the plight of those from countries such as Fiji, Tonga and Samoa who have failed to make an impact in Japan. Tonga and former quarterfinalists Samoa… Read

Rugby World Cup 2019

Scots eye Russian springboard to Japan showdown at World Cup

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Scotland are targeting a bonus-point victory, and nothing less, over Russia on Wednesday to set up a Pool A showdown with hosts Japan for a spot in the quarterfinals. Coach Gregor Townsend made wholesale changes to the team that beat Samoa 34-0 last week, bringing in 14 players as he… Read

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Fiji coach McKee: It's time for players to seize the moment against Wales

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Fiji head coach John McKee wants his players to understand all that's at stake in Wednesday's Rugby World Cup Pool D match against Wales. All eyes back home in rugby-mad Fiji will be on the game at Oita Stadium, where Fiji plays its last group game and must beat the… Read

Rugby World Cup 2019

Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record as Springboks thrash Canada 66-7

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South Africa's Cobus Reinach scored the fastest hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history as the Springboks all but assured themselves of a place in the quarterfinals with a 66-7 hammering of Canada in Kobe on Tuesday. The Springboks ran in 10 tries, including seven in a first-half that featured scrum-half… Read

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Typhoon heads nearer Tokyo ahead of big Rugby World Cup weekend

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A powerful typhoon that organizers have warned could impact the final weekend of the Rugby World Cup pool stage has changed course, leaving forecasters and pundits wondering which games might be affected and who could benefit. According to the latest modeling from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Super Typhoon Hagibis… Read

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