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Monday, September 25 2023
Welsh thrash Wallabies to send them out of World Cup in pool play for first time

Australia’s World Cup campaign has become their worst-ever showing at the tournament - following a 40-6 thrashing at the hands of Wales in Lyon.

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Monday, September 25 2023
Sonny Bill Williams labels Wallabies performance against Welsh as embarrassing

Former All Black and World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams has not held back in his assessment of the Wallabies against Wales.

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Monday, September 25 2023
Rugby World Cup 2023 - Eddie Jones says hes still Australias long-term saviour

Following Australia’s worst Rugby World Cup defeat that pushed it to the verge of their earliest Rugby World Cup exit, coach Eddie Jones insisted he’s still the man to turn the Wallabies around.

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Saturday, September 23 2023
Rugby World Cup 2023 results so far

It’s the sporting spectacle that seizes New Zealand’s imagination every four years. The All Blacks arrive at this year’s Rugby World Cup having rediscovered rich form. But the field has never been more even, with France and Ireland among the favourites to win and the Pacific Island nations boosted in their playing ranks.

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Saturday, September 23 2023
Forwards coach Jason Ryan hopes Shannon Frizell will return to NZ after Japan stint

If Jason Ryan had his way, Shannon Frizell would be ensconced in the All Blacks for many years to come.

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Saturday, September 23 2023
Eddie Jones benches young first five after poor World Cup outing

Australian coach Eddie Jones has swung the axe on World Cup rookie first five-eighths Carter Gordon, after he was substituted with more than 30 minutes to go in their shock upset loss to Fiji.

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Saturday, September 23 2023
Thom Gibbs - the mullet is back at the Rugby World Cup

All of us occasionally find something online which we wish we had never seen. This week’s unwelcome incursion came via ITV’s social media team, which provided a chilling image that has been impossible to shake. Nine heinous headshots from the Rugby World Cup which signal the apocalypse. Yes, the mullet is back.

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Friday, September 22 2023
Italy v Uruguay live updates, Rugby World Cup 2023, Group A clash

Ange Capuozzo is restored to fullback and Italy looks logical again.

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Friday, September 22 2023
Italy beat Uruguay to set up showdown with All Blacks

Italy rebounded from a 10-point halftime deficit to blow away Uruguay 38-17 this morning and set up a potentially decisive clash against New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup.

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Friday, September 22 2023
Training ground tensions flare in All Blacks camp

Training ground tensions flared under the searing Bordeaux sun as the All Blacks scrap for spots in the first-choice team and fight for their World Cup survival.

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Friday, September 22 2023
Army bridge builder nails Black Ferns XV

Suzanne McFadden for LockerRoom

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Wednesday, September 20 2023
 All Blacks training session attracts thousands of fans in Bordeaux

Ten thousand fans flocked to Stade Chaban-Delmas to catch a glimpse of the All Blacks as the team set up camp in Bordeaux for their Rugby World Cup bye week.

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Wednesday, September 20 2023
How quarter-final match-ups are looking

It’s still early days at Rugby World Cup 2023 but the Six Nations teams are making a stamp on the tournament with a strong chance Northern Hemisphere sides could top all four groups.

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Wednesday, September 20 2023
Springboks load bench with seven forwards to take on top-ranked Ireland

South Africa unsurprisingly reverted to their strongest starting lineup to face top-ranked Ireland in a crunch pool game at the Rugby World Cup while also naming seven forwards and just one back on the bench today in a clear indication of how the Springboks aim to play.

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Monday, September 18 2023
Springboks gamble by calling up Handre Pollard for injured Malcolm Marx

South Africa called up first five-eighth Handre Pollard to replace injured hooker Malcolm Marx at the Rugby World Cup today, leaving the Springboks with a front-row gamble for their title defense in France.

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