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Tom Hamilton

Monday Maul: England's 7 steps to failure

With English rugby at its lowest ebb, ESPN looks at the last four years and the steps which led to Saturday evening's nadir.

Martyn Thomas

Reach semis and I'll return, Maradona promises Pumas

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona celebrated with a starstruck Pumas squad after their victory over Tonga, and vowed to watch them again if they reach the World Cup semi-finals.

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ESPN Staff

Argentina power towards quarterfinals

Cheered on by Diego Maradona, the Pumas took a giant leap towards the knockout phase of the Rugby World Cup with a come-from-behind victory over Tonga in Leicester.

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PA Sport

Lancaster: I've got to consider my position

England coach Stuart Lancaster admits he will consider tendering his resignation after a crushing 33-13 defeat to Australia at Twickenham saw the host nation crash out of the World Cup.

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ESPN Staff

Five-try France stifle Canadian threat

Despite a valiant performance from the underdogs, France continued their progression towards the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup with another bonus-point victory.

ESPN Staff

'Robshaw is not an international flanker'

Former Australia coach Eddie Jones suggests that Toulon's Steffon Armitage could have helped redress the balance in England's back row ahead of the crucial World Cup clash.

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