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Greg Growden

RWC Plate, Bowl and Shield can help boost 'minnows'

Sevens World Series tournaments provide incentives for all teams until the end, with Cup, Shield, Plate and Bowl sections -- why not the same at the World Cup to boost minnows, Greg Growden asks.

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PA Sport

World Cup over for Scotland's Ford and Gray

Scotland will be without Ross Ford and Jonny Gray for the rest of the Rugby World Cup after both were suspended for dangerous tackles.

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ESPN Staff

Reds release James O'Connor over 'personal issues'

Australian utility back James O'Connor will once again look to Europe to revive his rugby career after being released by the Queensland Reds over "personal issues".

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PA Sport

Wales call up Walker to replace Liam Williams

Wales have added Ospreys wing Eli Walker to their Rugby World Cup squad as a replacement for the injured Liam Williams ahead of their quarterfinal showdown with South Africa.

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Sam Bruce

No citing for Wallabies' Pocock

Australia No.8 David Pocock has escaped a potential citing after images of him appearing to knee Wales hooker Scott Baldwin emerged on social media on Sunday.

PA Sport

World Cup man-of-the-match awards to be adjusted

World Cup organisers to adjust way man of the match is decided in time for quarterfinals after Joe Launchbury spoke of "embarrassing" award he received when England were knocked out.

Nic Atkin

Pumas at home with Ireland's game

Ireland may have avoided a World Cup quarterfinal against the All Blacks but victory in their Pool D decider against France could yet play into Argentina's hands.

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ESPN Staff

Italy seal RWC 2019 spot with defeat of Romania

Despite a late surge from the Romanians, Italy proved too strong in their encounter in Exeter to grab third spot in Pool D and with it a place at Japan 2019.

Alex Perry

Romania coach wants regular Tier One exposure

Romania head coach Lynn Howells says his side have done more than enough at the Rugby World Cup to prove they are worthy of consideration for an extended Six Nations.

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ESPN Staff

Argentina cruise past gutsy Namibia

The Pumas run in nine tries at Leicester and await the winner of Ireland-France in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup next weekend in Cardiff.

Nic Atkin

Redelinghuys bows out with Namibia's final kick

This Rugby World Cup has produced plenty of memorable moments but few will warm the heart as much as the unique send-off afforded to Johnny Redelinghuys, who got to live out every prop's dream.

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Rob Bartlett

Lobzhanidze and Georgia set sights higher

With qualification to the 2019 Rugby World Cup secured, Georgia's teenage scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze is mapping his route to Japan via England or France, writes Rob Bartlett.

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Sam Bruce

Wallabies one happy family under Cheika - Douglas

Kane Douglas has played down Johnny Sexton's comments that Australia head coach Michael Cheika intimidates his own players, insisting the Wallabies camp is more like a family.

Rob Bartlett

Zirakashvili makes emotional exit

Georgia prop Davit Zirakashvili says helping his nation achieve a piece of World Cup history was the perfect way to end his international career.

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