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England drop Ford for Australia quarterfinal

England coach Eddie Jones has gone for all out power in making three changes for his side's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Australia in Oita.

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Japan police question Uruguay players for alleged club assault

Two Uruguay rugby players have been questioned by police over an alleged nightclub assault.

Ireland's Ringrose replaces Aki to start against All Blacks

Ireland named Garry Ringrose in the midfield to replace the suspended Bundee Aki for their World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.


Frustration, hope and 2027: RWC lessons for U.S. Rugby

Another winless campaign had its setbacks, but there is a template for U.S. rugby success being laid down by Japan.

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Scotland face disrepute charges over legal threat

Scotland has been referred to a disputes committee over their comments about the potential cancellation of their World Cup clash against Japan.

Tonga hooker Ngauamo handed seven-week ban for head kick

Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo has been banned for seven weeks for kicking an opponent in the head during his team's 31-19 win over the United States.

Hard-line stance on high tackles to stay World Rugby chief

Despite a recent spate of red cards being handed out for high tackles, the chief of World Rugby has said there would be no change to the hard-line adjudication of the rule.

Understanding the All Blacks' supreme success

The All Blacks are a global sporting powerhouse with a winning record that sits just under 80% over the past 100 years. But how has that success been achieved, and what sets this team apart in not just rugby but world sport in its entirety?

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Retallick back for All Blacks against Ireland

Brodie Retallick has been named in the All Blacks' side to face Ireland in Saturday's World Cup quarterfinal in Tokyo.

Ireland's Aki receives ban, will miss rest of RWC

Bundee Aki's Rugby World Cup is over after the Ireland centre received a three-game ban following his red card in his nation's 47-5 win over Samoa on Saturday.

Wallabies' true test arrives as World Cup goes up a level

After four years of frustration, broken only by the odd performance of true quality, the Wallabies are about to resume hostilities with England. Australia have lost their last six against Eddie Jones' side but boast the most recent Cup victory.


England right the wrongs of 2015 with hasty progress to quarterfinals

With their humiliating departure from their home tournament four years ago now firmly in the past, Eddie Jones' side are showing they mean business in Japan.

Michael Cheika: Six straight England defeats no relevance for Wallabies

Michael Cheika will be doing little study of England and sees no relevance in Australia's 0-6 record against Eddie Jones' men since the last World Cup, the Wallabies coach saying "looking backwards is only going to give you a sore neck."

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