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7dSam Bruce

Tall Order: Wallabies at last heed World Cup's tackle message

Wallabies lock Rory Arnold is mindful of the need to lower his tackling height at the Rugby World Cup while coach Michael Cheika says his side have been working on a few different things to avoid further potentially match-turning yellow or red cards.

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17dReuters

Ireland coach Schmidt 'not surprised' by Japan

Japan's 19-12 World Cup win over Ireland may have stunned the rugby world on Saturday but one man claimed that he was not surprised -- Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

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23dSam Bruce

Ireland display credentials to tackle Rugby World Cup heavyweights

Less than 24 hours after the All Blacks had taken care of Springboks, the Irish provided a Rugby World Cup message of their own that will have anyone doubting their claims as potential tournament winners re-evaluating their assessment.

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26dESPN

Rugby World Cup Week 2 preview: latest team lists, predictions

After a huge opening weekend of action we kick into Week 2. With a game every day this week, there's plenty of action to keep you excited before the headline match Australia vs. Wales kicks off on Saturday. Read ahead for team lists and previews.

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29dTom Hamilton

Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.

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40dESPN

Wyn Jones returns as Wales face Ireland

Alun Wyn Jones returns to Wales' starting line-up as captain against Ireland on Saturday, when the two teams contest their final Rugby World Cup warm-up Test.

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45dReuters

Ireland end Wales' dominant home run

Ireland, inspired by Jacob Stockdale, bounced back in their Rugby World Cup preparations to end Wales' dominant run of home victories and ruin Warren Gatland's Cardiff farewell.

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52dReuters

England dismantle Ireland at Twickenham

England dominated Ireland in the teams' Rugby World Cup warm-up fixture at Twickenham Saturday, easing to a 57-15 win with seven different try scorers.

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55dESPN

Rugby World Cup squad lists

With less than a month until the World Cup kicks off in Japan squad lists are starting to roll in. Here we list every tournament squad as they drop.

2019 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE2nd
    Tries Scored 1st England : 24 Tries Scored
    ENG1st
    14
    24
  • IRE3rd
    Points Difference 1st England : 83 Points Difference
    ENG1st
    1
    83