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Eddie Jones – “Someone Is Smiling On Us, The Typhoon Gods Maybe”

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Fans have been left disappointed by the news that World Rugby has cancelled two matches this weekend due to the impending Typhoon Hagibis.  One of the matches affected by the storm is England’s highly-anticipated clash with France. England head coach Eddie Jones informed the media that his side had been notified of the cancellation, confirming that the decision was out …

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Henshaw Returns As Ireland Look To Nail Down Quarter-Final Spot

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Robbie Henshaw has been named at outside centre for Ireland’s crunch clash with Samoa in the Rugby World Cup. Ireland face the Pacific Islanders on Saturday knowing that a bonus-point win will ensure qualification for the last eight of the tournament. With that in mind, Joe Schmidt has gone close to full strength for Saturday’s game. The usual front-row of …

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World Rugby Cancel Two Matches Amid Fears Of Typhoon Hagibis

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Two of Saturday’s final group fixtures in the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been cancelled due to the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis. World Rugby cited safety concerns as the reason for the matches cancellation and have confirmed that each team will be awarded two points as per stated in the tournament rules. Pool B’s match involving New Zealand and …

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World Rugby Call Press Conference As Typhoon Threatens Fixtures

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World Rugby are due to hold a press conference tomorrow as the impending Typhoon Hagibis threatens to cause havoc to a number of fixtures. While it initially appeared that Ireland’s clash with Samoa on Saturday in Fukuoka was the only game in the firing line, the danger has now spread to the England v France and Japan v Scotland fixtures …

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Ken Owens Sees Yellow For Dangerous Flip On Fiji Player

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At halftime, Wales lead Fiji 14-10 in a highly entertaining Pool D clash at the Oita Stadium.  The Pacific Islanders raced into a 10-0 lead thanks to some typically incredible tries from Josua Tuisova and Kini Murimurivalu. 04: TRY Fiji! What a sensational finish from Josua Tuisova 👏 LIVE now on eir sport 1! #RWC2019 #WALvFIJ pic.twitter.com/Fb19bxLBmz — eir Sport …

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Andy Farrell Issues Positive Injury Update For Ireland

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell has said that Jordi Murphy is better than expected following an injury suffered against Russia last week.  The back-rower, who arrived in Japan as cover for Jack Conan, appeared to be in distress as he was removed after 26 minutes of Ireland’s 35-0 win over Russia with a rib injury. Murphy went for a scan …

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Italy Duo Lovotti & Quaglio Receive Ban Following Dangerous Clearout

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Italy duo Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio have both received a three-game ban following their dangerous clearout on Duane Vermeulen during their loss to South Africa.  Lovotti received a straight red in the 42nd minute of the 49-3 loss following a nasty tip-tackle on Duane Vermeulen when Italy were only five metres from the South African try-line. The prop was …

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Explained: The Three-Way Race For Qualification In Pool A

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There are just two matches remaining in Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with Ireland, Scotland and Japan all still within a shout of qualifying for the knockout stages.  Japan’s bonus-point victory over Samoa on Saturday has seen them go on top of Pool A with 14 points after three games played. Ireland are on 11 points with …

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Despite Rocky World Cup It’s Important To Savour Unique Experience

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While Ireland’s World Cup campaign hasn’t gone the way many expected, it’s important to savour the unique experience that many of these players, as well as their families, are experiencing for the first time.  Opportunities like these don’t come along too often and Chris Farrell knows that. Having admitted that he found it difficult acclimatising to Japan on tour two …

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Stockdale Seeks Advice From Earls On The Pressures Of A World Cup

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There can be no disputing that the pressure is mounting on this Ireland squad ahead of their final Pool A game with Samoa next weekend. Ireland’s all-conquering 2018 followed by a topsy turvy 2019 ensured that pressure was on Joe Schmidt’s side before the World Cup had even begun. Jacob Stockdale burst onto the scene during Ireland’s most successful ever …

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Tomas Lavanini Sees Red For Nasty High Shot On Owen Farrell

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At halftime, England lead Argentina 15-3 in a fiery encounter at the Tokyo Stadium.  Argentina are in must-win territory after their previous loss to France but they face an uphill task to keep their Rugby World Cup dreams alive after they were reduced to just 14 men after 18 minutes. Argentina opened the scoring with a penalty from Benjamin Urdapilleta …

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