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Watch: Massive Hit Leaves James Slipper Unconscious vs Fiji

This one was a bit scary… Everyone loves to see a big hit in rugby, however no one likes to see players actually slipping into unconsciousness as a result. Australia took on Fiji today in the Rugby World Cup and the Ozzies ran out as 28-13 winners after a tenacious performance from the Fijians. However, there was one negative moment …

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Will Australia Rue Missing Out On The Bonus Point?

Australia missed out on the bonus point against Fiji this evening. After a strong first half performance, the Wallabies looked as if they would gain a bonus point win during the second half. Two tries from David Pocock during the first period gave Australia an 18-3 lead at the break. Although Sekope Kepu crossed the line in the 43rd minute, Michael Cheika’s …

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Where Does Today’s Defeat Leave Japan?

Japan came crashing back down to earth after a heavy 45-10 to Scotland. After surprising the sporting world last Saturday, Japan had an opportunity to take charge of pool B this afternoon. However despite being competitive in the first half, the Japanese tired as Scotland ran in five second half tries. It was always going to be difficult for Japan to beat both …

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Video: Japan’s Opening Try Against Scotland In The Rugby World Cup

Scotland raced into a six point lead against Japan, conquerers of South Africa, in today’s early Rugby World Cup match. However, as they showed against the Springboks, Japan aren’t a side who lie down easily, and fought back with a well worked maul, finished off by Amanaki Mafi. Following the heroics of Saturday evening, the world is behind this Japan outfit, who …

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World Rugby Defend Reliance On TMO

The first weekend of the Rugby World Cup was marred by an over reliance of the TMO. Throughout the opening weekend of the World Cup, rugby fans across the world were frustrated by the length of time it took for referees and television match officials to reach decisions. While the TMO is necessary in certain instances, it would seem that some referees have …

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Video: Rob Kearney Makes Three Tackles In Nine Seconds

Rob Kearney is rated as one of the best full-backs in World Rugby, and this clip from Ireland’s victory over Canada shows just how much work the Leinster man puts in on the field of play. One tackle was not enough when chasing forward against the Canadians, nor two, but three. In the heat of the match, it is not the most …

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Watch Scott Quinnell Lead Welsh Supporters Singing Their National Anthem In London’s Victoria Station

Scott Quinnell surprised commuters in London’s Victoria Station by singing the Welsh National Anthem. Although supporters from across the globe sing their national anthems with pride and gusto, few do so with the harmony of the Welsh. Although it is sung in Welsh, the power and emotion of ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ transcends language, as anyone who has ever visited …

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Hero Saves Rugby Fan’s Life, And They Need Your Help To Find Him

On Friday night following England’s victory over Fiji to open the Rugby World Cup, fan Phil Nunnerley collapsed on a bus from Twickenham. Fortunately, there was a doctor on hand to perform CPR for 15 minutes, before an ambulance arrived. However Phil and his partner Rosemary Henderson do not the identity of the mystery hero, who was wearing a Gloucester shirt. Would …

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Toulon Mock Doping Allegations

Toulon are embroiled in doping allegations. The owner of French rugby giants Toulon, Mourad Boudjellal, is no stranger to controversy. The outspoken Boudjellal has often found himself in the headlines for reasons other than his club’s on field success. Only recently Boudjellal posed in a picture that more than echoed Lancce Armstrong’s initial response to claims of doping. However Boudjellal and Toulon have taken …

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Five Facts After The First Weekend Of The Rugby World Cup

After two long rugby-less days, the World Cup resumes tomorrow, and to whet your appetite, here are five interesting facts after the weekend’s action. _____ Struggling All-Blacks? Sunday was the first time New Zealand did not score four tries in a Pool game since 1999. Their 26-16 victory over Argentina was also their smallest winning margin in a Pool game …

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Video: Heineken Ad Makes Fans Perform The Haka In Supermarket

Heineken have a history of brilliant rugby ads, and today they released this gem. In the latest edition, innocent shoppers were offered the chance to win tickets to the Rugby World Cup while purchasing beer in the supermarket, but they got more than they bargained for when challenged to perform their own Haka. Former Ireland winger Shane Horgan was hidden, …

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Jonathan Joseph And Ben Morgan Doubts For England

England Pair Jonathan Joseph and Ben Morgan are doubts for England’s clash with Wales. The BBC have reported that England’s Jonathan Joseph and Ben Morgan could miss England’s World Cup showdown with Wales. Joseph suffered a blow to the chest against Fiji that could rule him of tomorrow’s team announcement. The centres loss would be a considerable blow to Stuart …

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Video: Paul O’Connell Is An Irish Legend

Paul O’Connell is a born leader, who demands the best out of all teammates. However, the Ireland captain clearly lets players decide what they can do in their spare time. Speaking at the Irish welcome for the Rugby World Cup, the Limerick native joked that for the free day on Thursday, the Irish forwards and backs might have different plans. …

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23-Year-Old Sam Cane Will Captain All Blacks vs Namibia

23-year-old Sam Cane will lead the All Blacks out on to the turf at the Olympic Stadium, London on Thursday night against Namibia. A first captain’s role for Cane will be accompanied by five All Blacks making their Rugby World Cup debut in Codie Taylor, Luke Romano, Liam Messam, Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Malakai Fekitoa. According to allblacks.com, Cane will become the fifth youngest player …

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Even New Zealanders Are Beginning To Question Richie McCaw’s Discipline

Richie McCaw’s disciplinary record is being analysed in New Zealand. After Japan shocked South Africa on Saturday, rugby fans throughout the world suddenly looked to Argentina to surprise New Zealand the following day. Although the All Blacks took an early lead, supporters began to believe another upset was on the cards after Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith were sent to the …

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