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Video: Pub in Ireland Goes Crazy After Japan Beat South Africa

Japan sensationally beat South Africa 34-32 in what was surely the biggest shock in the history of the Rugby World Cup. And it was not just the Japanese who were celebrating. The effort of Eddie Jones’ side won many admirers all over the world, and the dramatic manner in which they snatched victory means that we all want to be …

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Twitter Reacts To Japan’s Victory Over South Africa

Japan made Rugby World Cup History by beat the Springboks 34-32 Upsets rarely occur in Rugby. While Wales have been exposed by Pacific Island nations on more than one occasion, the big southern hemisphere teams have never experienced a defeat like that which South Africa suffered this evening. Rugby viewers throughout the World were almost counting down to this evening …

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Have Canada Selected The Most Bearded Front Row In World Rugby?

Canada played with a bearded front row today. Although in most of the world the moustache is only prominent during Movember, Canadians have earned a reputation for sporting such facial features with pride. Many of us of course feel a little disappointed, when we see Canadian lumber jacks without massive beards that seem to stereotype them. However Canada’s front row …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland V Canada

Ireland had an easy 50-7 win over Canada. Although Ireland were expected to easily overcome Canada in their opening World Cup match, after suffering two defeats against Wales and England, it was the performance rather than the result that was of interest for Joe Schmidt. In this regard Ireland lived up to expectations in the first half varying their game, …

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Watch: Georgia Go Bloody Wild After Surprise Victory Over Tonga

Not everyone can realistically aim for an appearance in the late stages of the Rugby World Cup, but Georgia seem willing to embrace their role as the pluckiest of underdogs.  After pulling off a 17-10 win over Tonga, Georgia went wild. Tonga will probably feel a little hard done by at the end of the match. But it’s really, really …

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Billy Vunipola Didn’t Know Bonus Points Counted At The World Cup

England’s Billy Vunipola claims he didn’t know his try secured a bonus point. England were made sweat by Fiji last night, as they struggled to secure a bonus point victory. Although Stuart Lancaster’s charges looked to be in complete control after England scored a penalty try in the 12th minute, Fiji fought back to come within a score the tournament’s second …

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Should England’s Opening Try Against Fiji Have Been Awarded?

Discussions took place as to whether or not England should have been awarded a penalty try last night. England looked set to overawe a nervous Fiji team after scoring a penalty try in the 12th minute last night. However, despite having scrum half Nikola Matawalu sent to the sin bin in the aftermath of the score, the Fijians managed to …

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Video: Epic Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony Intro

The origins of Rugby as we know it today are uncertain, but somewhere in between the facts and the myth, we do know that William Webb Ellis picked up a ball and ran with it. A football match at Rugby School laid the foundations for today’s sport, and almost 200 years later, the World Cup is taking place in England. The …

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What Was Worse, England’s Performance Or ITV’s Commentary?

England’s lacklustre performance last night may have only been overshadowed by ITV’s commentary. England began their World Cup campaign last night with an underwhelming performance. A positive opening twenty minutes was followed forty minutes in which Fiji got within a single score of England. The last time these sides met England scored seven tries in a convincing 54-12 in 2012. …

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Five Rugby World Cup Talking Points For The Day

Following England’s win over Fiji to open the tournament last night, there is a bumper day of rugby in store. Here are the main talking points. _____ Can Japan actually deliver on all hype? Japan will not beat South Africa today, but nonetheless come into this tournament with some punters giving them a chance of reaching the quarter-finals. A big …

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Video: Rugby World Cup Highlights Of England v Fiji

After a four year wait, rugby fans around the globe rejoiced as the Rugby World Cup finally kicked off in England last night. Many expected Fiji to be competitive in this game, and despite an edgy start where England opened a 15 point lead, things were not all rosy for the hosts. The Fijians fought their way back into the …

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Video: Reggie Goodes On A Rampage

Reggie Goodes is known for his strong scrummaging and big tackles, however running like a rampaging centre – not so much. During the Wellington Lions vs Otago match this week, Reggie Goodes found himself in the open after he burst onto a short ball – leaving him with only one player to beat. With 50 metres to run, it was …

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The Top 5 Most Underrated Pool Games Of Rugby World Cup 2015

The Rugby World Cup has some marquee match-ups of teams in the top eight of the world rankings. These are very well signposted and we should know what to expect in these games. However, just under that stratus is a clutch of games where teams will have something to prove, feeling they have a shot at second place in their respective …

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4 Players Ready For A Breakout Rugby World Cup

As the Rugby World Cup draws ever nearer, Pundit Arena’s Stephen Loftus looks at the unheralded players who could light up the tournament. Everyone knows the big name players who will look to make an impact on the destination of the William Webb Ellis trophy, but who are the lesser lights we should be looking out for? Don’t forget that the 2011 …

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Milner-Skudder Starts In Strong All Blacks Side For RWC Opener

Steve Hansen has named his side to tackle Argentina at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. With 1200 tests in the starting XV the All Blacks head into the match as firm favourites. The rapid rise of Nehe Milner-Skudder sees the star outside back take his place on the right wing, forming a lethal combination with Julian Savea and Ben Smith. Milner-Skudder …

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Is The Aviva Premiership The Best League In The World?

Premiership Rugby’s Chief Executive, Mark McCafferty, has claimed that the Aviva Premiership is the best league in the World. While being questioned by The Telegraph as to the current negotiations between the RFU and Premiership Rugby over the future release of England Internationals, Mark McCafferty stated that he believed the Aviva Premiership to be the ‘best club league in the world’. …

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