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“They Earn A Shit-Load Of Money, So They Can Pay The Fines”

New Zealand hooker Dane Coles isn’t too concerned about the fine England received following their V-shaped formation when facing the All Blacks haka but admitted that he and his teammates found the response “awesome.” England were fined and reprimanded for the response which saw them breach World Rugby’s rule which states that an opposition team cannot cross the half-way line …

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All Blacks Ring The Changes For Third Place Play-Off With Wales

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made seven changes to the side who lost out to England in the World Cup semi-final last week for their third-place play-off against Wales on Friday.  Dane Coles comes in at hooker for Codie Taylor, Shannon Frizell starts at blindside flanker for Scott Barrett who moves to the second row replacing Sam Whitelock …

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England Fined Following V-Shaped Formation In Response To Haka

Owen Farrell Haka

England have been fined for the V-shape formation the team made when facing New Zealand’s haka before their clash with the All Blacks in last weekend’s World Cup semi-final. According to the Guardian, England have been reprimanded and fined a four figure sum although it is believed to be less than the £2,500 that France had to pay for adopting …

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Times, Dates & Venues For World Cup Final & 3rd Place Playoff

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After five weeks of Rugby World Cup action, we finally know who will be contesting the final on November 2.  England will meet South Africa where both sides will be hoping to lift the Webb Ellis trophy for the first time since 2003 and 2007, respectively. This will also be a repeat of the 2007 final. The dreaded third-place playoff …

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Owen Farrell On Why England Lined Up Against The Haka In V Shape

Owen Farrell Haka

Owen Farrell and his teammates have explained why England lined up against the haka in a V shape immediately before kick-off in today’s World Cup semi-final.  As Ireland learned last week, taking a step forward against the haka doesn’t always result in an inspired performance but England decided to take a different approach for their clash with the reigning champions. …

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End Of The World! The NZ Media Reaction To England Humbling

NZ Media Reaction

The All Blacks’ dream to win a third successive Rugby World Cup came to a shuddering halt on Saturday as England produced a performance for the ages to completely dominate their opponents and emerge with a 19-7 victory.  The scoreline doesn’t do England justice as they should have won by much more and they will now look forward to a …

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England Crush All Blacks World Cup Dreams With Resounding Win

England All Blacks

England 19 All Blacks 7 England have reached their first World Cup final since 2007 after producing a performance for the ages to beat the reigning champions 19-7 at the Yokohama Stadium. England were completely deserving of their victory and in truth, it should have been by a greater margin as they absolutely bested their southern hemisphere opponents in every …

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England Score Try After 98 Seconds Against New Zealand

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England had an extremely fast start against New Zealand on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup semi-final. Eddie Jones’ team came flying out of the blocks, scoring a try after just 98 seconds at the Yokohama Stadium. Manu Tuilagi drove over to finish off a relentless England move before Owen Farrell converted. With two minutes on the clock, it was …

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Ford Returns As England Name Team For All Blacks Semi-Final

England Team

England have named their team for Saturday’s crunch World Cup semi-final with the All Blacks at the Yokohama Stadium.  This weekend’s encounter looks set to be a memorable one and head coach Eddie Jones has made one big change to the side which eased past Australia last time out. George Ford returns to the starting XV at out-half which means …

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All Blacks Make One Change For England World Cup Semi-Final

All Blacks Team

The All Blacks have made one change to their starting XV from the team who beat Ireland 46-14 for their World Cup semi-final with England at the Yokohama Stadium on Saturday.  Steve Hansen has brought in Scott Barrett for Sam Cane. Barrett will start the game at blindside flanker which means that Ardie Savea moves to openside. On the bench, …

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World Rugby Confirm Referees For Semi-Finals But Peyper Misses Out

Referee semi-finals

World Rugby have confirmed the referees who will take charge of this weekend’s semi-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Nigel Owens (Wales) will take charge of England versus New Zealand on Saturday (17:00 JST) with Romain Poite and Pascal Gaüzère (both France) as assistant referees and Marius Jonker (South Africa) as TMO. Jérôme Garcès (France) will referee Wales versus …

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Eddie Jones Brands New Zealand Media As ‘Fans With Keyboards’

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Eddie Jones has stoked the fires yet again ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand on Saturday.  The Australian native is no stranger to throwing verbal grenades in the lead-up to big games and true to form called out members of the New Zealand media for being ‘fans with keyboards’ who continually give the All Blacks an easy …

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Barrett Soaks Up Special Atmosphere After Tough Week For Family

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With one try, one assist and 21 carries to his name, Beuaden Barrett was named man-of-the-match following New Zealand’s humbling of Ireland in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash in Tokyo. The eldest of the three Barrett brothers was in scintillating form at full-back as the All Blacks swatted aside the Irish challenge. The 46-14 win now sets up a …

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Steve Hansen With Classy Tribute To Joe Schmidt & Rory Best

Steve Hansen

Steve Hansen spoke incredibly well in the aftermath of New Zealand’s thumping 46-14 win over Ireland at the Tokyo Stadium. Ireland’s World Cup ended once again at the quarter-final stage and it was also the last time that Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt will be involved in the Irish set-up. Best will now retire from professional rugby while …

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