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England Attack Coach Departs Setup Ahead Of Six Nations

Scott Wisemantel

Scott Wisemantel has departed from his role as England attack coach, the RFU confirmed today.  Wisemantel joined the England setup ahead of the summer tour of South Africa in 2018 with the Australian having a big impact during his time with the national side. Wisemantel’s contract expired at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup but he has opted …

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England & South Africa Name Teams For World Cup Final

England South Africa Teams

England and South Africa have named their teams for Saturday’s 2019 Rugby World Cup final at the Yokohama Stadium.  Eddie Jones has named an unchanged starting XV from the side which brilliantly dispatched the All Blacks in the semi-final. This means that Jones will continue with the 10-12 partnership of George Ford and Owen Farrell. There is a change on …

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England Go Top Of The World Ahead Of World Cup Final

World Rugby rankings

England are now ranked as the number one side in the world after their excellent win over the All Blacks on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup semi-final.  Of course, there are much bigger prizes at stake for Eddie Jones and his side as they aim to lift the Webb Ellis trophy for the first time since 2003 when they …

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Warren Gatland Thinks England May Have Peaked Too Early

Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland admits that he was highly impressed with England’s performance as they dethroned the All Blacks in Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.  Gatland will have to contend with a third-place playoff against Steve Hansen’s side next Friday but when quizzed on what he thinks will happen during Saturday’s final, the Wales head coach suggested that Eddie Jones’ side may have …

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

World Cup Final time

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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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’

eddie jones

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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England Thrash Australia To Secure Semi-Final World Cup Spot

England Australia

England 40 – 16 Australia  England are through to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup after they completely suffocated Australia at the Oita Stadium. Australia dominated the opening exchanges and their first score came from a Henry Slade knock-on which allowed Kurtley Beale to break upfield before Scott Sio was high tackled on the next phase. Christian Lealiifano kicked …

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England & Australia Teams Named For Quarter-Final Showdown

England Australia Teams

England and Australia have named their respective sides for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita.  Eddie Jones had made three changes to the team which beat Argentina in the pool stages. Mako Vunipola is selected at loose-head prop in place of Joe Marler who is among the replacements. Courtney Lawes replaces George Kruis in the second row. Henry Slade …

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

eddie jones typhoon

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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Tomas Lavanini Sees Red For Nasty High Shot On Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell Red Card

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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