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Eddie Jones: Remember England As Second Best Team In The World

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England head coach Eddie Jones was gracious in defeat as he commended South Africa for their outstanding performance in the World Cup final.  The Springboks bullied England for the majority of the game and powered their way to a 32-12 victory with tries courtesy of Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe while Handre Pollard chipped in with 22 points. England had …

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Vote: Your World Cup 2018 Team Of The Tournament

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Presnel Kimpembe of France kisses the trophy following victory during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France emerged victorious in an eventful World Cup final on Sunday, capping a memorable 2018 event in Russia. Didier Deschamps’ side proved themselves to be the best team in the world over the past four weeks, winning six of their seven games and dismissing the likes of Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium on their route to the final. A number of …

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Griezmann Accused Of Diving For Free Kick Leading To First French Goal

The biggest game in international football already has a controversial talking point. Favourites France are in action against a game Croatia side who have caused problems for Didier Deschamps men in the early going. The 18th minute saw French forward Antoine Greizmann seemingly brought down by Marcelo Brozovic around 30 yards away from the Croatian goal. But before Brozovic comes …

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France And Croatia Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Final

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By the end of play this afternoon, either France or Croatia will have been crowned World Cup winners for 2018. A month-long tournament has come down to one to one game in Moscow, as Zlatko Dalic and Didier Deschamps aim to create a bit of history with their respective sides. With that, the managers have named their starting elevens for …

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France V Croatia: A Combined XI Ahead Of The World Cup Final

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France and Croatia do battle in Moscow on Sunday afternoon in pursuit of the most prestigious prize in football. Through force of will and determination, Zlatko Dalic and Didier Deschamps have led their respective sides to the World Cup final – nobody can say that they don’t deserve to be there, nor can it be denied that either team would …

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How Paul Pogba Used The World Cup To Reinvent Himself

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 11: Paul Pogba of France poses for a potrait at the team hotel during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

When it has come to observing praise of the individual stars of this France World Cup team, Paul Pogba’s name has generally been conspicuous by its absence. So often the centre of attention (though not always for the right reasons), it has been fascinating to see the Manchester United midfielder take more of a back seat role while the likes …

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Sonny Bill Williams Generous Act Has ‘Ruined Sport Forever’

The Guardian’s Stuart Heritage labelled Sonny Bill Williams as a ‘magnanimous berk’. In the aftermath of the World Cup Final, fans across the sporting world praised the generosity of Sonny Bill Williams, after he gave his winners medal to young Charlie Lines. Although the security guard who tackled Lines to the ground has been unfairly criticised by some, the incident capped what …

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Watch Nigel Owens Tell Dan Carter Off For Swearing

Nigel Owens was not impressed by Dan Carter’s language yesterday. Over the years we have become accustomed to Nigel Owen’s one liners. Players have felt the wrath of the Welsh referee’s dry humour, as he seeks to lay down the law in his own style. Yesterday was no different, when Owens chastised Dan Carter for using foul language. The incident …

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Will David Pocock Be Cited For This Stamp On Richie McCaw’s head?

David Pocock appeared to stamp on Richie McCaw during yesterday’s final. Although David Pocock has emerged from the World Cup as one of the stars of the game, yesterday he may have tarnished his new found reputation. During the 25th minute of yesterday’s game, Pocock appeared to stamp on New Zealand Captain, Richie McCaw. The stamp occurred after McCaw grabbed …

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Watch Why Sonny Bill Williams Gave His Winners Medal To Young Fan

Sonny Bill Williams gave his World Cup Winners Medal to Charlie Lines after the final. In the aftermath of the World Cup Final, images emerged of Sonny Bill Williams handing his winners medal over to young fan, Charlie Lines. Supporters across the rugby world applauded the selfless actions of the offloading centre, with many wondering what motivated Williams. However footage has since …

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Relive The Score That Effectively Won The All Blacks The World Cup

The All Blacks had to wrestle the momentum away from Australia in the second half. After Tevita Kuridrani crossed over to put the Wallabies within touching distance of New Zealand, it appeared that the momentum was shifting in their favour. Indeed it appeared that some commentators were about to question New Zealand’s bottle and return the word ‘choke’ to the All …

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5 Quick Conclusions From The World Cup Final

New Zealand overpowered Australia in the World Cup Final. Although the scoreline suggested this was a one sided game, with fifteen minutes remaining Australia had closed the gap to four. Indeed after Tevita Kuridrani had crossed the line, it looked as if the momentum had firmly swung in Australia’s favour. However Dan Carter scored a brilliant drop goal and kicked a …

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David Pocock And Tevita Kuridrani Give Australia A Chance

Tries from David Pockock’s and Tevita Kuridrani international try has given the Wallabies hope. Just when it seemed that New Zealand were on the verge of running away with the final, David Pocock scored a try from a maul to put Australia back in the game. Not only has Pocock’s try narrowed the scoreline, but Ben Smith’s sin binning gave the Wallabies …

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Ma’a Nonu May Have Just Scored The Try Of The Tournament

Ma’a Nonu has put New Zealand in firm control of the World Cup Final. Ma’a Nonu took full advantage of the offloading ability of Sonny Bill Williams, as he opened up the Australian defense. The introduction of Williams has had an immediate effect, with two brilliant offloads before Nonu stepped inside the Wallaby defense to touch down. The first score …

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