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Italy v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
Half-time report: Italy 21-7 Namibia
Spirited Namibia keep Italy on their toes
Namibia showed courage and fight to post the opening try against Italy as they sought a first ever victory in a Rugby World Cup.
Argentina v Georgia - Group C: Rugby World Cup 2015
Tier 2 team analysis: Georgia
It is time for Georgia's backs to back up their fearsome forwards
In the latest in our series on Tier 2 teams competing at RWC 2019, we examine the strengths and weaknesses of Pool D side Georgia.
New Zealand v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
Analysis
All Blacks' kicking game gives wingers a real headache
New Zealand's plan to isolate their opponents' wide men worked to perfection against South Africa.
Camille Lopez France v Argentina - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool C
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Lopez happy to play late saviour role for France
Experienced fly-half's decisive drop goal against Argentina justified his coach's prediction that the bench would be crucial.
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The book club: how reading helps Canada's World Cup preparations
Players formed a unique reading group during a training camp, to the approval of coach Jones, who says, 'their bodies take a bashing, and this is a great way to learn and rest at the same time'
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Match Preview
Namibia a first step for Italy seeking to finally get out of the pool
Italy begin their Rugby World Cup campaign against Namibia with their eyes firmly on finally reaching a quarter-final at their ninth attempt.
Wales v Ireland - International Match
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Gatland happy for his players to have a 'niggle'
The Wales coach is leading his team into the World Cup for the last time and has seen signs they are finally ready to deliver on the biggest stage.
Eugene Jantjies
Tier 2 team analysis: Namibia
Kickers and carriers offer Namibians hope of World Cup breakthrough
In the latest in our series on Tier 2 teams competing at RWC 2019, a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of Namibia.
Tonga Portraits - Rugby World Cup 2019
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Tonga captain Piutau vows to honour late sister
The centre will have his sibling in his thoughts when he leads out his country against England on Sunday.
Fundamentals 2 - Broken Defence
Rugby fundamentals
Why broken defences are the attacking team's dream
Organised, set defences are what you get mostly, but apply enough pressure and the line will break, opening up try-scoring opportunities.
New Zealand v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
Match review: New Zealand 23 - 13 South Africa
All Blacks deny gutsy Springboks to dispel any rumours of their demise
New Zealand silence the critics with a display of lethal attacking that will strike dread into all other challengers.
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Rugby fundamentals
Stealing the ball: Three ways to force the turnover
A turnover transforms defence into attack in a split second and opens up try-scoring opportunities. Here's how the top teams get their hands on the ball.
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RWC volunteer surprises cousin Nakarawa in Sapporo
Fijian student Milie Navia did not tell her famous relative she would be at his opening World Cup game against Australia.
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From The Touchline - Saturday, 21 September
Our Rugby News Service team take a walk on the blindside to find offbeat news stories, stats, anecdotes, and who said what to whom ...
New Zealand v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
They said it...
Quotes of the day - Saturday, 21 September
After three more matches on the second day of Rugby World Cup 2019, here is a selection of the best comments from coaches and players.
Greig Laidlaw Scotland Portraits - Rugby World Cup 2019
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Driven Laidlaw aims to bow out on a high
Scotland vice-captain believes his team are heading the right way to make his last World Cup a memorable one.
World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019: Fiji v Samoa
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Le'aupepe swaps learning lines and digging holes for lineouts and clearing rucks
Samoa's World Cup debutant took a colourful path to Japan that featured the lead role in Grease and building roads in Auckland.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
'I thought I was going to die with the pressure,' says Japan's Tamura
After enduring restless nights in the countdown and a nervous start, the host nation's fly-half has vowed to find his best form against Ireland.
Australia v Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
Match review: Australia 39-21 Fiji
'Back to basics' saves Australia from Fiji fright
The Wallabies trailed at half-time against a fired-up Fiji but were able to fight through to victory thanks to set-piece play.
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Georgian World Cup hopefuls find a home-from-home in southwest France
The Top 14's newest side boasts no fewer than eight Georgians, including four RWC 2019 players, this season.
France v Argentina - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool C
Match Review: France 23-21 Argentina
Lopez drop goal clinches victory for France in classic
Argentina's thrilling fightback ends in heartbreak at Tokyo Stadium.
James Ryan Ireland
Match preview
Ireland forwards carry weight of expectations against underdogs Scotland
Scotland have solid backs and a talented playmaker with a flair for havoc but that may not be enough to overturn the world's top team.
Nariashvili Georgia
team announcement
Injured captain Sharikadze out of Georgia 23 featuring 10 RWC debutants
Coach Haig picks six World Cup newcomers in the starting line-up that will be led by Mikheil Nariashvili.
Alun Wyn Jones
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World should applaud Wales skipper Jones, says Gatland
Coach says his team's leader, who is closing in on caps record, is 'maturing like a fine wine'.
World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2018
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Tonga's Takulua aims to kick long under the indoor lights
Scrum-half amazed at how far the ball flies in indoor stadium where his team face England in their Pool C opener.
New Zealand v Namibia - Group C: Rugby World Cup 2015.
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New injury blow for Namibia on eve of World Cup opener
Second setback as Klim fails late fitness test for game against Italy.
Johnny May England v Ireland - Quilter International
Match preview
England rely on pace to subdue Tongan threat
May and Watson have the speed to profit from Eddie Jones's game plan against heavyweight Tonga pack in Sapporo.
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Rugby fundamentals
Drift or blitz: what really is the best form of defence?
In the second of our series of tactical analysis articles, we look at the differences between drift defences and blitz defences.
Australia v Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
Full-time report: Australia 39-21 Fiji
Latu crosses twice as Wallabies see off physical Fiji
After a first-half scare, the Wallabies stormed home to see off Fiji in their Pool D game.
Italy v Wales - Guinness Six Nations
Team announcement
Gatland names Wainwright in strong Wales line-up for Georgia clash
Skipper Alun Wyn Jones wins his 129th cap to equal the Wales record of Gethin Jenkins in Pool D match at Toyota Stadium on Monday.
HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2018 Day Four - Uruguay
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'Monster' World Cup trumps it all for Uruguayan student
Manuel Ardao admits he is stepping outside his comfort zone at Rugby World Cup 2019, but the back-row is amateur in name, not nature.
Samoa's Belgium Tuatagaloa
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Samoa's Tuatagaloa ready to punch above his weight in Japan
The former boxer says his experiences in the ring have made him fearless on the rugby field.
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