Panning round the best shots of Rugby World Cup 2015 week #3

Snappers take a walk on the child side of rugby after a hectic spell capturing the highs and lows of the sport

LONDON, 10 Oct - From passion to fashion, from the child to the riled, from juggling to jousting... it is all wrapped up in a selection of pulsating pictures from the third week of action and reaction at Rugby World Cup 2015.

We kick it off with the fall-out from hosts England's shock early exit from the tournament, beaten by Australia at Twickenham last Saturday.

And we turn the spotlight on the tiny tots – including pint-sized Diego Maradona – who are taking their first steps in learning about one of the world's great sports.

          HEADACHE: England captain Chris Robshaw struggles to come to terms with his team's exit
          from the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage after a 33-13 defeat by Australia at Twickenham

         FIGHT TO THE FINISH: England prop Dan Cole is pulled away from trouble by Australia's Rob
         Simmons as tempers flare between both sets of players during a dramatic showdown

         THE CRYING GAME: Passionate USA lock Louis Stanfill cannot hold back his tears during his
          country's national anthem before the Pool B match against South Africa

         AT LEAST WE BEAT JAPAN: Scotland's Richie Gray is not for backing down as he squares up
         to Eben Etzebeth and takes a grip of the giant South African lock's jersey as tempers boil

         FLYING COLOURS: Proud Romanians Valentin Calafeteanu and Madalin Lemnaru run round the
         pitch with their country's flag at Leicester after their amazing comeback victory over Canada

         STATE OF THE NATION'S DRESS: USA fans bring a touch of flamboyance to the Olympic
         Stadium as they don coats and hats in the colours of their country's Stars and Stripes flag

         A BODY TO TRY FOR: Some fans will go to any lengths to underline commitment to their team
         and this Japan supporter opted to have his country's rugby colours painted directly on to his body

         SPECIAL EFFECTS: England fans wearing outfits containing the Cross of St George are captured
         by a technique in which the camera lens is zoomed at the same time the shutter button is pressed

          SMALL BLACKS: Youngsters keen to play rugby are are given a lesson on how to hone their
          lineout skills by the watching Liam Messam at an All Blacks community event at Darlington

         little girl for a walk along the pitch perimeter wall at half-time during the game against Samoa

         BABY LOVE: Bryan Habana makes it a family affair as he kisses his toddler Timothy. Father and
         son are on the pitch at Newcastle after South Africa's defeat of Scotland

         LITTLE AND LARGE: Ireland's giant captain Paul O'Connell makes it a day to remember for a
         youngster as he shakes the boy's hand before going into action against Italy

         KEEPY-UPPY THE GOOD WORK: Diego Maradona swaps the Hand of God for the Foot of
         God as he encourages Argentina with a show of rugby ball juggling after the game with Tonga

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