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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Pool B

Last year
2022
# RWC23
RWC clash with Ireland, world-class Felix, and 'a few pints with Cro'
Springboks out-half Handré Pollard says next year’s clash is massive.
# Blackrock Boy
'It would be such an honour to play against Ireland, they're my second team'
Alejandro Alonso, who helped Spain to qualify for the World Cup, spent two years in Blackrock College.
All time
# suftum
McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win
The English side have brought back most of their frontliners for the clash at Kingsholm.
# Standings
Munster already chasing as Leinster take control of European pool
Three of the Irish provinces are already playing catch up in the new Champions Cup format.
# heating up
All Blacks name strong XV as Hansen accuses Erasmus of pressuring referee
The Kiwis have gone for Ryan Crotty and Anton Lienert-Brown in midfield.
# Pool B
Rassie's revolution makes for a mouth-watering opening weekend
No prizes for predicting who will qualify from Pool, but in what order?
# more to come
England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy
The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.
# Explainer
Wait, what if...? How Ireland's and other World Cup pools will be decided
A win over France would make this a whole lot less complicated.
# Exile
Cork's John Quill starts for USA opposite a mean-looking Springbok back row
The former Dolphin man starts at openside with head coach Mike Tolkin keeping one eye on their pool finale against Japan.
# Pool B
Duncan's dazzling run and more highlights from South Africa v Scotland
Weir’s intercept and breakaway gave Vern Cotter’s side second half hope.
# On The Bench
Ruan Pienaar again left out as Springboks make three changes for Scotland
Pienaar on the bench again as Fourie du Preez captains the side.
# Pool B
Scotland shrug off USA challenge to claim second-half bonus point
Scotland have played twice in four days and top Pool B with 10 points from 10.
# Hard man
Jean de Villiers went back on the field with a broken jaw yesterday, but now he's out of the RWC
Jan Serfontein has been called up to replace the luckless skipper.
# Pool B
Pietersen hat-trick gets Springboks back on track with bonus point win over Samoa
The ‘Boks are back after running in six against Samoa.
# suftum
Samoa pick one-time Ulster number 10 for battle with wounded Springboks
Mike Stanley is one of three changes to the side that overcame USA on the opening weekend.
# brave blossoms
'We just ran out of energy': Second half proves too much for Japan against slick Scotland
Japan gave Scotland plenty to worry about in the opening 50 minutes, but ended up conceding five tries.
# Wow
Brilliant Brave Blossoms stun South Africa
Japan have caused the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history.
# Pool B
Dubliner AJ MacGinty starts at 10 for USA's World Cup showdown with Samoa
And there’s a strong Connacht connection in the Pacific islanders’ back row.
# Predictions
Irish-influenced Eagles out to impress, but Boks likely winners in Pool B
Heyneke Meyer’s South Africa are clear contenders to win the World Cup outright.
# Permutations
How does this morning's hefty defeat affect Ireland's chances of World Cup progression?
And what in the world is net run-rate and why is it important?
# Preview
Ireland can make history (again) today by reaching Women's RWC semi-final
First though, they have to beat Kazakhstan.
# coygig
'We know the enormity of the task in front us' - Ireland captain Coghlan
Philip Doyle’s side face four-time world champions New Zealand this evening in Marcoussis.
# coygig
Ireland Women arrive in France targeting top four World Cup finish
Here are the best pics as Philip Doyle’s squad flew to Paris for the tournament.
# coygig
Ireland Women to face New Zealand in 2014 World Cup pool
The draw for the Women’s Rugby World Cup took place in Paris this morning.
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AS IT HAPPENED
Scotland 34 - 24 Romania
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