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# RWC2019

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Scotland storm to 9-try win over Russia to set up showdown with Japan
Scrum-half George Horne scored a hat-trick as Russia completed their run in Pool A with another scoreless return.
Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup
We went minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland’s men took their chance to reach the quarter-finals.
Sanchez stars as Argentina end World Cup with 7-try win over USA
The out-half was a controversial omission from the weekend loss to England.
Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup
Gregor Townsend’s men are still in with a real shout of making the knockout stages and we went minute-by-minute.
Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack
The 23-year-old hasn’t been able to register his first World Cup try yet.
'He will become one of the greats' - Ryan central in Ireland pack primed to step up
Meanwhile, Rhys Ruddock put himself firmly in the mix with a big showing against Russia.
Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested
Australia are eyeing up a World Cup quarter-final against England or France.
Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa
The 23-year-old has only played 20 minutes for Ireland so far at this World Cup.
Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record as Springboks thrash Canada
South Africa ran in 10 tries, including the scrum-half’s 11-minute treble.
Ireland set for Fukuoka on Saturday as Hagibis forecasted to veer north
Simon Easterby reports there has been ‘a real edge’ to Ireland’s training this week.
Beirne hitting World Cup form after frustrating early yellow card
The Munster man has featured in all three of Ireland’s games so far.
Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique
This World Cup has seen a major focus on dangerous high tackles.
Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland
The Samoans are keen to follow in Japan’s footsteps with a shock win.
Ireland's style of play coming at a cost in humidity, but could still work in their favour
‘If that humidity does drop and Ireland can be really, really accurate with the ball… I don’t see why reverting back to that won’t draw success for them.’
Ireland to go 'fully in' with XV selection as Samoa clash sure to go ahead
World Rugby is intent on the fixture taking place this weekend.
Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.
Murphy hopeful of playing bigger World Cup role after 'rollercoaster' week
The flanker is set to return to training on Thursday after suffering a rib injury against Russia.
Vunipola 'walking around' and all smiles but full prognosis not expected until Tuesday
The big number eight was substituted at half-time of England’s victory over Argentina after twisting his ankle.
Players and coaches have responsibility to adjust to tackle laws, says Hansen
‘There’s no point moaning about it. It’s about accepting and getting on with it.’
Puma Lavanini given 4-match ban for Farrell tackle
He’ll miss Argentina’s final pool game as well as the next three with his new club, Leicester.
Murphy staying with Ireland in Japan while Carbery is 'in a great place'
The Ulster back row won’t be heading home after picking up a rib injury.
'I wasn't happy with how my lungs were burning' - Healy motivated for Samoa
The 32-year-old loosehead is enjoying his time in Japan with Ireland.
World Rugby monitoring typhoon that could hit Ireland's World Cup campaign
Forecasts are suggesting that Hagibis could hit Japan this weekend.
Henshaw hungry for Ireland return after coming through 'sleepless nights'
The 26-year-old hasn’t featured at the World Cup yet.
Italian props slapped with three-match bans for joint tip-tackle
Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio will miss Italy’s final pool game, leaving Conor O’Shea with a front-row headache.
Dupont the difference as France do enough to hold off brave Tonga
Les Bleus booked their place in the quarter-finals but they were pushed all the way.
All Blacks recover from sticky start to thrash Namibia
Steve Hansen’s side made it three wins from three in Pool B.
'He sees things unfold': Farrell underlines Sexton's importance to Ireland
The 10′s experience and the role he plays for Schmidt has made him invaluable for Ireland’s hopes.
Brilliant Japan take big step towards quarters with bonus-point win over Samoa
Kotaro Matsushima’s last-gasp try secured the bonus point and sent the City of Toyota Stadium wild.
Eddie Jones says Vunipola injury not serious, blames Kobe beef
England’s powerful number 8 picked up an ankle knock and was replaced at half-time.
Efficient England seal quarter-final spot with win over 14-man Argentina
Eddie Jones’ men ran in six tries ahead of a pool decider against France.
Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup
It was all eyes on Ireland’s pool as hosts Japan went head-to-head with Samoa at Toyota City.
Watch: Argentina's Lavanini sent off for nasty high hit on Farrell
Nigel Owens had no option but to brandish red to the Pumas second row.
Relief for the Springboks as X-ray clears Kolbe of ankle injury
The winger had been withdrawn from yesterday’s win over Italy as a precaution.
Slipper grabs first try on 94th Test appearance as Wallabies beat Uruguay
Jordan Petaia, on the other hand, needed just 24 minutes to open his account.
England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup
We followed all the action from the Pool C clash in Tokyo.
Stockdale relishing prospect of more Schmidt-fuelled pressure
‘It’s amazing how much pressure one man can put on an entire team.’
World Cup has become damaged by too many lopsided clashes
Time for World Rugby to properly address the gulf in class between Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams.
'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland
The Ireland skipper says it’s important not to let negativity seep into the squad in Japan.
A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs?
Today’s podcast suggests that the back are actually performing pretty well in Japan but are being let down by the pack.