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Rugby World Cup power rankings: breaking down all 20 teams in Japan

England, Ireland and Wales are among the throng pushing to challenge New Zealand as the World Cup enters crunch timeNormal service has been resumed. After the surreal scenes of the All Blacks not being No 1 (Wales were, then Ireland!) they enter the qu…

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Canada rugby players help clean-up operation after Typhoon Hagibis – video

After Canada’s final game of the Rugby World Cup was cancelled due to the damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis, the players took to the streets to lend a helping hand in the clean-up operation. The Canada players were seen shovelling mud, carrying furnitur…

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Canada against Namibia is World Cup final for rugby’s tier-two nations

Serious financial investment by World Rugby and good coaches have led to improvements by Japan, Russia and UruguayThe alternative Rugby World Cup final will be staged on Sunday in Kamaishi where Namibia and Canada, the two lowest-ranked teams in Japan,…

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South Africa demolish 14-man Canada to enter Rugby World Cup last eight

• Cobus Reinach scores hat-trick as Springboks run in 10 tries• Canada’s Josh Larsen sent off after review for foul playSouth Africa secured their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a 66-7 victory against 14-man Canada in Kobe.Canada, who…

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South Africa v Canada: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Rugby World Cup updates from the teams’ final group gameWorld Cup pool permutations: who needs what?And you can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 11.40am BST 20 mins: This all comes from a brilliant crossfield kick from Jantjies which releases Gelant…

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Barrett brothers make history as merciless All Blacks crush Canada

• Backs Beauden and Jordie and lock Scott all score tries • Brad Weber scores two in holders’ nine-try demolitionThey came in their tens of thousands to see the one team that resonates here, New Zealand, queueing in their black jerseys in the rain more…

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Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand v Canada – live!

Updates from the Pool B game in OitaRugby World Cup fixtures, results and tablesGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.50am BST Rain is forecast all night in Oita. This is bad news for anyone attending the game, and there’s more bad news …

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Rugby World Cup interviewer calls Italy’s Dean Budd the Canada captain – video

An interviewer at the Rugby World Cup in Japan was left red-faced on Thursday after wrongly describing Dean Budd as the Canada captain in his opening question.”Italy!” Budd replied, pointing to the badge on his bright blue shirt. New Zealand-born Budd’…

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Matteo Minozzi seals Italy’s seven-try romp over Canada at Rugby World Cup

• Pool B: Italy 48-7 Canada• Second straight bonus-point victory for AzzurriItaly’s forwards bludgeoned Canada into submission with seven tries in a 48-7 victory amid energy-sapping humidity at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, catapulting them to the top …

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Italy v Canada: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Updates from the 8.45am BST kick-off in FukuokaHow Canada almost became a world rugby powerGet in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 8.09am BST Italy: Minozzi, Benvenuti, Campagnaro, Hayward, Bisegni, Allan, Braley; Lovotti, Bigi, Ferrari, Sisi,…

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‘Play ’em tough’: Al Charron on how Canada were nearly a world power – and what went wrong

The great back-rower is pained by his country’s struggles but sees an opportunity to beat Italy and surprise the game againAlternative history is about tantalising but impossible questions. What if Lincoln had skipped the theatre? What if David Cameron…

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Canada team guide

Kingsley Jones has rebuilt Canada after picking up the pieces from the fallout of the last World Cup but they need to put it all together in Japan Continue reading…

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USA blast past Canada in first Rugby World Cup warm-up

USA 47-19 CanadaLeg injury to lock Nick Civetta a blowThe USA crushed Canada in their Pacific Nations Cup opener in Glendale, Colorado on Saturday, the Eagles’ final home game before the Rugby World Cup in September.Rugby United New York hooker Dylan F…

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USA blast past Canada in first Rugby World Cup warm-up

USA 47-19 CanadaLeg injury to lock Nick Civetta a blowThe USA crushed Canada in their Pacific Nations Cup opener in Glendale, Colorado on Saturday, the Eagles’ final home game before the Rugby World Cup in September.Rugby United New York hooker Dylan F…

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Pools of intrigue: how the Rugby World Cup groups stack up | Paul Rees

Now that the autumn internationals have been completed we take a look at the prospects for the opening stage in JapanIreland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa Continue reading…

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USA follow victory over Scotland with six-try beating of Canada

No8 Cam Dolan scores three tries in 42-17 victoryNova Scotia Test is Eagles’ eighth win in 2018The USA extended their record unbeaten run against Canada to nine Tests in the first rugby Test ever played in Nova Scotia on Saturday, following their histo…

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England’s Sarah Hunter lauds RFU match fee decision as squad to face Canada is named

• New pay deal comes after professional contracts were ended in August• Ellie Kildunne picked for three-Test series against Canada in NovemberThe England women’s captain, Sarah Hunter, has expressed her relief that the Rugby Football Union has agreed t…

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Rugby union autumn internationals: talking points from the latest action

England have put their World Cup travails firmly behind them, Australia have a mountain to climb and Wales coach Rob Howley faces some tough decisions

It is remarkable how quickly sporting fortunes can swing. A year ago, England were failing to escape their World Cup pool on home soil while South Africa were just two semi-final points away from reaching the final. Twelve months on, the Springbok team is a very different, more vulnerable animal. The simultaneous loss of several long-time stalwarts has coincided with a continuing player exodus to Europe and Japan, while the politics of transformation further complicate Allister Coetzee’s task. The Boks should overcome Italy this weekend but, longer-term, the outlook looks highly uncertain. England, on the other hand, are visibly on the up and will be unbeaten for 14 straight Tests if they can conclude their autumn programme by beating Fiji, Argentina and Australia. “The English I don’t think play high-risk rugby but they execute it very well,” said the Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss. “They are very clinical and effective with what they do.” The ability to apply judicious pressure and be more clinical with ball in hand are increasingly consistent English traits, not a bad foundation for the day when Eddie Jones feels ready to concentrate more on their counterattacking game. For now they are simply intent on making life a challenge for all opponents at all times, regardless of the weather. “My wife said to me that I always used to worry about the rain with other teams and now I don’t,” revealed Jones. “That’s because it doesn’t matter with this team – we are completely adaptable.” Robert Kitson

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Rugby union autumn internationals: talking points from the latest action

England have put their World Cup travails firmly behind them, Australia have a mountain to climb and Wales coach Rob Howley faces some tough decisions

It is remarkable how quickly sporting fortunes can swing. A year ago, England were failing to escape their World Cup pool on home soil while South Africa were just two semi-final points away from reaching the final. Twelve months on, the Springbok team is a very different, more vulnerable animal. The simultaneous loss of several long-time stalwarts has coincided with a continuing player exodus to Europe and Japan, while the politics of transformation further complicate Allister Coetzee’s task. The Boks should overcome Italy this weekend but, longer-term, the outlook looks highly uncertain. England, on the other hand, are visibly on the up and will be unbeaten for 14 straight Tests if they can conclude their autumn programme by beating Fiji, Argentina and Australia. “The English I don’t think play high-risk rugby but they execute it very well,” said the Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss. “They are very clinical and effective with what they do.” The ability to apply judicious pressure and be more clinical with ball in hand are increasingly consistent English traits, not a bad foundation for the day when Eddie Jones feels ready to concentrate more on their counterattacking game. For now they are simply intent on making life a challenge for all opponents at all times, regardless of the weather. “My wife said to me that I always used to worry about the rain with other teams and now I don’t,” revealed Jones. “That’s because it doesn’t matter with this team – we are completely adaptable.” Robert Kitson

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Tiernan O’Halloran grabs two tries as underwhelming Ireland beat Canada

• Ireland 52-21 Canada
• Joe Schmidt changes entire XV following win over New Zealand

Ireland’s second string beat Canada 52-21 in Dublin but most likely failed to sway boss Joe Schmidt’s selection for the New Zealand rematch next weekend.

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