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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 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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Rugby World Cup: France squeeze past Tonga and New Zealand beat Namibia 71-9 – video highlights

Match day 15 saw a dominant All Blacks side breeze past Namibia in a 71-9 victory. Despite the one-sided scoreline, Steve Hansen’s side found themselves behind in the first half before an 11-try demolition in Pool B. Elsewhere, France survived a late s…

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All Blacks fall behind before brushing aside brave Namibia at Rugby World Cup

New Zealand rack up 11 tries in 71-9 Pool B demolitionNamibia take lead in first half before floodgates openNot every inflated Rugby World Cup scoreline tells the full story and this was a prime example. New Zealand may have finished up with 11 tries a…

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

Updates from the Pool B game in TokyoEmail Richard or tweet him with your thoughts on the matchWe are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalism 6.25am BST 33 min: This is terrific stuff from Namibia….

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South Africa run away with it in nine-try thrashing of Namibia

South Africa’s electric wing Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries in Toyota City as they eased to a nine-try 57-3 win over neighbours Namibia, but it was a far from polished performance in their Rugby World Cup Pool B clash at the City of Toyota Stadium.B…

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

Rugby World Cup updates from the game in Toyota CityAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Lee or tweet him with your thoughts on the game 10.42am BST The teams are on their way outLots of smiling and back slapping from the Springboks, th…

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Rugby World Cup: England, Ireland and Italy all win on day three – video highlights

Day three of the Rugby World Cup saw the ideal start for England, Ireland and Italy as they all secured bonus points in their opening ties. England left it late but rounded off a good performance with a 35-3 victory over Tonga. Earlier in the day Italy…

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Italy overcome early scare to beat spirited Namibia in Rugby World Cup

Namibia well beaten in Hanazono despite scoring opening tryItaly secure bonus point and face Canada before South AfricaItaly scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes, either side of half-time, to give themselves breathing room against a stubbo…

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Italy v Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Live updates from the Pool B clash in HanazonoPool B: New Zealand stand firm in heavyweight thrillerSend your thoughts to Geoff on email or on Twitter 6.38am BST 18 min: Morisi breaks the line, plays in Tommaso Allan, but he holds onto the ball too lon…

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Namibia team guide

It’s remarkable that the Welwitschia are at a sixth consecutive World Cup – but don’t expect any more miracles Continue reading…

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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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Rugby World Cup 2015: the pick of intriguing and affordable match-ups

New Zealand v Tonga, Wales v Fiji, France v Romania, South Africa v Samoa, Scotland v Japan and more Rugby World Cup games that catch the eye but hopefully will not break the bank South Africas bruising battle with Samoa in 2011 Japan defeat Wales in …