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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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Rugby World Cup: Wales survive Fiji scare as Scotland put nine past Russia – video highlights

Wales came from 10-0 down to defeat Fiji 29-17 and book their place in the quarter-finals, Scotland set up an eliminator against Japan after routing Russia 61-0, while Argentina ended a disappointing campaign on a high with a 47-17 win over the USA Con…

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Scotland run in nine tries to hammer Russia and keep World Cup hopes alive

• George Horne scored hat-trick as Scotland run riot in Shizuoka• Victory is Scotland’s biggest win in 15 yearsThat’s the easy part done, the hard bit is still to come. Scotland beat Russia 61-0, their biggest win in 15 years, and earned the bonus poin…

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Scotland v Russia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Updates from the Pool A fixture in ShizuokaPool permutations: who needs what from the final round?Get in touch with Simon via email or twitter 8.32am BST 13 mins: Scotland manage to convert a Russia scrum into one of their own, deep in Russian territor…

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Scotland ‘champing at the bit’ for pivotal World Cup double-header | Andy Bull

Gregor Townsend’s side must win their final two pool games to keep their hopes alive and must start with an emphatic win against RussiaIt is going to be a rough five days for the Scots. Their World Cup is going to be defined by whether they can beat Ru…

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Ireland get World Cup campaign back on track with hard-fought Russia rout

• Ireland run in five tries but made to work hard by Russia• Bonus-point victory has Ireland on course for quarter-finalsIt feels like there are two different Ireland sides in this World Cup, one with Johnny Sexton, which thumped Scotland, and the one …

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Rugby World Cup: Ireland 35-0 victors over Russia and Fiji dominate Georgia – video highlights

Ireland’s World Cup journey is back on track, after Joe Schmidt’s side beat Russia 35-0 in Pool A and secured an important bonus point. Despite the scoreline Russia made it difficult, but the Irish still managed to touch down five times. Johnny Sexton …

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Ireland v Russia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Rugby World Cup updates from the Pool A matchHow they stand: results, fixtures and tablesAnd you can get in touch with Niall by email or Twitter 10.25am BST In today’s early kick-off, Fiji earned their first win of the tournament, brushing Georgia asid…

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Samoa ease past battling Russia in bruising Rugby World Cup encounter

• Rey Lee-Lo and Motu Matu’u see yellow in first half• Samoa take control after break to earn bonus pointSamoa survived being reduced to 13 men for almost 10 minutes in the first half and struggled to overcome a limited and exhausted Russia team to ope…

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Russia v Samoa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Rugby World Cup Pool A updates, kick-off 11.15am BSTHow they stand: fixtures, results and tablesGet in touch. Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.07am BST In other Pool A news: Johnny Sexton did not train fully on Tuesday but Ireland still expect him…

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Opener provides result Rugby World Cup needed but real fireworks are to come | Paul Rees

Japan achieved their winning start and the host nation is enthused even if Saturday’s heavyweight encounters are going to provide a somewhat different spectacleFor all the gallantry and surprising stamina of Russia, this was the most underwhelming of o…

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Japan overcome dogged Russia to win opening Rugby World Cup match

• Japan see off tiring Russia after early shock for World Cup hosts• Matsushima hat-trick seals victory after very shaky startThe first Rugby World Cup ever to be staged in Asia is under way and the host nation have duly delivered the result the tourna…

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia in the opening game – live!

Live updates from the first game and opening ceremonyRugby World Cup 2019: the full scheduleAnd you can get in touch with Luke via email or Twitter 11.43am BST Captains Leitch and Artemyev lead their teams out on to the pitch in Tokyo, past the Webb El…

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‘The pressure is on Japan’: Russia seek upset in Rugby World Cup opener

• ‘We’ll have enough adrenaline to raise the dead,’ says captain• Friday’s match, in Tokyo, set to be first of 48 sell-outsWhen Japan last played Russia in Tokyo, nine years ago, the attendance was little more than 6,000. On Friday night the Ajinomoto …

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‘The pressure is on Japan’: Russia seek upset in Rugby World Cup opener

• ‘We’ll have enough adrenaline to raise the dead,’ says captain• Friday’s match, in Tokyo, set to be first of 48 sell-outsWhen Japan last played Russia in Tokyo, nine years ago, the attendance was little more than 6,000. On Friday night the Ajinomoto …

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Jones hopes limited Russia can return home proud from Rugby World Cup

The coach and former Wales flanker is optimistic but realistic: ‘We’re not at a different level, we’re playing a different sport’They are not the biggest beasts in the east but, win or lose, the unheralded rugby men of Russia are planning to enjoy thei…

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Russia team guide

Russia sneaked into Japan 2019 through the back door and the Bears’ main aim is to secure a maiden World Cup win 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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Russia handed World Cup place as Romania penalised for ineligible player

• Russians will contest opening game against hosts Japan in 2019• Romanians punished for fielding Sione Faka’osilea in six qualifiersRussia will appear at the World Cup next year after Romania, Spain and Belgium were all sanctioned for fielding ineligi…

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Uruguay beat Russia to complete lineup for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Uruguay 36-27 Russia South Americans join England and Wales in Group A Continue reading…