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We fell short this time, but a USA World Cup could send rugby skywards | Will Hooley

Japan’s ascent shows the value of hosting the tournament, and the United States has the potential to do the sameFor some of us the 2019 World Cup is already over. From a USA perspective it was not the tournament we had hoped for. A last-ditch defeat ag…

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Rise of MLR gives US rugby reason to be cheerful despite World Cup blank

Japan’s stunning success as World Cup hosts show the Eagles what might await if their own domestic league takes root Gary Gold is softly spoken at the best of times. In the worst of times on Sunday, he might’ve struggled to sound convincing when he sai…

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Rugby World Cup: Japan defeat Scotland, Wales stutter against Uruguay – video highlights

Scotland are out of the Rugby World Cup after a stunning 28-21 win by hosts Japan in Yokohama booked a quarter-final against South Africa. Japan were 21-7 up at half-time and the Brave Blossoms sealed a bonus point soon after the break with their fourt…

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Tonga score try with last play to leave USA pointless at Rugby World Cup

• Tonga secure bonus-point victory with late Telusa Veainu score• USA finish bottom of Pool C after disappointing second halfTonga came from behind at half-time to secure a 31-19 win over the United States and avoid finishing bottom of Rugby World Cup …

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United States v Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Live updates from the Pool C match in HigashiosakaCheck out all the latest World Cup standingsDrop Richard an email | Tweet @rrjparkin 6.13am BST Winds of up to 216km/hr, a storm front covering over 1,400km, some areas of Japan receiving up to 40% of …

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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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Argentina sign off from Rugby World Cup with convincing win over US

South Americans score seven tries in 47-17 winArgentina finish third after defeats to France and EnglandArgentina ended a disappointing World Cup campaign on a high as they ran in seven tries to hammer the United States 47-17 with a sometimes scintilla…

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Argentina v USA: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the Pool C game in KumagayaHow they stand: World Cup fixtures, tables and resultsEmail Lee with your thoughts or tweet him here 7.15am BST 61 mins. Nicolas Sanchez, who has been at his beguiling best at times today, makes…

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France stay on track for quarter-finals with bonus-point win over USA

• Tries from Huget, Raka, Fickou and Serin and Poirot see off USA• MacGinty lands three penalties but Eagles run out of steamNow this was fun. France beat the USA 33-9, and scored five tries doing it, four of them utterly glorious. The last three came …

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Rugby World Cup 2019: France v USA – live!

Updates from the Pool C game, 8.45am BST kick-offRugby World Cup fixtures, results and tablesGet in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 8.00am BST France: Ramos, Raka, Guitoune, Fickou, Huget, Lopez, Machenaud; Baille, Chat, Setiano, Le Roux, Gab…

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Piers Francis clattered me but I bear absolutely no grudge towards him | Will Hooley

I declined to make a statement to the disciplinary hearing after the incident early on in my USA side’s defeat to England but I would hate to be a referee at this Rugby World CupThank you so much to all those, including a number of England players, who…

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England’s Owen Farrell ‘missing part of his nose’ after bruising win over USA

• John Quill sent off for shoulder charge on 28-year-old• Piers Francis could face ban for challenge on Will HooleyEngland were caught up in the high-tackle storm that has engulfed the World Cup with Owen Farrell lucky to avoid serious injury after a s…

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England choose attrition rather than razzle-dazzle to deal with USA | Paul Rees

New Zealand dare, England wear down – Eddie Jones is playing patience as counterpoint to the All Blacks’ artistrySteve Hansen reflected this week on how much European teams had improved since the 2015 World Cup when, for the first time, they failed to …

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High hits and Ford’s finesse: five things learned from England 45-7 USA | Gerard Meagher

Eddie Jones’s side learned plenty from their second Rugby World Cup match – including the need to play beyond the gongPiers Francis was understandably fired up for his first, and possibly only, start of this World Cup but given all that is swirling aro…

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Rugby World Cup: England power past USA on day seven – video highlights

England thrashed the USA in Pool C, with a seven-try haul earning them a 45-7 win and a second bonus point in two games. There was a similar scoreline in the earlier match, as Italy overcome Canada 48-7 in Pool B. Cokanasiga helps England crush US…

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Cokanasiga helps England crush USA as Quill sees World Cup’s first red card

• Pool C: England 45-7 USA• USA’s John Quill sees red for shoulder into Owen Farrell’s headNo American dreams here, just a painful 80-minute nightmare. Eddie Jones’s England were supposed to be footsore and weary only 96 hours after their opening game …

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England v USA: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Rugby World Cup updates from the game in KobeLatest tables, fixtures and results from Japan 2019And you can mail Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.48am BST I’m not sure what’s going on here, but it looks extremely suspicious. 10.44am BST Here’s a bit by…

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Joe Taufete’e: ‘USA have found a way into England’s DNA’

The Worcester hooker is a try-scoring threat in an Eagles squad full of seasoned pros and determined to mount a challenge in JapanIn preparation for USA’s World Cup opener against England in Kobe on Thursday, head coach Gary Gold has worked his players…

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USA coach refuses to bite after ’15 Donald Trumps’ remark by Eddie Jones

‘Pressure will be on England,’ says Gary Gold Eagles set to make tournament debut on Thursday Gary Gold described England as a side with no detectable weaknesses but is confident his side will expose a few when they become the final team to debut in th…

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USA will take strength from familiar England in World Cup battle | Will Hooley

Pressure is on the favourites and our knowledge of players from Premiership encounters can be used to help inflict an upsetPeople will fully expect England to beat the United States on Thursday. That is entirely understandable: they have to be regarded…