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Rassie Erasmus

Boks laser-focused on Romania despite looming Ireland clash

The Springboks refuse to look beyond their next World Cup clash against Romania, despite the massive battle against Ireland that awaits.

Manie Libbok

Siya Kolisi leaps to Manie Libbok's defence after latest kicking troubles

Siya Kolisi refused to single out flyhalf Manie Libbok for criticism after being asked about his kicking troubles against Scotland on Sunday.

Louis Rees-Zammit

Wales edge out Fiji in nerve-shredding World Cup thriller in Bordeaux

Wales held their nerve in a frantic and pulsating Rugby World Cup clash to beat Fiji 32-26 and put themselves on course for the quarter-finals.

Michael Leitch try

World Cup: Japan overcome strong start from Chile before powering to victory

Japan overcame a strong start from Rugby World Cup debutants Chile but eventually powered to a 42-12 victory in their tournament opener in Toulouse on Sunday.

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Ireland put minnows Romania to the sword with 12-try thumping

Johnny Sexton marked his long-awaited comeback with two of 12 tries as Ireland launched their Rugby World Cup campaign by blitzing Romania in Bordeaux.

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World Cup: Italy put 50 past valiant Namibia side in Toulouse

Italy got their 2023 Rugby World Cup campaign off to a flying start as they sealed a 52-8 bonus-point victory over Namibia in Toulouse on Saturday.