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Watch Duane Vermeulen Brilliant Reverse Offload For Fourie Du Preez’ Try

Duane Vermeulen produced a brilliant assist for Fourie Du Preez match winning try. With South Africa seeming unable to overcome stubborn Welsh resistance this evening, Duane Vermeulen produced a moment of brilliance to allow Fourie Du Preez touch down in the corner. The big number eight broke from the base of a scrum, attracting both Alex Cuthbert and Lloyd Wlliams. However while the …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Wales V South Afica

Wales showed great determination against the Springboks. South Africa overcame a stubborn Welsh team this afternoon 23-19. Nevertheless many Springbok fans will be worried that their team showed little creativity or subtlety throughout the game. Indeed it was not until Wales tired in the final quarter that South Africa managed to dominate their opponents. 1. Welsh Spirit After their defeat …

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Gareth Davies Try: Great Score Or Poor Defence?

Wales shocked South Africa with an early Gareth Davies try. Although South Africa were expected to beat Wales in this afternoon’s quarter final, Wales have once more showed tremendous character to lead the Springboks 13-12 at half time. The key to the Welsh lead was a try scored by Gareth Davies, after he received an offload from Dan Biggar. The …

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Johnny Sexton Could Be Ruled Out Of World Cup

Ireland fly half, Johnny Sexton, was today ruled of Ireland’s quarter final with Argentina. Ireland’s bid to reach their first World Cup Semi Final received a massive blow earlier today, when news broke of an injury suffered to Johnny Sexton. Although the Leinster fly half was forced off the field during Ireland’s clash with France last weekend, he was named …

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Jonny Gray And Ross Ford Free To Play Against Australia

Scotland have received a massive boost ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Australia tomorrow as the suspensions of Jonny Gray and Ross Ford were rescinded. Having appealed the incident, Scottish Rugby confirmed on Twitter that the duo will be free to play in tomorrow’s clash at Twickenham. This is the latest in a series of World Rugby’s somewhat inconsistent …

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England Missed Out On Warren Gatland In 2006

England approached Warren Gatland in 2006. With England seemingly looking to replace Stuart Lancaster, The Telegraph have reported that the RFU approached the Kiwi coach in 2006 to take on the role as Director of Rugby. At the time, Gatland was coaching the Waikato Chiefs, after winning three Premiership titles and a European Cup with Wasps. Simultaneously England were on the verge …

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New Zealand Media Label David Pocock’s Injury As ‘Poetic Justice’

New Zealand’s media have suggested that David Pocock should have been suspended for Australia’s quarter final clash. World Rugby’s judicial officers had a busy week dealing with the infringements of Sean O’Brien, Ross Ford and Jonny Gray. However writing in the New Zealand Herald, Paul Lewis, claims that the game’s governing body missed David Pocock’s knee on Scott Baldwin. Lewis wrote, …

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Jonny Sexton Ruled Out Of World Cup Quarter-Final For Ireland

Ireland out-half Jonathan Sexton has been ruled out of Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina tomorrow. The Leinster fly-half came off injured during Ireland’s victory over France last week, and was replaced by Ian Madigan, who seized the opportunity and guided the Boys in Green to a famous victory. Sexton was initially named in the team to start on Sunday, …

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Argentina v Ireland: 3 Key Clashes

Ireland and Argentina will once more do battle tomorrow. Be careful what you wish for, because you may not like what you get. Everyone in Ireland has been signing from the same hymn sheet ever since the draw for this World Cup was made. Top the group, avoid New Zealand and all that stands in the way of a first …

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