Scotland withstood both a typhoon and an earthquake on the eve of their win-or-bust showdown with Japan but found themselves blown out of the World Cup as the super-charged hosts claimed a 28-21 win in..
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A powerful storm approached Japan on Friday, threatening to batter its capital with the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years, disrupting a Formula One Grand Prix and rugby World Cup, and raising fears..
With one line, one wee jibe, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen could perhaps sow seeds of doubt for Irish counterpart Joe Schmidt.Hansen is the master of controlling the message. As he stepped up for an.. New Zealand Herald - Published
Ben Youngs remembers all too well what Australia did to England four years ago, and ahead as their Rugby World Cup quarter-final was confirmed for next weekend, he has plenty of informed knowledge for.. Independent - Published
Tonga's improvement over the 30 days from their last warm-up match to their final Rugby World Cup fixture was as good a proof as any that what Pacific island teams need to improve is time together and.. Reuters - Published
The All Blacks have attempted to mitigate against the potential physical fallout brought by the cancellation of their pool game against Italy by running themselves ragged on the training pitch; so much.. New Zealand Herald - Published
The United States finished the Rugby World Cup without a single point but there is optimism that a young squad will have been improved by the experience and that a paradigm shift in the game in North.. Reuters - Published
The quarterfinal meeting between Ireland and New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup comes with a strong feeling of reckoning. Ireland hadn’t beaten New Zealand in 28 matches over 111 years until its.. Seattle Times - Published
Follow live as the All Blacks speak for the first time after the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals were confirmed. Steve Hansen, Sam Cane and Anton Lienert-Brown are set to speak to media after their.. New Zealand Herald - Published
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The Scots were so desperate to get their chance on the night in Yokohama, there was talk of a day in court. When it came to the moment of truth, they couldn’t quite match it.. Seattle Times - Published
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Like tennis star Naomi Osaka and NBA player Rui Hachimura, Japan’s rugby team offers a diverse and slightly different look for an insular but changing country. Of the 23.. Seattle Times - Published