RWC 2019: Day 2 Update

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Australia 39-21 Fiji This game sort of went as expected, with Fiji bringing ferocious aggression and dragging the Wallabies into a frantic, fast-paced broken game. It took Australia an hour to take control, keeping it a bit tighter and scoring twice through rolling mauls, before pulling clear nearer the end. Wales

RWC 2019: Day 1 Update

Mt Fuji

The Rugby World Cup is underway! In amongst the various team news, player ratings, opinion articles generally focused on match days, I'm aiming to do an update each day of the group stages, looking back at the key talking points and then looking ahead to the next day's fixtures. The

Rugby World Cup 2019: Argentina team to play France

Agustin Creevy

Here is the Pumas team to take on France in their opening Rugby World Cup match this weekend. Argentina 15 Emiliano Boffelli 14 Matias Moroni 13 Matias Orlando 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente 11 Ramiro Moyano 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Tomas Cubelli 8 Javier Ortega Desio 7 Marcos Kremer 6 Pablo Matera (captain) 5 Tomas Lavanini 4 Guido Petti 3 Juan Figallo 2 Agustin Creevy 1

Rugby World Cup 2019: France team to play Argentina

Antoine Dupont

Jacques Brunel has named the France team for their opening match against Argentina, with Louis Picamoles selected on the bench. France 15 Maxime Medard 14 Damian Penaud 13 Gael Fickou 12 Virimi Vakatawa 11 Yoann Huget 10 Romain Ntamack 9 Antoine Dupont 8 Gregory Alldritt 7 Charles Ollivon 6 Wenceslas Lauret 5 Sebastien Vahaamahina 4 Arthur Iturria 3 Rabah Slimani 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain) 1 Jefferson

Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool-by-Pool Predictions

Stuart Hogg

It's Rugby World Cup week, and time to reach for the crystal ball. All too often, the pool stage matches at the World Cup are very predictable, and although the winning margins have been getting smaller for the past few tournaments, there are still only a handful of teams

Rugby World Cup 2019 Contenders: France

Louis Picamoles

Where do we begin with the French? Are they to be dark horses, surprise favourites, or a horror show in Japan? After two of the squad’s most experienced names were axed, they are even more of an unknown quantity. Mathieu Bastareaud and Morgan Parra are nowhere to be seen as Jacques