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O'Driscoll's words prophetic as showpiece comes year too late for Ireland

21 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland enjoyed one of their greatest years in 2018, but they looked a shadow of their former selves as they crashed out of the World Cup.     In an interview with Omnisport last April, the...

England 40-16 Australia: Colossal Curry outshines Pooper as Eddie's selections pay off

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

England produced a clinical performance to thump Australia 40-16 and qualify for the semi-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.     Jonny May marked his 50th Test appearance with two tries...

RWC Preview: England v Australia

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia may have lost six successive matches to England, but Michael Cheika insisted "the fear inside us is dead" ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarter-final.     A 33-13 win for the Wallabies...

Sports quiz of the week: winners, losers, movers and history makers

1 day ago by The Guardian

Who is in Sydney? Who is in Leicester? And who is at home?Liverpool have started the season with eight wins in a row. Which club once began a top-flight campaign with 11 straight victories?Manchester United...

No quarter given: World Cup comes to life as the knockout stage begins | Andy Bull

1 day ago by The Guardian

The tournament has won millions of new fans in Japan and the onus is on the sport to keep them interested by providing a worthy spectacle in the quarter-finalsA storm blew into the sleepy little city of...

When England flopped in the quarter-finals of the first Rugby World Cup

1 day ago by The Guardian

England went into the tournament in 1987 believing they could ‘beat anyone’. Wales dispelled that notion in the quarter-finalsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogEngland’s preparations for the...

Rugby World Cup 2019: where the quarter-finals will be won and lost | Ugo Monye

1 day ago by The Guardian

England sticking to strengths against Australia; Ireland need to find old form to beat New Zealand; Wales must stop France momentum; South Africa could end Japan’s adventureEddie Jones has picked a team...

Ben Youngs says England are capable of achieving something in World Cup quarter-final – video

2 days ago by The Guardian

Ben Youngs spoke as England made their final preparations to face Australia in their first World Cup knockout game since 2011. Youngs played in that campaign in New Zealand, in which England lost to France...

Ben Youngs urges England to attack from the start against Australia

2 days ago by The Guardian

• Intensity the key in World Cup quarter-final says scrum-half• Youngs one of only two players to have played a knockout tieBen Youngs has called on England to fly out of the blocks against Australia...

Success for England is winning the tournament – Robinson

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will consider anything less than winning the Rugby World Cup as a failure, according to former world champion Jason Robinson.   Eddie Jones' side meet Australia in a quarter-final showdown...