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  • All Blacks reach final

    All Blacks reach final

    New Zealand surged into the Rugby World Cup final for a record fourth time when they proved too strong, too dangerous and ultimately too streetwise for South Africa in a predictably tense 20-18 victory yesterday. Tries by Jerome Kaino and Beauden...

  • Habana should get shot at try record, says Burger

    South Africa winger Bryan Habana has another chance to become the all-time leading Rugby World Cup try-scorer today (Twickenham, 5pm) and the Springboks hope to create something special for him against New Zealand in their semi-final, flanker...

  • Boks retain starting XV for Saturday’s semi-final

    South Africa have named an unchanged starting line-up for their Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand on Saturday but have included experienced lock Victor Matfield on the bench. The 38-year-old second row was the only change made by...

  • No plans to change TMO system, say sport’s rulers

    Rugby’s governing body has no plans to review the use of the television match official (TMO), despite a furore after it was not invoked during the controversial finale of Australia’s World Cup quarter-final win over Scotland. Australia edged the...

  • Wallabies win Twickenham epic

    Wallabies win Twickenham epic

    A controversial last-gasp penalty by Bernard Foley earned Australia a 35-34 victory at Twickenham yesterday that broke Scottish hearts and sent the Wallabies into a World Cup semi-final against Argentina. Scotland had been on the verge of a...

  • Late Du Preez try sends Springboks into semis

    Late Du Preez try sends Springboks into semis

    Captain Fourie Du Preez’s late try sent South Africa into the Rugby World Cup semi-finals after a tense 23-19 victory over gallant Wales at Twickenham yesterday. The Springboks produced a moment of magic six minutes from time, catching Wales...

  • France keep the faith for All Blacks showdown

    France keep the faith for All Blacks showdown

    There’s no shortage of historical reference points to show why France’s quarter-final showdown with defending champions New Zealand will be anything but an enthralling and intriguing battle. Les Bleus enter today’s clash at the Millennium Stadium...

  • Scotland to appeal against Ford, Gray suspensions

    Scotland confirmed yesterday that they would appeal against the bans that have ruled out hooker Ross Ford and lock Jonny Gray for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia. World Rugby’s disciplinary tribunal handed the pair...

  • Ban for Scotland duo is a ‘sick joke’, says Logan

    Former Scotland international Kenny Logan has described the three-week bans that have ruled out hooker Ross Ford and lock Jonny Gray for the rest of the World Cup as a “sick joke”. Ford and Gray were handed the bans after being cited over a...

  • Man-of-the-match selection process set for overhaul at the World Cup

    A string of embarrassing “anomalies” in picking the man of the match in Rugby World Cup pool games has led organisers to consider overhauling the selection process for the knockout stages, reports said yesterday. Under the existing system, three...

  • Swieqi Overseas lift Ray Elliott Cup

    Swieqi Overseas lift Ray Elliott Cup

    Sliema Stompers 3Swieqi Overseas 28 Swieqi Overseas started the new rugby season on a sound footing last week after beating Sliema Stompers in front of a bumper crowd to lift the Ray Elliott Cup at the Marsa ground. Despite the ever-present threat...

  • O’Mahony’s World Cup over but Ireland hopeful on Sexton

    O’Mahony’s World Cup over but Ireland hopeful on Sexton

    Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony has been ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said yesterday, after being among three key players injured in the 24-9 pool-topping win over France. Ireland coach Joe...

  • Injuries strike as Ireland overcome France 24-9

    Injuries strike as Ireland overcome France 24-9

    Ireland survived the loss of captain Paul O’Connell and flyhalf Johnny Sexton to run out 24-9 winners over France and set up a Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina after a brutal Pool D decider yesterday. Second-half tries from fullback...

  • Australia repel Wales to earn Scotland quarter-final

    Australia repel Wales to earn Scotland quarter-final

    A magnificent 13-man defensive effort and another assured kicking display by Bernard Foley earned Australia an 15-6 victory over Wales yesterday to earn a World Cup quarter-final meeting with Scotland and leave the Welsh to face South Africa. Both...

  • Lancaster: I back myself to coach at this level

    Lancaster: I back myself to coach at this level

    Stuart Lancaster is convinced he has demonstrated his credentials as an international coach as he refuses to signal the end of his England stewardship. The worst World Cup performance in Red Rose history will draw to a close against Uruguay at...

  • Wales make six changes for decider against Wallabies

    Wales head coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to his team for tomorrow’s World Cup Pool A decider against Australia at Twickenham. There is a first Test start for New Zealand-born Gareth Anscombe, who features at full-back, while Liam...

  • Greece pull out of qualifier in Malta

    The Malta Rugby League (MRL) said the World Cup qualifier between Malta and Greece at the Melita ground this weekend has been postponed. “The European Championship C clash was scheduled since last winter to go ahead on Saturday. However, the Greek...

  • Habana equals record as Boks cruise into last eight

    Habana equals record as Boks cruise into last eight

    Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu’s World Cup try-scoring record as he led South Africa into the quarter-finals with a crushing victory over the United States at the Olympic Stadium, yesterday. Former All Black Lomu stood three tries clear of...

  • Cipriani and Catt in training bust-up

    England flyhalf Danny Cipriani and attack coach Mike Catt were in-volved in a heated training ground argument before the Rugby World Cup, British newspapers reported yesterday. The incident happened after 27-year-old Cipriani was informed that he...

  • England demise should sharpen Bok focus – Brits

    England demise should sharpen Bok focus – Brits

    Watching England’s painful exit from the Rugby World Cup in the pool stage has served as a motivation for South Africa to avoid such misery so early in the competition, hooker Schalk Brits said. The Springbok hooker will be on the bench for his...

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