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Scotland hold off Samoa to reach last eight

NEWCASTLE, England - Scotland came from behind to beat Samoa 36-33 on Saturday and go through to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, sorely testing the nerves of their legions of fans at St James' Park and ending Japan's hopes of progressing.

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Past results will mean nothing against Ireland, says Dusautoir

CARDIFF - Past results and quarter-final match-ups will mean nothing to France when Les Bleus take on Ireland in Sunday's blockbuster Rugby World Cup Pool D decider, skipper Thierry Dusautoir said.

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Argentina look to keep momentum rolling against Namibia

LEICESTER, England - Argentina are expected to beat Namibia comfortably in their final Pool C match at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday, but there is much to be gained for a side that has performed in fits and starts at the tournament.

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Ireland up for physical battle, know French ready for high ball

CARDIFF - Ireland are ready to repeat the body-on-the-line defence that has helped them to four wins in a row over France and they will not be deterred from relying on their successful kick and chase game in their World Cup Pool D decider on Sunday.

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Spieth on fire, US stay ahead in Presidents Cup

INCHEON, South Korea - It was a day of great escapes and blown opportunities for the Internationals on day three of the Presidents Cup, while Jordan Spieth delivered a birdie blitz to help keep the United States a point in front with just Sunday's singles matches to come.

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Rowntree, Farrell hit with tunnel ban for England dead rubber

LONDON - Referee Chris Pollock can expect the full wrath of an angry crowd if he gives any contentious decisions against the Rugby World Cup hosts on Saturday, but at least he will be spared the thoughts of England's assistant coaches.

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