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French duo Dupont and Penaud fit to face Wales

10:15am BST

OITA, Japan Key French backs Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud have been passed fit to play in their World Cup quarter-final against Wales, a huge boost for coach Jacques Brunel that allowed him to name a full-strength side on Friday.

アングル:タックル巡り選手に混乱、ラグビーW杯 増える退場

9:31am BST

[大分(日本) 14日 ロイター] - ラグビーのワールドカップ(W杯)日本大会で、12日のサモア対アイルランド戦で交わされた短いやり取りには、ラグビー界で展開されている内部対立がみごとに現れていた。競技運営側が試合をさらに安全なものにしたいと考えているのに対して、プレーする側には若干の混乱や反発が見られるからだ。

Pooper v The Kamikaze Kids - breakdown battle key to quarter-final

6:30am BST

OITA, Japan Australia's David Pocock and Michael Hooper, pioneers of the "twin opensides" approach to back-row play, will come face to face with England's copycat version in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final in the shape of Tom Curry and Sam Underhill.

Rugby-Tuilagi delighted to be back in harness with Slade

5:15am BST

OITA, Japan, Oct 18 Manu Tuilagi says it is a big boost to have a fully-fit Henry Slade back for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Australia as England line up with almost the same backline that clicked so well in their best performance of the year.

PREVIEW-Rugby-Six in a row says England should win - just how Australia like it

17 Oct 2019

OITA, Japan, Oct 17 England and Australia have had some epic Rugby World Cup battles over the years, not least in each winning a final, but never before have they come together with one side claiming the sort of domination England are enjoying after six successive wins.

Athletes can now approach 2020 focused on performance, not survival

17 Oct 2019

OITA, Japan The news that the marathon and walking events at the Tokyo Olympics are set to move to a cooler climate will be welcomed by the majority of athletes, who can now focus on reaching their absolute maximum without fear of a major medical breakdown.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Rugby-England spring surprise as Farrell starts at 10 v Australia

17 Oct 2019

OITA, Japan, Oct 17 England coach Eddie Jones sprung a big surprise on Thursday by naming Owen Farrell to start at flyhalf in the World Cup quarter-final against Australia, benching George Ford and bringing in Henry Slade to join Manu Tuilagi in midfield.

World Cup deja vu for 'finisher' Ford

17 Oct 2019

OITA, Japan Eddie Jones said that George Ford was disappointed to miss out on a starting berth for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Australia but again insisted that a place among the "finishers" is just as important in the modern game.

Rugby-England spring surprise as Farrell starts at 10 v Australia

17 Oct 2019

OITA, Japan, Oct 17 England coach Eddie Jones sprung a big surprise on Thursday by naming Owen Farrell to start at flyhalf in the World Cup quarter-final against Australia, dropping George Ford and bringing in Henry Slade to join Manu Tuilagi in midfield.

French happy with extra homework

16 Oct 2019

OITA, Japan France back rower Gregory Alldritt says the squad have taken full advantage of their extra time off to study their World Cup quarter-final opponents Wales in even greater depth, but have yet to uncover a new reason why they keep losing to them.

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