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Rugby-Winner Farrell key to England turnaround

He wasn't captain, allowed George Ford to continue goalkicking, didn't score any points and played only 40 minutes, but Owen Farrell was the key to England turning a 15-10 deficit into a 35-15 victory over Japan on Saturday.

New Zealand coach Hansen says Ireland best in the world

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said Ireland were the best in the world and cast them as favourites for next year's World Cup after his team were beaten 16-9 in a battle between the two top-ranked sides in Dublin on Saturday.

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Ireland celebrates victory for 'Green Giants' over All Blacks

Ireland celebrates victory for 'Green Giants' over All Blacks

(Reuters) - Ireland cemented their status as the team to beat at next year's World Cup with a first win over New Zealand on home soil, sending supporters and media into a collective frenzy on Sunday.

Winner Farrell key to England turnaround

Winner Farrell key to England turnaround

LONDON (Reuters) - He wasn't captain, allowed George Ford to continue goalkicking, didn't score any points and played only 40 minutes, but Owen Farrell was the key to England turning a 15-10 deficit into a 35-15 victory over Japan on Saturday.

Erasmus hails Boks' 'maturity' after tight Scotland tussle

Erasmus hails Boks' 'maturity' after tight Scotland tussle

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has credited the Springboks' improved poise in tight matches for their 26-20 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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