Australia flanker Michael Hooper was cited for an alleged act of foul play during the Wallabies’ 33-13 World Cup victory over England on Saturday. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

Australia flanker Michael Hooper will miss the Wallabies’ World Cup Pool A decider against Wales on Saturday due to suspension. Hooper was cited for a(...)

 Wales’s Gareth Davies puts in against Fiji during their World Cup Pool A match at the Millennium Stadium. Wales forward coach Robin McBryde said: “Fiji put England and Australia under pressure but we were under pressure on our own ball (against Fiji) when the hooker was striking.” Photograph: Getty Images

There is a growing fear of how referees are calling scrums and the breakdown as the World Cup moves towards the final pool matches. While there has(...)

Australian captain  and hooker Stephen Moore and the rest of the Australian frontrowers did their talking on the pitch against England at Twickenham. Photograph:     David Rogers/Getty Images

We have all got to accept England are simply not good enough. There is no doubt they gave their best against Australia and turned up to play but acros(...)

The collective moment of madness that cost England dear as Owen Farrell (left) and Sam Burgess fell Australia’s Matt Giteau and Michael Hooper, leading to Farrell’s yellow card. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

England 13 Australia 33 England coach Stuart Lancaster spoke about ‘small margins that at this level have big consequences’. He was referri(...)

 Michael Cheika: “My thoughts weren’t framed by their combination or this game in mind. It was just about what was best for us.” Photo:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Unlike, it seems, almost everyone else in this World Cup, the Wallabies are amid the hustle and bustle of central London. Their players have to nego(...)

Australia’s flanker Michael Hooper takes part in a training session at Dulwich College in London, ahead of Saturday’s game against England. Photograph: Getty Images 1:28

Michael Cheika has named the same starting line-up from the Wallabies’ opening match against Fiji to face England on Saturday night. The fourteen chan(...)

 RC Toulon’s flanker Steffon Armitage could have given England an edge at the breakdown. Photograph: Getty Images

Japan coach Eddie Jones expects Australia to have a huge advantage at the breakdown in their crunch World Cup clash with England, tipping Michael Hoop(...)

Australia fullback Israel Folau warms up with team-mates during the captain’s run at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff ahead of the match with against Fiji. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

With Australia and Fiji pledging to stick to their traditions of attacking rugby, Cardiff should get a cracking Rugby World Cup contest when the Po(...)

Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika takes an Australia team training session at the University of Bath. Photograph: Getty Images

Scrum-half Will Genia will make his first Test start for two months when Australia open their World Cup campaign against Fiji in Cardiff on Wednesday.(...)

Australia backrower David Pocock makes a break against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium in Sydney in August. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

In past World Cups, the northern hemisphere countries have rightfully feared the ‘marauding hordes’ from the south. Apart from England in 2003, all ot(...)