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South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi, Faf de Klerk and Lukhanyo Am all had excellent tournaments. Photograph: Inpho

15 Beauden Barrett (New Zealand) It’s too reactive to say that Barrett’s switch to fullback didn’t work on the basis of their semi-final exit, as Eng(...)

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen  shakes hands with Ireland captain  Rory Best after the Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Tokyo. Photograph:  Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Schmidt and Michael Cheika looked like tortured souls and on at least three occasions Eddie Jones has shown signs of emotion in front of the Engli(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

Japan’s Luke Thompson during the 2015 Rugby World Cup game against the USA at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Brighton 2015: spot the Kiwi on 83 minutes, having milled Adriaan Strauss off Japanese ball, all but leaning on the shoulder of Harumichi Tatekawa yet(...)

New Zealand’s George Bridge scored four trimes against Tonga. Photograph: Inpho

The All Blacks got exactly what they wanted from their final match ahead of the World Cup when they demolished Tonga 92-7 on Saturday, and deliberate(...)

Number eight Louis Picamoles has been included in France’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Number eight Louis Picamoles will get to finish his international career at the World Cup after he was included in France’s 31-man squad on Monday. T(...)

Robbie Henshaw models the new Ireland Rugby World Cup jersey. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There are two distinct fashion trends when it comes to those that sport rugby jerseys. Some like it haute, couture that is, when only the latest garme(...)

Rassie Erasmus has sparked an impressive renaissance from the Springboks. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Pool B New Zealand - 1st (5-4) South Africa - 5th (9-2) Italy - 13th (750-1) Namibia - 23rd (5000-1) Canada - 21st (2500-1) The Contenders Steve Ha(...)

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Everyone has their favourite aunt growing up and I was lucky enough to have someone who’s a bit of a heroine in the kitchen. Her name is Aunty Joce, f(...)

What’s happening? The best rugby players on the planet - with Johnny Sexton and All Blacks captain Kieran Read at the vanguard - have drawn a line in(...)

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