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Daniel Leo in action for Samoa against South Africa during  the 2011 World Cup in Auckland. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

The Pacific Island nations should boycott the World Cup if plans to exclude Fiji, Samoa and Tonga from the 12-team Nations League are ratified by rugb(...)

 Ireland outhalf Joey Carbery, who is an ambassador for Europcar Ireland, suffered the arm break while playing against Fiji last month. Photograph:   Naoise Culhane

It is his first career arm break. A rib yes, ligaments and muscles too but never an arm. Just as Joey Carbery brightened up an evening in Aviva Stadiu(...)

Dave Kearney scores his Ireland’s second try against Fiji at the Aviva. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The mistake supersedes all other considerations in the immediate aftermath of the match. It’s impossible to escape the fug of disappointment. It’s not(...)

Fiji winger  Nemani Nadolo in action for Montpellier against Leinster. “Over the years I just worked on my power. I’ve finally discovered I’m a big boy.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When the big wheel turns, it is hard to stop. Nemani Nadolo is the paddleboat steamer in Montpellier. He is boyish and open, a cartoon-sized winger, w(...)

Ireland back  Kieran Marmion during Ireland’s victory over South Africa last weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It has been an aspect of all the players in Joe Schmidt’s rugby life that they rarely question their ability when demands are put on them for an inter(...)

Steve Borthwick: under his watch   English forwards have won 37 lineouts in a row in their last three Tests. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Steve Borthwick spoke about how much he owed to Eddie Jones, who hired him once to be his forwards coach when he was working with Japan, and then agai(...)

England’s Nathan Hughes is tackled by Springbok Faf de Klerk at Twickenham. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

England v Fiji Twikenham Sky Sports 2, Saturday, 2.30 From Eddie Jones’s perspective every England match is a signpost to the same destination. The(...)

 Fiji’s head coach John McKee watches his players during a warm up session. Photograph: EPA

Fiji coach John McKee is committed to leading the side through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup despite being linked with the Japan job, he said on Wedn(...)

Fiji’s lock Leone Nakarawa runs in to score a try during the Pool A match against Uruguay at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Fiji 45 Uruguay 15 Uruguay waited 12 years for a World Cup try and two came along on one night in a 47-15 defeat as Fiji bowed out of the tournament w(...)

Manasa Saulo runs at Alun Wyn Jones of Wales during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Wales and Fiji at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Fiji prop Manasa Saulo was suspended for 10 weeks on Sunday after admitting stamping on an opponent during the Rugby World Cup match against Wales, o(...)

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