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Surging waves generated by Typhoon Hagibis hit the seashore in Mihama, Mie Prefecture on Saturday. Photograph:  Franck Robichon/EPA

The Pool B clash between Namibia and Canada in Kamaishi has been cancelled following Typhoon Hagibis but Rugby World Cup organisers are confident Sund(...)

New Zealand’s Sam Whitelock takes a selfie with the crowd after their victory over Namibia in their Rugby World Cup match at Tokyo Stadium. Photo: Franck Robichon/Getty Images

New Zealand are such masters of their own image that not only do they use the Land of the Long White Cloud as a striking motif for their rugby landsca(...)

All Blacks’ Jordie Barrett dives over to score his side’s 10th try during the Rugby World Cup clash with Namibia in Tokyo. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

New Zealand 71 Namibia 9 Not every inflated Rugby World Cup scoreline tells the full story and this was a prime example. New Zealand may have finishe(...)

South Africa’s Schalk Brits scores a try during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Namibia. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

South Africa 57 Namibia 3 South Africa claimed their first win of the 2019 World Cup with a 57-3 thrashing of Namibia. The Springboks had lost their(...)

Jake Polledri of Italy is tackled during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between Italy and Namibia at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan. Photo: Koki Nagahama/Getty Images

Italy 47 Namibia 22 Italy scored seven tries as they launched their Rugby World Cup campaign with a straightforward 47-22 win over Namibia in Higashi(...)

Jean Kleyn and James Ryan are two of Ireland’s secondrow options. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pool A Ireland Backs: Conor Murray, Luke McGrath, Johnny Sexton, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Chris Farrell(...)

Namibia and head coach Phil Davies celebrate their Africa Gold Cup victory after beating Kenya in 2018. Photograph: APO Group/Getty

Namibia Who are they Namibia booked their place at the World Cup with a 53-28 victory over Kenya. Fullback Chrysander Botha (2) and Louis Van der We(...)

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(...)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe celebrates after his side’s nine try rout of Namibia in Leicester. Photograph: Reuters

Argentina 64 Namibia 19 It was not the farewell Namibia wanted or deserved but they are not the only ones to have fallen prey to the Pumas and on curr(...)

Captain Mamuka Gorgodze’s try was enough for Georgia against Namibia. Photograph: Getty

Namibia 16 Georgia 17 Georgia captain Mamuka Gorgodze broke stubborn Namibia to inspire his side to a nervy second win of the World Cup in Exet(...)

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