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 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

 Faf de Klerk, Mazakole Mapimpi and Tendai Mtawarira celebrate after the Rugby World Cup final win over England at International Stadium Yokohama in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph:  Juan Jose Gasparini/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa 32 England 12 Entering the last 15 minutes of South Africa’s third final, it seemed the Boks were set to complete a third World Cup triu(...)

  Japan players celebrate their victory over  Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama. The home side’s daring, energetic, high-tempo rugby thrilled all spectators. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Best moments The enthusiasm, warmth, hospitality and friendliness of the people and the diversity of Japan’s cultures, its sights and sounds, Tokyo’s(...)

Antoine Dupont under pressure during France’s Six Nations defeat to England at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rarely, if ever, have England been involved in a World Cup fixture which their opponents would secretly prefer to lose. France’s players and coaches w(...)

England’s head coach Eddie Jones answers questions from the media in Tokyo this morning. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie Jones has resisted the temptation to restore the fit-again Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell into his starting XV to face Argentina on Saturday but (...)

Owen Farrell will start inside George Ford in England’s opening clash with Tonga on Sunday. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/AFP/Getty

George Ford and Owen Farrell have been named together in England’s starting XV for their Rugby World Cup opener against Tonga, with Eddie Jones unleas(...)

 Manu Tuilagi warms up during an England training session at Pennyhill Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi has revealed how he could have avoided more than a year of his injury layoff if he had come clean regarding his initial groin problem, de(...)

Maro Itoje breaks for England during their defeat to Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Two warm-up games down, two to go for England on the long, meandering road to Japan. If their two August warm-up games against Wales have reinforced a(...)

 Wales’ Dan Biggar:  throughout his career he has proved able to adapt his game to the demands of coaches.  Photograph:  Reuters/Rebecca Naden

What is the Brexit brouhaha compared to the outhalf debate that has raged in Wales as long as the game has been played there? Dan Biggar has the thi(...)

Dan Biggar tackles Maro Itoje during Wales’ win over England in Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Wales 13 England 6 Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation. Wales’ 13-6 W(...)

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