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Wales make near-perfect start with one-sided win over Georgia

The Grand Slam winners showed they mean business with a dominant performance in Aichi.

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Cheika: Fiji's Hodge referral not in the spirit of the game

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Ireland display credentials to tackle Rugby World Cup heavyweights

Less than 24 hours after the All Blacks had taken care of Springboks, the Irish provided a Rugby World Cup message of their own that will have anyone doubting their claims as potential tournament winners re-evaluating their assessment.

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Two-try Tuilagi powers England past Tonga

A first-half double from Manu Tuilagi and a late bonus-point sealing try by substitute Luke Cowan-Dickie gave England the perfect start to their Rugby World Cup campaign.

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Jones: We know we can get better

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Townsend: We didn't have the energy to beat a team like Ireland

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Schmidt: Happy with the number of risks we took

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Another chapter writes itself into All Blacks-Springboks folklore

This game must be remembered as one of the all-time great World Cup clashes, one that only adds to the All Blacks-Springboks rivalry that continues to deliver and may yet feature another chapter back in Yokohama on Nov. 2.

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All Blacks thank Mo'unga but heap praise on Boks flyer Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe finished with a match-high 128 metres from nine runs with three clean breaks and having left no less than 11 defenders clutching at thin air, but he could not get the Springboks over the line in Yokohama.

Wallabies maul their way out of Sapporo stunner

Four years on from the corresponding matchday that delivered The Miracle of Brighton, the 2019 Rugby World Cup very nearly provided The Stunner in Sapporo after the Flying Fijians gave the Wallabies an almighty scare on Saturday afternoon.

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Wallabies sweating Hodge hit as further changes loom

Reece Hodge is facing a possible suspension after being cited for a brutal hit on Fiji's Peceli Yato, and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika may also make some unforced changes to the side that faces Wales next Sunday.

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