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Nov 1, 2015

Wallabies focus ahead after final loss

LONDON (Reuters) – The 2015 Rugby World Cup has already been consigned to history for Australia. Now the focus turns to the next tournament in Japan in four years’ time.

The Wallabies won plenty of admirers for the way they turned themselves from a shamble a year ago to reach the final only to run into a red-hot New Zealand team in a class of their own.

Nov 1, 2015

Rugby-Wallabies focus ahead after final loss

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – The 2015 Rugby World Cup has already been consigned to history for Australia. Now the focus turns to the next tournament in Japan in four years’ time.

The Wallabies won plenty of admirers for the way they turned themselves from a shamble a year ago to reach the final only to run into a red-hot New Zealand team in a class of their own.

Oct 31, 2015

No excuses, say beaten Wallabies

LONDON (Reuters) – The glum look on the faces of the Australians said it all; their best was just not good enough. As hard they tried, they were powerless to stop New Zealand from winning Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham.

To beat the All Blacks, teams not only need to play out of their skins but also need fortune to favor them and lady luck was not always with the Australians with it mattered.

Oct 31, 2015

Rugby-No excuses, say beaten Wallabies

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The glum look on the faces of the Australians said it all; their best was just not good enough. As hard they tried, they were powerless to stop New Zealand from winning Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham.

To beat the All Blacks, teams not only need to play out of their skins but also need fortune to favour them and lady luck was not always with the Australians with it mattered.

Oct 31, 2015

Beaten Wallabies lose final but win back lost fans

LONDON (Reuters) – The agony of losing the World Cup final to New Zealand will not linger long for Australia.

As gut-wrenching as it was for the Wallabies to fall to their bitter arch-rivals, they can still take great comfort from knowing they may have won a bigger battle.

Oct 31, 2015

Rugby-Beaten Wallabies lose final but win back lost fans

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The agony of losing the World Cup final to New Zealand will not linger long for Australia.

As gut-wrenching as it was for the Wallabies to fall to their bitter arch-rivals, they can still take great comfort from knowing they may have won a bigger battle.

Oct 31, 2015

Stage set for World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

LONDON (Reuters) – Never has the old cabbage patch meant so much to so many so far away. Twickenham might be the spiritual home of English rugby but on Saturday it is the setting for a World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand.

For rugby fans the world over, it is a match that has all the ingredients of a classic: two traditional powerhouses with a long and acrimonious rivalry, both at the peak of their power, and playing for the greatest prize in rugby.

Oct 31, 2015

Rugby-Stage set for World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Never has the old cabbage patch meant so much to so many so far away. Twickenham might be the spiritual home of English rugby but on Saturday it is the setting for a World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand.

For rugby fans the world over, it is a match that has all the ingredients of a classic: two traditional powerhouses with a long and acrimonious rivalry, both at the peak of their power, and playing for the greatest prize in rugby.

Oct 31, 2015

Bronze consolation as South Africa too strong for Argentina

LONDON (Reuters) – South African winger Bryan Habana and flyhalf Handre Pollard fell just short in their bids for individual records despite helping the Springboks to a 24-13 win over Argentina in the bronze medal playoff at the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

Habana, who needed one touchdown to set a new outright record for the most tries by a player in World Cups, failed to get over the line in what was almost certainly his last tournament appearance.

Oct 31, 2015

Meyer proud to kiss his sister after all

LONDON (Reuters) – South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer was proud of the way his players picked themselves up from the depths of despair after their semi-final defeat to overwhelm Argentina 24-13 in the Rugby World Cup’s third-place playoff on Friday.

Moments after losing to New Zealand last weekend, Meyer said the prospect of playing in the bronze final was like “kissing your sister” but the Springboks changed their tune during the week and gave their all at a sold-out Olympic Stadium.

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