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Oct 19, 2015

Wallabies hoping lucky win over Scotland is an omen

LONDON (Reuters) – If history is any guide, Australia’s last-gasp quarter-final win over Scotland could be the break the Wallabies needed to win the Rugby World Cup.

Of all the ingredients teams need to win the tournament, luck often plays the biggest part, and the Wallabies got a big slice of it in Sunday’s 35-34 win at Twickenham.

Oct 19, 2015

Rugby-Wallabies hoping lucky win over Scotland is an omen

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – If history is any guide, Australia’s last-gasp quarter-final win over Scotland could be the break the Wallabies needed to win the Rugby World Cup.

Of all the ingredients teams need to win the tournament, luck often plays the biggest part, and the Wallabies got a big slice of it in Sunday’s 35-34 win at Twickenham.

Oct 18, 2015

Southern hemisphere completes sweep of World Cup quarters

CARDIFF (Reuters) – There are still two weeks to go in the Rugby World Cup but the winner is already known.

For the seventh time in the eight editions of the tournament, the Webb Ellis Cup will be heading south of the equator.

Oct 18, 2015

Rugby-Southern hemisphere completes sweep of World Cup quarters

CARDIFF, Oct 18 (Reuters) – There are still two weeks to go in the Rugby World Cup but the winner is already known.

For the seventh time in the eight editions of the tournament, the Webb Ellis Cup will be heading south of the equator.

Oct 18, 2015

All Blacks back in familiar territory as World Cup favourites

CARDIFF (Reuters) – The morning after the big night before, the All Blacks found themselves in familiar territory, heading to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals with everyone gushing about their latest performance.

New Zealand’s 62-13 thrashing of France in the quarter-final in Cardiff not only assured the All Blacks of a trip to London for next weekend’s semis but also removed any doubt about their status as favourites to win the tournament.

Oct 18, 2015

Rugby -All Blacks back in familiar territory as World Cup favourites

CARDIFF, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The morning after the big night before, the All Blacks found themselves in familiar territory, heading to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals with everyone gushing about their latest performance.

New Zealand’s 62-13 thrashing of France in the quarter-final in Cardiff not only assured the All Blacks of a trip to London for next weekend’s semis but also removed any doubt about their status as favourites to win the tournament.

Oct 17, 2015

Hansen defends New Zealand’s slow start to World Cup

CARDIFF (Reuters) – New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, whose team had been under fire for their early performances at the Rugby World Cup, said he hoped his team’s 62-13 demolition of France on Saturday would silence the doubters.

The All Blacks went through the pool phase unbeaten but questions were raised about their tactics after they struggled to produce their best in every match.

Oct 17, 2015

Rugby-Hansen defends New Zealand’s slow start to World Cup

CARDIFF, Oct 17 (Reuters) – New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, whose team had been under fire for their early performances at the Rugby World Cup, said he hoped his team’s 62-13 demolition of France on Saturday would silence the doubters.

The All Blacks went through the pool phase unbeaten but questions were raised about their tactics after they struggled to produce their best in every match.

Oct 17, 2015

New Zealand send ominous warning to rivals

CARDIFF (Reuters) – With revenge over France accomplished in brutal fashion, New Zealand rumble on, another step closer to winning the Rugby World Cup for a third time.

By their own standards, the All Blacks have not been at their absolute best during this tournament despite coasting through the pool stage.

Oct 17, 2015

Rugby-New Zealand send ominous warning to rivals

CARDIFF, Oct 17 (Reuters) – With revenge over France accomplished in brutal fashion, New Zealand rumble on, another step closer to winning the Rugby World Cup for a third time.

By their own standards, the All Blacks have not been at their absolute best during this tournament despite coasting through the pool stage.

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