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Oct 7, 2015

Miserly Springboks defense wins plaudits from Meyer

LONDON (Reuters) – Resurgent South Africa gave a brutal demonstration of their firepower with a 10-try blitz against the United States on Wednesday but coach Heyneke Meyer was just as pleased with their defensive qualities.  

The Springboks won 64-0, running riot in the second half at the Olympic Stadium to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals as Pool B winners having lost their opening game to Japan.

Oct 7, 2015

Rugby-Miserly Springboks defence wins plaudits from Meyer

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Resurgent South Africa gave a brutal demonstration of their firepower with a 10-try blitz against the United States on Wednesday but coach Heyneke Meyer was just as pleased with their defensive qualities.

The Springboks won 64-0, running riot in the second half at the Olympic Stadium to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals as Pool B winners having lost their opening game to Japan.

Oct 5, 2015

Debate over Lancaster rages as England fallout continues

LONDON (Reuters) – The fallout from England’s World Cup demise continued on Monday with a nation coming to terms with their pool stage exit amid hot debate over coach Stuart Lancaster’s future.

Lancaster’s position, and that of his coaching team, will not be decided until after their final pool game against Uruguay this weekend but the soul-searching from Saturday’s costly defeat by Australia, a week after their capitulation against Wales, has begun in earnest.

Oct 5, 2015

Rugby-Debate over Lancaster rages as England fallout continues

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The fallout from England’s World Cup demise continued on Monday with a nation coming to terms with their pool stage exit amid hot debate over coach Stuart Lancaster’s future.

Lancaster’s position, and that of his coaching team, will not be decided until after their final pool game against Uruguay this weekend but the soul-searching from Saturday’s costly defeat by Australia, a week after their capitulation against Wales, has begun in earnest.

Oct 4, 2015

Brunel proud of Italy effort but rues missed opportunities

LONDON (Reuters) – Italy coach Jacques Brunel was delighted his side could finally produce a performance of note at the Rugby World Cup but rued missed opportunities after pushing Ireland hard before losing 16-9 on Sunday.

The Italians, who cannot reach the knockout stage after their second defeat in three Pool D games, gave the Six Nations champions some nervous moments at the Olympic Stadium.

Oct 4, 2015

Rugby-Brunel proud of Italy effort but rues missed opportunities

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Italy coach Jacques Brunel was delighted his side could finally produce a performance of note at the Rugby World Cup but rued missed opportunities after pushing Ireland hard before losing 16-9 on Sunday.

The Italians, who cannot reach the knockout stage after their second defeat in three Pool D games, gave the Six Nations champions some nervous moments at the Olympic Stadium.

Oct 4, 2015

Fiji intend to finish with a flourish

LONDON (Reuters) – Fiji want to finish with a flourish and return home with a victory that their spirited performances in defeat against the Pool A big guns have merited, coach John McKee said.

Having faced England, Australia and Wales, the Pacific Islanders bow out of the Rugby World Cup against Uruguay in Milton Keynes on Tuesday, knowing that things might have turned out differently had the Flying Fijians not been drawn in the toughest pool.

Oct 4, 2015

Ireland wear down dogged Italy to set up France showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Ireland came through their first meaningful Rugby World Cup test by edging Italy 16-9 to reach the quarter-finals on Sunday and set up a final-game shootout with France to decide who finishes top of Pool D.

A first-half try from Keith Earls and 11 points from flyhalf Johnny Sexton carried Ireland home, but an Italian team lifted by Sergio Parisse’s return forced the Six Nations champions to work hard for victory at the Olympic stadium.

Oct 4, 2015

Rugby-Fiji intend to finish with a flourish

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Fiji want to finish with a flourish and return home with a victory that their spirited performances in defeat against the Pool A big guns have merited, coach John McKee said.

Having faced England, Australia and Wales, the Pacific Islanders bow out of the Rugby World Cup against Uruguay in Milton Keynes on Tuesday, knowing that things might have turned out differently had the Flying Fijians not been drawn in the toughest pool.

Oct 4, 2015

Rugby-Ireland wear down dogged Italy to set up France showdown

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Ireland came through their first meaningful Rugby World Cup test by edging Italy 16-9 to reach the quarter-finals on Sunday and set up a final-game shootout with France to decide who finishes top of Pool D.

A first-half try from Keith Earls and 11 points from flyhalf Johnny Sexton carried Ireland home, but an Italian team lifted by Sergio Parisse’s return forced the Six Nations champions to work hard for victory at the Olympic stadium.