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Oct 11, 2015

Wallabies glad of extra day off after epic Wales win

By Nick Mulvenney

(Reuters) – Australia will be glad of an extra day’s rest before their Rugby World Cup quarter-final after their epic and energy-sapping victory over Wales in their final pool match, assistant coach Nathan Grey said on Sunday.

The Wallabies were still assessing injuries to flanker David Pocock (calf), fullback Israel Folau (ankle) and centre Matt Giteau (rib) on Sunday as they turned their focus to next weekend’s last-eight encounter with Scotland.

Oct 11, 2015

Rugby-Wallabies glad of extra day off after epic Wales win

Oct 11 (Reuters) – Australia will be glad of an extra day’s rest before their Rugby World Cup quarter-final after their epic and energy-sapping victory over Wales in their final pool match, assistant coach Nathan Grey said on Sunday.

The Wallabies were still assessing injuries to flanker David Pocock (calf), fullback Israel Folau (ankle) and centre Matt Giteau (rib) on Sunday as they turned their focus to next weekend’s last-eight encounter with Scotland.

Oct 9, 2015

Japan’s history men ready to grasp the lifeline

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Japan’s Rugby World Cup fate could already be decided before they take on the United States in their final Pool B match in Gloucester on Sunday, but if Samoa throw them a lifeline they will be ready to grasp it.

Scotland’s two bonus points mean they will claim second place in the pool with a win over the Samoans on Saturday, sending the Brave Blossoms home whatever the result of the final match of the opening round (kickoff 1900 GMT).

Oct 9, 2015

Rugby-Japan’s history men ready to grasp the lifeline

CARDIFF, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Rugby World Cup fate could already be decided before they take on the United States in their final Pool B match in Gloucester on Sunday, but if Samoa throw them a lifeline they will be ready to grasp it.

Scotland’s two bonus points mean they will claim second place in the pool with a win over the Samoans on Saturday, sending the Brave Blossoms home whatever the result of the final match of the opening round (kickoff 1900 GMT).

Oct 7, 2015

Rugby-Small beer after Romania comeback kings sink Canada

LEICESTER, England, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Romania coach Lynn Howells will allow his players some beer to toast the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history, but it will only be a couple given their fourth Pool D match is only a few days away.

The Oaks delighted their passionate supporters when they rallied from 15-0 down early in the second half to beat Canada 17-15 on Tuesday, centre Florin Vlaicu curling the winning penalty through the posts in the 77th minute.

Oct 7, 2015

Rugby-RPT-Rugby-Small beer after Romania comeback kings sink Canada

LEICESTER, England, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Romania coach Lynn Howells will allow his players some beer to toast the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history, but it will only be a couple given their fourth Pool D match is only a few days away.

The Oaks delighted their passionate supporters when they rallied from 15-0 down early in the second half to beat Canada 17-15 on Tuesday, centre Florin Vlaicu curling the winning penalty through the posts in the 77th minute.

Oct 6, 2015

Small beer after Romania comeback kings sink Italy

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – Romania coach Lynn Howells will allow his players some beer to toast the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history, but it will only be a couple given their fourth Pool D match is only a few days away.

The Oaks delighted their passionate supporters when they rallied from 15-0 down early in the second half to beat Canada 17-15 on Tuesday, centre Florin Vlaicu curling the winning penalty through the posts in the 77th minute.

Oct 6, 2015

Rugby-Rugby-Small beer after Romania comeback kings sink Italy

LEICESTER, England, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Romania coach Lynn Howells will allow his players some beer to toast the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history, but it will only be a couple given their fourth Pool D match is only a few days away.

The Oaks delighted their passionate supporters when they rallied from 15-0 down early in the second half to beat Canada 17-15 on Tuesday, centre Florin Vlaicu curling the winning penalty through the posts in the 77th minute.

Oct 6, 2015

Romania complete record fightback to stun Canada

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – Florin Vlaicu nervelessly slotted a penalty three minutes from time to lift Romania to the biggest comeback win in Rugby World Cup history with a 17-15 Pool D victory over Canada on Tuesday.

The Oaks trailed 15-0 early in the second half after Canada had scored tries either side of the break through wingers DTH Van Der Merwe — his fourth in as many matches at the World Cup — and Jeff Hassler.

Oct 6, 2015

Rugby-Romania complete record fightback to stun Canada

LEICESTER, England, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Centre Florin Vlaicu nervelessly slotted a penalty with three minutes left to lift Romania to the biggest comeback win in Rugby World Cup history with a 17-15 Pool D victory over Canada on Tuesday.

The Romanians trailed 15-0 early in the second half after Canada had scored tries either side of the break through wingers DTH Van Der Merwe — his fourth in as many matches at the World Cup — and Jeff Hassler.

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