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Oct 4, 2015

Fantastic Foley gets a reminder of his place

LONDON (Reuters) – After two superb tries and a flawless display of place kicking to help fire Australia into the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup, Bernard Foley might have expected better than a reminder that his place in the side was by no means secure.

Such is Australia coach Michael Cheika’s unquenchable desire for improvement in his players, however, that his review of Foley’s performance in the 33-13 win over England on Saturday came loaded with a hefty caveat or two.

Oct 4, 2015

Rugby-Fantastic Foley gets a reminder of his place

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – After two superb tries and a flawless display of place kicking to help fire Australia into the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup, Bernard Foley might have expected better than a reminder that his place in the side was by no means secure.

Such is Australia coach Michael Cheika’s unquenchable desire for improvement in his players, however, that his review of Foley’s performance in the 33-13 win over England on Saturday came loaded with a hefty caveat or two.

Oct 3, 2015

Australia fix Achilles heel to ride roughshod over England

LONDON (Reuters) – In his first news conference after taking over as Australia coach a year ago, Michael Cheika said one of the biggest jobs he faced was fixing the weakness in the Wallabies scrum.

On Saturday, he reaped the rewards for his hard work when a competitive set piece helped lay the foundations for a 33-13 victory over hosts England that sent Australia into the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.

Oct 3, 2015

Rugby-Australia fix Achilles heel to ride roughshod over England

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – In his first news conference after taking over as Australia coach a year ago, Michael Cheika said one of the biggest jobs he faced was fixing the weakness in the Wallabies scrum.

On Saturday, he reaped the rewards for his hard work when a competitive set piece helped lay the foundations for a 33-13 victory over hosts England that sent Australia into the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.

Oct 3, 2015

Australia send England tumbling out of the World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia sent England tumbling into the abyss on Saturday when they demolished the hosts 33-13 at their Twickenham fortress to ensure the 2003 champions would take no further part in their own Rugby World Cup after the pool stage.

Flyhalf Bernard Foley did most to break English hearts by racking up 28 points, including two tries, as Australia booked a place in the quarter-finals and took Wales with them from Pool A.

Oct 3, 2015

Rugby-Australia send England tumbling out of the World Cup

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Australia sent England tumbling into the abyss on Saturday when they demolished the hosts 33-13 at their Twickenham fortress to ensure the 2003 champions would take no further part in their own Rugby World Cup after the pool stage.

Flyhalf Bernard Foley did most to break English hearts by racking up 28 points, including two tries, as Australia booked a place in the quarter-finals and took Wales with them from Pool A.

Oct 2, 2015

Lacklustre All Blacks down Georgia to reach quarters

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Reigning champions New Zealand were far from their brilliant best but overcame an inspired Georgia 43-10 on Friday to become the first team to qualify for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Despite the patchy display, the All Blacks scored four tries before halftime to secure the bonus point and another three after the break to seal their third win from three games in Pool C ahead of their final match against Tonga on Oct. 9.

Oct 2, 2015

Rugby-Lacklustre All Blacks down Georgia to reach quarters

CARDIFF, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Reigning champions New Zealand were far from their brilliant best but overcame an inspired Georgia 43-10 on Friday to become the first team to qualify for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Despite the patchy display, the All Blacks scored four tries before halftime to secure the bonus point and another three after the break to seal their third win from three games in Pool C ahead of their final match against Tonga on Oct. 9.

Oct 2, 2015

Lelos promise plenty of fight but no punch against All Blacks

CARDIFF (Reuters) – A second string Georgia side may take a Rugby World Cup hiding from New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup on Friday but their coach is confident there will be no fisticuffs from his players no matter how bad things get.

The Georgians have rested a raft of first choice players for the meeting with the world champions at the Millennium Stadium with an eye on the tight turnaround before their final Pool C match against Namibia on Wednesday.

Oct 2, 2015

Rugby-Lelos promise plenty of fight but no punch against All Blacks

CARDIFF, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A second string Georgia side may take a Rugby World Cup hiding from New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup on Friday but their coach is confident there will be no fisticuffs from his players no matter how bad things get.

The Georgians have rested a raft of first choice players for the meeting with the world champions at the Millennium Stadium with an eye on the tight turnaround before their final Pool C match against Namibia on Wednesday.

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