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Oct 17, 2015

Clinical All Blacks, Springboks set up semi showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – The southern hemisphere’s assault on the World Cup delivered the first two semi-finalists on Saturday when South Africa edged Wales 23-19 and New Zealand crushed France 62-13 to set up a titanic last-four clash between the rugby powerhouses.

Australia and Argentina will be looking to complete a Rugby Championship clean sweep by beating Scotland and Ireland respectively on Sunday.

Oct 17, 2015

Rugby-Clinical All Blacks, Springboks set up semi showdown

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – The southern hemisphere’s assault on the World Cup delivered the first two semi-finalists on Saturday when South Africa edged Wales 23-19 and New Zealand crushed France 62-13 to set up a titanic last-four clash between the rugby powerhouses.

Australia and Argentina will be looking to complete a Rugby Championship clean sweep by beating Scotland and Ireland respectively on Sunday.

Oct 13, 2015

Argentina chase bitter-sweet triumph over Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) – Argentina might feel a twinge of regret should they break Irish hearts in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final, given the Pumas’ soft spot for Sunday’s opponents after their three previous meetings in the tournament.

Two of those encounters resulted in landmark Argentina victories that helped in their quest to join rugby’s elite and earn a place in the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship.

Oct 13, 2015

Rugby-Argentina chase bitter-sweet triumph over Ireland

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Argentina might feel a twinge of regret should they break Irish hearts in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final, given the Pumas’ soft spot for Sunday’s opponents after their three previous meetings in the tournament.

Two of those encounters resulted in landmark Argentina victories that helped in their quest to join rugby’s elite and earn a place in the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship.

Oct 10, 2015

Bale goes where other top Welshmen failed to tread

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – Football history is riddled with world class players who missed out on major tournaments because their national teams were not strong enough – not so Gareth Bale.

Bale has led Wales into their first major finals in 57 years, the 2016 European championship in France.

Oct 10, 2015

Soccer-Bale goes where other top Welshmen failed to tread

Oct 10 (Reuters) – Soccer history is riddled with world class players who missed out on major tournaments because their national teams were not strong enough — not so Gareth Bale.

Bale has led Wales into their first major finals in 57 years, the 2016 European championship in France.

Oct 10, 2015

Australia line up Scotland, Wales face Springboks

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia beat Wales 15-6 after withstanding a late Welsh siege while down to 13 men on Saturday to set up a Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Scotland, who beat Samoa in a thriller, and send the Welsh into a clash with South Africa.

Neither side crossed the line at Twickenham in the Pool A decider but only because of dogged Wallaby resistance against Wales while scrumhalf Will Genia and lock Dean Mumm were in the sin bin.

Oct 10, 2015

Rugby-Australia line up Scotland, Wales face Springboks

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Australia beat Wales 15-6 after withstanding a late Welsh siege while down to 13 men on Saturday to set up a Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Scotland, who beat Samoa in a thriller, and send the Welsh into a clash with South Africa.

Neither side crossed the line at Twickenham in the Pool A decider but only because of dogged Wallaby resistance against Wales while scrumhalf Will Genia and lock Dean Mumm were in the sin bin.

Oct 9, 2015

Ecuador win revives ghost of Colombia ’93 for Argentina

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – Argentina’s shock 2-0 defeat by Ecuador at the River Plate stadium on Thursday has brought back bitter memories of the last time they lost at the same venue, a 5-0 humiliation by Colombia 22 years ago.

That defeat in September, 1993, also in a World Cup qualifier, sparked chants of “Maradoooo…na” from the packed stands.

Oct 9, 2015

Soccer-Ecuador win revives ghost of Colombia ’93 for Argentina

Oct 9 (Reuters) – Argentina’s shock 2-0 defeat by Ecuador at the River Plate stadium on Thursday has brought back bitter memories of the last time they lost at the same venue, a 5-0 humiliation by Colombia 22 years ago.

That defeat in September, 1993, also in a World Cup qualifier, sparked chants of “Maradoooo…na” from the packed stands.

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