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The Breakdown | Japan and All Blacks can profit from red alert in World Cup quarter-finals

9 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Seven dismissals in 29 matches makes forecasting the last four hazardous but the teams who prefer to shift the ball than go to ground should benefit from tough stance on tackles Since World Rugby saw red at the high-tolerance threshold of referees over dangerous tackles in the opening rounds of the World Cup, players have been receiving their cards. The governing body is unrepentant, adamant that its stance will force them, and their coaches, to focus on going lower and make the game safer. That stance makes playing against Japan all the more hazardous because of their ability to offload...
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South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has big ideas how to stop Japan in Rugby World Cup quarter-final tie

9 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard

There was no mistaking South Africa's intentions as they named their team to face Japan on Sunday a day early: utter forward domination.
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New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick can play 80 minutes in quarter-final against Ireland, says Steve Hansen

9 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard

New Zealand have named Brodie Retallick in their team to face Ireland in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
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Australia switch Jordan Petaia to outside centre for England quarter-final as Reece Hodge returns

9 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard

Australia have named their team to face England in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita, with teenager Jordan Petaia set to switch position as Reece Hodge returns from suspension.
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Springboks name experienced team for Japan clash

Springboks name experienced team for Japan clash

9 monthes ago   |   By Planet Rugby

Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus has named an experienced matchday squad for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Japan in Tokyo on Sunday.
Erasmus reverted to the same starting line-up and replacements that recorded a 49-3 victory over Italy a fortnight ago.
It means 13 changes to the run-on side from the one which concluded the Boks' pool campaign with a 66-7 demolition of Canada in Kobe last Tuesday, and Erasmus said the Boks are ready for the challenge.
Only Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and Damian de Allende - who switches from outside centre back to the more familiar inside...
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Ireland v New Zealand team news: Rob Kearney returns in place of Jordan Larmour for Rugby World Cup quarter final

9 monthes ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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Rugby World Cup 2019 tables and results ahead of quarter-finals

Rugby World Cup 2019 tables and results ahead of quarter-finals

9 monthes ago   |   By The Telegraph


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Team Tracker: Rugby World Cup, Quarter-Finals

9 monthes ago   |   By Planet Rugby

Check out the XVs ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, with the action starting on Saturday.
Saturday
England v Australia
Oita Stadium
England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell , 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Dan Cole, 19 George Kruis, 20 Lewis Ludlam, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 George Ford, 23 Jonathan Joseph
Australia:
New Zealand v Ireland
Tokyo Stadium
New...
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