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  • Jones reverts to trusted Farrell over in form Ford

    The composed, subtle playmaking ability of George Ford, or the abrasive, icy intensity of the talismanic Owen Farrell? Or both? 'Neither!' scream the Danny Cipriani supporters club. Well, in a major selection shock, Eddie Jones [...]

  • What to expect: the quarter-finals

    The pools are done and dusted, Scotland are going home, but what can we expect from those that remain? England vs Australia, Saturday 19th October, 8:15 AM Eddie Jones has beaten his home nation all [...]

  • Five things we’ve learnt from the pool stages

    Here we are then, the knockouts. Three-and-a-half weeks of rugby later and 20 has become eight. The pool stages provided great spectacle, as much off the pitch as on it. Ireland have experienced an upset; [...]

  • Ingenious, irresistible Japan capture hearts, minds and spot in quarter finals

    At the end of a weekend of physical and emotional chaos, Japan played with all the clarity and precision that has defined their tournament so far. With the death count still rising (at last count [...]

  • Like the typhoon itself, anger around Hagibis must pass

    This article was supposed to be a build-up to the England game. It was all penned in. Friday: build-up, maybe some talking points surrounding the Farrell Ford selection conundrum; Sunday: post-match analysis looking ahead to [...]

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