Virimi Vakatawa will keep a promise made to his mother shortly before her death when he starts for France against Argentina in their World Cup clash on Saturday.
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For all the talk of French inconsistency, Les Bleus almost always seem to produce on the World Cup stage and can lay a strong claim to the title of the best team never to win the tournament.
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Romain Ntamack has been given the task of pulling the strings for France after being named at fly-half for their Rugby World Cup opener against Argentina.
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Four years ago, Ireland’s lack of back-ups hurt them when it mattered most. Deprived of Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony and Johnny Sexton through injury for their quarter-final against Argentina, Joe Schmidt’s side were found wanting and succumbed to another last-eight exit. The head coach has made no secret of the fact that this time around, […]
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Stuart Hogg believes Scotland must make the most of the few opportunities they will get against Ireland in their Rugby World Cup opener. The Exeter Chiefs star, a two-time Player of the Championship, is in no doubt about the task at hand in Yokohama on Sunday against the side ranked number one in the world. […]
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