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South Africa overpowers Namibia in Pool B rout

Rugby Sep 28, 2019

South Africa overpowers Namibia in Pool B rout

South Africa's electric wing Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries as the Springboks eased to a nine-try 57-3 win over neighbor Namibia, but it was a far from polished performance in the Rugby World Cup Pool B clash on Saturday. Billed the "African Derby," there was ...

Shocked Ireland fans praise Japan after unexpected loss

Rugby Sep 28, 2019

Shocked Ireland fans praise Japan after unexpected loss

Fervent Ireland rugby fans were in shock on Saturday but also praised Rugby World Cup host Japan for a stunning 19-12 win over their team, which entered the tournament ranked No. 1 in the world. "I feel that you never underestimate your opponents. Never," said ...

Julian Montoya leads Argentina past Tonga

Rugby Sep 28, 2019

Julian Montoya leads Argentina past Tonga

Argentina hooker Julian Montoya scored a rapid first-half hat trick as the Pumas beat Tonga 28-12 on Saturday to revive their bid for a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal place. Montoya's treble at Hanazono Stadium equaled Argentina's record for the most tries in a single World ...

Scotland changes entire back row for showdown with Samoa

Rugby Sep 28, 2019

Scotland changes entire back row for showdown with Samoa

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has changed his entire back row for Monday's Rugby World Cup match against Samoa, as his injury-hit team seeks to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Ireland. Magnus Bradbury, Jamie Ritchie and Blade Thomson come in for John Barclay, Ryan ...