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Italy picked up their first win of the tournament after a close encounter with Canada at Elland Road – Watch the official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click…

Mauro Bergamasco could be the second player in history to appear at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments. Here he is in action against Portugal at the 2007 tournament

Italian veteran flanker Mauro Bergamasco could be set to equal the record of appearing at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments tomorrow if he comes off the bench against Canada. Since…

Louis Picamoles

France kicked off their World Cup campaign with a comfortable win over Italy at Twickenham, where they used the boot of Frederic Michalak to drum up a comfortable 15-3 lead…

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France opened their tournament account with a victory over Italy at Twickenham – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.

Johnny Sexton

In a game of inches, sides with an established foundation of pragmatism usually emerge clutching the etched handles of oversized silverware. For once it was a debonair attitude to open…

Toulon

The first season of the new European format has seen big crowds, stunning tries and thrilling rugby but with Toulon basking in a third consecutive title, it’s worth considering how…

Toulon

Rugby’s administrators, journalists and TV crews assembled in Neuchâtel for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draw, where it was left to Wales and Lions wing Ieuan Evans and 98-cap…