Wales v Australia

It is possible to play well, and lose Rugby is a notoriously complicated game. Yet with laws that sometimes require the use of IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ computer to decode them,…

Winning smile: Japan replacement Amanaki Mafi is delighted with his try. (Photo: Getty Images)

Japan finished their Pool B campaign with three wins out of four thanks to this deserved victory over the USA, but the 12 points the Brave Blossoms gathered in the…

Alessandro Zanni

Italy romped to a four-try bonus point victory at a boisterous Sandy Park on the final day of the Pool stages. Tries in the first-half by Sarto, Gori and Allan…

Leonardo Senatore scores in a convincing Puma win. Photo: Getty Images.

Argentina tuned up for their quarter-final with a comfortable 64-19 win over Namibia in Leicester. They ran in nine tries in total as some of their fringe players showed Daniel…

Australia

The first-half was cagey with penalties being trades by both sides, before Dan Biggar had his first miss of the tournament late on in the half to leave the Wallabies,…

Skidding in: Nehe Milner-Skudder scores one of his two tries

They say the hallmark of a good team is when they win without playing well, and New Zealand triumphed in this one by some margin despite this uncharacteristically sloppy showing. Playing…

Sean McMahon

Like Georgian props, Springbok locks and Fijian wingers, Australia seem to have a conveyor belt of talent at openside with no end in sight. England felt the full force of…