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

World Cup 2015: New Zealand 47-9 Tonga

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…

Born leader: Maro Itoje is a candidate to lead England at Rugby World Cup 2019

An England 23 for Rugby World Cup 2019

15. Mat Protheroe Current number of caps: 0 Age at start of Rugby World Cup 2019: 22 A left-field pick to headline the team-sheet, but if Protheroe’s jaw-dropping progress in…

Breaking free: Pablo Matera terrorises the Tongan defence

World Cup 2015: Argentina 45-16 Tonga

It wasn’t routine, but five tries and a win was fine reward for Argentina after trading blows with Tonga. The Pacific Islanders have nothing left to fight for in this…

Rich form: JP Pietersen was again on hand to score for the Springboks

World Cup 2015: South Africa 34-16 Scotland

In the first half hour it looked like South Africa would run away with this fixture, but Scotland kept in the fight to deny their muscular rivals a bonus point. The…