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The Rugby World Cup means something different to us all, and offers each of us something different too; as fans and lovers of the game, that might include the chance…

Michael Hooper David Pocock

It comes as no surprise but Michael Cheika confirmed on Thursday that England will face the world’s leading breakdown duo in their do-or-die clash at Twickenham on Saturday. David Pocock…

Bernard Le Roux

Philippe Saint-André asked to be judged on the World Cup but after four years of experimenting, he’s still trying out new things with the competition in full flow. Playing players…

Nemani Nadolo

Wales and Pacific Island teams have a long, painful history at World Cups but Warren Gatland’s men might have dodged a bullet ahead of their clash with Fiji on Thursday.…

Mid flight: Telusa Veainu scored two tries but put a hand in touch this time. (Photo: Getty Images)

A combination of power from the pack and scintillating skills from the backs took Tonga to a bonus-point win over Namibia, but the Africans wowed the crowd with some gung-ho…

WP Nel

Nel is the man at tighthead Despite WP Nel only having a smattering of caps, the doughty South African-born prop has formed a crucial partnership with Al Dickinson in the…