Ireland fans celebrate their teams victory against France

Ireland v France: Five things we learnt

What about that? Ireland finally exploded into this tournament and the game had everything great about the Schmidt era - strong processes, disciplined defence and accurate rugby - allied to…

Alex Goode dives over for a try for England vs Uruguay, however it was disallowed

England V Uruguay: Five Things We Learnt

With England's less than memorable World Cup ending, they rounded off their campaign with a big win over Uruguay. Here are some of the things we have learnt

Wales v Australia

Wales v Australia – Five things we learnt

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)

World Cup 2015: USA 18 – 28 Japan

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

World Cup 2015: Italy 32-22 Romania

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.

World Cup 2015: Argentina 64-19 Namibia

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…

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…