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…

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…

Sergio Parisse

One of the biggest disappointments of the World Cup will be that Italy star Sergio Parisse managed just 64 minutes during the Azzurri’s Pool D campaign. It’s no coincidence that…

Nonu is set to win his 100th cap when he lines up for New Zealand against Tonga (Photo: Getty Images)

Ma’a Nonu is set to join the ranks of some of the finest rugby players ever when he makes his 100th Test appearance for New Zealand against Tonga on Friday evening.…