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Rugby World Cup 2011: Italy’s story

The Italians are World Cup ever-presents but have never made the quarter-finals. Here’s their journey Italy’s World Cup experience started with a bang – an All Black bang that blew…

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Italy’s Coach – Nick Mallet

Nick Vivian Haward Mallett Age 54 (30 October 1956) Birthplace Haileybury, England Coaching history Boland, South Africa, Stade Français Record as Italy coach (February 2008-present) P36 W6 L30 Italy have…

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Ireland need to hit the ground running

Alan Quinlan is backing Ireland to learn from the mistakes of their disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign, provided they can get off to a strong start in New Zealand. The…

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Rugby World 2011: Ireland’s moment

The men in green must learn the lessons of four years ago if they are to fulfil their potential, says Katie Field Looking at Ireland’s World Cup record, the less…

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Australia’s Young Guns

Australia were distraught after their ignominious World Cup exit in 2007. Can this skilful bunch make amends? Australia's 2007 World Cup experience was akin to inflating a beautiful balloon. Initial…