Akahito Yamada

By Will MacPherson Japan were in irresistable form as they claimed another scalp by downing Samoa 26-5. Japan have been a revelation in this World Cup and remain in contention…

Wesley Fofana

France overcame stern resistance from a pumped-up Canada side to run out fairly comfortable 41-18 winners, although after 58 minutes the gaps had been down to six points, when Nathan…

Wales

Remarkable game. Remarkable victory This was a truly monumental victory for Wales. A 28-25 win over England, at Twickenham, in England’s Rugby World Cup would be a defining win for…

France

Nine points from a possible ten isn’t a bad way to launch a World Cup campaign, and France coach Philippe Saint-Andre declared himself satisfied on Wednesday night after watching his…

Stuart Lancaster

By Adam Hathaway Stuart Lancaster says he is not obsessed by statistics but you could hardly blame a former schoolteacher if he was a bit of a number-cruncher on the…

Pool A – England, Australia, Wales, Fiji & Uruguay 18/09/2015 – England 35-11 Fiji Match report | Highlights | Analysis 20/09/2015 – Wales 54-9 Uruguay Match report | Highlights | Analysis…

Ireland team

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland opened their World Cup 2015 campaign with a comprehensive and sparky hit out over Canada. Ireland were never expected to lose the game, but then…