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Jones tells England to play with ‘no fear’ in World Cup final

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | England coach Eddie Jones has urged his side to “play with no fear” against South Africa in the World Cup final, despite the Springboks’ history of physical intimidation. The Springboks have played to their physically imposing forward strength during the 2019 World Cup — most notably …

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England ‘not our fiercest rivals’: All Blacks coach Hansen

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is predicting a “mighty clash” in this weekend’s heavyweight World Cup semi-final with England, but insisted they were not New Zealand’s biggest rugby rivals. The treble-chasing All Blacks have won their last six meetings against England dating back to 2013 and …

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Hopes and fears as Rugby World Cup warm-ups begin

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Excitement will be mixed with concern when four of Europe’s leading rugby nations begin their World Cup warm-up programme this weekend. Ireland play Italy in Dublin on Saturday, with England facing Wales at Twickenham a day later. While some players can be reasonably certain of …

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