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Rugby World Cup 2015: Guardian writers’ teams of the tournament
New Zealand ruled and Argentina and Japan thrilled, but who has made the starting XV’s for our rugby writers who covered the tournament?

Robert Kitson, Andy Bull, Mike Averis, Owen Gibson, Michael Aylwin, Paul Rees

02, Nov, 2015 @1:56 PM

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Guardian writers give their verdicts
Who was the best player, who scored the best try, which teams disappointed and inspired, what was the funniest moment and what must change for Japan 2019?

Robert Kitson; Andy Bull, Mike Averis, Owen Gibson, Michael Aylwin, Paul Rees

02, Nov, 2015 @8:02 AM

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Rugby World Cup final: our writers’ predictions
New Zealand are favoured to triumph at Twickenham, with their tendency to choke now in the past, but Australia are a force at the breakdown and have been hungry in this tournament

Robert Kitson, Paul Rees, Mike Averis and Michael Aylwin

30, Oct, 2015 @7:16 PM

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Guardian writers’ semi-final predictions
Will the weather come to South Africa’s aid against the indomitable All Blacks? And can the flying Argentinians make it two big performances in a row when they play Australia?

Robert Kitson, Eddie Butler, Paul Rees, Michael Aylwin, Mike Averis

23, Oct, 2015 @6:59 PM

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Argentina run away from Ireland to reach Rugby World Cup semi-final
Argentina will play Australia in their Rugby World Cup semi-final after a 43-20 win in Cardiff, snuffing out an Ireland fightback to within three points from 20-3 down

Mike Averis at the Millennium Stadium

18, Oct, 2015 @2:07 PM

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Argentina mix old and new to become a potent force at Rugby World Cup
Argentina have added large doses of adventure to their long-standing love of the scrum and collision to run in the tries

Mike Averis

17, Oct, 2015 @10:29 PM

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Johnny Sexton fit for Ireland to face Argentina after adductor injury
Joe Schmidt’s patient approach with Johnny Sexton has paid dividends with the fly-half back to fitness in time for Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final with Argentina

Mike Averis

17, Oct, 2015 @12:00 AM

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Rugby World Cup: Guardian writers’ predictions for the quarter-finals
Can Wales and Ireland overcome their injury problems and South Africa and Argentina respectively; will New Zealand brush aside previous thorn in their side France and will Scotland stun Michael Cheika’s Australia?

Robert Kitson, Eddie Butler, Paul Rees, Mike Averis, Michael Aylwin

16, Oct, 2015 @8:43 AM

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Gus Pichot, architect of the new Argentina, revels in a rugby sea change | Mike Averis
The legendary Puma, architect of Argentina’s admission to the southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, is hoping his country can tame Ireland in Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final

Mike Averis

15, Oct, 2015 @2:43 PM

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Ireland’s Sean O’Brien suspended for week and misses quarter-final
O’Brien has received a one-week suspension after admitting punching France’s Pascal Papé while a late decision will be made on Jonathan Sexton’s fitness for the World Cup quarter-final against Argentina

Mike Averis

14, Oct, 2015 @12:00 AM

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Rugby World Cup 2015: pool phase awards
From a shock that will never be beaten, to a quip to which there was no answer via the best fans, funniest moment and more, our writers on what they enjoyed most in the pool phase

Robert Kitson, Paul Rees, Eddie Butler, Mike Averis, James Riach, Sean Ingle, Emma John, Michael Aylwin, Gerard Meagher and Andy Bull

12, Oct, 2015 @8:17 AM

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Scotland must get going early against Australia
Scotland go into the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia knowing they must drop the habit of getting off to a slow start

Mike Averis at St James' Park

11, Oct, 2015 @10:12 PM

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