Rugby World Cup 2019

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Japan blossom and Baa-Baas take Brazil in decade of new horizons | Robert Kitson
The old order has shifted during the past 10 years with Exeter among those growing in stature while France faded

Robert Kitson

30, Dec, 2019 @9:59 AM

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins' pictures of the decade
The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 years

Tom Jenkins

30, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: Japan stun Scotland and shake up Rugby World Cup | Andy Bull
‘This game was about more than just us’. How Japan came together in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis to oust Scotland at the Rugby World Cup

Andy Bull

26, Dec, 2019 @11:05 AM

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The best sports photography of 2019
The brilliance of Simone Biles, Ben Stokes’s World Cup heroics, Liverpool’s stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona and South Africa’s Siya Kolisi lifting the Rugby World Cup trophy – here is our selection of the year’s best sports images

Jim Powell

24, Dec, 2019 @10:51 AM

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‘We’re calling this the death’s door tour’: cancer and the power of sport | Andy Bull
James Howarth was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014 and told he had six months to live. Five years later he was watching England’s journey to the Rugby World Cup final in Japan

Andy Bull

18, Dec, 2019 @3:55 PM

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Rugby can secure a blockbuster future, so why is it digging a hole? | Robert Kitson
There is no better time to convert casual rugby union watchers into lifelong fans, but the game risks missing its cue

Robert Kitson

26, Nov, 2019 @1:10 PM

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World Cup winner Faf de Klerk quick to adjust and set new goals at Sale
Faf de Klerk, the South Africa scrum-half, said he is ready for action with Sale in the Champions Cup, against La Rochelle, three weeks after winning the World Cup

Aaron Bower

23, Nov, 2019 @10:00 PM

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England’s talented young rugby team deserved a heroes’ welcome | Letter
Letter: As part of inspiring the next generation, we need to show that our players did us proud, writes Chris Dunne

Letters

07, Nov, 2019 @6:09 PM

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'We performed desperately': fans review the Rugby World Cup
Supporters from South Africa and England are considerably happier than their counterparts in Ireland and Georgia

Guardian readers

05, Nov, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Guardian writers' teams of the tournament
The hosts’ Michael Leitch deserves a special mention while England’s Tom Curry and Handre Pollard cannot be omitted

Guardian sport

05, Nov, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Japan 2019 might be the moment rugby union glimpsed a more fulfilling future | Robert Kitson
Can-do spirit and a receptive host country look to have opened new markets for the virtually landlocked sport of rugby union

Robert Kitson in Tokyo

04, Nov, 2019 @7:00 PM

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South Africa defence guru Jacques Nienaber in line to succeed Erasmus
South Africa’s defence guru, Jacques Nienaber, is in contention to succeed Rassie Erasmus as the new Springboks coach

Ed Aarons

04, Nov, 2019 @12:53 PM

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