Absolute Flanker – World Cup Round Up & Premiership Kick Off

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WELCOME TO ABSOLUTE FLANKER: A RUGGER’S SHOW Absolute Flanker is the Rugby radio show covering all things from around the world, from domestic and European club rugby to the Six Nations and the World Cup. Join Molly, Ryan and Rob every week on Last Word Radio. Also follow us on twitter at @LWOSFlanker and like […] READ MORE


Japan Sign off with Victory over America

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Japan who have provided some great memories from this World Cup, especially in their win over South Africa in Brighton. However the Japanese knew ahead of tonight’s match that they would not be able to qualify for the quarter finals, after Scotland defeated Samoa yesterday. Japan nonetheless went about their task as they have done […] READ MORE


Defiant Australia Defeat Wales to Top Pool

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A defiant defensive second half performance secured Australia’s win over Wales at Twickenham. Despite being down to 13 men for eight minutes Australia held firm under immense pressure from the Welsh attack. Defiant Australia Defeat Wales to Top Pool Wales started the better of the two sides exacting pressure in the early minutes; however they […] READ MORE


Ireland Defeat Italy to Reach World Cup Quarter Finals

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Ireland defeated Italy at the Olympic Stadium to secure passage to the Rugby World Cup quarter finals. Joe Schmidt’s men will now face France next Sunday at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to determine which of the two teams will be group winners, with the loser still advancing as runners up. However Ireland will need […] READ MORE


England out of World Cup after Defeat to Australia

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England are out of the Rugby World Cup after losing 33-13 to Australia. Stuart Lancaster’s men become the first hosts to fail to make it out of the pool stages in Rugby World Cup history.  They will go into next week’s match against Uruguay knowing they are unable to catch either Wales or Australia, who […] READ MORE


England v Australia LIVE

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England v Australia LIVE 21:52 England are out of the World Cup and will head to Manchester next week to face Uruguay with only pride on the line. Australia will face Wales to decide who wins Pool A 21:51 Full Time England 13-33 Australia. 21:49 Try Giteau Australia turn over England at midfield and break […] READ MORE


Errors cost Japan against Ruthless Scotland

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After the highs of Saturday’s win over South Africa Japan were brought down to earth with a bang as Scotland defeated the Cherry Blossoms 45-10 at Kingsholm Stadium Gloucester. Errors cost Japan against Ruthless Scotland Scotland started the brighter of the two sides and established an early 6-0 lead, learning from the mistakes of the […] READ MORE


Japan Secure Victory in Rugby’s Greatest Upset

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Japan, who came into this World Cup with only one win in their Rugby World Cup history against Zimbabwe in 1991, have pulled off the greatest upset in rugby history, defeating two time Champions South Africa 34-32. Japan Secure Victory in Rugby’s Greatest Upset From the opening minutes it was clear that this was not […] READ MORE


England Efficient in Bonus Point Win

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England got their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign off to the best start possible with a bonus point win over Fiji in their opening match. England Efficient in Bonus Point Win England decked out in their change colour red strip, proving that being the host nation does not automatically make you the home team, capitalised […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup History: England

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With the 2015 Rugby World Cup fast approaching, Last Word on Sports looks back at how the participating nations have fared in the previous seven tournaments from the inaugural in 1987 to the most recent in 2011. Today’s focus is England, who have appeared at each of the seven previous Rugby World Cups. Rugby World […] READ MORE