Gatland questions England's chances

1:13 PM   Wales coach Warren Gatland has turned the heat on group rivals England, saying they have plenty of questions that must be answered.

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Willing Wallabies go toe to toe

Rupert Guinness   Second rowers Will Skelton and Kane Douglas in ugly exchange at training.

Player scores try with flat ball

Tom Decent   New Zealand rugby had its very own "Deflategate" moment on Wednesday night.

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Scotland beat Italy in warm-up

Ed Osmond   Scotland replacement scrumhalf Henry Pyrgos scored a late try to seal a 16-12 victory over Italy in a dour World Cup warm-up match in Turin on Saturday.

Party call to ban Boks from Cup

Rene Vollgraaff 5:39 PM   A South African political party asked a court to prevent the country's rugby team from participating in the World Cup in England.

Carling: Wallabies to progress

Duncan Bech   Former England captain Will Carling has doubts over England's ability to progress from the hardest group in Cup history.

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Douglas still keen to play overseas

Daniel Lane   Despite injury and homesickness, Wallabies backrower Kane Douglas said he hasn't ruled out playing overseas again.

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Wales edge out Ireland

Padraic Halpin   Wales hung on to beat Ireland 16-10 in an intense World Cup warm-up game.

Pocock and Beale still pair up

Rupert Guinness   Their paths first crossed 10 years ago as young tackers when playing against each other in the under 16 national championships.

Folau dismisses try count

Rupert Guinness   Israel Folau left his mark early in rugby union for his try scoring flare; but while others may use that as the barometer for his form, the Wallabies fullback does not.

Burgess named in World Cup squad

Matt McGeehan   Rugby league convert Sam Burgess has made the cut after less than a year in his new code.

Pulver backs 'calculated risks' 

Rupert Guinness   Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver was told of and supported the Wallabies coach's "calculated risks."

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Insight & Analysis

Under the radar

Paul Cully   Wales have flown somewhat under the radar in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup. No longer.

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Wallabies' edge

Ian McGeechan   England must be favourites to top Pool A, but Australia have the upper hand over Warren Gatland's men.

A fitting finale

Phil Gifford   Richie McCaw's career has often had a storybook quality to it.

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Pocock power

Andrew Webster   The Wallabies flanker opens up about the Swans star, social issues and rugby union ahead of Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup showdown with the All Blacks.

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