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England clinch coronavirus-hit Six Nations Rugby as France fall short despite Ireland win
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England clinch coronavirus-hit Six Nations Rugby as France fall short despite Ireland win

Almost a year to the day since they were beaten by South Africa in the World Cup final, England climbed to the summit of the northern hemisphere's showcase tournament with a 34-5 win away to Italy during the second of the day's three games.

England rugby coach Eddie Jones advocates eliminating scrum resets, reducing substitutes to speed up sport
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England rugby coach Eddie Jones advocates eliminating scrum resets, reducing substitutes to speed up sport

England rugby coach Eddie Jones says stoppages and too many reserve players are making rugby too much like American football and steps need to be taken to speed up the game.

Six Nations Rugby: Italy vs England match in Rome postponed because of virus
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Six Nations Rugby: Italy vs England match in Rome postponed because of virus

Decision to put off the Italy-England men's, women's and under-20 rugby matches followed the decree from the Italian government that all sporting events in Italy must take place without spectators until 3 April

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa beat England 32-12 to win third World Cup title
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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa beat England 32-12 to win third World Cup title

South Africa clinched the Rugby World Cup in Yokohama, Japan with a 32-12 win over England. South Africa have triumphed after consecutive title wins for New Zealand.

Rugby World Cup Final 2019: England, South Africa aim to lift home gloom with title
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Rugby World Cup Final 2019: England, South Africa aim to lift home gloom with title

Throughout the Rugby World Cup, the two coaches, Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus, have often urged their players to inspire the nation back home and take minds off domestic problems.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first-ever black captain, stands on cusp of history
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first-ever black captain, stands on cusp of history

Siya Kolisi, the first black player appointed as Springboks captain, will have a chance to etch his name in history on Saturday when he leads South Africa in the final against England at Yokohama.

Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Ben Spencer goes from feeding kids to final squad in span of 'crazy few days'
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Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Ben Spencer goes from feeding kids to final squad in span of 'crazy few days'

Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer had been taking care of his children, having watched England's stunning 19-7 semi-final win over the All Blacks on television, when he got the call to pack his bags.

Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for haka challenge even as All Blacks praise 'fantastic' response
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Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for haka challenge even as All Blacks praise 'fantastic' response

England have been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after they formed a provocative V-shaped formation at last weekend's World Cup semi-final in Yokohama, tournament organisers said

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa’s boring tactics, England’s strategy in face of haka and other talking points from semis
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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa’s boring tactics, England’s strategy in face of haka and other talking points from semis

South Africa will take on England in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup after vanquishing the challenges of Wales and New Zealand. Here are the biggest talking points from both semi-finals:

Rugby World Cup 2019: George Ford-led England end New Zealand's eight-year reign as champions with semi-final win
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Rugby World Cup 2019: George Ford-led England end New Zealand's eight-year reign as champions with semi-final win

Another Ford penalty extended the lead but George's overthrown line-out near England's line was collected by Savea, with fly-half Richie Mo'unga converting

Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Joe Marler rebukes journalists for 'offending Japanese culture' in traditional bath
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Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Joe Marler rebukes journalists for 'offending Japanese culture' in traditional bath

England's Joe Marler rebuked English journalists for "offending Japanese culture" by wearing trunks in an "onsen". He then told a photographer his camera shutter was too loud and asked a local female journalist why her sneakers had no laces.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Eddie Jones hails George Ford's leadership as England thrash USA 45-7
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Eddie Jones hails George Ford's leadership as England thrash USA 45-7

England ran in seven tries and conceded just one -- in the 81st minute -- in humid conditions under the closed roof of the Kobe Misaki Stadium to make it two bonus-point wins from two Pool C matches this tournament.