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Rugby World Cup Daily: Dupont the new man in the plastic mask

France's superstar Antoine Dupont will become the masked man as he pushes to return for the quarterfinals, while Bundee Aki makes his sizeable mark on the tournament and Wallabies use their hurt to prepare for Portugal test.

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All Blacks' cavalry returns for Whitelock's milestone

New Zealand see Italy as a genuine threat in Friday's key Rugby World Cup Pool A clash and will wait until after the match to celebrate Sam Whitelock becoming the most-capped All Black, coach Ian Foster said on Wednesday.

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Why New Zealand can't revel in Wallabies' Rugby World Cup stinker

Kicking Australian sports teams while they are down has long formed a favoured Kiwi pastime.On this occasion, though, there are instead pangs of sympathy and dread as Australian rugby contemplates its bone rattling rock-bottom moment.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 Week 4 preview, lineups, predictions

We're getting towards the pointy end and while most quarterfinal spots are all but locked in, results this week could have huge implications on who plays who in knock out rounds in two weeks time. Read on for everything you need to know.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 Week 3 preview, lineups, predictions

Halfway through the pool stage and there's still plenty to play out, with the Wallabies fighting for a chance to exit the pool, while Ireland and South Africa play off to determine the top two finish. Read on for everything you need to know.

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'Had a bit of a hug': Coles, Hansen make up at RWC

Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and veteran hooker Dane Coles have kissed and made up, or actions to that effect, after the 2015 Rugby World Cup winners came together for the first time since Hansen appeared at Wallabies training.

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All Blacks captain Cane unlikely vs. Namibia

The All Blacks are taking a cautious approach to captain Sam Cane's recovery from the back injury that forced him to miss the World Cup opener, forwards coach Jason Ryan said on Monday, making him unlikely to face Namibia on Friday.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 Week 2 preview, lineups, predictions

The countdown is over, the action continues at the 2023 Rugby World Cup with France taking on Uruguay, New Zealand looking for their first win and Samoa and Tonga get their campaigns underway. Read on for everything you need to know.

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18dSam Bruce

RWC 2023 Week 1 wrap: Siya Kolisi underpins leadership qualities, again

There was plenty to reflect on from the opening weekend of Rugby World Cup 2023. From the Springboks' traffic light system, to Dan Biggar's verbal explosion and more boos for Eddie Jones -- the tournament was anything but dull.

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