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I read the electronic news of the game this morning.
It read that England beat the Allblacks with a very good game plan from their Aussie "super coach" only nowhere in the story did they mention the coach.
It can only be good for the game for some other sides to be in a final besides the Kiwis.
 

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NZL 40 def WAL 17

Winning farewell for New Zealand coach Hansen but it's another defeat for outgoing Wales boss Gatland, whose Injury-ravaged team play their part in an entertaining bronze final.

 

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RSA 32 def ENG 12

DOMINANT BOKS REPEL ENGLAND BEFORE FLYING WINGERS STRIKE TO SEAL WORLD TITLE NO.3

Favourites England are shut out as rock-solid Springboks start strongly and stay in control to lift the Webb Ellis Cup again, sparking celebrations all over South Africa.

 

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ENGLAND RUE FINAL FAILURE - BUT FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT

Having looked so good in ousting New Zealand one week, Eddie Jones's men come up short in the RWC final the next. But even if he makes a swift exit, his young team will surely put up another strong challenge at RWC 2023.

 

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South Africa’s Pieter-Steph du Toit and England’s Emily Scarratt have been named World Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year 2019 in association with Mastercard at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday.

 

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The Plus500 Brumbies have finalised their 2020 squad with 37 players named to take part in the 25th season of Super Rugby action.

There are ten new signings for Brumbies supporters to look out for, including the latest recruit from Melbourne Storm, Solomone Kata, experienced lock Caderyn Neville, Sydney University Shute Shield skipper Guy Porter and backrower Will Miller.

Ten full Wallabies internationals are also represented in the Brumbies squad with strong-running centre Tevita Kuridrani, World class props Scott Sio, James Slipper and Allan Alaalatoa and hooker Folau Fainga’a, the Brumbies leading try-scorer in 2019, all having been part of the Wallabies at the recent Rugby World Cup in Japan.

 

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Rugby Australia has today announced the appointment of Dave Rennie as Head Coach of the Qantas Wallabies.

Rennie will fulfil his current commitments with Glasgow Warriors before joining the Qantas Wallabies in July 2020 on a three-and-a-half-year deal that will see him leadAustralia at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 

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The Melbourne Rebels have today confirmed their full playing squad for the 2020 Super Rugby season.

In what marks Melbourne’s tenth season in the competition, the Rebels have added a mix of depth, experience and local talent among the fourteen new faces who join the twenty-six players retained from their 2019 campaign.

 

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The Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have today (Friday 29 November 2019) announced the outcome of a comprehensive review of the Crusaders brand. The club has presented its unique brand story to key stakeholders, which includes the introduction of a new logo, inspired by our region and the whakataukī ‘mā pango, mā whero, ka oti te mahi.’

 

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UPDATED: Winning back the Bledisloe Cup from his home nation will be "number one mantra" for new Wallabies coach Dave Rennie, according to Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle.

And Rennie's first shot at breaking the 17-year Kiwi stranglehold on the giant silver urn will come in Melbourne next year, with Rugby Australia announcing on Monday a trans-Tasman double-header at Marvel Stadium in 2020.

 
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I reckon they shoud make an offer to Izzy - pay up - and forget about him and it !

Cheaper in the long term/run.
 

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Rugby Australia settles with Israel Folau, acknowledging that when he paraphrased The Bible, "The social media post reflected Mr Folau's genuinely held religious beliefs and (he) did not intend to harm or offend any person".

Apologies all round.
 

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Israel Folau has finally settled his legal dispute with Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby.

The terms of the settlement will remain confidential, according to a joint statement released by Rugby Australia.

“Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby and Israel Folau have today settled their legal dispute following the dismissal of Israel Folau after he posted a religious message on social media (the Social Media Post),” the RA statement read.