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Rugby World Cup: Every 4 years – Began 1987 in New Zealand & Australia, last played in England & Wales in 2015. In 2019 Japan will host.

October 9, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Italy v Romania Doug Coil October 11, 2015 Italy v Romania, Pool D, Sandy Park, Exeter, Kick off 14:30- 9:30am ET Referee: Pascal Gauzere Assistant Referee: Jerome Garces, Mike Fraser; TV Match Official: George Ayoub Jacques Brunel has made 2 changes for Italy that lost to Ireland. Alessandro Zanni replaces captain Sergio Parisse, who is not on the 23 man roster. The other change is Tommaso Benvenuti at inside center for Gonzalo Garcia. Quintin Geldenhuys will take over as captain. Leonardo Ghiraldini, a hooker, is out with an injury. At 576 caps, this…

October 9, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: France v Ireland Doug Coil October 11, 2015 France v Ireland, Pool D, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Kick off 16:45- 11:450am ET Referee: Nigel Owens Assistant Referee: Wayne Barnes, Leighton Hodges; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made 2 changes to his starting XV from the win against Canada. Number eight Louis Picamoles and wing Noa Nakaitaci return to the starting lineup. Damien Chouly switches from number eight to openside flanker. Picamoles will win his 50th cap, becoming the 53rd player to do so. This is a key…

October 9, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Argentina v Namibia Doug Coil October 11, 2015 Argentina v Namibia, Pool C, Leicester City Stadium, Leicester, Kick off 12:00- 7am ET Referee: Pascal Gauzere Assistant Referee: Jerome Garces, Mike Fraser; TV Match Official: George Ayoub Argentina has 11 changes to the starting XV which beat Tonga. Only Guido Petti, Pablo Matera, Martin Landajo and Matias Moroni remain as starters. It is both the youngest side in recent years at just over 26 and an inexperienced side by Argentina rugby standards with 349 caps. Namibia has also made 11 changes from their narrow…

October 9, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: England v Uruguay Doug Coil October 10, 2015 England v Uruguay, Pool A, Manchester City Stadium, Manchester, Kick off 20:00- 3pm ET Referee: Chris Pollock Assistant Referee: Angus Gardner, Federico Anselmi; TV Match Official: George Ayoub England have made eight changes from their loss to Australia. The team has 475 test caps, which is one of their least experienced sides for RWC matches. George Ford, Alex Goode, Henry Slade, Jack Nowell, Danny Care, Nick Easter, James Haskell, and Mako Vunipola, will all start for the first time at Rugby World Cup 2015. Care, Nowell,…

October 8, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Australia v Wales Doug Coil October 10, 2015 Australia v Wales, Pool A, Twickenham, London, Kick off 16:45- 11:450am ET Referee: Craig Joubert Assistant Referee: Jerome Garces, Stuart Berry; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman Michael Cheika has made three changes from the team that defeated England. Sean McMahon replaces the suspended Michael Hooper at Flanker, while Drew Mitchell replaces the injured Rob Horne on the wing. Dean Mumm also starts at Lock. Warren Gatland has made six changes to the starting line-up that defeated Fiji. George North will start at outside center for…

October 8, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Samoa v Scotland Doug Coil October 10, 2015 Samoa v Scotland, Pool B, St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Kick off 14:30 – 9:30am ET Referee: Jaco Peyper Assistant Referee: JP Doyle, Marius Mitrea; TV Match Official: Ben Skeen Samoa made seven changes from their loss to Japan in the backrow and in the centers. Rey Lee-Lo (12) and George Pisi (13) combine at center for the first time in a test, as do Maurie Fa’asavalu (6), Jack Lam (7) and Alafoti  Fa’osiliva (8). Scrum-half Kahn Fotuali’i will captain the team, as back-rower…

October 7, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: New Zealand v Tonga Doug Coil October 9, 2015 New Zealand v Tonga, Pool C, St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Kick off 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: George Clancy Assistant Referee: Romain Poite, Stuart Berry; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman New Zealand have made sic changes in the starting lineup that won against Georgia. Richies McCaw is being rested and Kieran Read takes over a captian for this match. “Ma’a Nonu returns to the starting line-up to become the sixth All Black to make his 100th career test appearance, behind Richie McCaw…

October 7, 2015 Eagles Lose to South Africa After Springbok Second Half Surge Photo: South African Rugby Doug Coil South Africa v United States, Pool B, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The Rugby World Cup is a marathon where the entire squad needs to be utilized to keep the players fresh and performing well. With a short turnaround coming up against Japan on Sunday and a perceived match where South Africa was a likely winner, the Eagles squad was comprised mainly of players who have had the least amount of playing time.Not only would this develop players, but…

October 5, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Namibia v Georgia Doug Coil October 7, 2015 Namibia v Georgia, Pool C, Sandy Park, Exeter, Kick off 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: George Clancy Assistant Referee: Romain Poite, Stuart Berry; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman Namibia’s side will be their most experienced and oldest side. The starting XV has 398 test caps over 100 caps more than their previous most Rugby World Cup line-up. They also average slightly over 29 years. There are six changes from their loss to Tonga. Forwards include, Johnny Redelinghuys at loosehead prop, PJ Van Lill at Lock,…

October 5, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: South Africa v United States Doug Coil October 7, 2015 South Africa v United States, Pool B, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Kick off 16:45 – 11:45am ET Referee: Pascal Gauzere; Assistant Referee: Nigel Owens, Mike Fraser; TV Match Official: George Ayoub The Springboks have made two changes to the starting line-up that defeated Scotland. Frans Malherbe will start at tight-head prop and Lwazi Mvovo comes in at wing. Schalk Burger will make his 17th appearance in a World Cup match, which equals a team record.  Fourie du Preez will captain…

October 4, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Fiji v Uruguay Doug Coil October 6, 2015 Fiji v Uruguay, Pool A, Stadiummk, Milton Keynes, Kick off 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: JP Doyle; Assistant Referee: Jaco Peyper, Leighton Hodges; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes Fiji’s side will be their oldest in 12 years, averaging over 29 years. Four changes were made from the loss to Wales. Nemani Nadolo also returns from suspension to the left wing. Uruguay side will be its most experienced starting XV of Rugby World Cup 2015 with 453 caps. The team hopes that this will help them…

October 4, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Canada Romania Doug Coil October 6, 2015 Canada Romania, Pool D, Leicester City Stadium, Leicester, Kick off 16:45 – 11:45am ET Referee: Wayne Barnes; Assistant Referee: Glen Jackson, Marius Mitrea; TV Match Official: Ben Skeen Canada coach Kieran Crowley stays with six changes for the starting XV, the same as he has done for each Rugby World Cup match. Jamie Cudmore, who is playing in his fourth Rugby World Cup, will tie a team record 14 appearances. James Pritchard can join a small group of Canadian players who have played in 4 Rugby…

October 2, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Ireland v Italy Doug Coil October 4, 2015 Ireland v Italy, Pool D, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Kick off 16:45 – 11:450am ET Referee: Jerome Garces; Assistant Referee: Pascal Gauzere, Angus Gardner; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes Ireland has made 11 changes to the starting XV from the Romania game and with 703 caps, is their most experienced of the Rugby World Cup 2015. Captain Paul O’Connell returns to lead the side and the bench is also very experienced with 275 caps. It is their youngest side to appear so…

October 2, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Argentina v Tonga Doug Coil October 4, 2015 Argentina v Tonga, Pool C, Leicester City Stadium, Leicester, Kick off 14:30 – 9:30am ET Referee: Jaco Peyper; Assistant Referee: Glen Jackson, Mike Fraser; TV Match Official: Ben Skeen Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made made seven changes to the team which beat Georgia. Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Pablo Matera and Leonardo Senatore return again as starters in which they played against New Zealand. Jeronimo De la Fuente and Matias Moroni  come in as centers, while Ramiro Herrera starts at Tighthead prop. The front row…

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