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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.

September 25, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Italy v Canada Doug Coil September 26, 2015 Italy v Canada, Pool D, Elland Road, Leeds, Kickoff 14:30 – 9:30 ET Referee: George Clancy; Assistant Referee: Glen Jackson, Mike Fraser; TV Match Official: George Ayoub Italy makes 4 changes from their loss against France. Props Rizzo and Cittadini swap places with Aguero and Castrogiovanni. Gonzalo Garcia replaced injured Andrea Masi,while Tommaso Benvenuti also joins the centers. Mauro Bergamasco has the opportunity to play in his 5th Rugby World Cup if he enters the match. Canada makes 6 changes from their loss to Ireland.…

September 23, 2015 Rugby World Cup Argentina vs. Georgia Sep 25, 2015 Doug Coil September 25, 2015 (Friday) Argentina v Georgia, Pool C, Kingsholm, Gloucester, Kickoff 16:45 – 11:45 ET Referee: JP Doyle Ass’t Ref: Nigel Owens, Stuart Berry TV Match Official: Ben Skeen In round one of Pool play Argentina lost 26-16 to New Zealand, while Georgia beat Tonga 17-10. Argentina has beaten Georgia in the 3 previous Rugby World Cup matches that they played. Most recently in 2011, they won 29-18. Argentina enters this match making 3 changes to the forwards from their first match. Matias Alemanno, Juan…

September 22, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups New Zealand v Namibia Sep 24, 2015 Doug Coil September 24, 2015 New Zealand v Namibia, Pool C, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Kickoff 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: Romain Poite; Ass’t Ref: Craig Joubert, Mathieu Raynal; TV Match Official: George Ayoub New Zealand comes into the match fresh off a 26-16 win over Argentina. They have made a team record 12 changes in their starters, with only Whitelock, Savea and Milner-Skudder starting again. They are an experienced side with 668 test caps. However, they field a bench with Woodcock, Mealamu…

September 22, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups Sep 23, 2015 Doug Coil Australia v Fiji, Pool A, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Kickoff 18:45 – 11:45am ET Referee: Glen Jackson; Ass’t Ref: Nigel Owen, Leighton Hodges; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes Australia sees action for the first time and will field an experienced side with 720 test caps, second only to the 798 against Japan in 2007. Seven players will make their Rugby World Cup debut, but they are all experienced (Sio, Douglas, Fardy, Hooper, Foley, Kuridrani and Folau). Head Coach Michael Cheika had praise for the Fiji side indicating that…

September 22, 2015 Rugby World Cup France v Romania Sep 23, 2015 Doug Coil France v Romania, Pool D, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Kick0ff 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: Jaco Peyper; Ass’t Ref: Craig Joubert, Federico Anselmi; TV Match Official: George Ayoub France have made 13 changes to Saturday’s team for their match against Romania on Wednesday. Louis Picamoles and Noa Nakataici are the only players remaining  who will also start in France’s second match. The team’s average age is slightly less than 28. Frederic Michalak, a reserve, needs only 3 points tol break Thierry Lacroix’s Rugby…

September 22, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups Scotland vs. Japan Sep 23, 2015 Doug Coil Scotland v Japan, Pool B, Kingsholm, Gloucester, Kickoff 14:30 – 9:30am ET Referee: John Lacey; Ass’t Ref: George Clancy, Marius, Mitrea; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsmen For Scotland, this is their first Rugby World Cup 2015 match. They are one of Scotland’s youngest teams to play in this event, with an average age of just under 27. They are also the least experienced team since 2007 with a total of 444 caps. For 12 of the 15 starters, it is their first Rugby World Cup.…

September 20, 2015 Eagles Lose To Samoa 25-16 To Begin Rugby World Cup 2015 Doug Coil There was hard hitting and sloppy play as the USA Men’s Eagles lost their initial Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Samoa 25-16 in Brighton, England. It took only one minute before Thretton Palamo crashed into Rey Lee-Lo on attack, setting the physical tone of the match. Lee-Lo needed to leave the pitch for a concussion protocol, but did return eight minutes later. Mike Stanley replaced him in the interim. In a match marred by many USA penalties, Samoa took advantage of the…

September 18, 2015 England Beats Fiji 35-11 To Open Rugby World Cup 2015 Photo: Rugby World Cup 2015, Mike Brown Scores Second Try For England. Doug Coil England v Fiji Pool A,  Twickenham, London 20:00 Referee: Jaco Peyper; Ass’t Ref: John Lacey, Stuart Berry; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsmen Twickenham in London was packed with 80,015 fans to watch the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2015. While the outcome didn’t disappoint the home crowd, numerous handling errors and the 16 points left on the table by 4 missed penalty kicks and a conversion by Fiji, might have. It…

Septbember 18, 2015 Rugby World Cup 2015 Lineups, Matches 1-8, Sep 18-20, 2015 Doug Coil September 18, 2015 (Friday) England v Fiji Pool A,  Twickenham, London 20:00 – 3pm ET, Universal Sports Referee: Jaco Peyper; Ass’t Ref: John Lacey, Stuart Berry; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsmen England (Ranked 4th): HC: Stuart Lancaster  Starters: 1 Joe Marler, 2 Tom Youngs, 3 Dan Cole, 4 Geoff Parling, 5 Courtney Lawes, 6 Tom Wood, 7 Chris Robshaw (c), 8 Ben Morgan, 9 Ben Youngs, 10 George Ford, 11 Jonny May, 12 Brad Barritt, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 14 Anthony Watson, Mike Brown Replacements: 16…

September 14, 2015 Rugby World Cup Squads POOL A AUSTRALIA Coach: Michael Cheika Prop: Greg Holmes, Sekope Kepu Hooker: Stephen Moore (c), Tatafu-Polota-Nau, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Toby Smith Lock: Kane Douglas, Dean Mumm, Rob Simmons,  Will Skelton Flanker: Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, Sean McMahon, David Pocock 8: Ben McCalman, Wycliff Palu Scrumhalf: Will Genia, Nick Phipps Flyhalf: Quade Cooper, Bernard Foley Center: Kurtley Beale, Matt Giteau, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Toomua Wing: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Rob Horne, Drew Mitchell, Henry Speight, Joe Tomane Fullback: Israel Folau ENGLAND Coach: Stuart Lancaster Prop: Kieran Brookes, Dan Cole, Joe Marler, Mako Vunipola,  David Wilson Hooker: Jamie George,…

September 14, 2015 Rugby World Cup 2015 Schedule Doug Coil September 18 – October 31, 2015 The Rugby World Cup 2015 is being held in England and Wales. Each team consists of 31 man rosters. Players may be replaced for medical or compassionate reasons, but replacements can not play for 48 hours. Universal Sports and NBC Sports Group Press Release August 5, 2015 “Universal Sports and NBC Sports will broadcast nine of the tournament’s 48 matches. Universal Sports will broadcast LIVE coverage of seven matches, beginning on Friday, September 18 at 2 p.m. ET with the Opening Ceremony, followed by…

September 1, 2015 USA Men’s Eagles Rugby World Cup 2015 Squad Named Doug Coil The Eagles announced their 31 man squad for the Rugby World Cup earlier today. They will play a last tune up match against Australia Saturday in Chicago at 6:30pm CT at Soldier Field in Chicago. For the Rugby World Cup they will travel to England and play against the following teams: Samoa – Sunday, September 20 – 7am ET Scotland – Sunday, September 27 – 9:30am ET South Africa – Wednesday, October 7 – Noon ET Japan – Sunday, October 11 – 3pm ET Players Prop:…

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