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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 1, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: England v Australia Doug Coil October 3, 2015 England v Australia, Pool A, Twickenham, London, Kick off 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: Romain Poite; Assistant Referee: George Clancy, Marius Mitrea; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman England has made three changes to the starting XV for the match from their narrow loss to Wales. Joseph returns from an injury at Center, Launchbury and Morgan are at lock and number eight. Nick Easter was  named on the bench after joining the team as an injury replacement earlier in the week. Australia has 14 changes to…

October 1, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: South Africa v Scotland Doug Coil October 3, 2015 South Africa v Scotland, Pool B, St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Kick off 16:45 – 11;45am ET Referee: Nigel Owens; Assistant Referee: Chris Pollock, Leighton Hodges; TV Match Official: George Ayoub The Springboks have made three changes from their win against Samoa. Bismarck du Plessis comes in at hooker, Lodewyk de Jager at Lock and Jesse Kriel at outside-centre. Fourie Du Preez replaces Jean de Villiers, who was injured and out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup. Scotland fields a young…

September 30, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: New Zealand v Georgia Doug Coil October 2, 2015 New Zealand v Georgia, Pool C, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Kick off 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: Pascal Gauzere; Assistant Referee: Angus Gardner, Mathieu Raynal; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman The All Blacks will have Waisake Naholo at wing making his Rugby World Cup debut. Four players were not available due to injury, Ma’a Nonu, Colin Slade, Liam Messam, and Beauden Barrett. Still they will field a very experienced side with ten changes from the Namibia match. Georgia has selected their most experienced test…

October 1, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Samoa v Japan Doug Coil October 3, 2015 Samoa v Japan, Pool B, Stadiummk, Milton Keynes, Kick off 14:30 – 9:30am ET Referee: Craig Joubert; Assistant Referee: Wayne Barnes, Stuart Berry; TV Match Official: Ben Skeen The Samoa team will be their most-capped Rugby World Cup team ever with 346 caps.Their previous best was 316 caps. The players average almost 31 years. Samoa made 5 changes from their loss to South Africa. Johnny Leota, Tusi Pisi, Fafili Levave, Ole Avei, and Kane Thompson and will start. Leota debuts in the starting RWC lineup,…

September 29, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: France v Canada Doug Coil October 1, 2015 France v Canada, Pool D, Stadiummk, Milton Keynes. Kick off 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: JP Doyle; Assistant Referee: Wayne Barnes, Angus Gardner; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes France has made 12 changes from its win against Romania. Brice Dulin, Wesley Fofana and Bernard Le Roux are the only players selected who also played in last  match, while right wing Remy Grosso makes his test debut. France will be looking to cement a spot in the Quarterfinals, while anticipating winning the Pool. Canada will be looking…

September 28. 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Tonga v Namibia Doug Coil September 29, 2015 Tonga v Namibia, Pool C, Sandy Park, Exeter, Kick off 16:45 – 11:45am ET Referee: Glen Jackson; Assistant Referee: Chris Pollock, Federico Anselmi; TV Match Official: Ben Skeen Tonga has made 9 changes for this match fielding an experienced side with 327 test caps and averaging just under 31 years of age. This is the second most changes the team has made in successive matches. As a result of their close loss to Georgia, they felt that they needed to change tactics, and thus the…

September 27, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles Lead at Half In Loss To Scotland Photo: Rugby World Cup Titi Lamositele Doug Coil Today’s Rugby World Cup match between USA and Scotland was a Jekyll and Hyde one. The Eagles had their first halftime lead over a tier 1 rugby nation 13-6, while 5 second half tries by Scotland sunk the United States and gained the Pool B lead for Scotland. The first half was marred by penalties by both sides, but Scotland was frustrated by the Eagles. The USA scrum was formidable, the tackling brutal, but the lineouts proved daunting. Scotland…

September 29. 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Wales v Fiji Doug Coil October 1, 2015 Wales v Fiji, Pool A, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Kickoff 16:45-11:45am ET Wales met Fiji in 2014 in Wales winning a close match by 4 points. Referee: John Lacey; Assistant Referee: Jerome Garces, Mathieu Raynal; TV Match Official: George Ayoub Fiji make six changes to their starting XV against Wales, mainly due to injuries and suspensions. They will field their most experienced XV at a Rugby World Cup with 392 caps in the starting XV. Wing Timoci Nagusa, replaces the injured Waisea Nayacalevu. Wales has…

September 25, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Scotland v USA Doug Coil September 27, 2015 Scotland v USA, Pool B, Elland Road, Leeds, Kickoff 14:30 – 9:30am ET Referee: Chris Pollock; Assistant Referee: John Lacey, Mike Fraser; TV Match Official: Ben Skeen Scotland makes 10 changes in their lineup that won against Japan. Grant Gilchrist, John Hardie, Finn Russell, Mark Bennett, and Stuart Hogg start again. This will be Scotland youngest side at under 27 years and has the least experience of any of the teams that has played yet. Their 273 caps total for the starting XV is lower…

September 25, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Ireland v Romania Doug Coil September 27, 2015 Ireland v Romania, Pool D, Wembley Stadium, London, Kickoff 16:45 – 11:45am ET Referee: Craig Joubert; Assistant Referee: Romain Poite, Leighton Hodges; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman Ireland fields  their oldest starting XV in Rugby World Cup history. Their players will average almost 30 years. Ireland hooker Richardt Strauss, lock Devin Toner, back-row Jordi Murphy and centre Darren Cave all make their initial Rugby World Cup debuts. Tadhg Furlong will also if used off the bench. Jamie Heaslip will captain the match and be the only forward…

September 25, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: Australia v Uruguay Doug Coil September 27, 2015 Australia v Uruguay, Pool A, Villa Park, Birmingham, Kickoff 12:00 – 7am ET Referee: Pascal Gauzere; Assistant Referee: Jaco Peyper, Marius Mitrea; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes Australia makes 14 changes from their win over Fiji. This is the most changes that the Wallabies have ever made in successive Rugby World Cup matches. “Dean Mumm will captain the Wallabies for the first time in his test career and becomes first New Zealand-born player to skipper Australia in a test in the professional era.” (RWC) Uruguay made…

September 25, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: England v Wales Doug Coil September 26, 2015 England v Wales, Pool A, Twickenham, London, Kickoff 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: Jerome Garces; Assistant Referee: Romain Poite, Mathieu Raynal; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman England made midfiled changes from their win over Fiji with Farrell starting at Flyhalf and Burgess coming in at inside center, while Barritt moves to ouside replacing the injured Jonathan Joseph. Billy Vunipola comes in at number eight for Ben Morgan who is still bothered by a knee injury. James Haskell and Alex Goode join the reserves for the first time.…

September 25, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: South Africa v. Samoa Doug Coil September 26, 2015 South Africa v Samoa, Pool B, Pool B, Villa Park, Birmingham, Kickoff 16:45 – 11:45 ET Referee: Wayne Barnes; Assistant Referee: JP Doyle, Angus Gardner; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes South Africa starts a team with a team record 891 test caps. Victor Matfield will make his 16th Rugby World Cup match appearance, which ties him for second place on the team. Before the RWC is over, he should be first. Eben Etzebeth, Duane Vermeulen and Willie Le Roux, each nominated in the past …

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.…

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