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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 29, 2015 Rugby World Cup Final Lineups: New Zealand v Australia Doug Coil October 31, 2015 New Zealand v Australia, Final, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Kick off 16:00– 11am ET Referee: Nigel Owens Assistant Referee: Jerome Garces, Wayne Barnes; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman New Zealand’s starting XV is the same as the one that defeated South Africa. McCaw extends his World Cup record captaining his side for the 13th time in the competition. He also extends the world record for test appearances to 148. His 22nd appearance in a World Cup match, McCaw equals the competition…

October 28, 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Medal Lineups: South Africa v Argentina Doug Coil October 28, 2015 South Africa v Argentina, Bronze Final, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Kick off 20:00– 4pm ET Referee: John Lacey Assistant Referee: Glen Jackson, Chris Pollock; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes The Springboks have made two changes to the starting line-up that lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals. Victor Matfield enters as Lock and will captain the side. Ruan Pienaar is the scrum-half. Bryan Habana has scored 15 career Rugby World Cup tries and is tied for the competition record…

October 23, 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi-Final Lineups: Argentina v Australia Doug Coil October 25, 2015 Argentina v Australia, Semi Finals, Twickenham, London. Kick off 16:00– 11am ET Referee: Wayne Barnes Assistant Referee: Jaco Peyper, George Clancy; TV Match Official: Ben Skeen Argentina Coach Daniel Hourcade has made one change to the starting line-up that defeated Ireland in the quarter-finals. Marcelo Bosch returns from suspension to replace Matías Moroni at outside-center. This will be Argentina’s first Rugby World Cup Semi-Final in 8 years. Nicolás Sánchez is currently second in points scored at the 2015 RWC. He has 74 points and needs…

October 23, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Results O19-25, 2015 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals South Africa 18-20 New Zealand Argentina 15-29 Australia Aviva Premiership Gloucester 15-17 Saracens Sale Sharks 27-13 Worcester Warriors Northampton Saints 42-16 Newcastle Falcons Wasps 16-9 Bath Leicester Tigers 22-19 Harlequins Exeter Chiefs 38-11 London Irish Guinness Pro12 Scarlets 25-22 Munster Newport Gwent Dragons 19-12 Benetton Treviso Ulster 24-17 Cardiff Blues Leinster 23-18 Glasgow Warriors Ospreys 16-21 Connact Zebre 19-11 Edinburgh Top 14 Racing-Metro 92   27-18 Stade Francais Paris Castres Olympique 23-31 Grenoble FC RC Toulonnais…

October 22, 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi-Final Lineups: South Africa v New Zealand Doug Coil October 24, 2015 South Africa v New Zealand, Semi Finals, Twickenham, London. Kick off 16:00– 11am ET Referee: Jerome Garces Assistant Referee: Romain Poite, John Lacey; TV Match Official: George Ayoub New Zealand has made one change to the starting line-up that defeated France in the quarter-finals. Joe Moody replaces the injured Wyatt Crockett at loose-head prop.Ben Franks is a reserve. Richie McCaw will set a World Cup record as the captain of his side for the 12th time.With his 21st appearance in a World…

October 16, 2015 Rugby World Cup QF Lineups: Australia v Scotland Doug Coil October 18, 2015 Australia v Scotland, Quarter Finals, Twickenham, London, Kick off 16:00- 11am ET Referee: Craig Joubert Assistant Referee: Glen Jackson, Pascal Gauzere; TV Match Official: Ben Skeen Scotland have made four changes to the starting line-up that defeated Samoa. Ross Ford and Jonny Gray have both been suspended and will be replaced by Fraser Brown and Tim Swinson. Greig Laidlaw will captain the side for the 21st time. He needs one more penalty kick to reach a 100. Australia’s Stephen Moore and Matt Giteau each…

October 16, 2015 Rugby World Cup QF Lineups: Ireland v Argentina Doug Coil October 18, 2015 Ireland v Argentina, Quarter Finals, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Kick off 13:00- 8am ET Referee: Jerome Garces Assistant Referee: Romain Poite, Chris Pollock; TV Match Official: George Ayoub Argentina will field their strongest side for the Rugby World Cup 2015 quarter-final against Ireland. They have made 10 changes from the Namibia match win. The starters have 496 caps, which is their second most experienced of the 2015 tournament. The team averages just over 27 years. Martin Landajo will win his 50th cap. Ireland’s Joe…

October 16, 2015 Rugby World Cup QF Lineups: New Zealand v France Doug Coil October 17, 2015 New Zealand v France, Quarter Finals, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Kick off 20:00- 3pm ET Referee: Nigel Owens Assistant Referee: Jaco Peyper, John Lacey; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman New Zealand have made four changes to their starting XV with Wyatt Crockett, Brodie Retallick, Richie McCaw and Julian Savea rejoining the starters. The team has 988 caps of experience in the starting XV, which makes this the most experienced team in a Rugby World Cup knockout match, and the second most in any…

October 16, 2015 Rugby World Cup QF Lineups: South Africa v Wales Doug Coil October 17, 2015 South Africa v Wales, Quarter Finals, Twickenham, London, Kick off 16:00- 11am ET Referee: Wayne Barnes Assistant Referee: George Clancy, JP Doyle; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes South Africa has made only one change as JP Pietersen’s returns to Springboks starting XV. Bryan Habana has a chance to become the Rugby World Cup leading try scorer. He has 15 tries. Schalk Burger will set a new South Africa record being in his 18th Rugby World Cup match. Wales has made 3 changes from…

October 11, 2015 Eagles Lose To Japan In Final Rugby World Cup Match Photo: Universal Sports Broadcast Doug Coil The Eagles entered their final Pool B match against Japan hoping to gain their first win of the tournament. Based on Scotland’s victory against Samoa, Japan wanted to finish strong, as they had secured third place in the Pool. If they won, they would become the first team to win 3 matches, yet no advance to the Quarterfinals. The United States started strong, getting on the board first as AJ MacGinty slotted a penalty kick 4 minutes into the match. The…

October 9, 2015 Rugby World Cup Lineups: USA v Japan Doug Coil October 11, 2015 USA v Japan, Pool B, Kingsholm, Gloucester, Kick off 20:00 – 3pm ET Referee: Glen Jackson Assistant Referee: John Lacey, Federico Anselmi; TV Match Official: Shaun Veldsman USA have made 13 changes to the starting line-up that lost to South Africa. Only Samu Manoa and Zach Test remain as starters. It will be Chris Wyles 11th World Cup appearance, which will equal the USA team record held by Mike MacDonald. He can also move into second place in World Cup scoring for the USA. Japan…

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…