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France makes history with a 27-13 victory over the All Blacks in Rugby World Cup match in Paris
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France makes history with a 27-13 victory over the All Blacks in Rugby World Cup match in Paris

By Score More In a stunning upset, the host nation France handed the New Zealand All Blacks their first-ever loss in a men's Rugby World Cup pool match, securing a 27-13 victory in the tournament's opening game. In the previous nine editions of the World Cup, the All Blacks had consistently advanced from the pool stage without a single defeat. However, they succumbed to a spirited French team, playing in front of an enthusiastic home crowd at Paris's Stade de France. The All Blacks started the match strongly, with winger Mark Telea scoring a try just two minutes into the game. Despite this early success, France regrouped and managed to take a narrow 9-8 lead at halftime, ultimately securing the victory in the second half. Winger Damian Penaud and substitute Melvyn Jaminet contribut...
Andy Farrell Unveils Ireland Squad to Take on England in World Cup Warm-Up Match at Aviva Stadium
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Andy Farrell Unveils Ireland Squad to Take on England in World Cup Warm-Up Match at Aviva Stadium

By Score More Andy Farrell has revealed the Ireland lineup set to face England in a World Cup warm-up match this weekend at the Aviva Stadium. Cian Prendergast, selected as the number eight, is presented with a significant opportunity to make an impression. As both teams continue their preparations for the upcoming tournament in France, this clash will be a crucial test. Eleven players who played a key role in Ireland's victorious Grand Slam match against England in March have been included in the starting XV for Saturday's encounter. James Ryan will lead the team as captain in their final home match before the World Cup, while Keith Earls is on the brink of earning his 100th Test cap for Ireland if he features off the bench. Earls, who made his debut for Ireland in November 2008 a...
Rugby World Cup 2023: Owen Farrell red card appealed by World Rugby
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Rugby World Cup 2023: Owen Farrell red card appealed by World Rugby

By Score More * World Rugby is set to contest the decision that reversed the red card issued to England captain Owen Farrell during the match against Wales. Originally shown a yellow card, Farrell's penalty was elevated to a red card through the new 'bunker' review system due to a high tackle incident. However, a disciplinary panel assessed the situation on Tuesday and identified mitigating factors, leading to the reversal of the dismissal. World Rugby, emphasizing player welfare as its foremost priority, expressed its intention to appeal this decision in a statement. Should World Rugby's appeal prove successful, Farrell would miss a significant portion of England's World Cup pool stage matches. In England's recent 19-17 victory over Wales, Farrell became the first English player t...
Ireland’s rugby team beat England 29-16 to clinch Six Nations Grand Slam
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Ireland’s rugby team beat England 29-16 to clinch Six Nations Grand Slam

Ireland completed their fourth-ever Six Nations Grand Slam with a 29-16 victory over England at a pulsating Aviva Stadium on Saturday, emphatically underlining their status as the world's top-ranked team heading into September's World Cup. The script could not have been better prepared, a chance to seal a first Grand Slam in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day weekend; and Ireland delivered, although it was nervier than they would have liked against an England side reduced to 14 men for the entire second half. The English were within one point of an upset with 20 minutes to go but late tries from Robbie Henshaw, Rob Herring, and a second for man-of-the-match Dan Sheehan made sure of Ireland's 15th championship and fifth since 2009. “You couldn't make it up, it's like living in a dream. We did...