Mark Orlovac

England throw down gauntlet (123)

Paris - England coach Brian Ashton sprung a few surprises when he announced his team for Saturday’s quarter-final showdown against Australia in Marseille.

And the message he has sent out to the Wallabies is a simple one – we want to bully you at scrum time.

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Tom Fordyce

England unleash cunning new plan (60)

The suburbs of Marseille, Wednesday - Hold onto your seats, for I have shock news for you: England’s plan to defeat Australia features some of the most radical strategies ever unleashed on a rugby pitch.

I’m still shaking after what I’ve just witnessed, to be honest.

But at the risk of being hung for treason, here’s the inside scoop.

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Mark Orlovac

Chilled out Pumas play it cool (157)

Paris - Argentina are getting ready for the biggest game in their history, but you never would have guessed.

In the Parisian suburb of Enghien-les-Bains, the Argentine management team held their first press briefing since reaching the quarter-finals with the comfortable victory over Ireland last Sunday.

And boy, were they relaxed. Which is just as well really, considering that Argentina’s impressive exploits in France have gripped a normally football-mad nation.

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