Mark Orlovac

England ponder Lewsey replacement (104)

Paris – To be honest it wasn't that much of a surprise.

England fans feared the worst when wing Josh Lewsey gingerly limped off the field at the half-time whistle of Saturday’s semi-final victory over France.

And earlier today it was confirmed that a hamstring strain has robbed the Wasps flyer of a chance of playing in his second consecutive World Cup final.

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Alastair Hignell

Crying out for Argentina (109)

Agustin Pichot and his magnificent Pumas will return to Argentina next week to massed crowds, bands and prime-time TV.

Their achievement in becoming the first Argentina side, the first team from outside the IRB founder-nations, to reach the last four of a World Cup, will be rightly saluted.

And while Puma-mania grips Buenos Aires, elsewhere in the rugby world drums will be banged, tables will be thumped and the demand will bellow out, "Something Must Be Done".

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