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Australia recall Scott Sio for Rugby World Cup final

Scott Sio returns for Australia ahead of the World Cup final - PA Sport

Australia have made one change for Saturday’s World Cup final against New Zealand after Scott Sio completed his recovery from an elbow injury. Sio is restored at loosehead prop, with James Slipper dropping down to the bench for the climax to England 2015 at Twickenham. Australia have one survivor from …

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Nigel Owens to referee Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham

Nigel Owens will referee World Cup final

Nigel Owens has been appointed to referee Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham. Owen, 44, will emulate fellow Welsh official Derek Bevan, who controlled the 1991 final – also at Twickenham – when Australia beat England. It will be Owens’ 68th Test match in …

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Craig Joubert made mistake with penalty call, World Rugby admit

Referee Craig Joubert awards Australia the match-winning penalty

World Rugby have admitted that referee Craig Joubert made the wrong decision during the closing minutes of Scotland’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia at Twickenham. With just over one minute left to play, and with the Scots leading by two points, the South African official awarded the Wallabies a …

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Tom Wood and Dave Ward clash over Chris Robshaw’s future

Tom Wood insists he gives Chris Robshaw his full support

England flanker Tom Wood and Harlequins hooker Dave Ward have exchanged angry words on Twitter over Chris Robshaw. England and Harlequins captain Robshaw has come under heavy criticism following the hosts’ exit from the World Cup. Defeats to Wales and Australia meant England became the first host nation to fail …

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Scotland appeal World Cup suspensions

Richie and Jonny Gray tackle Jack Lam during Scotland win over Samoa

Scotland will hope to have forwards Jonny Gray and Ross Ford in their team to face Australia in the World Cup quarter-final after confirming they are appealing the three-week ban handed to the pair. Hooker Ford and lock Gray were punished after being found guilty of dumping Samoa’s Jack Lam …

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Ireland’s Paul O’Connell ruled out

Former Ireland team-mate and O'Connell's predecessor as captain, Brian O'Driscoll reacts to the news

World Cup quarter-final: Ireland v Argentina Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Date: Sunday 18 October Kick-off: 13:00 BST Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live, plus live text commentary on BBC website Paul O’Connell’s international career is over after the Ireland captain tore his hamstring during Sunday’s World Cup victory over …

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