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Jonny Wilkinson is six points shy of the world Test record, but is not guaranteed of taking the kicks for England in their World Cup quarterfinal showdown with France at Eden Park on Saturday.
The negative financial consequences of taking part in the World Cup are a "serious" matter the International Rugby Board must tackle, the outspoken head of the Australian Rugby Union said Friday.
This is the top quarterfinal - the side ranked second in the world against side ranked third. It is a match worthy of a final.
The form book says it will be New Zealand all the way over Argentina in their World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday, but the All Blacks know from bitter experience nothing can be taken for granted.
France must rebound from their humiliating defeat by Tonga to prevent England from reaching a third consecutive World Cup semifinal when the two great Six Nations rivals meet at Eden Park on Saturday.
There will be plenty of passion on display when Celtic rivals Ireland and Wales do battle in a mouth-watering World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington on Saturday.
Australian coach Robbie Deans has named his strongest possible team to play reigning champions South Africa in a World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington on Sunday.
Argentinian front row rock Rodrigo Roncero has been cleared to start in the World Cup quarterfinal clash with New Zealand, enabling the South Americans to field their strongest available team in Auckland on Sunday.
The loss of Dan Carter is one of massive proportions for the All Blacks side at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Tom Dawson-Squibb , rugby365.com 's mental coach, thinks New Zealand can bounce back from his loss, however.
As the pool matches at the 2011 Rugby World Cup come to an end, we give the statistics for the last 12 pool matches and then some stats about the pools - the mosts and leasts, for example penalised, sever sanctions, tries conceded and scored, penalties conceded, and we find the most penalised player of the pools.
Injuries have forced hosts, the All Blacks, to again rejig their backline with six changes to the team to play Argentina in their 2011 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday - a fixture which will see Mils Muliaina run out for his 100th Test.
Not long ago Fourie du Preez was widely acknowledged as the world's best scrumhalf, but it would seem that Australia's Will Genia has taken that title from him in recent times. Who will have the upperhand in their World Cup quarterfinal meeting this weekend?
Whilst some people might regard him as wild and inconsistent, Ma'a Nonu has grown into the complete inside centre at international level and that will give him the edge in Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match-up with Argentina's Felipe Contepomi.
Round Six of the Pro12 kicks off on Friday with games in Scotland, Wales and Ulster.
Vincent Clerc admits the France squad still bears the mental scars of their World Cup defeats to England, and said that he is still haunted by the memory of Jonny Wilkinson's clinical kicking four years ago.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The Barbarians are one of the top invitational rugby sides with a long history and classic rugby jersey.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Lions get ready for their matches with this green training jersey. It's what the players wear. Get in the Gear!
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Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The Lions are ready to get their Australia tour underway. They arrive in Perth on Monday.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.