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England, 2-time champion New Zealand cruise to Rugby World Cup semifinals

Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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Anthony Watson capped an unprecedented seventh straight England win over its bitter rival Australia in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final while New Zealand rode seven tries to a semifinal berth with a 46-16 thrashing of top-ranked Ireland in Japan.

Canadian rugby veteran van der Merwe retiring from international game

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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DTH van der Merwe, Canada's all-time leading try-scorer, is retiring from international rugby in the wake of his fourth World Cup.

Canada’s men leave Rugby World Cup without win, ’empty feeling’

Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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After Canada's Rugby World Cup match against Namibia was cancelled six hours before Sunday's scheduled start because of flooding and landslides caused by Typhoon Hagibis, coach Kingsley Jones says the team hasn't had the chance to measure its growth.

Canada’s Rugby World Cup cut short by Typhoon Hagibis

Saturday, October 12th, 2019
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Canada will leave the Rugby World Cup winless for the second straight tournament, with the weather tying its hands this time.

Canada’s Josh Larsen handed 3-game ban after red card at rugby World Cup

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Canadian forward Josh Larsen has been handed a three-match ban in the wake of his red card against South Africa at the Rugby World Cup.

Canadian forward Josh Larsen apologizes to Springboks for rugby red card

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Canadian forward Josh Larsen visited the South African dressing room after Canada's Rugby World Cup loss to apologize for his red card.

Canadian men again on wrong end of Rugby World Cup rout

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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South Africa demolished 14-man Canada 66-7 on Tuesday to pretty much confirm its place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. Flanker Matt Heaton drew the biggest cheer for the Canadians when he made his first test try one against the two-time World Cup champs.

Canada’s women’s rugby squad falls in 5th-place game at Sevens Series opener

Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Spain rallied in the second half to beat Canada 12-7 on Sunday in the fifth-place game at the World Rugby Sevens series.

Canadian women advance to quarter-finals at World Rugby Sevens series Glendale

Saturday, October 5th, 2019
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The Canadian women's team kicked off this season's World Rugby Sevens series on Saturday with a pair of victories and a draw in the preliminary round of the opening tournament and advanced to the quarter-finals.

Toronto Wolfpack win Million Pound Game to secure a berth in the Super League

Saturday, October 5th, 2019
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The Toronto Wolfpack won promotion to the top-tier Super League on Saturday, rallying for 20 second-half points in a 24-6 comeback win over Featherstone Rovers in the Million Pound Game.