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Game #24 at Stadium Milton Keynes

Japan 26 - Samoa 5

With their second 2015 RWC win, the Brave Blossoms discarded their Cinderella title, proving false pre-tournaments predictions and prior results. Coach Eddie Jones' squad were up 20 at half. The leading RWC 2015 scorer, the amazing kicker Gomaru, was man-of-the-match. He kicked four penalties, and a late game miss kept him two points shy of 700 in test matches. Next up for the Brave Blossoms is the USA, and an excellent chance for them to achieve a record three wins in a RWC.

Game #25 at St. James Park

South Africa 34 - Scotland 16

The Boks dominated play, outmuscling their opponents. South Africa led 20-3 the interval, and added 14 more second half points, including a Bryan Habana try. They play the USA next to complete Pool B play, which they lead currently with 11 points. (Scotland 10, Japan 8).

Game #25 at Twickenham

Australia 33 - England 13

Australia dominate. The first time a home nation failed to qualify in the RWC. The omnipotent Wallabies will meet Wales next Saturday, October 10 in Twickenham to decide the winner of Pool A.  The loser of that game will play the winner of Pool B, probably, South Africa.  A sad outcome for the host Red Roses and their fans.

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"The first time a home nation failed to qualify in the RWC." *Second time. Wales was a host in 1991. Ireland, too, failed to reach the quarterfinal in 1999, though in that tournament they were not considered hosts, despite the fact that their pool was played entirely in Ireland (they did have to travel to France to lose in the playoff match).
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Technically you are right Alan, Wales(1991)and Ireland(1999)were considered Co-Hosts of the aforementioned tourneys. But in both instances, the Lead Hosts were 1991 England(Championship Runners-up)and 1999 Wales(Quarterfinalists). Cheers!
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#Alan - So, to refure this false interpretation of the 2015 RWC is a quote from BBCSport, "England were beaten 33-13 by Australia at Twickenham to become the first host nation eliminated at the group stage." Who are we to believe? You, or the BBC? And, the BBC, along with every other rugby media entity on the planet wrote that Japan's victory over South Africa was the "biggest upset" in the history of rugby. Who stands as the only flat-earther to deny this truth? You.
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That is awfully big talk from a fella whose usual MO is to A) Write an article tangentially related to the facts B) Delete comments pointing out the inaccuracies in the article C) Amend the article based on those comments without so much as an asterisk, strikethrough, or anything else to indicate that a correction was made.
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The BBC may say one thing. The Guardian says another, claiming here that Wales was a co-host in 1991 - http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2008/oct/07/rugby.wales.samoa. Here's another article: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/72678117/Englands-attitude-deserves-no-sympathy-after-premature-Rugby-World-Cup-exit. Now ITV may not be the BBC, but they are the ones broadcasting this tournament. As they indicate here, England co-hosted in 1991: http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2015-09-05/former-england-coach-uttley-backs-current-generation-to-shine-at-world-cup/ I was actually at that tournament, and in my garage I have some memorabilia, publications which indicate that in 1991 the Rugby World Cup was considered to have five equal hosts (not one hosts, with games spread about, as in 1999 and 2007). I'd be happy to find a way to reproduce it and post it here, but why would I bother when all you'd do is delete it anyway? You can make fun of me and call me a flat-earther, but I'm not the one who had no idea how qualification was conducted for the 2015 RWC.
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