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South Africa

Player Ratings: South Africa

OPINION: The Springboks produced one of their finest performances under Jacques Nienaber to edge France 29-28 in their World Cup quarterfinal in Saint-Denis on Sunday.

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Fiji

Player Ratings: Fiji

OPINION: Fiji’s World Cup campaign came to a halt on Sunday against England at the Stade Velodrome, although a late surge almost brought them a dramatic victory.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Ireland

OPINION: Ireland’s World Cup quarterfinal curse rages on.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: The All Blacks have defied the odds with a well-deserved 28-24 win over Ireland in Paris to progress through to the World Cup semifinals.

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Second Phase

The Jake White view: Is this France's Madiba moment?

OPINION: World Cup-winning former Springbok coach Jake White gives his take on the build-up to and possible outcome of the World Cup quarterfinal encounter between hosts France and defending champions South Africa.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Ireland

OPINION: Ireland showcased their mettle against Scotland in a Rugby World Cup 2023 pool stage statement 36-14 win.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Scotland

OPINION: Scotland’s dream of reaching the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup was ended in brutal fashion by a rampant Ireland in Paris.

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Wales

Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: Wales faced Georgia in a hard-fought encounter that tested their mettle in Nantes, ultimately securing a win but not without some nervy moments.

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France

Player ratings: France

OPINION: France have topped Pool A and claimed their spot in the World Cup quarterfinals with a comprehensive win over Italy in Lyon.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: The All Blacks have secured a quarterfinal spot at the 2023 Rugby World Cup with a 73-0 win over Uruguay in Lyon.

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Second Phase

Should Tier One countries really 'babysit' the minnows?

OPINION: Ben Smith asks if it is really the job of Tier One nations to develop and support Tier Two countries.

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Second Phase

World Cup Ultimate XV: Fans and experts make their picks

SPOTLIGHT: As the World Cup approaches the play-off stages, perhaps now is a good time to have a stab at naming at all-time ultimate XV.

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