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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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LIVE FROM FRANCE: @king365ed on those #RWC permutations

LISTEN as Cape Talk radio presenter Clarence Ford chats to @king365ed about all things Springbok and the World Cup!

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Australia

Player Ratings: Australia

OPINION: The Wallabies managed to secure a victory against Portugal, but it was far from a convincing display from the Australian outfit.

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Fiji

Player Ratings: Fiji

OPINION: Fiji very nearly lost against Georgia at the Stade Matmut Atlantique in Bordeaux in a contest which saw the Islanders look worryingly unfocused, profligate and frankly irrational at times.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: The All Blacks well and truly got their Rugby World Cup back on track on a warm evening in Lyon, thrashing Italy 96-17.

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Second Phase

BOKS OFFICE: Pollard or Libbok?

WATCH episode four of BOKS OFFICE, as host Hanyani Shimange is joined by Springboks legend Jean de Villiers and former flyhalf Butch James.

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South Africa

Rassie's disco lights: Cracking the code

SPOTLIGHT: The reemergence of Rassie Erasmus' disco lights have caused a stir. @rugby365com went 'deep underground' to see if we could crack the code and figure out what those signals mean.

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EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS: Recap all the drama from the #BIG game - Ireland versus South Africa

WATCH the extended highlights package of the #BIG match of the weekend, Ireland versus South Africa in Paris!

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Wales

Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: Wales were simply brilliant. They made an admittedly ropey Australian side look an absolute mess as they dominated from front to back and from start to finish in their 40-6 win.

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