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  •   Home > News > International

    Rugby World Cup organisers are poised to take an unprecedented step and cancel a game

    Rugby World Cup organisers are poised to take an unprecedented step and cancel a game


    The Daily Mail reports Saturday's pool C decider between England and France will be called off as a typhoon bears down on Tokyo and Yokohama.



    Scotland have set up a cracking pool A decider with Japan, provided the typhoon stays at bay.

    The 61-0 win over Russia gives them a chance to make the play-offs when they face the hosts on Sunday.

    Six Nations champions Wales have booked their spot in the knock-out stage, outlasting Fiji 29-17 in Oita.

    Argentina's beaten the United States 47-17.



    Tom Abercrombie may have missed out on winning with the Breakers in Memphis, but he's garnered plenty of respect from fans in the United States.

    During the fourth quarter of the Breakers loss to the NBA side, he produced a one-handed dunk on top of the Grizzlies' six foot 11 centre Jaren Jackson Junior.

    It's since been played on ESPN's SportsCenter.



    Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen anticipates drivers to hold a few early secrets during this weekend's Bathurst 1000.

    Most Holden drivers are still getting used to aerodynamic changes made to their fleet.

    He says the ever-changing state of the road makes it a joy to race on.



    A statue of footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been unveiled in his Swedish hometown of Malmo.

    The bronze structure, commissioned by the Swedish FA, stands 2.67 metres tall and weighs almost 500 kilograms.



    Novak Djokovic has eased into the third round of the Shanghai Tennis Masters with a straight sets win over Denis Shapovalov .

    Djokovic is aiming for his 34th Masters title in China, which would close the gap on Rafael Nadal, who leads with 35.



    Russia's men have clinched their first team title at the gymnastics world championships, vaulting past China in the finals at Stuttgart.



    To Wag-watch...

    Coleen Rooney, wife of English footballer Wayne, has created her own "whodunit?" plot to uncover who was leaking news off her private Instagram account.

    Dubbed "Wagatha Christie", she's admitted to planting false stories while painstakingly blocking every other follower, bar one.

    In a Scooby-Doo ending, Rooney's accused Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie, one of her husband's England teammates as the culprit.

    Vardy's denied the allegation.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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