England deserve no sympathy

England's Joe Launchbury looks dejected on the bench as his side bowed out of the Rugby World Cup, losing 33-13 to Australia at Twickenham on Sunday (NZ time).

OPINION: England didn't deserve to make knockout stages - and no-one will shed a tear.

Reason: Lancaster must go video

England captain Chris Robshaw and coach Stuart Lancaster front media after the team's humiliating early Rugby World Cup exit.

OPINION: England coach should fall on his sword after embarrassing early exit from the Rugby World Cup.

Nine the magic number at RWC

Gareth Davies, scoring yet another try at the World Cup – this time against Fiji on October 1, is crucial to Wales' hopes.

OPINION: The number nines are becoming the most important men at this World Cup.

All Blacks a misfiring Ferrari

All Black captain Richie McCaw tries to shake off the attentions of his Georgian opposite – and man of the match – Mamuka Gorgodze in NZ's 43-10 win in Cardiff yesterday.

OPINION: The Namibia and Georgia players have proved these All Blacks don't walk on water.

Minnows sending message

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 02:  Giorgi Chkhaidze of Georgia looks to offload as he is tackled by Aaron Smith of the New Zealand All Blacks during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Georgia at the Millennium Stadium on October 2, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

OPINION: Pressure.Too much can crush you. Not enough can cause you to drift off.

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