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Live RWC: South Africa vs USA

South Africa's Damian de Allende scores the first try of the match against USA at London's Olympic Stadium.

South Africa score a penalty try to extend their lead over the USA in Pool B clash.

Samoa's Levave cleared to play

Samoa's Faifili Levave is shown a yellow card by the referee Craig Joubert for tackling a Japan player without the ball. Levave will not be punished further.

Samoa No 8 Faifili Levave has been cleared to play in the Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Scotland.

Tonga make one change for ABs

Latiume Fosita returns to Tonga's starting midfield to face the All Blacks in Newcastle, replacing Sione Piukala at second-five.

Tonga coach Mana Otai has made one change to his team for the RWC Pool C match against New Zealand.

Captain fine, says Hansen

Richie McCaw receives treatment to a leg injury against Georgia, which has seen him rested for the next match against Tonga.

New Zealand can exhale. Richie McCaw's bruised thigh is nothing serious.

McKee committed to Fiji

John McKee has reaffirmed his commitment to Fiji despite his name being linked to the soon-to-be-vacant Japan coaching job.

Fiji coach John McKee is committed to leading the side through to the 2019 RWC despite being linked with the Japan job.

McCaw ruled out of Tongan test

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw (right) has been rested for the defending champs' final pool match after picking up a minor hip injury against Georgia.

ABs captain ruled out with injury but Nonu returns for 100th test.

RWC: South Africa vs USA - match stats


Match stats from the Rugby World Cup match between South Africa and USA at the Olympic Stadium, London.

RWC: South Africa vs USA - scorecard

Experienced Springboks lock Victor Matfield describes the loss to Japan as "our worst moment in a Springbok jersey".

Scorecard from the Rugby World Cup match between South Africa and USA at the Olympic Stadium, London.

Donald consigned to couch

Stephen Donald meets Waikato fans after the Mooloos claimed the Ranfurly Shield from North Harbour in 2007.

Hamstring niggle consigns World Cup hero to the couch for Waikato's big game.

Otago beat Northland 54-36

James Lentjes, left, and Michael Collins, who scored two tries each in Otago's 54-36 romp over Northland.

Northland are on track for one of worst seasons in NPC first division history.

Stealth shield operation in place

Hawke's Bay celebrate with the Ranfurly Shield following their last defence against Auckland on September 24. Waikato are out to break the Magpies' grip on the Log o' Wood on Friday night.

Mooloos heading to Napier without a heap of support but with confidence they can do the job.

Mitch Hunt heading home

Mitchell Hunt, pictured here playing for New Zealand against England in the U20 World Cup final, is returning to Nelson.

Former Nelson College rugby star Mitchell Hunt is returning home from Auckland next season after this week signing a three-year deal with the Tasman Rugby Union.

Tasman prop cops one-week ban

Tasman's South African prop Ross Geldenhuys has copped a one-week ban.

Ross Geldenhuys handed suspension for striking a player during loss to Canterbury last weekend.

Did Dr Dre hamper England? video

Recording artist Dr. Dre wears a pair of Beats headphones as he attends the MLB season opener in 2010.

Fallout from England World Cup reaches new levels with headphones added to blame.

Last year's finalists both chasing home semi

Forwards Sione Lea and Lachlan Boshier hope to beat Tasman and lift Taranaki up the table.

Momentum can be a big factor heading into the national provincial championship play-offs.

'Distrust' dooms England RWC review

England players spent plenty of time behind their own posts against Australia as their World Cup campaign disintegrated at Twickenham.

Claims players wary of getting involved after similar review of 2011 World Cup was leaked to media.

Fans go crazy for the RWC gallery

What's The Hoff doing at the game between England and Wales. American actor David Hasselhoff's girlfriend Hayley Roberts, 34, is Welsh - that's what - and she's 30 years younger than him.

Prince Harry, the Hoff and many other very loyal fans have been taking to the stands to support their teams.

All Blacks live it up in UK

The All Blacks' latest digs, the five-star resort Rockliffe Hall,  are the 'flashest' Jerome Kaino reckons he's stayed at.

Jerome Kaino says their RWC base is "one of the flashest" places he's ever been to.

From hero to zero: Ormaechea's red day

Agustin Ormaechea is sent off by referee JP Doyle during the  match between Fiji and Uruguay.

Uruguay's Agustin Ormaechea scored a try, was awarded man-of-the-match, and was then sent off

Fiji too strong for Uruguay video

Nemani Nadolo of Fiji celebrates as he scores their seventh try.

Fiji finish their RWC campaign with their first victory, taking out the South American minnows 47-15 in Pool A.

England drop Burgess

There is speculation Sam Burgess could be heading back to rugby league.

England coach Stuart Lancaster is trying to save his job and it seems Sam Burgess has not made the cut.

Romania's comeback the best ever

Florin Vlaicu of Romania celebrates during the narrow victory over Canada.

Romania made RWC history in beating Canada by winning from 15-0 down.

England forced to reveal secrets

The England team in a rare photograph captured inside their indoor training facility which is part of the costly development that includes areas that have been exclusive to Stuart Lancaster's management and squad - up till now.

The final insult sees ousted hosts hand over exclusive $6m training base to bitter rivals and World Cup rules mean every door must be opened.

Recap: Fiji down brave Uruguay

Nemani Nadolo of Fiji celebrates as he scores their seventh try.

Fiji finish their RWC on a high with a comfortable victory over the South American minnows.

England announce 40 per cent sale

England jerseys can be picked up cheap thanks to their loss to Australia that consigned them to an early exit.

England's Rugby Store now have a sale to console their distraught fans.

Samoan Tuilagi cops hefty ban video

Alesana Tuilagi of Samoa runs over Japan's Harumichi Tatekawa during their Pool B World Cup clash last weekend.

Alesana Tuilagi suspended for five weeks for an act of foul play against Japan.

Naholo story has legs

All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo on his way to scoring an incredible solo try against Georgia at Millennium Stadium.

Waisake Naholo's return from a broken leg has become the World Cup storyline that won't go away.

AB stars honour Jerry Collins in Toulon

Jerry Collins and Ali Williams in action for the All Blacks at the 2007 Rugby World Cup which was Collins' last campaign for New Zealand before he joined the Toulon club.

Huge night expected as former All Blacks and overseas-based New Zealanders take on Toulon with proceeds going to Collins' memorial fund.

Slade: We have a lot to improve

Colin Slade says the All Blacks have plenty to work on to get their game in order ahead of the World Cup quarter-finals.

World Cup winner admits All Blacks haven't been performing and "need to get our game in order".

From video intern to Aussie scrum guru

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika (left) looks on with Mario Ledesma, the man who is being hailed for transforming the Australian scrum into something to fear.

Meet the Argentine who turned the wobbly Wallabies scrum around.

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