Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Rugby World Cup News: Week 11

Rugby World Cup News: Week 11

Nepo Laulala, Jordie Barrett, Scott Barrett, Beauden Barrett and Kieran Reid - captain - New Zealand players line up for the national anthem.

Darry Worthington takes a look at the news coming out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The World Cup is fast approaching its business end and we already know that the English will definitely be in the knock-outs. This, as well as an update on Cheslin Kolbe's injury and a marvellous All Blacks try make our news highlights this week.

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Kolbe Okay
South African fans around the globe would have breathed a massive sigh of relief when news broke that dynamo utility back Cheslin Kolbe hadn't picked up a major injury.

The former Western Province speedster seemed to tweak an ankle during the final salvos of South Africa's rudimentary 49-3 victory over Italy.

A few agencies speculated that Kolbe's World Cup was over minutes after the game but sources close to the 'Bok camp refuted these claims saying that if he was needed, Kolbe could take to the field against Canada in the 'Boks final pool phase game.

England Confirm First to Qualify
Eddie Jones' men sealed qualification for the next round of the tournament by beating Argentina 39-10 this past Saturday. The game would have been much tighter had the Pumas not been handed a red-card early on in the first half of the fixture.

The English can now seal top spot in their pool by claiming a win over the French this coming Saturday.

Japan On Course for Quarters
Host nation Japan just need a draw or two bonus points from their final game against Scotland to qualify for the knockout phase. They actually have a great shot at topping their pool after their 38-19 bonus-point victory over Samoa this past weekend.

Perenara's 77th Minute Beauty
There have been some great tries at this year's World Cup but I cannot envisage a better one being scored than the one produced by New Zealand in the 77th minute of their clash with Namibia.

The move starts deep inside their own half and is brilliantly finished off by TJ Perenara.

Written by Darry Worthington for Hollywoodbets 

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