England must abandon thoughts of providing a spectacle when they face New Zealand in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final and opt for an effective style that may not be easy on the eyes, former All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens has said.
Argentina hooker Agustin Creevy expects Saturday’s Rugby World Cup clash with England in Tokyo to be a “lovely battle” of the forwards that the South Americans can win with patience and perseverance.
Britain will introduce laws after it leaves the European Union to freeze assets of those deemed responsible for human rights abuses, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.
England coach Eddie Jones has opted to rest Manu Tuilagi for Thursday’s World Cup match against the United States in one of 10 changes to the line-up that beat Tonga 35-3 in their Pool C opener in Sapporo.
England got their World Cup campaign off to a scrappy start in Sapporo on Sunday with a 35-3 Pool C victory over Tonga as Manu Tuilagi scored two tries while skipper Owen Farrell added 15 points with the boot.