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Rugby World Cup - The Breakdown

Published 18/10/2015

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Quote of the day: "If I see referee Craig Joubert again, I am going to tell him how disgusted I am. It was disgraceful that he ran straight off the pitch at the end like that." - former Scotland captain Gavin Hastings on the late penalty drama at Twickenham that ended with Australia beating Scotland 35-34 and booking a semi-final place.

Tweet of the day: "Craig Joubert you are a disgrace and should never referee again!! How dare you sprint off the pitch after that decision!!!" - England World Cup winner Matt Dawson gives his take on the Craig Joubert controversy at Twickenham.

Moan of the day: A fantastic World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham between Scotland and Australia was overshadowed by a major officiating issue. Should the referee have gone to the television match official? Could he have gone to the television match official? Was it the right decision? Amid such chaos, rugby union is the only real loser.

Image of the day: PA24467825 - Australia's Bernard Foley kicks the winning penalty during the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.

Stat of the day: Victories for Argentina over Ireland and Australia against Scotland on Sunday means that for the first time in Rugby World Cup history, no northern hemisphere nation will be involved in the semi-finals.

What to look out for tomorrow: A quiet day as teams move to new training bases and hotels at the start of quarter-final week. With the Millennium Stadium World Cup schedule completed, the last fortnight of World Cup 2015 revolves entirely around London.

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