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Rugby World Cup - The Breakdown

Published 27/10/2015

David Pocock was sporting bumps and bruises to his face after Sunday's semi-final
David Pocock was sporting bumps and bruises to his face after Sunday's semi-final

Quote of the day: "If he wants to come to the final, I'm sure we could organise some tickets. He is a legend." - Australia star and climate change activist David Pocock talks about David Attenborough, and maybe him attending Saturday's World Cup final against New Zealand at Twickenham.

Tweet of the day: "Webb Ellis Cup set for a royal handover this Saturday #RWC2015final" - England 2015's official twitter feed links to the news they announced that Prince Harry will present the Webb Ellis Cup to the winners of Saturday's World Cup final.

Moan of the day: Staggered that Fiji centre Vereniki Goneva's brilliant touchdown against World Cup opponents Wales does not feature among nominations for the International Rugby Players' Association try of the year. Some decent contenders - including Julian Savea and Ayumu Goromaru - but Goneva should be in there.

Image of the day: PA.24543919 - Pocock made light of the injuries, including a bump on his nose, visible in this picture taken after Sunday's semi-final win over Australia.

Stat of the day: South Africa and Argentina are currently preparing for a World Cup game no team wants to play in - the bronze medal match - but New Zealand and France share the record for most third place play-off appearances with three.

What to look out for tomorrow: A quiet Wednesday in terms of the World Cup final build-up, with New Zealand and Australia enjoying days off, but South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer is due to announce his team for Friday night's bronze medal match.

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