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Rugby World Cup - The Breakdown

Quote of the day: ''He told us to move our a***s. He was a bit p****d off. 'We knew he was going to be p****d off at half-time because we didn't make a good first-half performance. It was ugly. He is happy for the moment.'' - France winger Noa Nakaitaci reveals head coach Philippe Saint-Andre was far from impressed by Les Bleus first-half showing against Romania.

Tweet of the day: "The Backs got their revenge on @Paul_OConnell today. They didn't go shopping after all." - @IrishRugby, accompanied by a picture of a horrified-looking Paul O'Connell on a ride at Alton Towers.

Moan of the day: Wales were hit with an official warning from World Rugby for bringing extra players from outside their World Cup squad into Wednesday's training session in Surrey. However, Wales coach Warren Gatland insisted no rules had broken in his opinion, saying: ''It doesn't say that in the rules. It's either in the rules or not in the rules. We didn't try and do anything underhand. If we were going to try and break the rules, we would have been sneaking players in."

Stat of the day: Namibia became only the second country to concede 1,000 points in World Cup history after losing 58-14 to New Zealand at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday night. Namibia, who have lost all 16 of their RWC matches, reached the unwanted milestone in the first half when New Zealand passed 26 points, although they are still some way behind Japan's record tally of 1,236 points conceded.

Image of the day: PA24230957 Man of the match Nehe Milner-Skudder dives over for his second try against Namibia.

What to look out for on Friday: Argentina will aim to pick up their first points of Rugby World Cup 2015 when they play Georgia at Kingsholm (ITV 1615). Georgia are currently second in Pool C behind reigning champions New Zealand following their opening win over Tonga.


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