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Rugby World Cup - The Breakdown

Quote of the day: "He's a good bloke and I enjoy his selfies a lot. He can say what he likes, he wouldn't ever be a part of our team," - Wallabies wing Adam Ashley-Cooper responds to Danny Cipriani's assertion that no Australian player would be good enough to make the current England team.

Tweet of the day: "Nervous the night before the big game, but I'm still confident England will win..." - former England captain Lewis Moody nails his colours firmly to the mast ahead of Saturday's England versus Australia showdown.

Moan of the day: Wales could make unwanted World Cup history in the current tournament after Pool A reaches its conclusion next weekend. While all the current focus is on Saturday's Twickenham showdown between England and Australia, Wales know that an England win would mean them needing to avoid defeat against Australia in eight days' time, or probable elimination beckons. Wales might become the first team to claim three World Cup group victories and not reach the knockout stage. Cruel.

Stat of the day: Tonga coach Mana Otai has selected the oldest team in World Cup history for Sunday's World Cup Pool C game against Argentina in Leicester. The average age is 31 years and 38 days, which beats the Samoa team average age of 31 years, four days that took on America 12 days ago.

Image of the day: PA24310257 - New Zealand's Julian Savea scores his side's seventh try and completes his hat-trick in victory over Georgia.

What to look out for tomorrow: All roads lead to Twickenham on Saturday night when host nation England scrap for World Cup survival against Australia. The action starts at 8pm, but before then, Scotland and South Africa meet in what is effectively a Pool B decider at Newcastle's St James' Park (4.45pm), while a busy day of action gets under way in Milton Keynes at 2.30pm when Samoa tackle Japan.


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