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Rugby World Cup - The Breakdown

Quote of the day: "Dan (Lydiate) said he saw a big figure at the end of his bed, stood on the radiator with a massive beard. He thought it was Jake Ball. Someone said Henry the Eighth but I don't think he's ever been here" - Fitness coach Paul Stridgeon gets into the spirit of talk of ghostly goings-on at Wales' Oatlands Park Hotel training base in Surrey.

Tweet of the day: "And don't take your selfie stick out onto the pitch before the game like you did against @fijirugby on 18th Sept" - World Cup winner Neil Back launches a Twitter spat with current England star James Haskell.

Moan of the day: "I'm all for making our collision sport as safe as possible but REALLY? @WorldRugby Suggest you review this decision! #FreeAlesana" - Former England lock and World Cup winner Ben Kay criticises governing body World Rugby's decision to ban Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi for five weeks for leading with the knee in contact against Japan's Harumichi Tatekawa.

Image of the day: PA. 24363797 - South Africa's Bryan Habana scores their third try during the World Cup match at the Olympic Stadium, London.

Stat of the day: Bryan Habana's hat-trick against the USA took him level with Jonah Lomu's all-time record of 15 World Cup tries.

What to look out for tomorrow: No matches means teams can take stock ahead of a busy weekend to close the pool stages. Tonga will complete last-minute preparations ahead of taking on defending champions New Zealand on Friday night.


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