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Rugby World Cup - The Breakdown

Quote of the day: "I think I'll be somewhere with no internet access. Scafell Pike, St Bees Head, that's where I'll be," - England head coach Stuart Lancaster is planning a trip to the Lake District once his World Cup ends after the final group match against Uruguay.

Tweet of the day: "Sad to watch the last few minutes of England's involvement in RWC 2015 ........what do the next few days, weeks hold in store for England rugby.......," - former England captain Will Carling.

Moan of the day: Wales' 15-6 defeat by Australia means England would have qualified for the knockout phase had they gone for goal and been successful with the late penalty they won against Warren Gatland's men. The three points would have secured a draw. Instead, captain Chris Robshaw opted for the line-out.

Stat of the day: England amassed 10 tries against Uruguay with man of the match Nick Easter scoring three in his first Test start since the 2011 World Cup quarter-finals.

Image of the day: PA 24398534 - England's Jack Nowell scores a try and completes his hat-trick during the Rugby World Cup match at the City of Manchester Stadium.

What to look out for on Sunday: All eyes will turn to the Millennium Stadium for the heavyweight Pool D showdown between France and Ireland (1645, ITV) with the winners topping their group and thus avoiding New Zealand in the quarter-finals.


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