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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa see off England to clinch 3rd title

The 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) final was played out in Yokohama. A repeat of 2007, England was out for revenge while South Africa looked to remind England of it with another final win. Both teams were fully deserving of reaching the final, with England being seen as the favourites. Handre Pollard kicked off his final with a missed kick …


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Terminator: Dark Fate review: A franchise out of ideas

Terminator: Dark Fate is the sixth instalment in the long-running Terminator franchise. With franchise creator James Cameron returning to produce, as well as a few familiar faces, some had high hopes for this; I wasn’t one of them. Dark Fate retcons the previous three films to bring Cameron’s vision to life, as he sees this as a direct sequel to …


Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa see off Wales to book final place

Wales and South Africa played out a tight affair in the final 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) semi-final. Nothing could separate the two teams on paper, both seen as even in quality. Wales came into the game looking to continue their winning streak. They were on top form but needed their best game yet if they were to progress. South …

Rugby World Cup 2019: England see off All Blacks

England and New Zealand faced off in a colossal Rugby World Cup (RWC) semi-final tie with both teams tipped to go all the way if they progress. England came into the game on a run of fine form, having improved dramatically from their somewhat disappointing Six Nations earlier this year. Before kick-off, they were 3-3 in World Cup games against …

Rugby World Cup 2019: Fairytale Japan run ended by ruthless South Africa

Japan and South Africa battled it out in Tokyo in the final Rugby World Cup (RWC) quarter-final. Japan looked to make their country even prouder by taking themselves further in their own RWC. South Africa looked to banish the demon of Brighton with a victory against the Japanese. South Africa started bright with a quick try, courtesy of Makazole Mapimpi. …

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales see off France in nail-biter

Wales and France went up against each other in Sunday’s first, and overall penultimate, Rugby World Cup (RWC) quarter-final. Wales came in as favourites, looking to banish the ghost of 2011. France were looking to that 2011 fixture for inspiration and were hoping to take it one further than they did that year. Wales were on the back foot from …

Rugby World Cup 2019: Ireland poleaxed by marauding All Blacks

Ireland played three-time and reigning champions New Zealand in a mouth-watering quarter-final battle in Tokyo. New Zealand came into this game confident but wary of Ireland’s quality, having been beaten twice by them in the last three years. Ireland looked to upset the odds and progress to the semi-finals for the first time in their history with a win against …

Rugby World Cup 2019: England rampage to victory against Australia thanks to vintage Farrell performance

England went up against Australia this morning, kicking off this weekend’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) quarter-finals on Kyushu Island. England were expected to win, having been better than Australia in the last few years, with a run of six successive wins against the Wallabies. Australia were up for the challenge, however, looking to make something of their RWC and hoping …

An Focal’s First Take Club #1: Schindler’s List

By: James Roulston Mooney EDITORS PREAMBLE: In the first of a new series of articles on An Focal, writers will give their opinions and readings of classic films they’ve never seen before. An Focal writer James Roulston Mooney sat down to watch a great film he had never seen before. First up: The movie that finally won Spielberg his Oscar, …

2019 Rugby World Cup: Japanese fairytale run continues following Scottish win

Japan and Scotland faced off in the final pool game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC). After the worries concerning Typhoon Hagibis, the game was allowed to go ahead, much to the delight of Scottish, Japanese, and neutral fans everywhere. With a win (or draw), Japan would finish Pool A as the winners and face South Africa in the …