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Rugby World Cup 2015 continues today with Ireland back in action a day after hosts’ England were knocked out of the competition in stunning circumstances at Twickenham.

• Argentina beat Tonga 45-16 after scoring five tries in Leicester rout

• Ireland go top of Pool D as they beat Italy at the Olympic Stadium 16-9

• England knocked out of the World Cup after 33-13 defeat by Australia

• Result means they cannot catch the Wallabies and Wales in Pool A

• England become first ever host nation to fail to make it out of the pool stages

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Today’s Rugby World Cup fixtures:

Pool C: Argentina v Tonga, Sandy Park – 2.30pm

Pool D: Ireland v Italy, Olympic Stadium – 4.45pm

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