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Rugby World Cup

How Australia's Fardy was driven by horrors of tsunami

The Australian backrowers Pocock and Hooper – or ‘Pooper’ – have been hogging the headlines but the other member of the trio is just as key to what Cheika’s team do. And for him, it has been a far more harrowing journey

Don’t fret, the Aussies aren’t feeling too free and easy either

So England are on the point of heading out of the World Cup: the first host nation in the tournament’s history not to find a way into the knock-out stage. Really? It’s perfectly possible that things will turn out badly for Stuart Lancaster’s team tonight and it will be one hell of a painful experience, with all manner of ramifications, if it happens. But speaking as a good Australian, I can tell you that the Wallabies aren’t feeling too free and easy about life either. This is super-tense for both sides.

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