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Oct 7, 2007:  While their fans celebrated their famous victory over Australia into the early hours, England's press were busy heaping praise on Brian Ashton and his side.
Oct 6, 2007:  "The competition continues to throw up surprises, and now we're into the knock out stages it appears they are coming at every turn." Graham Jenkins reports
Oct 6, 2007:  "It appeared the 'we hate England' jibes served as the perfect team talk as England made every tackle count from first to last" Graham Jenkins reports from Marseille
Oct 5, 2007:  "That is not meant to be unduly pessimistic, just realistic after head coach Brian Ashton handed Mike Catt the midfield role at inside centre..." Frank Malley reports
Oct 4, 2007:  "It's been fantastic for rugby in terms of seeing the lesser nations grow in stature and become quite competitive." Jonah Lomu talks to scrum.com
Oct 4, 2007:  "They may have supplied Bernard Laporte with a useful motivational tool, reprinting on their English-language page an outpouring of crashing complacency from the New Zealand Herald." Huw Richards reports
Oct 3, 2007:  You won't see many rugby balls in Gereida camp in Darfur this month, and I doubt there's even one in the whole of Somalia, or the lush green hills that mark the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Oct 2, 2007:  "Silently everybody knows what they have to do, they live by the fear of losing." Jonah Lomu speaks to scrum.com ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
Oct 2, 2007:  "Finau Maka has a serious claim to be the player of the pool stages, closely pursued by his captain and backrow partner-in-devastation Nili Latu." Huw Richards reports
Oct 2, 2007:  "Jenkins was and is a thoroughly competent coach but he simply did not have enough variety of experience." John Taylor issues his verdict on the Wales debacle
Sep 30, 2007:  Australia coach John Connolly has cut through all the feuding surrounding the World Cup quarter final encounter against England here next Saturday.
Sep 28, 2007:  "All week Brian Ashton had told us confidence was rising, that it was getting better
Sep 27, 2007:  As Brian Ashton was about to name his England team to face Tonga earlier this week a cold draught sliced through an open door.
Sep 27, 2007:  "If Paris is France's political and cultural capital, Toulouse is the centre of its rugby and where the game is followed with most passion." Huw Richards reports
Sep 27, 2007:  Of course we know who is going to win this World Cup, it's New Zealand at a canter - or is it
Sep 25, 2007:  "Video referee, Craig Joubert, was just about the only person in the stadium who thought it was not a try but when I spoke to him he claimed his hands were tied by referee, Tony Spreadbury." John Taylor reports
Sep 25, 2007:  "Among the plans under consideration for future tournaments is awarding two at once, so that the venues for 2015 and 2019 would become known at the same time."
Sep 24, 2007:  Coach Graham Henry is wondering the same thing as everyone else at this rugby World Cup
Sep 24, 2007:  "He must drop his World Cup captain
Sep 23, 2007:  "In my experience taxi drivers, no matter your location, can offer a direct insight into the heart of public opinion - particularly when it comes to sporting matters."
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