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Date TimeSeptember 26, 2019
VoiceNew Zealand dare, England wear down – Eddie Jones is playing patience as counterpoint to the All Blacks’ artistry
England choose attrition rather than razzle-dazzle to deal with USA | Paul Rees
Steve Hansen reflected this week on how much European teams had improved since the 2015 World Cup when, for the first time, they failed to provide a semi-finalist. In Japan this time around there should be at least one semi-finalist from the north, more likely two. The group match between Wales and Australia on Sunday will reveal more but, at a World Cup in which the team with the best defence has tended to prevail, the deliberation with which they have started the tournament – no nonsense and fewer frills – has not been lost on New Zealand’s coach.
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