Rugby Union Half-Time Report

New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock (C) catches the ball in a line out during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015
Half-Time Report: New Zealand on verge of World Cup glory
New Zealand score a try in the dying stages of the first half to take a 16-3 lead into the break of the Rugby World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham.
Oct 31, 16:49
JP Pietersen of South Africa celebrates scoring the opening try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Samoa at Villa Park on September 26, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: South Africa on course for third-placed finish
South Africa open up a 16-0 lead in the first half of the Rugby World Cup third-place playoff match against Argentina at the Olympic Stadium.
Oct 30, 20:49
Rob Simmons of Australia races through to score the opening try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Early tries help Australia to 19-9 lead over Argentina at Twickenham
Adam Ashley-Cooper scores two tries as Australia open up a 19-6 lead at the halfway mark of their Rugby World Cup semi-final against Argentina.
Oct 25, 16:53
South Africa's fly half Handre Pollard (C) kicks the ball during a semi-final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 24, 2015
Half-Time Report: South Africa lead ill-disciplined New Zealand
South Africa bounce back from conceding an early try to punish New Zealand's ill-discipline by earning a 12-7 lead in the World Cup semi-final at Twickenham.
Oct 24, 16:46
Peter Horne of Scotland scores his teams first try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Scotland build suprise lead over Australia
Scotland are on course to reach the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup for the first time in 24 years having taken a 16-15 lead into the halfway stage against Australia.
Oct 18, 16:46
Argentina's fly half Nicolas Sanchez (L) celebrates with Argentina's centre Jeronimo de la Fuente after a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Argentina and Tonga at Leicester City Stadium in Leicester, central England, on October 4, 2015
Half-Time Report: Ireland restore hope after slow start in Cardiff
Ireland trail Argentina 20-10 at half time in their Rugby World Cup meeting at the Millennium Stadium.
Oct 18, 13:52
Nehe Milner-Skuller celebrates with New Zealand teammate Ma'a Nonu during the Rugby World Cup match against Tonga on October 9, 2015
Half-Time Report: New Zealand sitting comfortably against France at the break
New Zealand cross over four times in the opening 40 minutes to take a convincing 29-13 lead into half time against France in their quarter-final tie.
Oct 17, 20:46
Luke Charteris of Wales is tackled by Adriaan Strauss of South Africa and Handre Pollard of South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015
Half-Time Report: Wales on course for Rugby World Cup semi-finals
Dan Biggar hits a late drop-goal to give Wales a 13-12 lead over South Africa at half time of their Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham.
Oct 17, 16:50
Fumiaki Tanaka of Japan looks to go past Mike Petri of the United States during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between USA and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Gloucester, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Japan take nine-point lead into interval against USA
Japan lead USA 17-8 at half time in the Rugby World Cup's final pool-phase fixture at the Kingsholm Stadium.
Oct 11, 20:44
Jonathan Sexton of Ireland kicks the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on October 4, 2015
Half-Time Report: Ireland edging close contest with France
Ireland head into the break with a 9-6 over France in their final pool match at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 17:33
Tommaso Allen of Italy prepares to kick a conversion in the second half during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Italy and Canada at Elland Road on September 26, 2015 in Leeds England.
Half-Time Report: Tommasso Allan stars as Italy lead Romania at break
Italy lead Romania 22-3 in the race for third place in Pool D in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 15:22
Argentina's fly half Nicolas Sanchez (L) celebrates with Argentina's centre Jeronimo de la Fuente after a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Argentina and Tonga at Leicester City Stadium in Leicester, central England, on October 4, 2015
Half-Time Report: Argentina score five first-half tries to take commanding lead over Namibia
Argentina score five first-half tries to lead Namibia 36-7 at half time in Pool C in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 12:57
Anthony Watson of England scores the first try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Nick Easter puts England in control
Nick Easter scores two tries to lead England to a 21-3 lead over Uruguay at half time in their final match at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 10, 20:52
Gareth Davies of Wales takes on Tevita Kuridrani (L) of Australia during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 10, 2015
Half-Time Report: Australia leading Wales in Pool A decider
Australia build a 9-6 lead against Wales at half time of their decisive Pool A encounter at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 10, 17:33
Ken Pisi of Samoa scores the first try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Scotland at St James' Park on October 10, 2015
Half-Time Report: Samoa lead Scotland after breathless opening 40 minutes in Newcastle
Samoa hold a 26-23 lead over Scotland in the Rugby World Cup at half time after a breathless, end-to-end 40 minutes at St James' Park in Newcastle.
Oct 10, 15:21
New Zealand's flanker Sam Cane (C) is tackled by Tonga's lock Tukulua Lokotui during a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Tonga at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, northeast England, on October 9, 2015
Half-Time Report: New Zealand open up narrow lead over stubborn Tonga
New Zealand move 11 points ahead of a stubborn Tonga at the break in their final Rugby World Cup Pool C contest at St James' Park.
Oct 9, 20:50
Tonga's Mamuka Gorgodze celebrates his try with teammate Sione Kalamafoni during the Rugby World Cup game with Georgia on September 19, 2015
Half-Time Report: Namibia hold off Georgia to gain half-time lead
Namibia are beating Georgia 6-0 at half time in their Rugby World Cup match.
Oct 7, 21:10
South Africa's wing Bryan Habana waves before a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Half-Time Report: South Africa in control against USA
South Africa lead USA 14-0 at the interval of their Pool B clash at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 7, 17:36
John McKee, Head Coach of Fiji looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on September 23, 2015
Half-Time Report: Fiji heading for first Rugby World Cup victory
Two tries and a further brace of penalty tries put Fiji in command of their final Rugby World Cup pool encounter against Uruguay.
Oct 6, 20:48
Canada head coach Kieran Crowley looks on during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Italy and Canada at Elland Road on September 26, 2015 in Leeds, United Kingdom
Half-Time Report: Canada lead Romania by eight at the break
Canada take an 8-0 lead into the interval of their Pool D match against Romania at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Oct 6, 17:34
Conor Murray of Ireland kicks the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Ireland lead Italy by four points at half time
Ireland are beating Italy 10-6 at half time in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 4, 17:33
Fetu'u Vainikolo of Tonga is tackled by Jeronimo De La Fuente of Argentina during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Argentina and Tonga at Leicester City Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Argentina in control against Tonga
Argentina and Tonga run in two tries apiece during the opening 40 minutes of their Rugby World Cup encounter in Leicester.
Oct 4, 15:22
Australia's Bernard Foley takes a penalty during the Rugby World Cup game with England on October 3, 2015
Half-Time Report: Bernard Foley puts England on brink of World Cup exit
Bernard Foley scores two tries to help Australia into a 17-3 lead over England at the halfway stage of their crucial Rugby World Cup showdown at Twickenham.
Oct 3, 20:47
South Africa's flanker Schalk Burger (L) celebrates after scoring a try with South Africa's lock Eben Etzebeth during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England
Half-Time Report: South Africa open up healthy lead over Scotland
Schalk Burger and JP Pietersen score first-half tries as South Africa open up an 17-point lead over Scotland in their Rugby World Cup Pool B contest in Newcastle.
Oct 3, 17:35
Beauden Barrett (L) of the New Zealand All Blacks celebrates with Sam Cane and Sonny Bill Williams after scoring his teams fourth try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015
Half-Time Report: New Zealand lead plucky Georgia
New Zealand secure the bonus point by taking a 22-10 lead over Georgia in the first half at the Millennium Stadium.
Oct 2, 20:46
D. T. H. van der Merwe of Canada goes over for the opening try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Italy and Canada at Elland Road on September 26, 2015 in Leeds, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: France hold 12-point lead over Canada
France are beating Canada 24-12 at half time in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 1, 20:51
Wales' hooker Scott Baldwin poses prior to a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Uruguay at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, south Wales on September 20, 2015.
Half-Time Report: Gareth Davies, Scott Baldwin help Wales open up interval lead
Wales lead Fiji 17-6 at half time in their Pool A meeting at the Millennium Stadium.
Oct 1, 17:34
Steve Mafi of Tonga leaps for a high ball chalenged by Mamuka Gorgodze of Georgia during the Group C: Rugby World Cup match between Tonga and Georgia at Kingsholm Stadium Stadium on September 19, 2015
Half-Time Report: Tonga score three tries to lead Namibia
Tonga open up 22-7 lead over Namibia at half time in their Rugby World Cup Pool C clash at Sandy Park.
Sep 29, 17:34
Ireland's scrum half Eoin Reddan (C) passes the ball during a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Romania at Wembley stadium, north London, on September 27, 2015
Half-Time Report: Ireland in control at Wembley
Tommy Bowe and Keith Earls both score tries as Ireland lead Romania 18-3 in their World Cup clash at Wembley.
Sep 27, 17:30
Seamus Kelly of the United States makes a break during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and USA at Elland Road on September 27, 2015
Half-Time Report: USA hold surprise lead over Scotland at Elland Road
Titi Lamositele scores the only try of the first half as USA open up a surprise seven-point advantage over Scotland in Sunday's Rugby World Cup Pool B contest.
Sep 27, 15:16
Sekope Kepu of Australia celebrates scoring his teams third try with team mates during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on September 23, 2015
Half-Time Report: Australia gain bonus point in comfortable first half
Australia lead Uruguay 31-3 at half time in their Rugby World Cup Pool A game at Villa Park.
Sep 27, 12:48
Jonny May scores the first try for England during the Rugby World Cup game with Wales on September 26, 2015
Half-Time Report: Jonny May try gives England lead against Wales
Jonny May scores the only try of the first half to help England into a 16-9 lead at the halfway stage of their Rugby World Cup showdown with Wales at Twickenham.
Sep 26, 20:48
JP Pietersen of South Africa breaks clear to score the opening try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Samoa at Villa Park on September 26, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: South Africa on course for first win
A first-half try from JP Pietersen leaves South Africa 17-6 up at half time in their Rugby World Cup match against Samoa at Villa Park.
Sep 26, 18:00
Italy's scrum half Edoardo Gori (L) evades a tackle by Canada's fly half Nathan Hirayama during a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Italy and Canada at Elland Road in Leeds, north England, on September 26, 2015.
Half-Time Report: Italy sneak ahead of Canada in Leeds
Italy hold a narrow three-point lead over Canada after an end-to-end first half of their Pool D Rugby World Cup encounter in Leeds.
Sep 26, 15:18
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Half-Time Report: Tomas Lavanini try the difference between Argentina, Georgia
Argentina lead Georgia 14-9 at half time courtesy of Tomas Lavanini's 14th-minute try in Gloucester.
Sep 25, 17:32
General view of the exterior of The Millennium Stadium before the International rugby union test match between Wales and Australia in Cardiff, south Wales, on November 8, 2014
Half-Time Report: David Pocock helps Australia into healthy lead
David Pocock crosses over twice inside the space of five minutes to put Australia 18-3 up against Fiji at half time.
Sep 23, 17:31
Stuart Hogg of Scotland during the Rugby World Cup game with Japan on September 23, 2015
Half-Time Report: Greig Laidlaw kicks Scotland ahead against Japan
Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw kicks four penalties in the first half to hand his side a 12-7 lead over Japan in their Rugby World Cup Pool B clash.
Sep 23, 15:17
Wales' centre Cory Allen (C) runs in to score his second and Wales's third try during the Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on September 20, 2015
Half-Time Report: Wales recover to take control against Uruguay
Wales take a 28-9 advantage into half time of their opening Rugby World Cup pool fixture against Uruguay in Cardiff.
Sep 20, 15:20
Samoa's Tim Nanai-Williams scores a try during the Rugby World Cup game with the USA on September 20, 2015
Half-Time Report: Samoa lead USA by six points in Rugby World Cup encounter
Samoa take a 14-8 lead into the break against USA after a hard-fought 40 minutes at The Amex Stadium in Brighton.
Sep 20, 12:50
Frederic Michalak of Toulon looks on during the Top 14 match between Toulon and Stade Francais at the Allianz Riviera Stadium on May 3, 2014
Half-Time Report: France leading all-European affair at Twickenham
Frederic Michalak scores 12 of France's 15 points in the opening 40 minutes of their Rugby World Cup encounter against Italy.
Sep 19, 20:48

CountryGoldGSilverSBronzeBTotal
1 ChinaChina1078151239
2 Great BritainGreat Britain643944147
3 UkraineUkraine413739117