Phil Gifford lists eight World Cup talking points following an action packed weekend of rugby.

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England still feel, with the All Blacks and South Africa, like one of the genuine challengers. They have size in the forwards, and attacking abilities wide, with fullback Elliot Daly a real threat with the ball. But there were some weird little moments in the 39-10 win over Argentina in Tokyo. One was when the Pumas, in the first 17 minutes when they had an eight man pack, were able to master the

That thudding sound was Jonny Wilkinson banging his forehead in frustration

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