Sunday cover: Goodnight, England — Rugby World Cup hosts crash out at pool stage

Bernard Foley crosses the try line on The National Sport front page on Sunday, October 4 as Australia dash England's Rugby World Cup dreams.

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Bernard Foley crosses the try line on The National Sport front page on Sunday, October 4 as Australia dash England’s Rugby World Cup dreams.

England, needing to beat the Wallabies to maintain their hopes of advancing from Pool A, slumped to a 33-13 defeat — the largest winning margin against their rivals at Twickenham — to condemn the World Cup hosts to an early exit.

Stuart Lancaster’s men became the first Rugby World Cup hosts to be eliminated in the pool stages.

Geoffrey Riddle was at Twickenham on Saturday for the match and provides his analysis: Lancaster's unwavering principles prove costly as Foley crushes England's Rugby World Cup hopes

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