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RUGBY WORLD CUP

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RUGGED
Sales of bandages, Bactine—and for fans, paint remover—must be skyrocketing in France, where 20 national rugby squads are slugging it out in the World Cup. Halfway through group play the U.S. team (below right, in white) was winless, while favorite New Zealand (above left, in black) was undefeated.

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