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England, Wales rue losses in Cup draw

GROUP OF DEATH:After being drawn in Pool A with two-time champions Australia, World Cup hosts England and Six Nations champions Wales will face a tough challenge

Reuters, LONDON

France have been pooled with one of the southern “big three” only once in eight World Cups and coach Philippe Saint-Andre was happy with his European group.

“We’re not in the pool of death,” he said.

The World Cup is scheduled to get underway on Sept. 18, 2015, with the final to be held at Twickenham on Oct. 31.

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